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In This Issue: 

CED Welcome Back to the Pack Event

CED Students Honored at 2016 Freshman Honors Convocation

Meet our New Passport to Success Scholars

MYEN Volunteers at Frederick Douglass Black History Knowledge Bowl

Michael James Named Student Senator for the College of Education

Passport to Success Visit to Kestrel Heights School

Black History Month Program: Survey Square-Off


Women's History Month 2016

March 1- March 31

 Finding My Voice So They Can Find Theirs: Educators As Youth Advocates For Young Women of Girls of Color
Program presented by Regina Gavin Williams and Janay Graham, College of Education.
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Poe 218
1 credit PGU available (PD 521) for CED students.
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.  Please
Register through SAGE
To see a list of Women's History Month events, sponsored by the NC State Women's Center, please visit:
Student Volunteers Needed for CED
Brothers United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) Summit

April 16, 2016

On April 16, over seventy-five 9th-11th grade male high school students from surrounding counties will visit the College of Education for a leadership development summit.

We are looking for a handful of student volunteers to assist with the event in various roles throughout the day (morning or afternoon volunteers). If you would like to help, please sign-up on the following form March 21 and indicate which role(s) you are interested in volunteering for:
BUILD Student Volunteer Form

For more information, please contact         Regina Gavin Williams at
Upcoming PGUs

PD 522 – What A Time To Be Aware

Wednesday March 16
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Park Shops 210
Contsct/instructor: Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) and Tremaine Brittian, Director, Student Success and Advising Center
Credits: 1.0

PD 217 – I Am My Résumé

Wednesday March 23
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Poe 120
Contact/Instructor: Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) and DR. Ingram, Career Development Center
Credits: 1.0

For more PGU Opportunities, please visit: CED PGU's
 Spring Holiday- No Classes for Students

Friday, March 25

Last Day of Classes

Monday, April 25
Reading Day
Tuesday, April 26
Final Exams
Wednesday, April 27- Thursday, May 5

Congratulations to the Newly Elected 2016-2017 Education Council

Melissa Goto

 Vice President
Kristian Marlowe
April Storm
Fumi Agboola
Social Publicity
Morgan McEntire

Trivia Corner

What were the original colors for NC State University?

The first person to bring the answer to the Student Involvement Office in Poe Hall 504 will receive a prize!


CED Welcome Back to the Pack Event

On January 13, 2016, The College of Education hosted our 1st annual "Welcome Back to the Pack" event held during NC State Winter Welcome Week. Winter Welcome Week, sponsored by New Student Programs in collaboration with Student Involvement, was filled with events across campus as an opportunity to welcome our community's spring admits and returning students back to campus. 

The Welcome Back to the Pack event was a social for all current and new students within the College of Education. The event was created as an opportunity for students to connect with one another, interact with the CED student organizations, and enjoy our hot cocoa station. The participating student organizations were the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM), Multicultural Young Educator's Network (MYEN), Elementary Education Organization (ELMO), Passport to Success, National Science Teachers Association (NCTA) and the Student Ambassadors. New students were also encouraged to stop by our welcome table for additional information and resources related to our college. The event created a welcoming atmosphere with over 100 students who stopped by to attend.

 CED Students Honored at 2016 Freshman Honors Convocation

Presented by Multicultural Student Affairs
On February 5, 2016, College of Education students were honored at the 2016 Freshman Honors Convocation, hosted by NC State Multicultural Student Affairs. First-year students honored at the convocation achieved a 3.0 or greater during their Fall semester. Nine of our first-year students were invited due to their exemplary academic achievements and received recognition and awards at the annual convocation. College performance awards were also given to those colleges that had 50% or more of their first-year class (students who self-identify as African American, Native American and/or Hispanic ethnicities) achieve a 3.0 or greater Fall semester grade point average. For the 14th year in a row, the College of Education had the highest percentage of students who had a 3.0 or greater out of all of the colleges at NC State.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
Fumike Agboola
Madison Cosby
Briana Garcia
Katia Guzman-Calderon
Kelsi Harris
Geena Mikesell
Elaina Moore
Lia Reisner
Chantal Warfield

