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Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Three Michigan State University College of Education alumni were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching in mathematics and science. All three alumni are based in Michigan. They were honored by President Barack Obama in September, along with 210 other educators, with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Since its… Read More »

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Two MSU College of Education alumni are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lori Dithurbide and Tshepang Tshube are traveling with their respective home countries, Canada and Botswana, as mental supports for athletes and leaders before, during and after the games. Dithurbide and Tshube arrived in Rio ahead of the… Read More »

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Donald W. Maine, a two-time alumnus of the MSU College of Education, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities on May 6, 2016, at the university’s advanced degree commencement ceremony. Maine, B. ’65 (Elementary Education) and M.A. ’71 (Reading Instruction), is most widely recognized for his 27 years of service and leadership to Davenport University.… Read More »

MSU grad receives national Milken Educator Award

MSU grad receives national Milken Educator Award

Kevin Tobe, a high school mathematics teacher at Haslett High School in Michigan, was honored with the national Milken Educator Award on Nov. 24, 2015. As part of the award, Tobe received a $25,000 no-strings attached cash reward from the Milken Family Foundation. Tobe, B.A. ’98 (Mathematics – Secondary Education) and M.A. ’01 (Curriculum and… Read More »

Alumna to receive Distinguished Dissertation award

Alumna to receive Distinguished Dissertation award

Christina Berchini will receive the 2016 Award for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) in February. Berchini’s 2014 dissertation was a one-year study on teachers’ racialized identities, and how those identities play out in schools. Berchini, Ph.D. ’14 (Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education), will receive the 27th annual edition of… Read More »

Alumna named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year

Alumna named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year

Michigan State University alumna Kerry Shadbolt was recently named the 2016 Michigan Art Teacher of the Year and the Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year. She received the honors from the Michigan Art Education Association on Oct. 17 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Shadbolt, B.F.A. ’99 (Art Education) and M.A. ’07 (Educational Technology),… Read More »

Two alumni honored with MSU Grand Awards

Two alumni honored with MSU Grand Awards

College of Education alumni William Mayes and Joan Secchia were among 10 Spartans recognized for their contributions to the university at the annual MSU Grand Awards Gala on Oct. 1. William Mayes, M.A. ’74 (Educational Administration), a former executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators, received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Mayes was one of five… Read More »

Homecoming 2015 FAQ

Homecoming 2015 FAQ

When is Homecoming? The 100th homecoming at MSU will begin on Monday, Sept. 28 and end on Saturday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year is “Spartans Take the World Stage,” celebrating everyone from educators to health professionals, from athletes to researchers who have done extraordinary things on the world’s stages. When and where is… Read More »

Alumna to receive honorary degree

Alumna to receive honorary degree

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, alumna Deborah Loewenberg Ball, B.A. ’76, M.A. ’82, Ph.D. ’88, will receive an honorary degree from Lesley University. Loewenberg Ball, dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan and director of TeachingWorks, will also speak at the commencement ceremony to the Graduate School of Education. She will… Read More »

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

“Reading at a Crossroads” co-edited by professor, alumni

Rand Spiro, professor of educational psychology, is lead editor of “Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices,” recently published by Routledge. The book examines how the Internet is transforming reading and learning-through-reading with contributions from distinguished experts in the field. Spiro, along with four alumni, co-edited the book. “Too much of learning… Read More »