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Assistant Director of COE's Center for Education Policy Named to State Committee

From the Hampshire Gazette

Amherst's Churchill Named to All-State School Committee
by mcarey

Amherst - Amherst School Committee Chairman Andrew Churchill has been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees for his service on the local board and statewide.

School of Education Alumnus Receives Literacy Leadership Award

John Comings, former Director of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) at Harvard Graduate College of Education, and a University of Massachusetts College of Education alumni (Ed.D. 1979) is one of the recipients of the National Coalition for Literacy’s 2008 Literacy Leadership Awards presented at a reception at the Library of Congress on Sept. 10, 2008.

Ann Courtney, Ed.D. '87, Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Hartford, Conn. – Ann Courtney (UMass College of Education Ed.D. 1987), an Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts, and the Coordinator of Elementary Education at the University of Hartford, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and research at Mary Immaculate College-University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Summer Olympics 1956! Read about COE alum Dr. Charles Jenkins' run for the gold...

Dr. Charles L. Jenkins, 1978 College of Education alumni, participated in the 1956 Summer Olympics. (The following article recently appeared in The Washington Post.)

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Heriberto Flores named chairman of Holyoke Community College trustees

Heriberto Flores, Ed D 73, has been named the chairman of the Board of Trustees at Holyoke Community College. Flores, a former UMass Amherst trustee, has been a trustee at HCC since 2002. He is the executive director of the New England Farm Workers' Council.

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Films by UMass Amherst Professor Chosen for Preservation by New York Women in Film & Television

June, 2008 - Two early films by Liane Brandon, professor emeritus of education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have been selected for restoration and preservation by the New York Women in Film & Television's Women's Film Preservation Fund.

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