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Bryant Valencia

Celebrating the work and progress made in improving the lives of boys and young men of color

March 4, 2019

Thanks to an Instagram video, doctoral student Bryant Valencia now gets to meet President Barack Obama , John Legend , and Stephen Curry . The Educational Policy Studies & Practice doctoral student created the Instagram video for a competition for the Obama Foundation's My Brother's Keeper Alliance conference, known as MBK Rising! He and 21 other video-contest winners received free tickets, travel, and accommodations to attend the MBK...

Sam Steen

Advancing the field of group work in counseling

March 4, 2019

This month, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor Sam Steen will receive the Professional Advancement Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work , a division of the American Counseling Association .

The Professional Advancement Award recognizes Steen as outstanding in his work to advance the field of group work through the development of the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group counseling model....

Professor Linda Shaw

Excelling in research contributions

Feb. 27, 2019

The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association names Professor of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Linda Shaw recipient of the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.

Championing education

Feb. 14, 2019

Assistant Professor Vega received big-screen recognition from President Robbins at the Washington State vs UA men’s basketball game. She was named as an Arizona Champion for her work as a faculty member in education who advocates for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Leading in the field of behavioral disorders

Feb. 14, 2019

Professor Umbreit received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the field of behavior disorders from the Council for Exceptional Children with Behavioral Disorders, for his significant contributions in the field. Former student Candace Gann attests, “I would not be where I am today in my academic career if it were not for Dr. John Umbreit.”

Inspiring education professionals

Feb. 14, 2019

Rufus Glasper, alumnus of our higher education doctorate program, was hosted by UA Alumni for a Cats in the Corner Office conversation this month. This conversation series features the professional lives of successful Wildcats.

Glasper, the current president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, spoke about his innovative projects and answered questions about leadership, being a student, and the future of...

Addressing the need for local teachers

Feb. 14, 2019

Our education program hopes to increase the number of qualified teachers in Arizona. Dean Johnson speaks to the specific challenges that come with fulfilling special education teaching certification. Please read this piece for AZPM, written by Emma Gibson: Need for Special Ed Teachers Stands Out in Ongoing General Shortage.

Meet the Indigenous Thinkers Group

Dec. 19, 2018

Indigenous students from the College of Education are reinstating Indigenous Thinkers, an organization dedicated to all Indigenous graduate students in the College of Education. To learn more about the organization and upcoming events, add yourself to the listserv at indigenous_thinkers@list.arizona.edu and follow the group on Facebook .

Louis Moll

Highest Accolades Earned by Professor Emeritus Moll

Dec. 19, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Luis Moll , who is the recipient of the 2018 George and Louise Spindler Award . The Spindler Award is granted to scholars and practitioners whose achievements in educational anthropology have significantly advanced the quality of the design or delivery of educational services. Moll is the fourth College of Education recipient of the Spindler Award. Our previous recipients include Professor Emeritus Norma...

Amanda Cheromiah (center) with patrons Francesca & Javier López

Recognizing Outstanding Scholars

Dec. 18, 2018

Last month, we honored our Erasmus Circle members and their scholars during a reception that brings the two groups together so they can get to know one another. Erasmus Circle Scholars are outstanding students who show promise in their areas of study and contribute to their communities, the college, and the UA. Through the generosity of our donors, this year we honored 35 scholars.

The Erasmus Circle recognizes the most generous...