The University of Georgia held a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the naming of the College of Education in honor of Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate and a pioneering music educator.
Maureen Flint will receive the Qualitative Research SIG’s Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association for contributing research that seeks to reduce inequality and injustice in schools and society.
Cynthia Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice, was recognized for her lifetime achievements at the 51st annual American Educational Studies Association.
Early childhood education major Janelle Hampton is passionate about her career choice as a teacher. “I want to help make an impact in the education system, and I believe that starts right in the classroom.”
Assistant professor Sakeena Everett receives the Alan C. Purves Award from the National Council of Teachers of English for her research on the literacy development of high-achieving black male students.