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2020 recipient of the Diane Lynn Anderson Memorial Award

Feb. 1, 2020

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona just announced the 2020 recipient of the Diane Lynn Anderson Memorial Award, who is none other than our Assistant Professor of Practice Stephanie Z. MacFarland . The award was established in memory of Diane Lynn Anderson to recognize those who exemplify the same qualities she possessed: active acceptance, respect, compassion, devotion, and caring for people with disabilities.

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Associate Professor Michelle Perfect was accepted into the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute

Feb. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Michelle Perfec t was accepted into the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute , a year-long endeavor, limited to approximately 36 selected people. Perfect will connect with other mid-career professionals who want to become effective leaders and learn from and be mentored by leaders in the field of behavioral medicine.

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Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium

Feb. 1, 2020

The college’s Indigenous Teacher Education Project hosted the Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium last week in Worlds of Words.

The consortium was created to improve the quality of Navajo education through the recruitment and training of prospective Navajo educators. Today, the consortium also includes a resource center for Navajo educators and a recruitment pipeline. Kelvin White, above, talks about the achievement gap....

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion

Feb. 1, 2020

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council for her ability to make individual connections and create a sense of community. She was recognized on the court during the Colorado vs. Arizona men’s basketball game on January 18.

KGUN visits Worlds of Words to talk about WOW Teen Reading Ambassadors

Jan. 16, 2020

Veronika Vernachio of KGUN 9 visited Worlds of Words to talk about the WOW Teen Reading Ambassadors pilot program that offers high school students a college experience at The University of Arizona. Vernachio spoke with WOW Associate Director Rebecca Ballenger and local high school student Gregory Medina-Kenyon about the program. Medina-Kenyon, who helped start the program in 2018, was recently accepted into Stanford University and says he “...

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Karina Salazar named a Forbes 2019 College Admission Influencer

Jan. 10, 2020

Congratulations to Higher Education Assistant Professor Karina Salazar on being named a 2019 College Admission Influencer by Forbes! Salazar was nominated for her research work that analyzes whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

"Each [nominee], in their way, is turning a critical eye to the policies and practices in admission and encouraging educators...

The College of Education Is Now The Home Of CONAHEC

Jan. 2, 2020

The college is excited to announce that it is now the home of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration , a not-for-profit membership-based network of approximately 180 institutions of higher education in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, as well as a select group of institutions from other parts of the world. The consortium fosters academic collaboration among institutions, organizations, and agencies of higher...

Alum Luis Carlos Davis hosts filmmaking workshop for aspiring filmmakers from Arizona and Sonora.

Empowering Emerging Filmmakers From The Borderlands To Create Their Own Narratives

Jan. 2, 2020

Luis Carlos Davis, an alum of the college's language, reading, and culture doctoral program, was featured in a Fronteras Desk piece about a filmmaking workshop he led in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora in October. The workshop was part of "Cine En La Frontera" or "Cinema On The Border,” a short film contest for student and emerging filmmakers from both Arizona and Sonora. Raised in the borderlands, the director and producer says...

Congratulations to two-time College of Education graduate Lane Santa Cruz on winning the Ward 1 Tucson City Council seat!

Alumna Lane Santa Cruz Wins Tucson City Council Seat

Jan. 2, 2020

Congratulations to two-time College of Education graduate Lane Santa Cruz on winning the Ward 1 Tucson City Council seat! Santa Cruz graduated from the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies with her Language, Reading & Culture, M.A., in 2011 and her Language, Reading & Culture, Ph.D., in 2016. A native Tucsonan, educator, and community organizer at her core, Lane spent the 12 years prior to taking office working...

Congratulations Letty Molina-Gutierrez!

Letty Molina-Gutierrez Wins 2019-2020 NACADA Regional and University of Arizona Awards

Jan. 2, 2020

Congratulations to Senior Academic Advisor Letty Molina-Gutierrez on being named the winner of both the 2019-2020 NACADA UA Excellence in Academic Advising Award in the Emerging Professional category and the NACADA Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising in the New Advisor category. We are so proud of you, Letty, and are so lucky to have you as an advocate for our students! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the college...