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July - August 2007 News Archive

A list of press releases and news announcements distributed in July and August 2007 by the Penn State College of Education

August 2007 News Archive


Education Department Head Receives Eminent Career Award
Spencer "Skip" Niles, professor of counselor education and department head of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services, recently received the Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association (NCDA). The NCDA is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

Alum Gwen Smith Takes Her Teaching Profession to War-Ravaged Sierra Leone

The missionary work of a selfless Penn State College of Education alumna is helping a third-world West African nation rebound.

INSYS Research Class Reaps Immediate Results for Graduate Students

Graduate students enrolled in last spring's INSYS 594 course have been particularly successful at having their work accepted at major conferences.

Maureen Higgins Named College of Education Student Marshal

Higgins, an Elementary and Kindergarten Education major, will be honored at commencement ceremonies for the 2007 summer session.

Future Pennsylvania Teachers Could Face New Requirements Due to Proposed Legislation

The Commonwealth made public a proposal to drastically change Chapter 49, the regulation guiding teacher certification, starting with the class of 2013.

Penn State Certificate Program for Special Education Supervisors Goes Online

The online certificate carries approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

NASA Selects Center for Science and the Schools to Lead $27.5 Million National Education Initiative

The project is the longest-running K–12 effort in NASA's education history.

John Tippeconnic Named to Census Bureau's American Indian and Alaska Native Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez selected Tippeconnic to advise on ways to more accurately count the AI/AN population in the 2010 Census.

July 2007 News Archive

Spencer "Skip" Niles Receives Eminent Career Award

The award is the National Career Development Association's highest honor, given to a person who has impacted the field of career development.

Yun-Jy Yeh to Receive American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

The highly competitive award will help fund Yeh's travel to the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco.

Don Heller Named Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education

Heller has earned a national reputation for his studies of higher education finance, tuition pricing, financial aid, and student access.

Recent Graduate Kimberly Beall Awarded Teaching Assistantship in France

Beall will teach English to elementary school students from Oct. 1, 2007 until June 30, 2008.

Bernard Badiali Recognized as AED Scholar by Institute for Educational Inquiry

Badiali was recognized for his ongoing leadership in several areas of scholarly work.

Faculty Recognized for 25 Years of Service
Lutz, external relations assistant in College of Education

Penn State Students Receive Graduate Scholarship Awards

The Association for Institutional Research awarded 12 of its 30 prestigious fellowships to graduate students of Penn State's College of Education.