School of Education

Graduate Student Accolades

2014

Evan JaynesEvan Jaynes Receives National Orientation Directors Association Award - November 2014

Evan Jaynes, current student in the Counselor Education/ Student Affairs program and graduate assistant in New Student and Family Programs, won the NODA-Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education’s Award for Best Communication in the Graduate Student Case Study Competition at the NODA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

 

Cristina Perez

Cristina Perez Recieves Award at South Carolina College Personnel Association - October 2014

Cristina Perez, Counselor Education/Student Affairs, anticipated May 2015, was awarded the Carol Eden-Epps Award at the Fall 2014 South Carolina College Personnel Association Conference. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions and/or potential in the field of student affairs by a graduate student. Cristina currently serves as the Graduate Assistant for Training and Development of University Housing at Clemson University. Read more.


Julie DesmanglesJulie Desmangles Admitted to SREB State Doctoral Scholars - October 2014

Julie Desmangles, current Ph.D. student in the Educational Leadership P-12 program, was just informed that she was admitted to the SREB State Doctoral Scholars Program. The SREB program strives to increase the diversity of students who earn a Ph.D. and become college and university faculty. Through the program, SREB's 16 participating states share resources, work to expand their minority applicant pools support qualified candidates with financial assistance, and assist graduates and higher education institutions in identifying employment opportunities. Since its founding in 1993, the Doctoral Scholars Program has supported more than 1,200 scholars at 94 institutions in 29 states. Read more.

Leigh Haltiwanger, faculty member and doctoral student in School of Education is an Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Susan Gay Scholarship 2015 Winner.  She is one of four graduate student recipients in the nation.  Leigh Haltiwanger Receives Susan Gay Scholarship - October 2014

Leigh Haltiwanger, faculty member and doctoral student in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education is an Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Susan Gay Scholarship 2015 winner. She is one of four graduate student recipients in the nation. Read more.

 

Jennifer Bartram Awarded District Teacher of the Year - August 2014

Jennifer Bartram, a current student in the Leadership and Supervision Master's program, has received the 2014-2015 District Teacher of the Year award for Anderson County School District One. She received her Bachelor's degree in English Education at Ohio State University and currently teaches at Wren High School in Anderson County, SC.

Kristin WalkerAlumna Recognized as Clemson University Division of Student Affairs 2014 Employee of the Year - April 2014

Kristin Walker, 2012 graduate of the Student Affairs Master's program and current PhD student in the Educational Leadership in Higher Education program, was recently recognized as the Clemson University Division of Student Affairs 2014 Employee of the Year. Kristin was recognized as someone who embodies the spirit of the division, serving on committees and taking on roles outside of her job duties. Whether it be a career counselor with the most workshops offered each semester, or staff member most likely sought out by others within the division, she is always at the top of the list. An example of her impact is Kristin has increased graduate students looking for career counseling by 18 percent last year alone.

 

Eugene T. Moore School of Education doctoral students Kenyae Reese and Matthew Della Sala Educational Leadership Ph.D. Students Selected for Clark Seminar - January 2014

Eugene T. Moore School of Education doctoral students Kenyae Reese and Matthew Della Sala have been invited to attend the annual David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy. “This is a high honor for our students and our doctoral program,” said Rob Knoeppel, the School of Education’s chair of the faculty for leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development. Read more.

 

2013

Chris Trudell holding awardsGraduate Student Receives Norman K. Russell Scholarship - November 2013

Chris Trudell, a second year master's student in the Counselor Education/Student Affairs program at Clemson University, was honored with the Norman K. Russell Scholarship recently at the Annual Conference of NODA (the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention) in San Antonio, Texas. The Norman K. Russell Scholarship is awarded to recognize and assist graduate or doctoral students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to orientation, retention and transition, who will contribute to the enhancement of the orientation field, and who is currently enrolled as a graduate student in orientation-related fields. The Awards committee, cited from his nomination letter, wanted to highlight and recognize his specific work to infuse Ally training into Clemson's New Student Orientation.

Trudell was also awarded Best Problem Solving in the annual graduate case study competition held during the NODA conference. Trudell partnered with Brandon Martin, a higher education masters' student from California Polytechnic State University.

Graduate Students Inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda Eta - October 2013

The following School of Education graduate students were inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda Eta Clemson University Chapter in October 2013:

Hattie L. Hammonds – Ph.D. Educational Leadership
Anastasia Evangeline Homer – Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Steve E. Gibson – MAT, Middle Level Education

Alpha Epsilon Lambda is an exclusive honor society for graduate and professional students only. Membership is highly competitive, as only 1% of the graduate body may be inducted in any one academic year.

Higher Education/Student Affairs Graduate Students Receive Awards - October 2013

Brian JoyceAt the resent South Carolina/North Carolina College Personnel 2013 Fall Conference held in Winston Salem at Wake Forest University, the following graduate students received recognition:

Brian Joyce, current Educational Leadership Higher Education doctoral student, received the Charles Witten Service Award. This award recognizes one member of SCCPA who has served SCCPA within the past year in an outstanding capacity. Brian is currently the Director of Student Activities and Greek Life at Wofford College.

