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November 14, 2018

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SOE News & Updates

UNCG SOE Hits Record Level $6.9 Million in Annual Grant Funding
In 2017-2018, the UNCG School of Education brought in a record-breaking $6.9 million in grant funding. The funded projects focus on a wide range of issues critical in today’s society and that reflect the diversity of the School of Education, such as conducting cutting-edge research on the emergence of STEM identities among learners from historically marginalized groups. Read more
UNCG SOE and Bryan School Receive Additional Planned Gift of $1 Million from Celia and David Jolley
We would like to thank Celia Gomedela Jolley '71 and David Styles Jolley '76 M.A. for their planned gift of $1,000,000. This will fund two scholarship endowments, one in Business and one in Education. This gift is in addition to a planned gift already in place by the Jolleys in both the SOE and Bryan School. Mr. Jolley also gifted an additional $26,000 to the SOE in honor of Celia's birthday. Read more.
Transform 2018 is here!
Inside the Fall 2018 issue of the School of Education's second annual Transform magazine, read about Moss Street Partnership School in Reidsville; see how the SELF Design Studio teaches students how to fail and discover how to succeed; learn how our School of Education donors are making an impact on students’ lives each year, and much more. View the electronic version on the SOE website.
A Night of Gratitude at Our Annual Dean's Dinner
The UNCG School of Education's Dean’s Dinner is an evening of celebration, both of our students’ accomplishments and of the opportunities that have been so graciously provided to them by our donors. More than financial assistance, gifts to education signify the belief that our students and faculty have the power to change the world. Read more.
UNCG SOE Alumna Named Guilford County's 2018 Principal of the Year
Congratulations to Michelle Thigpen for being named Guilford County's 2018 Principal of the Year! Thigpen received her MS in Counseling (1998) and her MSA in School Administration (2003) from the UNCG School of Education. Ashauna Harris (UNCG '08, '12, '15) was named Secondary Level Principal of the Year, and Jordan Lee (UNCG '17) was named Rookie Teacher of the Year. Read more.
Impact Through Innovation: November Update
Impact Through Innovation is a UNCG School of Education initiative that provides faculty, students, and alumni opportunities to develop innovative ideas into powerful projects that impact individuals and communities in a wide range of areas. Learn more about these exciting projects.
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SOE Global

Pathways Workshop Series for SOE International Students
The goal of the Pathways Workshop Series is to help international students apply understandings of positive psychology principles in college life, and enhance the use of language strategies to support academic learning. The next workshop on November 13 will focus on how technology can help in these efforts. Register and learn more.

Now Accepting Summer 2019 Critical Language Scholarship Applications
The Critical Language Scholarship is an intensive, overseas language and cultural immersion program where students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The deadline for students to apply is November 27Learn more.

Upcoming Events

November 12-16: International Education Week
It's International Education Week at UNCG! Join us in the EUC on Thursday, November 15 at 4 p.m. for a very special presentation by renowned digital storytellers and world travelers, Dan Noll and Audrey Scott. This event is free and open to all, no RSVP required. We hope to see you there! Learn more.

November 15: Role of School Social Worker as an Essential Partner in PrK-12 Schools (Haggai Series Presentation)
From 7-8:30 p.m. in SOEB 118, Beth Wood (Department of Social Work at UNCG) will explore the nature of school social workers as collaborators in learning for public school students and their families. Registration is required. Learn more.

November 27: #GivingTuesday 2018
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement encouraging people everywhere to support their favorite causes. This year, join the movement and make UNCG a priority on your philanthropic checklist by supporting the the School of Education and all of its endeavors, including Moss Street Partnership School. Learn more.

November 28: Spartan Share Series with SELF Design Studio
This alumni event will demonstrate the School of Education's innovative approach to developing the next generation of educators. Attendees will participate in a hands-on project in the SELF Design Studio and enjoy lunch provided by the UNCG Office of Alumni Engagement. Registration required. Learn more.

Cook's Corner

We welcome more new members to this year's John H. Cook Society, all of whom have nominated special people in their lives as Inspirational Educators! To learn more about this new program in the School of Education, click here. Nominations automatically qualify the nominator for membership in the Cook Society.

Through their gifts, this group of new members is helping to create an endowment to support new and promising educators:

Karen and Tom Armstrong
Jean Camp
Kathy and Robert Davis
Josh and Janie Goodman
Beth Garris Hardy
Ye (Jane) He and Bryant Hutson
Terri and Clint Jackson
Celia and David Jolley *
Kara and Randy Penfield
Leslie and Steve Rainey
* A special thank you to David Jolley, who not only nominated his wife, Celia, as an Inspirational Educator but surprised her for her birthday by doubling the size of the scholarship endowment in her name in the School of Education. Happy birthday, Celia!
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society

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