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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
Dr. Toran E. Isom, (Ed.D 1989) an instructor in University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Rhetoric and Writing, has been named Arkansas English Higher Education Teacher of the Year by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (ACTELA.)
The organization of teachers of English language arts cited Dr. Isom for her teaching innovations, research, publication, and service to students, parents, and professional membership organizations. She was presented her award at ACTELA's fall convention Nov. 13.
Barbara J. Addison Reid (Ed.D. 1992) was recently named to the position of director of diversity and affirmative action at Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. She previously served as the Executive Director of Human Resources at Bentley College, where she also taught graduate courses in Human Resource Management.
Dr. Jerri Willett, chair of the School of Education’s Department of Teacher Preparation and Curriculum Studies Department, has been named a recipient of the President’s Public Service Award for 2008, according to the Office of the President of the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Willett will receive the award along with other outstanding faculty at a ceremony and luncheon on Nov. 19 in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and The MIT Press have published Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge, edited by Toru Iyoshi and M.S. Vijay Kumar (Ed.D. 1986.) The book is available for free download from The MIT Press website under a Creative Commons use license and also for sale in hard copy.
Howard J. Eberwein, III, (Ed.D. 2008) Superintendent of Pittsfield, Mass., Schools, received the Education Law Association’s Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year Award at the organization’s 54th Annual Conference held in San Antonio, Tx.
School of Education alumnus Ulysses Byas (Ed.D 1977) recently travelled from his home in Macon, Georgia, to Long Island, New York, to celebrate a $31-million reconstruction of an elementary school that bears his name, as reported in a recent issues of Newsday.
The new Ulysses Byas Elementary School, renamed shortly before Byas retired from the school district in 1977, sports not only new classrooms and technology, but a portrait of its namesake, a recent gift from Byas himself.
Recipients of six scholarships and some of the donors who made them possible met on Oct. 2 at a School of Education reception held at the University Club. It was an evening characterized by laughter and deeply-felt exchanges of appreciation.
“It means so much to me to meet the students who received the scholarships,” said donor Alma Keilty, who created the Joseph W. Keilty Scholarship in memory of her husband. “I’ve read their letters of thanks and it is wonderful to put a face to the name.”
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Executive Director Thomas Scott and Director of Professional Development and Government Services Paul Andrews have announced that Michael F. Fitzpatrick (Ed.D. 1981), Superintendent-Director of the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District, was named the Dr. Christos Daoulas Award recipient for 2008. The award is presented each year to one superintendent who personifies the best qualities of dedicated school leadership and has contributed significantly to the association.