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    August 10, 2020

    August 2020 Alumni News

    August 10, 2020 Scott Sowell Science Education M.S. ’02, Ph.D. ’04 Scott Sowell was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award, which is the nation’s highest honor recognizing teachers in STEM subjects, has recognized excellent educators since 1983.

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    July 10, 2020

    July 2020 Alumni News

    July 27, 2020 Darren Brooks Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies Ph.D. ’09 Darren Brooks helped write an article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review titled “How to Cope with That ‘Always-On’ Feeling.” The article deals with the effects of working from home and the feeling of constantly being connected via messaging apps to work, […]

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    June 3, 2020

    June 2020 Alumni News

    June 30, 2020 Allison Crume Higher Education Ph.D. ’04 Allison Crume was named the new associate vice president and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida. Previously, Crume was the associate vice president for engagement at Florida State University.     June 29, 2020 Marshall Anthony Jr. Higher Education Ph.D. ’19 Marshall […]

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    May 5, 2020

    May 2020 Alumni News

    May 5, 2020 Jackie Thomas, Jr. Higher Education M.S. ’06 Jackie Thomas, Jr. was selected as a 2020-2021 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow by the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute tries to advance practices that helps higher education by supporting leaders, particularly leaders that promote students of color and low-income students in America. Thomas is currently […]

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    April 1, 2020

    April 2020 Alumni News

    April 30, 2020 Leah Hollingsworth Mathematics Education Ph.D. ’19 Leah Hollingsworth received a Foundational Course Excellence Award from Florida State University during the 2020 Faculty Awards Ceremony. Hollingsworth is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics.     April 28, 2020 Kyle Bunds Sport Management Ph.D. ’14 Kyle Bunds was promoted to associate professor […]

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    March 2, 2020

    March 2020 Alumni News

    March 6, 2020 Madison Hayes Early Childhood Education B.S. ’18, M.S. ’19 Madison Hayes was named WCTV Teacher of the Month. Hayes, who is a second grade teacher at Woodville Elementary School, was surprised during her science class with the presentation of the award. This is her first year teaching. March 5, 2020 M. Dianne […]

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    February 4, 2020

    February 2020 Alumni News

    February 25, 2020 Ben Tario Sport Management B.S. ’02, Sports Administration M.S. ’03 Ben Tario was named to the Sports Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under Forty list. Tario, who is the Associate Commissioner of Multimedia, Business Development and Legal Affairs for the Atlantic Coast Conference, will be formally honored in the March 16 issue of […]

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    January 6, 2020

    January 2020 Alumni News

    January 21, 2020 Dorsey Spencer Jr. Higher Education Ph.D. ’19 Dorsey Spencer Jr. was named the dean of students at Colgate University. Previously, he was the Director of Administration in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University. He will begin his time as dean of students at Colgate in […]

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    December 4, 2019

    December 2019 Alumni News

    December 11, 2019 Sarah Cox Special Education Ph.D. ’18 Sarah Cox received the 2020 Student Research Award from the Division for Research Council for Exceptional Children. The award is for single case research; Cox won for her paper titled “Development of Mathematical Practices through Word Problem Solving Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” The […]

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    November 6, 2019

    November 2019 Alumni News

    November 22, 2019 Heather Rakauskas Bishop Sport Psychology M.S. ’95, Higher Education Ph.D. ’01 Heather Rakauskas Bishop was named the Assistant Dean of Community College Relations and Student Advising Systems at Florida State University’s Division of Undergraduate Studies. For her responsibilities, she will recruit and retain transfer students and expand pathways for transfer students to […]

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    October 24, 2019

    Distinguished Alumni Awards 2019 Winner Spotlight

    The FSU College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni Awards started in 1985 as a way to spotlight the achievements of our exemplary alumni. These individuals have made a tremendous impact in their field. Because the College of Education is itself so diverse, our alumni go on to work in a variety of fields. As such, the […]

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    October 17, 2019

    October 2019 Alumni News

    October 30, 2019 Amber Robinson Elementary Education B.S. ’03 Amber Robinson was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Elementary School Educator by the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST). Robinson has served as a teacher for the past 16 years at Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary School in Pinellas County. She was honored at the annual FAST […]

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    September 19, 2019

    Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Gates, FSU Notable Nole

    Sarah Gates graduated from the FSU Sport Management master’s program in 2017. Like Jason Hendrix, she was recently named a 2019 Notable Nole by the FSU Alumni Association. The list recognizes alumni who have “made exceptional achievements and significant contributions to his or her profession, community/society or the university.” She will be honored at a […]

