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2017-2018 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor six for their achievements

March 21, 2018
Six graduates of the University of Georgia's College of Education will be recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 13th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 6.

$3.3 million grant to help children stay active with virtual reality

February 1, 2018
Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers will introduce a new virtual reality system to help promote physical activity among children ages 6 to 10 year olds.

Doctoral student honored for his mentorship

January 25, 2018
During a breakfast on Wednesday, David Stanley was named Mentor of the Year for Clarke Central High School.

$1.1 million grant to promote collaboration among service professionals

January 22, 2018
A new five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will help graduate students gain collaborative clinical experience serving young children and earn an advanced degree.

$1.9 million grant aims to increase Georgia’s behavioral health workforce

January 18, 2018
A new federally funded project supports the training of counselors and psychologists.

Third annual 'Big Read' event in Athens turns focus to Lunar New Year

January 18, 2018
The community-wide reading celebration, which kicks off in February to coincide with the Lunar New Year, focuses on "To Live," a novel by Chinese author Yu Hua.

Professor receives lifetime achievement award from creativity association

January 4, 2018
Bonnie Cramond was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association for her extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of society.

College of Education student-athletes inducted into leadership academy

December 20, 2017
Three student-athletes were recently inducted into Georgia’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy for their academic and athletic success, leadership, and campus and community service involvement.

Robots help change learning in Honduras

December 19, 2017
Partnership between the College of Education and the country's government makes way for new technology lessons in rural parts of the country.

Professors, alumnus contribute to journal's special leadership issue

December 11, 2017
Faculty and an alumnus of the College of Education were recently featured in a special issue of The Counseling Psychologist, a flagship journal among counseling psychology professionals.

Alumnus receives national award from federal agency

December 8, 2017
Ryan Akers (PhD '07), an associate extension professor in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University, recently received the 2017 Federal Emergency Management Agency's national award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness.

Hurricane supply drive connects students across campus

November 15, 2017
Students, including members of the College of Education's BIEN research team, collect 25,000 pounds of hurricane supplies for Puerto Rico.

College staffer supports Girl Scouts as troop leader

November 14, 2017
Barbara Galvond has seen her involvement with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, one of the state's two councils, come full circle.

Assistant professor quoted on test-based accountability

November 13, 2017
Richard Welsh was recently quoted by the AJC on Georgia's new scoring system proposal.

Workshop trains dozens of mentor teachers

November 10, 2017
Offered each summer, the workshop trains mentor teachers in co-teaching strategies to best support their teacher candidates.

SERVE Conference: PDSD takes part in 1st regional event

November 10, 2017
UGA faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and Clarke County School District teachers, traveled to Atlanta to the first PDS South East Regional Vision for Education conference.

New leaders, new energy in PDSD for 2017-18 school year

November 10, 2017
The Professional Development School District partnership experienced significant leadership changes at both the university and district levels for the 2017-18 school year.

Camp DIVE makes a splash for a second summer

November 10, 2017
Everyone who participated came away with a new appreciation for the power of experiential learning and contributed to the positive energy that characterized the month-long summer camp.

Clarke Middle School principal elected to national position

November 10, 2017
MacMillan will serve a three-year term on the board of the the National Association for Professional Development Schools as one of the P-12 leadership representatives.

Climate change: Kat Raczynski helps district set course for improved social-emotional development

November 10, 2017
The director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools project in the College of Education became the Clarke County School District’s district-wide professor-in-residence for school climate in fall 2015.