Kudos to Students and Alumni!

CCL Ph.D. student Tanya McGhee and Graduate Certificate Student Erin Bingham will make a presentation at the 2021 League for Innovation national conference on March 1, 2021.  The presentation is titled, Creating Sustainable Community and K-12  PartnershipsTanya McGhee is Senior Director of the STEM Outreach for the North Carolina Community Colleges and Erin Bingham is Director of STEM Outreach. 

Also, McGhee and Bingham received the 2019-2020 Innovation of the Year Award on behalf of the North Carolina Community Colleges for the Effective Authentic Science Events (EASE) program which connects North Carolina Community Colleges with local middle school students for a day of inquiry-based science and STEM career exploration. Learn more at https://www.league.org/web-page/2019-2020-innovation-year-award-winner-north-carolina-community-colleges

CCL PhD alumna Dr. Monica Parrish Trent, vice president of network engagement at Achieving The Dream (ATD) is collaborating with the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center to establish the Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA). Dr. Trent believes community colleges “play a vital role in advancing racial equity and social justice in the communities they serve.” Team  of college presidents, faculty members, diversity officers and student affairs professionals will study equity modules, evidence-based tools and frameworks. Learn more at https://diverseeducation.com/article/204750/

HIED PhD alumna Dr. Monique Colclough, Post Doctoral Research Scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State, just released a research-to-practice transfer report on community college to public HBCUs in North Carolina. The reports can be found at https://twitter.com/ncstatebelk/status/1359577972202631168?s=21 and https://belk-center.ced.ncsu.edu/2021/02/10/new-research-by-monique-colclough-ph-d-examines-promising-practices-for-community-college-hbcu-transfer-student-success/.

HIED MSEd alumnus Dr. Kyle R. Williams has been named the Dean of Students at Oglethorpe University. You can learn more about his career path and his vision for the role here: https://source.oglethorpe.edu/2021/01/20/dr-kyle-r-williams-named-dean-of-students-at-oglethorpe-university/.

Kudos to all, we are so very proud of you!