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May - June 2007 News Archive

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

June 2007 News Archive


Penn State Alumni are Honored at the Celebration of Teaching

Penn State College of Education alumni were recently honored as outstanding educators by the Teacher Excellence Center.

College of Education Faculty Members Promoted, Awarded Tenure

Five faculty members in the College of Education have been granted promotions and/or tenure, effective July 1.

Penn State Wins $492,000 Grant to Study Mathematics Disabilities in School Children

Paul Morgan and George Farkas are using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort of 21,260 students in their analyses.

Doctoral Student Kate Pezanowski Receives National Recognition

Pezanowski was selected to attend one of 21 summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon Held

Dean David Monk recognized 18 staff members for achieving milestone anniversaries and presented them with special plaques.

May 2007 News Archive

College Honors Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student with Annual Awards

Congratulations to Roger Geiger, Bob Reason, Tammy Fetterolf, Heather Homan, and Youjia Hua, winners for 2007.

Betty Harper Wins Juran Fellowship

The fellowship recognizes Harper's potential to make substantial career contributions in her field.

Darla Homan Wins Ally Recognition Award

The award recognizes Homan for her efforts to improve the LGBT climate on campus.

Early Childhood Education Conference Facilitates Greater Community Collaboration

On May 10, 2007, Penn State hosted a conference titled Advancing Forward with Early Development and Education:  Remapping the Terrain through Professional Collaboration.

New College of Education Endowments Help Boost Penn State's Investing in People Initiative

Nine new College of Education Endowments have been established since October.

Frank Dwyer Retires After 43 Years at Penn State

After 43 years as a faculty member in the Penn State College of Education, Professor Frank Dwyer has retired.

College of Education Graduate Students Publish Fourth Volume of Higher Education in Review

The 2007 edition of this peer-reviewed student journal features more articles and previous issues.

Hoi Suen Recommended for Distinguished Professorship

The College of Education now qualifies to add a fourth distinguished professorship to its ranks.

Jill Ingram Named 2007 Penn State College of Education Elementary Education Program Marshal

Miss Ingram will be recognized at the Penn State College of Education Undergraduate Commencement on May 19, 2007.

Skip Niles Receives Two Honors From American Counseling Association

Niles was named an ACA Fellow, and will edit the Journal of Counseling & Development.

Penn State's Puksar Holmes Scholars Make Their Mark at National Conference

The scholars' participation resulted in council appointments, a radio show interview, and a prestigious award.

Shereen Abdel Kader Wins Commission for Women Award for Graduate Student

The distinguished awards from the CFW recognize Penn State women who have shown leadership and are accomplished in their fields.

Sheila Sherow Wins PAACE Outstanding Adult Educator Award

Sherow was recognized for her work with the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute.

Second Annual Cycle-thon Raises $8,369 for Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE)

Forty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni rode together in the second-annual College of Education Cycle-thon on April 22, 2007.

Two Graduate Students Receive University Recognition for Outstanding Teaching

Two College of Education graduate students received Penn State 2007 Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards.

College of Education Graduate Student Receives Fellowship from The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Shanti Pepper received a $5,000 fellowship to research the impact of lesbians and/or gay men on U.S. society and culture.