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Congratulations Students (compiled August 2010)

An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments

Jason E. Gines, doctoral candidate in Penn State’s Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation and Human Services, won the Silvio Sean Reyes Student Leadership Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC). Gines received his award July 23 in Las Vegas.

The Reyes Award recognizes persons who have established themselves academically at the graduate level in rehabilitation or a related field, have demonstrated a commitment to multicultural issues. have provided active service to NAMRC, and have demonstrated leadership in school, disability/rehabilitation, or NAMRC activities.





Katie Reed, doctoral candidate in Educational Theory and Policy/Comparative and International Education, has been awarded a dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This prestigious award, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will provide Reed funding to complete her dissertation titled "New Destinations, New Destinies? Latinos' College Attendance in New and Traditional Destinations."





Rick Shearer ‘09 D.Ed. has won the 2010 William Rainey Harper Research Award, given by the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), for his doctoral dissertation titled “Transactional Distance and Dialogue: An Exploratory Study to Refine the Theoretical Construct of Dialogue in Online Learning.” The award recognizes an individual whose dissertation contributes to the body of research on independent study and/or distance education as practiced in American universities.

Shearer serves as manager of information technology for Penn State’s World Campus.





Hyung Joon Yoon, doctoral candidate in the Workforce Education and Development Program, recently was appointed business and industry representative of the Career Development Facilitator Advisory Council for the National Career Development Association (NCDA CDF).

NCDA is the largest career development organization in the world. NCDA CDF training provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work. Joon currently is offering the course CNED 498A/WFED 498B, Facilitating Career Development, at Penn State.