The Rural Education Institute (REI) received $200,000 from Sanford Programs at National University

Sanford Philanthropy – The College of Education’s Rural Education Institute received $30,000 as initial seed money and $70,000 Direct pay from Sanford for travel to California for on-boarding and institutes, instructor pay, fees, and travel, and marketing and instruction design and materials support to offer Sanford Institute of Philanthropy training to all counties in Eastern NC in which our 43 school systems that are currently part of our Latham Clinical School Network reside. In addition to our school partners, REI will work to reach the Continue reading →

Discoveries in Earth Science for Middle and High School Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment

Dr. Rhea Miles, associate professor in the Department of Math Science and Instructional Technology, was awarded $179,834.00 from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation for the program Discoveries in Earth Science for Middle and High School Students with Blindness or Visual Impairment. The program Discoveries in Earth Science (DES) for 36 middle and high school students with blindness or visual impairments provides a unique opportunity for students in eastern North Carolina to learn earth science in a university setting. Student participants will develop skills for identifying and characterizing Continue reading →

Adult Education Faculty Recognized at National Adult Education Conference

Several faculty members in the Adult Education program were recognized for their achievements at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)’s 67th Annual Conference, held October 2-5, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Christy Rhodes, Assistant Professor of Adult Education, was presented with the President’s Appreciation Award for her outstanding contributions to the association in 2018. Dr. Rhodes served as conference planning chair in both 2017 and 2018, and has been active on the AAACE Board of Directors during that time, as well, Continue reading →

“Reading the Rainbow” receives Edward B. Fry book Award from Literacy Research Association

Dr. Caitlin Ryan, associate professor of reading education, and collaborator Jill Hermann-Wilmarth received the Edward B. Fry Book Award for outstanding   contributions to literacy research and practice for their book Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom. The award was presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference on November 27, in Indian Wells, California. In a year with an unusually high number of submissions, the committee noted that Reading the Rainbow “advanced our knowledge about literacy, particularly related to the inclusion Continue reading →

Drs. Christy Rhodes and Syntia Dietz honored by AMEXICAN

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN) and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition, Inc. (ENCLACO) are proud to announce that the 7thAnnual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards “Celebrating our Community’s Commitment and Excellence” were held on Wednesday December 5that 6:00pm at the Pitt Community College Craig F. Goess Student Center. The annual Community Leadership Awards acknowledge and honor those who have supported AMEXCAN during the 2018 year.  This event was conducted during International Volunteer Week to further honor not only our local Continue reading →

Visiting Scholar Profile: Dr. Fadekemi Oyewusi

Dr Fadekemi Oyewusi is an Associate Professor from the Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies,   Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. She is a specialist in school librarianship; and a Visiting Research Scholar and a Part-Time Instructor in the Library Science Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education. Her area of research is Bibliotherapy – book therapy or use of books for healing – which is employed in libraries by librarians with the intention to influence positive changes Continue reading →

Kehayes establishes Wellness Infusion Initiative at Wilson Community College

As the Educational Support Counselor in Student Development at Wilson Community College (WCC), Kate Kehayes connects students with the resources to support their academic and personal goals. Kehayes began working at WCC as an intern while completing her Masters in Counselor Education at ECU.  During her internship, Kehayes helped develop the Early Alert Referral System (EARS), which allows instructors to identify underperforming students for additional outreach by counselors.  Working with at-risk students helped Kehayes identify common challenges faced by community college students such as: transportation, Continue reading →

Renee Fischer Named NCCTM Outstanding Mathematics Education Student

Mathematics Education student, Ms. Renee Fischer,  has been selected as the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Outstanding Mathematics Education Student.  The NCCTM Special Awards Committee selected Ms. Fischer based on her commitment to mathematics education and all that she has done to support students at all grades in learning mathematics. The award celebration will take place at the NCCTM State Conference on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Guilford C, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro.  Ms. Fischer will be presented with a Continue reading →

COE Community of Scholars Visit Ron Clark Academy

ECU’s College of Education recently took 14 junior education majors to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. All 14 students are four-year scholarship recipients in the college’s Education Community of Scholars.   The Ron Clark Academy is a nationally recognized, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students of vast multi-cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Daisy Carson Latham Scholar, Madison Williams, has been looking forward to this trip for three years. “During Continue reading →