College of Education Celebrates Grand Opening of Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research
On Dec. 3, the College of Education held an opening reception for its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, the result of a $10.86 million grant from the John M. Belk Endowment in 2018. With the launch of the center, the College of Education has expanded its ability to support community colleges in three ways: furthering the preparation of future community college presidents, providing ongoing leadership development to community college executives and trustees, and building capacity for evidence-based decision-making and applied research.
Meet College of Education Alumna Bria Cofield Wright ’16, ’19MED
Teacher Bria Cofield Wright wanted to deepen her ability to support her fifth-graders at Hortons Creek Elementary School. Being awarded the Ragland Foundation Teaching and Leading Literacy Scholarship and the Moshakos Family Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship from the NC State College of Education made that possible -- and inspired her to become a donor as well.
Supporting Global Growth
Alumnus and donor Ralph Edwards has a passion for the impact of study abroad. As an undergraduate in industrial engineering in 1959, he had the chance to intern in Italy. Now, he and his wife give back by supporting the Ralph and Ree Edwards Study Abroad Scholarship within the College of Engineering.
Spires Named Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Associate Dean
Hiller A. Spires, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Literacy Education, will serve as executive director of the NC State College of Education’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and an associate dean of the college.
Meet Elementary Education Major Sydney Reid ’22
Sydney Reid '22 wants her future students to be able to say that their teacher cared about them without hesitation. With support from the J. Bryant Kirkland Merit Endowed Scholarship, she's preparing for a rewarding career at the College of Education.
Opportunities Adding Up
NC State senior Yussef Guerrab hopes to blend interests in math, statistics, education and public policy into a career helping others.
Scholarship Continues to Support NC State Families
More than $1 million in Employee Dependent’s Tuition Scholarship funds have been awarded to dependents of full-time NC State employees since 2016. And more than 300 donors, most of them staff and faculty members themselves, have joined Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife Susan by supporting the fund.
Demands of the Academic Dream
In a first-person account, Goodnight Scholar and science education major Elizabeth Vanegas discusses overcoming obstacles and her dream to become a champion and advocate for North Carolina students.
Teaching Fellow Hannah Watlington: ‘I Want to Help Students See the Beauty in Math’
The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, as well support from the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Scholarship and the Dr. Estelle E. White Endowed Scholarship, is helping Hannah Watlington '22 better prepare for her future career. Watlington plans to take what she has learned in the classroom and use it to make a difference as a high school math teacher in a rural or high-needs area in North Carolina.
Community College Leaders Meet at Belk Center Symposium
Community college leaders are developing questions about how academic programs can best serve their communities after taking a deep dive into data at a two-day event hosted by the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. The center was launched with support from the John M. Belk Endowment.