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Holyoke High School students paint mural depicting perspectives of their city with help of SOE Social Justice Education student
The unveiling and dedication of a nine-panel mural depicting the past, present and future of the City of Holyoke, Mass., and painted by five Holyoke High School seniors was publicly unveiled on the side of an historic city theater recently. The students worked with UMass Amherst School of Education graduate student and community arts facilitator, Carla Wojczuk, as part of a Mural Arts Workshop in The CONNECTIONS After School Program at Holyoke High.
Colleen “Birdie” Champ, a doctoral student in the School of Education, was awarded the 2010 Joseph L. Boscov Scholarship by the UMass Amherst Graduate School. The scholarship is awarded annually to a current or incoming female graduate student whose work will “equip her for increased service to the needs of people and/or the environment.”
Konda Reddy Chavva, a CIE doctoral student, spent this past summer in Southern India working with World Education project staff and farmers to design participatory methodology for collection of baseline data on climatic variability. World Education assists the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project in the design and im
With a B.A. in English literature from Elmira College and some time travelling after graduation behind him, Christian Austin was ready for his first job. He set out on an insurance career path. Then, feeling that there was something else in store for him, and remembering how he had enjoyed being a writing tutor while in college, he decided to “leave insurance and go back to school.” To be a teacher.
When teacher Mindy Eichhorn went to India to teach abandoned women life skills, her own life changed.
Her interest in India started when she was at the University of Tennessee where she earned a B.S. in Special Education and an M.S. in Education.
“I took a class about women and cross-cultural perspectives and something about India was a magnet. I felt pulled to the women of India,” said Mindy Eichhorn, a SOE student currently working on her doctorate in international education. Upon graduation from UTenn, she moved to Hartford and started teaching for Hartford Public Schools in the summer of 2002. But her interest in India never flagged.