By Josh Duke | June 3, 2019 | Posted in: 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
Higher Education Ph.D. ’18
Monique Ositelu’s latest op-ed was featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The op-ed focuses on what Ositelu believes to be discriminatory practices from the NCAA, particularly in its usage of academic progress rate (APR) scores. Ositelu points out that the APR scores are misleading, since historically Black colleges and universities and “other low-resourced schools are the primary recipients of low APR scores and are disproportionately penalized.” You can find the article here.
June 13, 2019
Sport Management M.S. ’04
Nick Wierciak is currently the Vice President of Ticketing, Premium & Suite Sales for the St. Louis Blues. After the Blues won the Stanley Cup championship, Wierciak got to hold the fabled trophy during the following celebration.
June 11, 2019
Elementary Education B.S. ’91
Bonnie McCarthy received a James Madison Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA. McCarthy, who teaches at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL, received the fellowship in recognition of her work as a distinguished teacher and can be used towards acquiring a master’s degree. Congress established the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in 1986. McCarthy is one of only 53 individuals who received this fellowship nationwide. The Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, NJ endowed McCarthy’s specific fellowship.
June 5, 2019
Sport Management M.S. ’18
Ben Pereira helped launch the Minor League Baseball Pride program. The initiative is the largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in professional sports. Pereira has worked on this initiative since he started working for Minor League Baseball. “It’s been such an honor working on this initiative since my first week here with MiLB,” Pereira writes in a LinkedIn post. “I’m so excited to watch this platform unfold as teams from across the country hold Pride nights to signal that inclusion, acceptance and equality are pillars of our league’s initiative.”
June 5, 2019
Physical Education B.S. ’75
Longtime coach, teacher and mentor Stanley Goldstein has retired from Lawton Chiles High School. Goldstein has worked in education for 44 years. He began his career in Fort Lauderdale after graduating from FSU, then worked for 15 years at Leon High School before taking a job at Chiles High School when it opened in 1999. At Chiles, Goldstein worked as a math teacher and coach.
June 1, 2019
Higher Education M.S. ’67
Irv Broughton published a new book, his 18th book to date. The book, titled Where the Wings Grow: Conversations with Pioneering Women Pilots, includes interviews with 29 women who all made aviation history one way or another. These women served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, in the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron and more.