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    September 3, 2019

    September 2019 Alumni News

    September 26, 2019 Bruce Stender Higher Education Ph.D. ‘69 The College of St. Scholastica recently named one of its schools after alumnus Bruce Stender. The Stender School of Business and Technology was named in honor of Dr. Stender and his family in recognition of his service as The College of St. Scholastica’s ninth president (1975-1981). […]

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    August 13, 2019

    August 2019 Alumni News

    August 28, 2019 Tammy Bonaparte Elementary Education B.S. ’00 Tammy Bonaparte was featured in a news article on WBAL 11. The article highlights the accomplishments of Bonaparte’s school, Brooklyn Park Elementary School, in a recent state-wide test. English language arts test scores increased 14.6 points on the PARCC test and math scores increased 8.7 points. […]

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    July 1, 2019

    July 2019 Alumni News

    July 31, 2019 Jace Pardon Sport Management M.S. ’16 Jace Pardon won gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in beach volleyball. The event took place in Lima, Peru. During pool place, Pardon and her partner Karissa Cook went undefeated. The duo would then go 2-0 against their next two opponents, before winning the gold […]

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    June 3, 2019

    June 2019 Alumni News

    June 27, 2019 Jessica Wallace McBride Elementary Education B.S. ’93 Jessica Wallace McBride presented at TEDxSavannah as part of its 10-year anniversary event. During her talk, Wallace McBride talks about stereotypes, particularly southern stereotypes, and how the South continues to evolve. You can watch her TED talk here.       June 20, 2019 Monique […]

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    May 2, 2019

    May 2019 Alumni News

    May 30, 2019 Shelby Larson Sport Management M.S. ’19 Shelby Larson became the Director of Operations of the University of Kansas soccer program. As part of her responsibilities, Larson will coordinate videos, team travel and meals, as well as plan soccer camps and clinics. Larson previously served as a graduate assistant for Florida State’s women’s […]

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    April 2, 2019

    April 2019 Alumni News

    April 27, 2019 Paul Aloise Jr. Sport Management B.S. ’14 Paul Aloise Jr. won a Golden A.C.E. Top “20 Under 40” Young Professional Award from the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals. A Golden A.C.E. recipient is an emerging young leader in their respective industry and also represents the award’s namesake – to highlight those in […]

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    March 1, 2019

    Entrepreneurs in Education: Alumni on the Seminole 100 List

    It is an easy assumption to make that graduates from a college of education go on to be educators. However, our alumni from the Florida State College of Education enter the workforce in a variety of ways, equipped with the skills and passion gained during their time here. Recently, the Jim Moran Institute for Global […]

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    March 2019 Alumni News

    March 30, 2019 Ashley Stafford Elementary Education B.S. ’09 Ashley Stafford won a Golden Apple award. As one of the seven award winners, Stafford will receive a monetary prize as well as a grant from Suncoast Credit Union. Stafford received the award for her exceptional work teaching math to her students. Stafford was also featured […]

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    February 25, 2019

    A Century of Advocacy: Celebrating Margaret K. Lewis

    Margaret K. Lewis, a pioneer in the field of special education and alumna of the FSU College of Education, passed away on Feb. 22 at the age of 100. Lewis graduated in 1939 from what was then known as the Florida State College for Women. She went on to become a special education teacher in […]

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    February 6, 2019

    February 2019 Alumni News

    February 25, 2019 Sonja Ardoin Higher Education M.S. ’06 Sonja Ardoin was named a 2019-2021 ACPA Emerging Scholar. The award recognizes individuals who are early in his or her student affairs career. Ardoin also won the 2019 Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC Outstanding Service to NASPA Award.   February 25, 2019 Spencer […]

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    January 9, 2019

    January 2019 Alumni News

    Kenneth A. Kiewra January 31, 2019 Educational Psychology Ph.D. ’82 Kenneth Kiewra has written a recently published trade book for parents (scholars, educators, and coaches, too) on talent development. The book, titled Nurturing Children’s Talents, provides steps on how parents can  help their child develop talent in a variety of activities. The book looks at […]

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    December 10, 2018

    December 2018 Alumni News

    Shawn Kent December 18, 2018 Special Education Ph.D. 2015 Shawn Kent received the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research Early Career Publication Award. The prestigious award is given annually to an individual who has recently (within five years) received their doctoral degree and has published outstanding research. The specific publication acknowledged in the […]

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