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Alyssa Rockenbach

Jul 9, 2024

Rockenbach Receives National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Fellowship

College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education Alyssa Rockenbach has been selected to join the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement 2024-25 Class of Fellows. 

Devin Kearns photo and quote

Jun 17, 2024

Devin Kearns Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy

Devin Kearns, who currently serves as a professor of special education at the University of Connecticut, will join NC State’s College of Education as its inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy, effective Aug. 16, 2024. 

Brianna Soto

Jun 3, 2024

Meet College of Education Grad Brianna Soto ’24

Goodnight Scholar and new NC State alumna Brianna Soto believes the skills she learned in the College of Education will not only help her succeed in her future career but have also prepared her to understand what others need to succeed in the workplace. 

May 22, 2024

Leading the Way

Mario Jackson Ph.D. ’24 graduated on May 4 with a doctorate in educational leadership, policy and human development. Jackson, a Wilcox-Hodnett Doctoral Fellow, researched equity-oriented principal preparation programs. 

Wolf Plaza

May 20, 2024

Meet the 2024-25 Kenan Fellows

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University recently announced the selection of 38 K-12 educators from North Carolina public schools as 2024-25 Kenan Fellows. The Kenan Fellows Program offers teachers immersive summer experiences in industry and research settings and supports them in turning this industry exposure into instructional resources and programs for their schools, districts and communities. 

Wolf statue in Wolf Plaza

May 13, 2024

Maddy Hannan ’24 Receives Two Awards From College of Education

Hannan received both the College of Education Golden Apple Student Teaching Award and the Lee V. Stiff Outstanding Senior Award from the Math Education program. The Park Scholar is from Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education. 

Clouds behind the Memorial Belltower

Apr 29, 2024

Four Faculty Members Win Outstanding Research Award, Induction to Research Leadership Academy

Four NC State faculty members, including several distinguished professors, won the university’s top award for research and mentorship in 2024, highlighting their exceptional contributions to their respective fields. The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty who lead in their areas of expertise; empower the success of their fellow NC State faculty; and advance an intellectual, multidisciplinary research community. 

From left: Callie Edwards, Hiller Spires, Paola Sztajn, Nichole Pinkard and Krista Glazewski.

Apr 15, 2024

Friday Institute Celebrates 20 Years on NC State’s Centennial Campus

The Friday Institute officially opened Nov. 9, 2005, thanks to donor support. Since then, the institute has become a leader in K-12 education practice, research and policy, constantly shifting and changing its priorities as needed. 

An NC State student, left, teaches two younger girls at a table.

Apr 1, 2024

College of Education Sets Record for Gifts Received on Day of Giving

On NC State’s sixth Day of Giving, donors created five new College of Education scholarships and made 992 gifts, the most the college has ever received on the day. Additionally, for the third year in a row, the college won the Faculty and Staff Giving Challenge. 

Soonhye Park standing on the Court of North Carolina

Mar 19, 2024

Soonhye Park Receives Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award

College of Education Professor of Science Education Soonhye Park’s work helping students become independent researchers who excel in their future careers was honored when she was selected to receive the NC State Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award.