Empowering a Global Perspective
Mary Ann Danowitz, dean of NC State’s College of Education, has established a study abroad award fund to benefit future education professionals – and their students. The scholarship’s first awardee, Chantal Warfield, fulfilled her study abroad goals by traveling to the United Kingdom for a five-week STEM and liberal studies program.
Johnson Named Executive Director of Friday Institute and Associate Dean
Carla C. Johnson has been named as executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education, effective July 1. In this role, she will provide strategic direction and leadership for the institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. More than 100 faculty, staff and graduate students at the Friday Institute work across project teams supported by $17 million-plus in grants, contracts, state funding and gifts.
18 Reasons Why the College of Education’s 2018 was Extraordinary
The College of Education is celebrating an extraordinary 2018 that included a record year in research grants, the return of the Teaching Fellows Program, a $10.8 million grant from the Belk Foundation and the highest number of donors to the college in its 90-year history.
Bringing Innovative Education Opportunities to Rural Students
Park Scholar Ashley Lawson, who was recently honored for her selection as a 2018 Truman Scholarship recipient, is committed to empowering and creating educational opportunities for rural students. She credits NC State faculty and staff with helping her develop as an advocate for education.
$2 Million Grant from ECMC Foundation Will Enhance Research on Career and Technical Education
The ECMC Foundation has awarded the NC State College of Education a $2 million, three-year grant to enhance and strengthen postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) research at universities nationwide. Through this grant, the foundation will sponsor a CTE research program at NC State aimed at providing resources for new scholars, as well as creating a network of resources for scholars to continue their work.
Belltower Lit Red for College of Education Student Ashley Lawson
Earlier this year, College of Education senior and Park Scholar Ashley Lawson was named NC State’s 10th Truman Scholar. On the night of Friday, Sept. 28, the university lit the Belltower red — a first to celebrate an individual affiliated with the College of Education for an international honor — to recognize Lawson and this prestigious accomplishment.
An Extraordinary Year
Thanks to the support of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, NC State experienced another outstanding fundraising year and has achieved 84 percent of its goal for the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.
People of Poe: Kay Sumpter on Choosing NC State Education
Goodnight Scholar and first-year student Kay Sumpter is passionate about education and believes the College of Education will set her up for a successful future in the field.
Friedrick Named College of Education’s Executive Director of Development
Matt Friedrick, currently serving as a director of development in NC State’s Central Major Gifts, where he connects major gift donors to philanthropic priorities across the university, will join the College of Education on Sept. 10. Friedrick earned his Master of Education from the college as well as an MBA from NC State's Poole College of Management.
Student Summer Adventures
Read about the research projects, internships, foreign travel and other extraordinary summer 2018 experiences of NC State students, including several Goodnight Scholars.