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The belltower lit red

Mar 21, 2023

College of Education to Establish Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Early Literacy

NC State’s College of Education is establishing the Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Early Literacy thanks to a gift from longtime NC State supporters Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight. The professorship will support the activities of a professor who focuses on teaching the science of reading in early literacy. 

The Memorial Belltower

Feb 27, 2023

2 Alumni Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jim Goodnight and Greg Washington are recognized for their outstanding contributions to engineering. The NC State alumni will be inducted into the prestigious organization Oct. 1. 

Kathy Escamilla

Feb 27, 2023

Linguistic Diversity Speaker Series

Join the College of Education March 2 for the first part of its new Linguistic Diversity Speaker Series, organized by Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady. Professor Emerita Kathy Escamilla, who is widely regarded as a foremost thought leader on biliteracy development for multilingual learners, will be the guest speaker. 

Mariam Hernandez Vargas

Feb 20, 2023

Scholarship Support Helps Mariam Hernandez Vargas Share Passion for History in Classroom

Whether she’s learning about ancient civilizations, the United States or the Middle Ages, Mariam Hernandez Vargas has a passion for history. As a first-year student majoring in middle grades English language arts and social studies education, Vargas is looking forward to one day sharing her passion with her students as a teacher thanks to financial support from the Joe and Clary May Scholarship. 

The Belltower, lit red in honor of an ACC basketball win.

Jan 16, 2023

3 College of Education Students Selected to Join Inaugural Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship Cohort

In December 2022, NC State announced the creation of the Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship to provide funding support for graduate students whose research focuses on STEM or education. Meet the three College of Education students who are part of the inaugural cohort. 

College of Education banners

Jan 9, 2023

22 Things That Happened in the College of Education in 2022

From the Transformational Scholarships Program’s first cohort to the Belk Center’s generous support to a new distinguished professorship, philanthropy helped power an extraordinary year at the College of Education. 

The Memorial Belltower at night

Jan 3, 2023

Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship Launches a New Phase of Graduate Student Support

The Goodnight Doctoral Fellowship will support 30 Ph.D. students studying STEM or education at NC State. 

Pamela Senegal ’93, ’95 MPA, ’11 EDD, president of Piedmont Community College. Photograph by Alli Lindenberg, courtesy of EdNC.

Dec 5, 2022


NC State’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has launched an effort to help create a pipeline to develop community college leaders from underrepresented communities. The cornerstone of that effort is the Trailblazer Profiles, highlighting the accomplishments of past and present North Carolina community college presidents and system leaders who are Black, Asian, Native American or Latinx. 

Maria Coady infographic

Dec 5, 2022

How Can Educators Help Linguistically Diverse Students in Rural Schools?

No matter where an educator teaches, they are likely to encounter students who are multilingual, but not all educators are equipped with the skills or tools required to adequately meet the needs of these students. This is particularly true, said Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady, in rural areas where resources may be limited. 

Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows David Stokes and Kat Bordewieck with their advisers, Hollylynne Lee and Gail Jones.

Nov 28, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. The 2022 class of fellows are researching topics that focus on increasing equity in STEM education and educating students and families about wildlife science.