2018-19 Edition

Help the Alumni Board Continue Scholarships

Help the Alumni Board Continue Scholarships

Each year, the College of Education Alumni Board of Directors awards scholarships to students who have high academic achievements and can benefit from extra financial support to continue their studies.  These scholarships provide support during one of the most important yet challenging times for students—the internship. This includes the senior-year internship requirement for Kinesiology majors… Read More »

Meet Your Alumni Coordinator: Andrea Ray Alessio

Meet Your Alumni Coordinator: Andrea Ray Alessio

Andrea Ray Alessio joined the MSU College of Education as coordinator for alumni relations and outreach in November 2018.  “I am proud to serve in a college so committed to diversity, issues of social justice and global programming,” she said.  Ray Alessio has a varied career in education, organization and community relations. She has three… Read More »

Notable MSU Leaders Establish Professorship Rooted in International Research, Teaching

Notable MSU Leaders Establish Professorship Rooted in International Research, Teaching

Combined, the Schwilles have dedicated 70 years of their careers to the Michigan State University College of Education. They have been leaders, creators and visionaries.  They’re also philanthropists.  So when the Empower Extraordinary campaign began, the Schwilles knew exactly what to do: Give back.  The latest contribution—the Anderson-Schwille Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education & International… Read More »

Alumni Notes

Alumni Notes

“TOAST THE TEACHER” HONORS MSU ALUM JOHN MACKSON, a physics teacher and basketball coach at South Lyon High School in Michigan, got the surprise of his life from the TODAY Show in November 2017. The NBC news show featured the MSU alumnus during their “Toast the Teacher” series, honoring teachers who have made a significant… Read More »

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

BETTY CANTINO died on Dec. 23, 2018. Cantino joined the MSU College of Education in 1967 as an academic advisor, a position she held through her retirement in 1991. Upon her retirement, she received a Diploma of Merit from the MSU Board of Trustees for her outstanding service to the college.  DONALD J. FREEMAN died on… Read More »

Leading teacher education: Margaret Crocco

Leading teacher education: Margaret Crocco

Social studies scholar Margaret Crocco has retired after five years as chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Teacher Education (TE). During that time, she helped grow the university’s reputation in teacher education while also shepherding changes to meet shifting demands of the field. For example, the MSU Teacher Preparation Program remains accredited and… Read More »

Bridge to Better Learning: Barbara Markle

Bridge to Better Learning: Barbara Markle

Barbara Markle caps off unmatched career connecting research with real classrooms By Nicole Geary Barbara Markle has always believed in reaching for greater potential when it comes to young people. She was the child who, at age 5, spent almost a year in a Detroit hospital recovering from polio. She decided to become an educator… Read More »

New Faculty Members, 2018-2019

New Faculty Members, 2018-2019

The College of Education is pleased to welcome six new tenure-system faculty members this academic year. In their own words, here is the impact they hope to make with their research while at Michigan State University. In addition, Cary Roseth was recently appointed the new chairperson for the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special… Read More »

Research: The Future of Social Media & Education

Research: The Future of Social Media & Education

Scholars from around the world gathered at MSU in October 2018 to discuss social media and education.  More than 100 participants took part in “#Cloud2Class: Exploring the Disruption and Reorganization of Educational Resources in the Age of Social Media,” which encouraged collaboration and communication—and showcased some of the ways MSU faculty and students are investigating… Read More »