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May 2019

Doctoral student wins national fellowship

May 2, 2019
Maritza Y. Duran, a second-year Ph.D. student in the department of counseling and human development services, has been awarded the Minority Fellowship through the American Psychological Association.

Amazing Student: Ellie Pryor

May 6, 2019
Ellie Pryor, an exercise and sport science major, has taken advantage of the "unbelievable opportunities" UGA offers, from lab research to club volleyball to volunteering for Special Olympics to study abroad.

Drive to succeed led veteran to his new teaching degree

May 8, 2019
Perry West, a decorated war veteran of the U.S. Army, has traveled the world and influenced thousands of soldiers, but his latest achievement is graduating from the College of Education.

Student organizations in literacy education receive 2019 SOAR Awards

May 8, 2019
The Journal of Language and Literacy Education and the Language and Literacy Education Graduate Organization were recently recognized for their collaborative achievements.

Curiosity, new challenges push speech-language pathology graduate

May 9, 2019
The first African American to graduate from College's communication sciences and disorders doctoral program looks to train next generation of researchers, clinicians.

New law goes beyond helping children with dyslexia

May 10, 2019
UGA faculty lends expertise for SB48, which benefits young readers across Georgia.

Two assistant professors selected as 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows

May 16, 2019
The University of Georgia's Office of Service-Learning recently selected Collette Chapman-Hilliard and Jill Stefaniak to participate in the 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows program.

Media mention: Welsh's research sheds light on disparities in school discipline

May 17, 2019
It's a complex issue, said Richard Welsh, who recently presented his research to the Clarke County Board of Education.

Communications director selected to participate in UGA's 2019 Women's Staff Leadership Institute

May 17, 2019
Jen Williams, senior communications director, was selected to participate in a program designed to support and encourage women to flourish, advance and make their fullest contributions during their careers at UGA.

New mathematics teacher is always cheering for her students

May 17, 2019
May's Amazing Student, Cassandra Koes, was introduced to the UGA campus before most other freshman were even moved in, arriving early for cheerleading tryouts.

Students derive words—and entire presentations—from pictures

May 17, 2019
Elementary book club finds inspiration from Georgia Children's Book Award-nominated books.

Abolitionist teaching: 'It's about you caring and loving our culture'

May 20, 2019
Bettina Love wants to push American public education to the next level. The associate professor is calling for more radical reforms to the country's educational system, which she compares to the abolitionist movement.

Assistant professor named 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow

May 22, 2019
As a 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow, assistant professor Darris Means will study the tools, skills and resources that rural high school students need to prepare for college.

UGA Russian Flagship Program receives undergraduate, ROTC student support scholarships

May 28, 2019
The program received a $100,000 intensive domestic language studies scholarship to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students.

Strength in numbers: The Mito Test makes waves

May 29, 2019
Developed by faculty in the Department of Kinesiology, a simple test using light waves is having a ripple effect among alumni who now use it.

The Innovators: A visit with three educators who are pushing classroom boundaries

May 29, 2019
Whether it's through hands-on activities or digital tools, educators are re-shaping the way classroom lessons are delivered to 21st-century students.

Alumni profile: Fostering social justice in the classroom

May 29, 2019
Mariana Souto-Manning (BSEd '01, MEd '02, PhD '05) wants us to rethink how we've structured teacher education.

Join in the conversation: How technology is transforming mental health

May 29, 2019
New technologies—from social media to podcasts to teletherapy—are moving discussions about mental health into the mainstream.

Class notes: Alumni news and updates from 2018

May 29, 2019
The following updates were submitted to the College of Education in December for our annual magazine and represent updates and achievements from the 2018 calendar year. 1960s Thomas Hudson (BS '67, MED '68) co-authored "CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book (8th Edition)," which is the official textbook for the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals' certified finance and insurance professionals program. Geraldine Williams (BSED '69, MED '79) presented at the annual American Art Therapy

Educating the world: Alumni bring student-led teaching around the world

May 29, 2019
But thanks to their preparation at the UGA College of Education, alumni are flipping classrooms and creating student-led lessons on a global scale.

Alumni profile: Setting the stage for kids' success

May 29, 2019
Kelsey Brown finds a place in the intersection of communication disorders and theater.

Alumni profile: Jimmy DeLoach works for others' successes

May 29, 2019
For Jimmy DeLoach (B.S.Ed. '82), there is a difference between being a teacher and being an educator.

Alumni profile: Creative thinking turns science educator into artist

May 29, 2019
Jamie Calkin started out with a passion for science education, but his doctoral program opened doors to a new career outside the classroom.

Financial aid that adds up

May 29, 2019
Allison McNeece might have taken a longer path to becoming a teacher, but she's a better educator because of it.

Online degree program broadens career path for South Georgia teacher

May 29, 2019
Online degrees such as the BSEd in Special Education help students like Frederick Mohl increase their classroom expertise.

Sylvia Hutchinson works for the love of learning

May 30, 2019
'I can't imagine not teaching' says the retired professor, who continues to work with UGA students and faculty.

Building community with technology

May 30, 2019
'Smart' huddle rooms in Aderhold Hall promote collaborative learning opportunities for students, faculty.