Student Highlights

What Our Students are Saying

Kristin Wook headshot

Kristin Wook

Kristin Wook is the recipient of the Outstanding Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Student Award for the December 2020 graduation.

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College of Education Ambassadors

Erin Allen, Rebecca Murillo, Irene Meikle (not in photo) and Sujey Benavides are working as College of Education Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 school year. Student Ambassadors represent the student perspective of the college to prospective and new students and family, the University of Arizona community, and other groups/organizations as called upon. Ambassadors communicate and present information as needed at various programs and events (e.g., Arizona Experience, Arizona Road Trip, and other recruitment events, career fairs, new student orientation). In exchange, Ambassadors are provided with skill development and leadership opportunities. If you have any questions about how to apply to be a College of Education ambassador, please contact Angela Botello.

Brennen Feder, Class of 2021

Brennen Feder has been selected as a Bobcats Senior Honorary for his senior year! Feder is one of only 13 seniors selected across campus to become a Bobcat. Founded in 1922, the main responsibilities of the organization are planning Homecoming, the Evening of Excellence, and other major events and programming across campus. Congratulations, Brennen!

Joseph Sturm Portrait

Joseph Sturm, Class of 2020

Joseph will be serving as the College of Education's senator in ASUA for the 2019-2020 school year!

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Class of 2020

Tony Viola, Joseph Sturm, Gabrielle Rivas, Victoria Rodriguez (Class of 2018), Laura Juarez, and Giselle Delsid have been selected for UROC/AWARDSS, a paid, research program for both undergraduates and graduates in the College of Education!  Congratulations to all of you!

Celia Romick and Crystal Soltero portrait

Outstanding LLL Senior

Celia Romick is the Outstanding LLL Senior for the December 2019 College of Education Graduation.

Dava and Vanessa posing for camera in a classroom with presentation screen behind them

Arizona Town Hall

Dava Jondall and Vanessa Del Prete are LLL seniors who attended the Arizona Town Hall---“Strong Families Thriving Children" on the UA campus on September 27th to learn about, discuss and weigh in on crucial policy issues affecting Arizona families.

Amanda Wilson in uniform at Disneys Animal Kingdom

Amanda Robertson

Amanda Robertson is an LLL Senior who is currently interning as a Wilderness Explorer at Disney's Animal Kingdom, connecting guests to nature, teaching about the animals they are watching, and sharing ways to protect the world's biodiversity when they get home! Amanda is stationed at 10 different locations throughout the park, and on average works with 300 guests a day!

Tony and Victoria standing in front of their posters

Annual UROC Poster Session

Tony Viola and Victoria Rodriguez presented their research at the Annual UROC Poster Session on August 5th, 2019. 

Tony Viola (pictured on the left):  “Exploring the Impact of Student Perceptions of Self and Future Aspirations through Experiential Learning (Corey J. Knox and Sara Chavarria, mentors)

Victoria Rodriquez (pictured on the right):  “An Adapted Narrative Quality Assessment for Examining Grief Experiences expressed by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities” (Yumi Shirai, Mentor)

Giselle and Laura standing in front of their posters

Annual UROC Poster Session

Giselle Delcid and Laura Juarez presented their research at the Annual UROC Poster Session on August 5th, 2019.

Giselle Delcid (pictured on the left):  “School and Me:  The Relation between Sense of School Belonging and Academic Success Among Latinx Middle School Students” (Melissa Delgado, mentor)

Laura Juarez (pictured on the right):  Policy, Public Discourse, and the Lived Experiences of DACAmented Students and their Educators in Arizona Higher Education” (Jill Koyama, mentor)

Gabrielle and Joseph standing in front of their posters

Annual UROC Poster Session

Gabrielle Rivas, and Joseph Sturm presented their research at the Annual UROC Poster Session on August 5th, 2019.

Gabrielle Rivas (pictured on the left):  “Willingness of College Student Bystanders to Report Sexual Assault on College Campuses” (Michael Sulkowski, mentor)

Joseph Sturm (pictured on the right):  “Exploring Difficulties in Supporting Underrepresented Students due to the Higher Education Act’s Overaward Policy” (Kevin Henry, mentor)

May graduates group photo

2019 Senior Luncheon

May graduates attended the LLL Senior Luncheon on May 2. Congratulations to all of you!

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Dean's Advisory Group

Several students from Literacy, Learning, and Leadership are members of the Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board. Pictured left to right:

Brennen Feder (Leadership, Literacy, Learning), Don Sanchez Kitch (Literacy, Learning, and Leadership), Siena Garcia (Elementary Education), Wanda Becker (Elementary Education), Gabriella Rivas (Literacy, Learning, and Leadership), Jaden Mickens (Literacy, Learning, and Leadership), Rena Mendoza (Literacy, Learning, and Leadership), Laura Kroll (Elementary Education), and Joseph Sturm (Literacy, Learning, and Leadership)

Rena Mendoza Portrait

Rena Mendoza, Class of 2019

Rena Mendoza is the new student board member for the local nonprofit organization, Literacy Connects. Rena is also the new digital coordinator for LLL. Rena is an AZ Online student, working and interning with San Miguel High School in Tucson, coordinating their peer tutor program.

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2019 Lindsay Scholars

LLL students Joseph Sturm, Rena Mendoza, Amanda Robertson, Leehey Ramon, Lacey Nehls, Thea Van Gorp, and Daffne Valdivia were named Paul Lindsey interns this year for their work in the Tucson community. They each represent our college in their stellar work as interns, whether that be mentoring high school students, improving museum, literacy, or science outreach, or making connections for non-profits. They are well-deserving of this award.