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Rutzen recognized as outstanding student leader

Rutzen recognized as outstanding student leader

Janel Rutzen, a recent graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, was honored with the 2011 National Outstanding Student Leader of the Year award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Rutzen initially won the CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Program District 5 Outstanding Leader of the Year award in February. She was nominated by Dan DiMaggio, director of… Read More »

KDP counselor Dumont awarded for chapter excellence

KDP counselor Dumont awarded for chapter excellence

College of Education advisor Kristy Dumont was recently awarded the Kappa Delti Pi Regional Counselor Award for the Midwest Region, which covers 10 states. Dumont was selected based on her oustanding work as staff advisor for the MSU KDP chapter. She will be recognized for her achievements at the KDP Biennial Convocation on Nov. 4,… Read More »

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

Valerie Suszko, who graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in special education, has been named the 2011 Woman of the Year by Greater Lansing Woman magazine. As a Special Olympics coach and special education teacher at Washington Woods school in Holt, Suszko is regarded as an inspiration and a hero by students,… Read More »

Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Kristen Renn, an associate professor in the MSU College of Education and highly regarded leader in the field of student affairs, received the Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education from the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. Renn, an alumna of the women-only college, received the prestigious award during her 25th reunion. She… Read More »

HALE student, graduate nationally recognized by NACADA

HALE student, graduate nationally recognized by NACADA

For nearly 30 years, the National Awards Program for Academic Advising has recognized outstanding professionals in the field of academic advising. This year, Shannon Burton, current HALE doctoral student and academic advising specialist in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, received the NACADA Student Research Award in the Doctoral degree category. Burton was recognized… Read More »

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Brown recognized for outstanding contributions to special education

Michigan State University College of Education academic advisor Jean Brown recently received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty & Staff Award from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. Brown was recognized for her extraordinary efforts to promote equal opportunity and educational achievement for MSU students. The award is typically granted to a faculty or staff member who has been nominated by an MSU student with a disability. In… Read More »

Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor

Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor

Deborah Feltz, a professor and chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of 10 MSU professors to be named a University Distinguished Professor in 2011. This exclusive title is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and… Read More »

MSU Kappa Delta Pi chapter nationally recognized with ACE award

MSU Kappa Delta Pi chapter nationally recognized with ACE award

Kappa Delta Pi, a highly regarded international honor society in education, has recognized Michigan State University’s KDP Epsilon Kappa Chapter with a 2011 Achieving Chapter Excellence Award. Of the society’s 645 chapters, only 24 were chosen to receive the prestigious ACE award. The MSU KDP chapter, advised by College of Education academic advisor Kristy Dumont, received the award for demonstrating two years of excellent activities based… Read More »

EPET student receives Spencer dissertation fellowship

EPET student receives Spencer dissertation fellowship

Mike DeSchryver, a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program, has received the prestigious Spencer Dissertation Fellowship to support his research on the process of Web-based learning. The fellowship, worth $25,000, is awarded to only 20 of approximately 600 applicants from across the nation. DeSchryver’s dissertation investigates the skills and strategies that advanced Web learners, such as… Read More »