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