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HEHD Achievements 2013

Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

NOVEMBER 2013 – Twenty-six students from the College of Health, Education and Human Development have been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, which recognizes outstanding leadership in all fields of study. The students were initiated into the group during a Nov. 7 ceremony at Clemson’s Madren Center. Congratulations to all of these excellent students!

  • Phillip Batson
  • Steven Brown
  • Shelley Burchfield
  • Kelly Cattano
  • Aubrey Childress
  • Kristen Cooper
  • Corrie Dorman
  • Carolyn Farrell
  • Abigail Goodloe
  • Cody Hill
  • Michael Keane
  • Megan Kennedy
  • Jennifer Mabry
  • Alicia McClain
  • Carolina Perticari
  • Susan Reeves
  • Brooke Simecka
  • Jacqueline Taylor
  • Mary Taylor
  • Catherine Team
  • Sanethia Thomas
  • Emily Tipton
  • Kayla Tompkins
  • Paige Vanauken
  • Sean Walsh
  • Elizabeth Wright


Education Ph.D. student awarded Dissertation of the Year

NOVEMBER 2013 - Helen Diamond Steele, an alumna of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education’s Ph.D. program in higher education leadership, was awarded the 2013 Dissertation of the Year by the Southern Association for College Student Affairs. Steele is director of the First-Year Experience at the University of West Georgia, and her dissertation research was entitled, “Racial Identity Development of Mixed Race College Students.”

Education grads named teacher of the year

OCTOBER 2013 - Several Eugene T. Moore School of Education graduates have earned recognition as teachers of the year for their school or district. Congratulations to the following wonderful teachers!

  • Michelle Toney Altman ’89, Teacher of the Year, Aynor High School, 1999 and 2011
  • Heather (Hall) Bradshaw ’08, Teacher of the Year, Hanahan Elementary School, 2013
  • Lesley Sweat Brantley ’12, Teacher of the Year, Dubose Middle School, 2012
  • Francine Jeanette Hass Burroughs ’08, District of Pickens County Teacher of the Year, 2013
  • Jennifer (Johnson) Chittaro ’99, Teacher of the Year, West Hall High School, Oakwood, Ga., 2013
  • Hamilton Parks ’05, Teacher of the Year, East North Street Academy, 2013
  • Jessica Payne ’04, Teacher of the Year, Powdersville High School, 2013
  • Jennifer Lea (Yawn) Roberts ’93, Teacher of the Year, Summerville High School, and District Teacher of the Year, Dorchester District 2, 2012
  • Sarah Ann Richardson Turpin ’89, Clemson Elementary School, South Carolina History Teacher of the Year, 2013

Education graduate students inducted into honor society

OCTOBER 2013 – Three students from the Eugene T. Moore School of Education were inducted into the Clemson University chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Eta, an honor society for graduate and professional students. Educational leadership Ph.D. student Hattie L. Hammonds, curriculum and instruction Ph.D. student Anastasia Evangeline Homer, and middle level education master’s degree student Steve E. Gibson were named to the honor society. Only 1 percent of the graduate student body is inducted into the society each year.

PRTM alumnus honor by UNC Board of Governors

SEPTEMBER 2013 - Joy James, a 2005 Ph.D. graduate in parks, recreation and tourism management, received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors / Appalachian State University Excellence in Teaching Award. James is assistant professor in the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State. The UNC Board of Governors gives the Excellence in Teaching Award to a tenured faculty member on each campus of the UNC System for exceptional undergraduate teaching.

Ag Education Professor Honored with Teacher Fellow Award

JULY 2013 - Agricultural education professor Thomas R. Dobbins received a teacher fellow award from the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture at the group’s recent annual meeting. The award is given annually to an agricultural educator who shows a career of distinction in teaching, research, outreach and administration. The Eugene T. Moore School of Education and the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences jointly administers the agriculture education program in which Dobbins teaches.

Student Affairs Paper Accepted for Publication

JUNE 2013 - The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs recently published an article by Dr. Pamela Havice, professor and coordinator of student affairs master’s and higher education doctorate programs at the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, and Dr. Emily Reister Green, who just received her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the school. The article was titled, “Virtual High School Graduates: A Study on Transitions to Postsecondary Environments and Implications for Student Affairs.”

PRTM Student Wins Tourism Cares Scholarship

JUNE 2013 - Hope Paccione, a senior in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from Ashburn, Va., received the NTA North America Scholarship by Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves tourism worldwide. The scholarship is given to students studying travel, tourism and hospitality in the U.S. and Canada.

School of Education Faculty, Doctoral Students Present at 2013 AERA Conference

MAY 2013 - Seventeen doctoral students and 24 faculty members of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association meeting, held April 27-May 1 in San Francisco. Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis was the theme of the meeting, which drew 14,000 education researchers and included conversations with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

PRTM Intern Generates Grant Monies for Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

MAY 2013 - Walter LeGette, a recent graduate of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, earned more than $15,000 in grant monies from the South Carolina Heritage Corridor and S.C. Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism during his tenure as an intern for the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). The grants led to the production of luggage tags to hand out to Anderson visitors, as well as advertising monies for the ACVB. “These grants helped us stretch our budget and provided us with additional opportunities to expand our marketing and promotions,” said ACVB Executive Director Jennifer Norman.