Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Alumnus leads at GVSU, earns Big Ten award Since July 2015, John Shinsky, B.A. ’74 (Elementary Education), M.A. ’77 and Ph.D. ’83 (Special Education), has served as interim dean of the Grand Valley State University College of Education. Prior to this appointment, he was chair of the Leadership and Learning Department in the college. Shinsky… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Several MSU alumni were honored in 2015 for their use of educational technology by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL): Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K to 12 Teacher: Joanna Van Raden (Educational Technology Certificate, ’09) Outstanding Technology-Using Educator: Andrew Steinman, B.S. ’07, M.A. ’11 (Educational Technology) Runner-Up for Outstanding Technology-Using Educator: Jillian Johnson, M.A. ’12… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Melody Arabo was named 2014-15 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Arabo, B.A. ’01 (Education), M.A. ’04 (Curriculum and Teaching), joins several MSU alumni who have been honored with the recognition. Arabo teaches third grade at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Sian Beilock, Ph.D. ’03 (Kinesiology), was appointed vice provost for… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Henry “Hank” Bullough, BA ’56 (Physical Education), was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013, joining an elite group of athletes and leaders who have played a part in MSU’s rich athletic history. Bullough is considered by most to be a football legend, playing under infamous Green Bay Packers coach… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Alumni Tribute Remembering trailblazing alumna Patricia Carrigan Alumna and former MSU Trustee Patricia Carrigan, (B ’50) died on June 19, 2013. Carrigan taught in Battle Creek and Willow Run public schools and served as the director of research and evaluation for the Ann Arbor public school district before moving on to corporate human resources in… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Alumna receives national biology teacher award Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson (’98, secondary teaching certificate) has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson received the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) during the association’s recent professional development conference in Dallas. “We don’t get a lot of… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Juleen Jenkins-Whall, MA ’04 (Teaching and Curriculum), received the prestigious Milken Educator Award, dubbed as the “Oscars of Teaching.” She is one of only 40 other secondary teachers in the nation to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding work in the field of education and includes a monetary prize of $25,000. Jenkins-Whall, a science teacher… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

Alum named Superintendent of the Year The Michigan Association of School Administrators (masa) named Brian Davis, Ed.S. ’00 (k–12 Educational Administration), as the 2011 Superintendent of the Year. Selected by a panel of Michigan’s education stakeholders, the Holland Public Schools leader was recognized for his leadership in exploring new learning models, increasing accountability and gaining… Read More »

Alumni News and Notes

Alumni News and Notes

Graduates Inducted To Athletics Hall of Fame Each year, Michigan State University inducts several Spartans into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame, celebrating key moments and individuals in the university’s history. Three College of Education alumni were among the five inducted on Sept. 30, 2017. Robert Apisa, B.S. ’69 (Physical Education), was recognized twice with… Read More »

Alumni News and Notes

Alumni News and Notes

Honoring women pioneers Two alumni from the College of Education were inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in October 2016. Olivia Letts, M. ’54, Ed.D. ’70 and Ph.D. ’75 (Educational Administration and Curriculum), was the first African American teacher in the Lansing School District, and later became the district’s first African American principal… Read More »