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In This Issue: 

 Passport to Success Culminating Reception

CED Spotlight Awards

Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit

Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Rally

MYEN & ASIA Collaboration Information Session

Social Justice Education Program


Final Exams
Wednesday, April 27- Thursday, May 5
Final Exams Spring 2016 College of Education Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 7
Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, May 9- Friday, Friday, May 27
Summer Session I
Monday, May 16- Friday, June 17
Summer Session II
Thursday, June 23- Wednesday, July 27

Congratulations CED Graduates!

Best wishes to the following students graduating spring 2016

Jasmine Adams
Shanna Atako
Alice Bond
Demeyia Clark
Bria Cofield
Mark Curry
Sharod Fenner
Michael Frady
Janay Graham
Carolynn Monroe
Lateefah Moses
Jasmin Nabors
Jorge Pacheco Santiago
Nicholas Peaks
David Rashidi
Brittany Smith
Tianna Spencer-McClain
Tianna Stephens
Christina Stone
Crystal Thibodeaux
Bryant Walker
Shealynn Womble

Passport to Success Culminating Reception


By: Rayven Casada
Junior, Mathematics Education

On April 6, 2016, the College of Education Passport to Success program held their annual Culminating Reception. The Culminating Reception is the final event for Passport scholars to complete in order to graduation from the program. For this event, each Passport scholar was asked to create 5-minute presentation outlining their experiences in the Passport program to be presented at the Culminating Reception to College of Education faculty, staff, and students. Dean Danowitz was present at the event in order to provide some congratulatory words to our Passport scholars and to talk about the importance of their experiences as future educators. The Culminating Reception is a time for faculty, staff, and students to see the importance of the Passport to Success program and the role the program plays in the lives of College of Education students.
Congratulations to the following students on their graduation from the Passport to Success Program:
Rayven Casada
Bria Cofield
Melissa Goto
Cayla Green
Alex Macchi
Kristian Marlowe
Nicole Pelligrino
Cara Scheil
Danielle Smith
April Storm
Alex Toti

 College of Education Spotlight Awards

By: Brittany Morrison
Senior, Mathematics Education


On March 28 at the Friday Institute, The Education Council held their Annual Spotlight Awards Reception. The Spotlight Awards presents an opportunity to celebrate students who have contributed to the College of Education through leadership, spirit, and service. During the reception, the achievement of students were celebrated through four awards categories: Community Service, College of Education Spirit, Rising Leader, and Golden Apple Future Teacher. Community Service is awarded to a person who is committed to work in the community in order to make an impact on society. The winner of the Community Service Award was Melissa Goto. The College of Education Spirit Award is the only student-nominated award. This award is for the student that goes above and beyond to express their spirit and pride for the College of Education. This year’s recipient of this award was Elise Saenger-Heyl. The Rising Leader Award is for a student that shows leadership potential and is involved in a student organization. Nikole Miller received this honor this year. The Golden Apple Future Teacher Award is for a student that is currently in or has completed their student teaching. This person also demonstrates their passion for teaching with great professionalism. Bria Cofield won the Golden Apple Future Teacher Award for her outstanding achievements in the classroom.

At the event we also celebrated and recognized College of Education Ambassadors, club presidents and outstanding club members. Overall, this year’s Spotlight Awards was a great opportunity to both recognize student leaders and interact with faculty and staff in the College of Education.
Bria Cofield, Golden Apple Future Teacher Award Winner, poses with Dean Danowitz. 
Chantal Warfield received the Outstanding Club Member Award for her participation with the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN). 
Student honorees pose together at the Spotlight Awards.

 Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit
Saturday, April 16

On April 16, 2016, The College of Education hosted its first annual Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit. This high impact programming effort was designed to expose 9th -11th grade high school male students, in particular male students of color, to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. Through the summit, approximately 100 student participants from surrounding counties were able to learn and discuss how they can utilize leadership skills, they learned more about professions related to education field and the importance of feeling empowered to achieve, and they were able to learn skills that can enhance their career and college readiness. Participants also had the opportunity to interact with current K-12 teachers, university faculty, community leaders, and current college student leaders, as well as increase their knowledge about the post-secondary education environment. Dr. Everett Ward, President of Saint Augustine's University, delivered the key note address at the summit.

 Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Rally

By: Tyra Kornegay
Sophomore, Elementary Education

The SAY rally is a fun and memorable event that is held every year through the Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village. The village invites elementary and middle school students who were paired with a SAY or DAY (Determined Area Youth) mentor for a day of fun activities and fellowship. This year, the mentors and mentees decorated a section in the Freedom Expression Tunnel by painting their hands and making a colorful canvas of hand prints. Afterwards, mentors and mentees played together in inflatables and fun outdoor games, ate delicious food, and even created spin art in the Court of Carolina. It was a fun and memorable day where we as mentors get to really make the most of our relationship with our special student one last time before the year ends. It's one of SAY village's greatest treasure!

MYEN & ASIA Collaboration Information Session

  By: Briana Green
Senior, Business and Marketing Education
President, Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN)

This academic year the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) has been working out ways to involve more students in its mission to promote cultural awareness in the educational paradigm. On Monday, April 18 leaders of MYEN and Asian Students in Alliance (A.S.I.A.) met to discuss ways to invite and include Asian and Asian American students in MYEN's efforts. At this information session it was brought to our attention that the Asian and Asian American student population at NC State makes up one of the largest minority groups on campus but these students are not receiving adequate services on campus that are specific towards their needs. 
During the information session, MYEN and ASIA began brainstorming collaborative programming ideas and ways MYEN can support more students within the College of Education and in the greater NC State community. Stay tuned this Fall for ways you can participate in diverse and inclusive programming specifically geared towards education students. 

Social Justice Education Program

  Wednesday, April 20

On April 20, College of Education students attended a PGU presentation where they were able to listen to doctoral students in Dr. Beth Sondel's ECI 709: Special Topics in Social Justice Education course present on subjects related to incorporating social justice in to education. Such presentations included: Incorporating hip hop into the English classroom, Addressing social justice issues through inquiry and common core, Social justice and multicultural education through children's literature, Using technology towards social justice, and the use of technology in social justice education, incorporating Hip Hop in to a high school English class. Students left the presentation with an understanding of what social justice education is and how it can be used in K-12 classrooms.
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