Emma Reynolds

Emma Reynolds, current Counselor Education/Student Affairs master's student, received the Harry B. Shucker Private Institutions Programming Award. This award recognizes outstanding programming and program development by student development professionals in South Carolina. Emma is in her for first semester of graduate school.

Chelsea Muhlhahn

 

Chelsea Muhlhahn, current Counselor Education/Student Affairs master's student, received the Carol Eden-Epps Outstanding Graduate Student Award. This award is given for outstanding contributions and/or potential in the field of student affairs by a graduate student. Chelsea will be graduating in spring.

 

Three Doctoral Students Awarded SREB State Fellowships - September 2013

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has awarded three Clemson University doctoral students with a SREB Fellowship.

Hattie Hammonds

DeShawn PrestonHattie Hammonds, an Educational Leadership P-12 doctoral candidate, and DeShawn C. Preston, a Higher Educational Leadership doctoral candidate, have been awarded the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Fellowship. This award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar's college, university and/or department, with an annual stipend.

Edna Martinez

 

Edna Martinez, a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership, has been awarded the Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Fellowship. This award offers a one-year stipend and a research allowance.

The SREB program strives to increase the diversity of students who earn a Ph.D. and become college and university faculty. Through the program, SREB's 16 participating states share resources, work to expand their minority applicant pools support qualified candidates with financial assistance, and assist graduates and higher education institutions in identifying employment opportunities. Since its founding in 1993, the Doctoral Scholars Program has supported more than 1,100 scholars at 83 institutions in 29 states. Read more.

Chelsea MuhlhahnGraduate Student selected for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Inaugural Graduate Associates Program - August 2013

Chelsea Muhlhahn, a graduate student in the Student Affairs program, has been selected for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) inaugural Graduate Associates Program (GAP). For this academic year she will work collaboratively with other GAPs throughout the world to become a communication conduit for NASPA events, publications, and programs offerings within a campus community. Chelsea will act as an outreach and knowledge source to students and professionals who are not members of NASPA. As an associate she will also have the opportunity to serve on an unofficial graduate student council, providing another perspective for NASPA student membership.

Doctoral Students Conduct Professional Development - August 2013

Lana D. McCall and Chris L. Massey, doctoral students in the Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. with a focus in Literacy Education, were recruited by the South Carolina Department of Education to conduct a three-day professional development titled "From Standards to Practice: Achieving Success through the Core Standards in ELA." Participants in the professional development included all secondary English Language Arts (ELA) teachers who are employed by the Charleston County School District (CCSD). The professional development's focus is on Common Core Standards and how high school ELA teachers can successfully implement the core standards in their classrooms. Lana and Chris presented information about Common Core Standards and the secondary English content area. 

Betty BagleyDoctoral Student and School Partner Awarded 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award – May 2013

Betty Bagley, recently retired Anderson 5 superintendent and Educational Leadership graduate student, was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). Betty has been an educator in SC for over 40 years.

 

 

17 Doctoral Students Present at 2013 AERA Conference - May 2013

17 doctoral students and 24 faculty presented at the 2013 Annual AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting.  The theme of the meeting was Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.

Pendleton Elementary SchoolMAT Middle Level Program Students Work with Pendleton Elementary 5th and 6th Graders - May 2013

Anderson Independent recognized the Creative Inquiry project led by Clemson faculty including School of Education’s Cassie Quigley and Nicole Bannister. The Creative Inquiry project culminated with a visit to Pendleton Elementary on May 14, 2013 where more than 100 5th and 6th grade students as well as teachers at Pendleton Elementary took part in the project to show students how science and math go beyond textbook and numbers. Clemson faculty, including School of Education’s Nicole Bannister and Cassie Quigley and Clemson MAT Middle Level preservice teachers, used simple experiments with inexpensive materials such as bottled water and plastic cups to demonstrate inertia, gravity and sound travel.

Aubrey ChildressGraduate Student Elected - April 2013

Aubrey Childress, current first year student in the Student Affairs master's program was recently elected as Director of Membership Services for the South Carolina College Personnel Association.







Hattie Hammonds and Kenyae Reese Receive Top Awards at GRADS Event - April 2013

Hattie Hammonds with the Administration and Supervision program received first place for her poster titled "Fostering Leadership Capacity in Three South Carolina High Schools: An Exploratory Study." Kenyae Reese, a graduate student in the Educational Leadership program, placed second for her poster "Looking, Seeing, Knowing: Documenting the Doctoral Experience through Photomethods." The GRADS event was held Monday, April 8th in the Hendrix Student Center on campus.

Mickey Losinski at Clemson University, Clemson, South CarolinaMickey Losinski Receives Carl Fenichel Memorial Research Award – March 2013

Mickey Losinski, a third year doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Special Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, received the Carl Fenichel Memorial Research Award by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) for his dissertation proposal: “Examining the Use of Structural Analysis to Develop Interventions for Students who are At-Risk.” Read more.