 Meet our New Passport to Success Scholars

By: Rayven Casada
Junior, Mathematics Education

On Friday, January 29, 2016 the Passport to Success Program hosted a Meet and Greet/Orientation for the 15 students who were inducted in to the program. The Meet and Greet was a time for new scholars to briefly meet their Passport Mentors and to meet current scholars in the program. Following the Meet and Greet, the new cohort scholars participated in an orientation where scholars gained a better understanding of the program and learned about their. The orientation was facilitated by the Coordinator for Student Involvement, Regina Gavin Williams, with the assistance of two current scholars, Chase Lane and Rayven Casada. Congratulations to the 2016 Passport to Success cohort!
2016 Passport Scholars
Caleigh Daigle
Jenni Davis
Mariam Elias
Kelsi Harris
Julia Haynes
Tyra Kornegay
Ashley Lawson
Sydney Levine
Ali Martin
Nikole Miller
Rebecca Pridgen
Anna Schlesinger
Megan Vaughn
Shaelynn Warkentin
Lindsay Wright

MYEN Volunteers at the Frederick Douglass Black History Knowledge Bowl

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

On February 6, 2016 the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) had the honor of hosting an activity at the Fredrick Douglass Black History Knowledge Bowl on Saturday, February 6th at the Friday Institute. The program was created and coordinated by Dr. DeLeon Gray, an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education. Thirty-two middle school teams prepared for the bowl by studying information about Black History scholars in the areas of  the arts, education, sports, civil right, among many other categories.

MYEN members were able to do a matching activity with the participants based on the knowledge bowl study guides. The matching cards reinforced their knowledge by giving them an opportunity to match names and events based on selected images. For many students it was the first time putting a face or image to the facts they studied in preparation for the knowledge bowl. It was also a chance for the middle school students from participating schools to interact with one another. Overall, the session was fun for both the participants and the participating MYEN members.

Michael James Named Student Senator for the College of Education

On March 2, 2016 College of Education student Michael James, a Business and Marketing Education major, was elected by the NC State University Student Government Association as a Student Senator. In this role, Michael will served as a representative on behalf of students within the College of Education. Michael looks forward to advocating on the behalf of his peers within the college and can not wait to serve as an active voice within student government. Congratulations and best wishes, Michael!

Passport to Success Program
  Visit to Kestrel Heights School

 By: Chase Lane
Sophomore, Elementary Education
Student Advisory Group Member, Passport to Success

On February 12, 2016 the Passport to Success scholars, along with Passport mentor Dr. Erin Horne, recently took a visit to Kestrel Heights School in Durham, NC. Kestrel Heights is a public charter school serving grades K-12. The school itself is divided into three buildings, designated by an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. During the visit passport students were able to tour both the elementary school and middle school buildings. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the trip was learning about how influential the principal of the elementary school, Dr. Renita L. Webb, is on both the students and staff. She has implemented several aspects to make the school very effective, and most importantly fun. This includes color-coding hallways based on grade level and having monthly staff superlatives. Another interesting aspect of this trip was learning about the Paideia Program of teaching, which is the model of teaching Kestrel Heights believes in.  Overall this school visit was an enriching experience for all who attended.

Black History Month Program:  Survey Square-Off


 Program Lead By: Shealynn Womble, Bria Johnson, and Tyrek Shepherd
Multicultural Young Educators Network in Partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society


On February 10, 2016, the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) in partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society hosted an event entitled the “Black History Month Survey Square-Off.” The goal of the event was to empower and learn about African Americans' contributions to American History. Numerous students across NC State University’s campus provided answers to various topics related to African Americans in history, culture, arts and entertainment, education, politics, and more. The answers were then consolidated and used for the program. The participants had the opportunity to work in teams of four to earn points on the top answers for the various surveyed questions. The winners of the Survey Square-Off were Tyra Barnes, Erin Figgins, Bailey Franklin, and Danita Gibbs. The game provided a fun learning environment for all those who attended.
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