Graduate students in the Student Affairs Master's program in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education and the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development recently won the case study competition at the 66th Annual SACSA (Southern Association of College Student Affairs) conference. The Clemson students finished in both first and second place while competing against students from programs across 13 state region in the southeast. First place winners were: Christine Pajewski and Suzanne Jasmine. Second place winners were: Kelsey Rock and Chelsea Tirrell.
DeShawn Preston, graduate research assistant in the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University, was selected to serve as summer intern for the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where he will be working alongside Executive Director, Dr. George E. Cooper and Deputy Director, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson.
DeShawn is a graduate of Oakwood University & Howard University (two HBCUs) and currently a second year doctoral student working closely with his major professor/dissertation chair, Dr. James Satterfield on issues pertaining to DeShawn’s research interest on the roll HBCUs play in assisting African Americans to enroll in doctoral Programs. DeShawn's most recent publication "Tenure is Not the Problem…We are!" can be found in Sadeghi, Leila and Kathe Callahan, Educational Leadership in Action, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Expected Publication, Spring 2015.
Danielle Barefoot, Tiffany Hughes, and Nilza Santana-Castillo, current first year masters students in the Counselor Education/Student Affairs program, won the 2015 American College Personnel Association Case Study competition. This competition was held at the annual conference in Tampa Florida. In photo from left to right: Nilza Santana-Castillo, Tiffany Hughes, Danielle Barefoot.
Brittney Smith, current student in the Counselor Education/Student Affairs master's program, received the 2015 Advisor of the Year Award from the South Carolina Organization for Residential Education (SCORE). She accepted the award at the 2015 Score Conference hosted at Clemson University, which brings together residence hall student leaders from across state of South Carolina. Read more.
Ernest Mackins received the Herman G. Green Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship from the South Carolina Professional Association for Access and Equity. The scholarship recognizes a student of higher education within the state of South Carolina who demonstrates outstanding leadership within the field. Mackins graduated from the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, where he also part of Call Me MISTER, a program to encourage African-American male teachers in South Carolina’s public school classrooms. The second MAT MISTER graduate to receive this scholarship, he is now working on his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Clemson and serves as the assistant principal at Belton-Honea Path High School in Honea Path, S.C.
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, 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 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 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, 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 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.