Alumni News

Dr. Roy Jones, 1972 COE Alumnus, Named for Pacesetter Award

Nov 05, 2008

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) has named Clemson University professor Roy Jones (B.A. 1972) the winner of the 2009 AABHE Pacesetters Award for his commitment to leadership in black higher education.

Scholarship Recipients and Donors Meet

Nov 01, 2008

Recipients of six scholarships and some of the donors who made them possible met on Oct. 2 at a College 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.”

Fitzpatrick Receives Best School Superintendent Award

Oct 30, 2008

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.

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

Oct 25, 2008

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

Oct 20, 2008

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

Oct 15, 2008

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...

Oct 01, 2008

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

Sep 28, 2008

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

Sep 04, 2008

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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