Tag Archives: Alumni

Alumna a finalist for national, prestigious teaching award

A graduate of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University is a Wisconsin finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Sarah Trimner, BA ’01, is one of four Wisconsin teachers to be nominated as a finalist for the prestigious award. The awards are administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF)… Read More »

Professor emerita to be inducted in hall of fame

Professor emerita to be inducted in hall of fame

Professor Emerita MaryLee Davis is one of 11 women being inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for 2014. Davis is being honored for her leadership and work with various organizations dedicated to education, healthcare, public policy, diversity, youth, community service and advocacy for women. Davis is also being heralded by the Michigan Women’s… Read More »

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

Homecoming: Meet MSU’s first starting black quarterback

College of Education alumnus Jimmy Raye, MSU’s first starting black quarterback, will be on campus this week in honor of Homecoming festivities and Project 60/50. Raye will be featured during a special meet-and-greet event from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes. Raye was one of the… Read More »

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and her… Read More »

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan State University College of Education alumna Melody Arabo has been named 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year! Arabo, BA ’01 (Education), MA, ’04 (Curriculum and Teaching), is currently teaching third grade at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She has 12 years of teaching experience, and was selected from among 238… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in the state

Teaching intern named best in the state

For the fourth consecutive year, a College of Education graduate has been named the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year! This year’s recipient is elementary education graduate Julia McLean (BA, ’13). The Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) hosts a contest each year to identify and recognize a Michigan pre-service teacher. Intended to sharpen teaching… Read More »

Ames named distinguished scholar at Purdue

Ames named distinguished scholar at Purdue

Dean and Professor Emeritus Carole Ames has been honored by Purdue University as a Distinguished Woman Scholar. She was among six Purdue alumni who received the recognition on March 7, 2014 from the university’s Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence, which was initiated to advance women in leadership. Ames spent 18 years as dean of… Read More »

Two alumni receive Milken Awards

Two alumni receive Milken Awards

Considered the Oscars of teaching awards, the Milken Educator Award is given annually to 40 early- to mid-career secondary teachers throughout the United States who have demonstrated excellence in education. And this year, two of the recipients are graduates of Michigan State University. Alumnus Mark Miazga, BA ’00 (English, Secondary Education), was completely stunned recently during… Read More »

Alumna receives AMTE award

Alumna receives AMTE award

Amanda Jansen, PhD 2004 (Educational Psychology), has been awarded the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) 2014 Early Career award. Jansen will receive the award on February 8 at AMTE’s annual conference in Irvine, Cal. Jansen is currently an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on… Read More »

Alumnus appointed president of UW System

Alumnus appointed president of UW System

Michigan State University College of Education alumnus Raymond (Ray) W. Cross, has been appointed the seventh president of the University of Wisconsin System. Since 2011, Cross has served as chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, and his responsibilities included academic, development, administrative and financial aspects of both institutions. Cross was appointed… Read More »