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Dianne and Tommy Lawing

Jun 20, 2022

Why I Give: Dianne and Tommy Lawing Increase Scholarship Support to ‘Improve the World, One Teacher at a Time’

Dianne and Tommy Lawing established the Dianne Carver Lawing Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship with a preference given to first-generation students, in order to make the world a better place through education. Thanks to additional funding the Lawings provided on NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving, the scholarship is projected to be the College of Education’s first full-cost-of-attendance scholarship. 

Maia Grace Solomon

Jun 13, 2022

Maia Grace Solomon ’25 Named to Caldwell Fellows Class of 2025

Maia Grace Solomon ’25 can now add “Caldwell Fellow” to her impressive résumé, which also includes LIFT participant, Teaching Fellow and College of Education Dean’s Excellence scholarship recipient. 

Anyah Moore photo and infographic

Jun 7, 2022

Support From Education Excellence Fund and Teaching Fellows Helps Anyah Moore Achieve Goals

Scholarship support from the Education Excellence Fund and Teaching Fellows led Anyah Moore ’25 to choose the NC State College of Education. Now, she’s taking advantage of the opportunities available to her to become a teacher who is a champion for students of color and those who struggle with their mental health. 

Andrea Duhon photo and quote

May 24, 2022

College of Education Alumna Andrea Duhon Is Making Marginalized Students Feel Seen and Heard by Giving Back

Andrea Duhon never felt seen in the classroom and was constantly feeling like she had to prove herself. Today, she helps ensure students find value in themselves in these same spaces as an assistant professor of mathematics and as co-founder and co-chair of the NC State Latinx Alumni Network. The group is working to achieve their endowment goal for the Latinx Alumni Network Scholarship. 

Mara Melendez Baker (left) and Angie Smith

May 17, 2022

Scholarship Support Will Help Mara Melendez Baker ’23MED Achieve Goals

The Beatrice and Roy Anderson Award is enabling Mara Melendez Baker ’23MED to achieve her goals of making a difference as a counselor for students in the military community. 

Maria Coady quote and graphic

May 10, 2022

Maria Coady Named College of Education’s Inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity

Maria Coady will join the College of Education Aug. 16, 2022, as the inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity, an endowed position made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight and matching funds. Coady joins NC State from the University of Florida, where her research has focused on English language and multilingual learners in rural settings. 

Hiller Spires photo and text

May 3, 2022

Friday Institute Executive Director, Associate Dean and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires to Retire

Hiller Spires — who is nationally recognized for her innovative research and approach to K-12 education — will retire June 1, 2022, after a 43-year career, including more than 35 years with the College of Education. Spires is currently an associate dean and executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Literacy and Technology. 

Carl Harris photo and quote

Apr 12, 2022

Carl Harris ’98EDD Named NC State College of Education Board Chair

With decades of experience as a leader in the field of education, Carl Harris ’98EDD began serving as the new NC State College of Education Board chair on March 8. The board inspires enhanced educational opportunities across North Carolina by connecting people to the mission and vision of the College of Education and promoting the welfare and future development of the college through advocacy, consultation, fundraising and service. 

Paola Sztajn

Mar 29, 2022

NC State Names New Dean of the College of Education

Paola Sztajn has been named dean of the College of Education following a nationwide search. Her appointment becomes effective April 1. Sztajn has served in an interim capacity since former dean Mary Ann Danowitz returned to the College of Education faculty on Oct. 5, 2021. 

Holly Small graphic

Mar 1, 2022

Scholarship Helps Holly Small Pursue STEM Education Goals

Holly Small ’23 works at Raleigh’s Conn Magnet Elementary School before and after her classes at NC State in order to fund her education. The Carlone, Godwin, Stone Scholarship and the Carl J. Dolce Scholarship at the College of Education are also helping by providing needed financial assistance and encouraging her as she pursues her goal of becoming an elementary school teacher.