Tag Archives: Alumni

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Alumnus & leader Lawrence Sierra passes away

Lawrence Sierra, a former student athlete, three-time alumnus of the College of Education and leader at Michigan State University, passed away on May 6, 2017. Sierra came to MSU as a basketball player, later transitioning to soccer, and left with a bachelor’s (1959) and master’s (1960) in Health and Physical Education. He also obtained a… Read More »

MSU educators honored at national English teaching conference

MSU educators honored at national English teaching conference

Several people from the Michigan State University College of Education will present or be honored at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention this year. Raven Jones Stanbrough, an assistant professor and Detroit-area internship coordinator for the MSU Teacher Preparation Program, is among six being honored with the Early Career Educator of… Read More »

Grand Awards honors college alumni

Grand Awards honors college alumni

Several College of Education alumni were among those honored at the annual Michigan State University Grand Awards on Oct. 13. Of the 16 university alumni who were honored, four were from the MSU College of Education. Kathryn, B. ’58 (Elementary Education), and Michael Bosco, B.  ’57 (Social Science), received an Alumni Service Award. They were among… Read More »

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Alumni earn prestigious education honors

Three Michigan State University College of Education alumni were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching in mathematics and science. All three alumni are based in Michigan. They were honored by President Barack Obama in September, along with 210 other educators, with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Since its… Read More »

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Alumni help Olympians go for the gold

Two MSU College of Education alumni are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lori Dithurbide and Tshepang Tshube are traveling with their respective home countries, Canada and Botswana, as mental supports for athletes and leaders before, during and after the games. Dithurbide and Tshube arrived in Rio ahead of the… Read More »

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Alumnus to receive honorary degree

Donald W. Maine, a two-time alumnus of the MSU College of Education, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities on May 6, 2016, at the university’s advanced degree commencement ceremony. Maine, B. ’65 (Elementary Education) and M.A. ’71 (Reading Instruction), is most widely recognized for his 27 years of service and leadership to Davenport University.… Read More »

MSU grad receives national Milken Educator Award

MSU grad receives national Milken Educator Award

Kevin Tobe, a high school mathematics teacher at Haslett High School in Michigan, was honored with the national Milken Educator Award on Nov. 24, 2015. As part of the award, Tobe received a $25,000 no-strings attached cash reward from the Milken Family Foundation. Tobe, B.A. ’98 (Mathematics – Secondary Education) and M.A. ’01 (Curriculum and… Read More »

Alumna to receive Distinguished Dissertation award

Alumna to receive Distinguished Dissertation award

Christina Berchini will receive the 2016 Award for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) in February. Berchini’s 2014 dissertation was a one-year study on teachers’ racialized identities, and how those identities play out in schools. Berchini, Ph.D. ’14 (Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education), will receive the 27th annual edition of… Read More »

Alumna named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year

Alumna named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year

Michigan State University alumna Kerry Shadbolt was recently named the 2016 Michigan Art Teacher of the Year and the Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year. She received the honors from the Michigan Art Education Association on Oct. 17 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Shadbolt, B.F.A. ’99 (Art Education) and M.A. ’07 (Educational Technology),… Read More »

Two alumni honored with MSU Grand Awards

Two alumni honored with MSU Grand Awards

College of Education alumni William Mayes and Joan Secchia were among 10 Spartans recognized for their contributions to the university at the annual MSU Grand Awards Gala on Oct. 1. William Mayes, M.A. ’74 (Educational Administration), a former executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators, received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Mayes was one of five… Read More »