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The annual Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented April 16 at a luncheon in the Massachusetts State House in Boston. University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson and UMass Amherst Chancellor Robert C. Holub were scheduled to speak prior to the awards presentation.
Four alumni, a professor emeritus and an honorary alumnus received the awards, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association.
Researchers are beginning to wonder whether video games might actually be a solution to what ails today's students rather than a problem. Read School of Education alumni Dr. Chris Dede's (Ed.D. 1972) thoughts about virtual worlds and video games in this article from the January 2009 issue of Science.
Hyunju Lee, doctoral student in the School of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was named by the Equity and Ethics Committee of National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) as a recipient of one of the 2009 NARST Equity Scholars Awards. The scholarships support early career science educators (advanced doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) from under-represented groups within the U.S. to attend the 2009 NARST annual conference and to contribute to science education research, scholarship, and leadership.
Former UMass Boston administrator Charles Desmond was recently appointed as the new chairman of the Board of Higher Education by Gov. Deval L. Patrick. Desmond is replacing Frederick W. Clark, Jr.
Dr. Robert A. Gordon (M.Ed 1969, Ed.D 1971) has been awarded the fourth annual Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to Ontario, Canada’s college system. His academic background includes an Honours BA in History and a Master's Degree in Modern British History from Bishop's University, a Master's Degree and Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts’ School of Education, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Marcella Runell-Hall, a doctoral student in the School of Education, is one of 10 graduate students in the nation to be recognized with the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
The awards honor graduate students who are committed to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education.
Published in The Republican, Springfield, Mass.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Edison Santana (M.Ed. 1988) is a UMass-Amherst graduate all the way, having obtained a bachelor's in psychology in 1982, a master's in education in 1988 and doctorate in philosophy in 1994. He chose UMass-Amherst because of the counseling psychology program in the School of Education at the time he enrolled.
UMass Amherst School of Education alumna Dr. Mary F. Lenox (Ed.D. 1975) was recently honored as a recipient of the Chicago Teachers College / Chicago State University Alumni Association’s 2008 Golden Alumna Award. The award is bestowed upon an alumna or alumnus who is 70 years of age or older, in honor of their consistent service, commitment and dedication to the advancement of Chicago State University.
Dr. John C. Carey, professor in the department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services and director of the School of Education's Center for School Counseling Outcome Research (CSCOR), recently received the Chancellor's "In the Field" Recognition Award in a public ceremony at the Mullins Center preceding the UMass Amherst-Holy Cross basketball game.
Dr. John C. Carey approved for Fulbright award