Tag Archives: Alumni

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge

This March, SPARTANS WILL. Through April 9, MSU’s College of Education is competing in the B1G March Madness Facebook Rivalry Challenge – and we need your help to win! For the college to become #1 in the Big 10 among colleges of education for Facebook likes, simply give the college some thumbs-up love on Facebook.… Read More »

Math standards focus of new book

Math standards focus of new book

Over the next decade, the Common Core State Standards will affect nearly every K-12 student and teacher in the U.S. A new book co-authored by Kristen Bieda, assistant professor of teacher education, and MSU alumnus Samuel Otten, Connecting the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSSM Practice takes a detailed look at the CCSSM’s Standards of… Read More »

Alumna receives SMU President’s New Employee Excellence Award

Krystal K. (Owens) Jones, (MA SAA ’11) was selected as the recipient of the Southern Methodist University’s 2013 President’s New Employee Excellence Award. Jones has served as a residential community director at SMU since 2011 and has demonstrated significant service to the university, including serving on the Student Affairs Division Staff Development and Assessment committees.… Read More »

Enos to receive national service award

Enos to receive national service award

Former assistant vice president for student services and adjunct faculty member Patricia Enos has been selected to receive the Esther Lloyd Jones Professional Service award, given by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Enos will receive the award during ACPA’s annual conference in Las Vegas, March 4-7. “It’s a humbling honor to be included in the… Read More »

In memoriam: Keith Anderson

In memoriam: Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson, long-time professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations (later became Teacher Education) and associate dean of graduate studies, died on December 20, 2012 at age 79. Anderson’s career at Michigan State University’s College of Education spanned over 40 years. He taught both undergraduate and graduate students and held various administrative roles within… Read More »

In memoriam: Donald Meaders

In memoriam: Donald Meaders

Former faculty member O. Donald Meaders, a leader in agricultural education and former chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Curriculum (a unit which later became Teacher Education), passed away on December 10, 2012 at 89. Meaders earned his EdD in agricultural education with a minor in educational administration from Michigan State University in… Read More »

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson was presented the award on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The award was given to her by NABT President Donald French and President-Elect Mark Little at the association’s recent professional development… Read More »

Alumnus named Superintendent of the Year in Illinois

Alumnus named Superintendent of the Year in Illinois

College of Education alumnus Peter Flynn has received the 2012 Superintendent of the Year award from the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Flynn retired earlier this year as superintendent of the Freeport School District 145 in Freeport, Ill. During his 12-year tenure in Freeport, Flynn cultivated a deep commitment to the arts within the… Read More »

In memoriam: Eldon Nonnamaker

In memoriam: Eldon Nonnamaker

Eldon Nonnamaker, retired Michigan State University administrator and professor emeritus, passed away on November 12 at age 84. Nonnamaker worked at the College of Education from 1961 to 1992 as a professor of educational administration and higher education. He also served as a leader in student affairs for the university beginning in 1968 and was… Read More »

Remembering alumnus John Porter, historic education leader in Michigan

Remembering alumnus John Porter, historic education leader in Michigan

Alumnus John W. Porter (M.A. ’57, Ph.D. ’62) passed away June 27, 2012. He was 80. A two-time graduate of the College of Education, he received a master’s in counseling and guidance and a doctorate in higher education. Dr. Porter worked as a teacher before becoming the first black professional employed in the Michigan Department… Read More »