Tag Archives: Students

Programs to interest teens in teaching

The drive to recruit teachers into the profession, especially those interested in teaching subject areas with critical shortages, has led many institutions to implement programs for students in high school or younger. In this recent Associated Press article, Sonya Gunnings-Moton, assistant dean in the Michigan State University College of Educations, talks about MSU’s approach for… 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 »

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 »

Education students honored for 4.0 GPAs

Education students honored for 4.0 GPAs

Two education students at Michigan State University were recently honored by the Board of Trustees among graduating seniors from across campus with the highest scholastic averages. All 33 students recognized received a 4.0 grade point average. They include: – Alexa Hayes, an English major pursuing secondary education. Alexa is a graduate of Holt High School.… Read More »

MSU intern named Michigan Student Teacher of the Year

MSU intern named Michigan Student Teacher of the Year

Child development graduate Kathryn Kosko, who is completing her fifth-year internship in Detroit through the College of Education, has been selected as the 2010-11 Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. She will receive the award during a dinner and ceremony on April 8, 2011. The competition is coordinated by the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators.… Read More »

Kinesiology student wins best poster presentation

Kinesiology student wins best poster presentation

Kimbo Yee, a doctoral student in kinesiology, received an award for best poster presentation during the 10th Annual Pediatric Research Day at MSU. Yee’s poster described the effectiveness of Fit Kids 360, a weight management program developed by the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Healthy Weight Center, community groups and local advocates, including two pediatricians: Dr.… Read More »

Math education student presents at research conference

Math education student presents at research conference

Justin Drwencke, a mathematics major at Michigan State University pursuing secondary teacher certification, recently presented a poster at the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PMENA) conference in Columbus, Ohio. Drwencke has been working in collaboration with College of Education assistant professor Kristen Bieda as a professorial assistant since fall of 2009. One of few if any other… Read More »

Kinesiology students win regional ACSM competition

Kinesiology students win regional ACSM competition

Three Michigan State University seniors majoring in kinesiology recently took first place in the exercise physiology-based Jeopardy! competition at the American College of Sports Medicine, Midwest Regional Chapter conference in Indianapolis. The students, Charlie Xin, Allison Pomerantz and Emily Bolthouse, received their winning trophy from MSU kinesiology professor Karin Pfeiffer, who is now past president of… Read More »