NEWS

The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association names Professor of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Linda Shaw recipient of the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.

Our education program hopes to increase the number of qualified teachers in Arizona. Dean Johnson speaks to the specific challenges that come with fulfilling special education teaching certification. Please read this piece for AZPM, written by Emma Gibson: Need for Special Ed Teachers Stands Out in Ongoing General Shortage.

Professor Umbreit received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the field of behavior disorders from the Council for Exceptional Children with Behavioral Disorders, for his significant contributions in the field. Former student Candace Gann attests, “I would not be where I am today in my academic career if it were not for Dr. John Umbreit.”

Rufus Glasper, alumnus of our higher education doctorate program, was hosted by UA Alumni for a Cats in the Corner Office conversation this month. This conversation series features the professional lives of successful Wildcats.

Glasper, the current president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, spoke about his innovative projects and answered questions about leadership, being a student, and the future of education in the Facebook Live interview

Assistant Professor Vega received big-screen recognition from President Robbins at the Washington State vs UA men’s basketball game. She was named as an Arizona Champion for her work as a faculty member in education who advocates for the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Indigenous students from the College of Education are reinstating Indigenous Thinkers, an organization dedicated to all Indigenous graduate students in the College of Education. To learn more about the organization and upcoming events, add yourself to the listserv at indigenous_thinkers@list.arizona.edu and follow the group on Facebook.

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Luis Moll, who is the recipient of the 2018 George and Louise Spindler Award. The Spindler Award is granted to scholars and practitioners whose achievements in educational anthropology have significantly advanced the quality of the design or delivery of educational services.
Moll is the fourth College of Education recipient of the Spindler Award. Our previous recipients include Professor Emeritus Norma Gonzalez (2017), Professor Perry Gilmore (2016), and former Associate Professor Teresa McCarty (2010).
In addition to this award, Moll was honored with two other awards this semester: the National Council of Teachers of English Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts Award and the Literacy Research Association Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award.

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies doctoral student Jaclyn Wolf attended the California Association of School Psychologists conference in San Diego in early November to present her research, Neighborhood risk and unsafe schools in relation to Latinx adolescents' academic engagement: Social cohesion and school respect as protective factors. Her findings indicate neighborhood and school risk, and protective factors are important to Latinx adolescents’ academic engagement.

Last month, we honored our Erasmus Circle members and their scholars during a reception that brings the two groups together so they can get to know one another. Erasmus Circle Scholars are outstanding students who show promise in their areas of study and contribute to their communities, the college, and the UA. Through the generosity of our donors, this year we honored 35 scholars.

The Erasmus Circle recognizes the most generous supporters of the College of Education. Erasmus donors provide financial  support that allows the College of Education to invest in scholarships for students and faculty support. Members are passionate about supporting education initiatives and advocating for educators and leaders in our community. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have awarded 364 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students and funded 24 fellows in programs throughout the college.

2018 Erasmus Circle Fellow

Educational Policy Studies and Practice Associate Professor Jill Koyama

Director, Institute for LGBT Studies

2018 Erasmus Circle Undergraduate Scholars

With matched patron or benefactor

Alexandra Begg, Patron: Bonne & Dave Overstreet          

Olivia Morris, Patrons: Judy & Theron Ovitt

Brennen Feder, Benefactors: Barbara & Russell Miller     

Yvette Padilla, Patron: Jinx Patterson                     

Siobhan Frankiewicz, Patron: Emily Meschter     

Lindsay Pombier, Patrons: Patrice & Ronald Brown

John Gallo, Patron: Richard Delgado       

Amanda Robertson, Patron: Shirley Ann Hartman

Natalie Larez, Benefactors: Kathy & Jerry Short  

Joseph Sturm: Patron: Margaret & Bruce Johnson

Megan Mace, Patron: Walter Doyle        

Emma Terry: Patron: Barbara Cropper

Gabriel Martinez, Patrons: Patty & Carl Liaupsin

America Valencia, Patron: Donna Jurich

Jason McKibben, Patron: Barbara Myers

 

2018 Erasmus Circle Graduate Scholars

With matched patron or benefactor

Dylan Barton, Patron: Lynn Engel             

Sizhan Liang, Patron: Gloria Barnett

Amanda Cheromiah, Patrons: Francesca & Javier López  

Avery Mickens, Patrons: Kathy Alexander & Paul Lindsey

Lysette Davi, Patron: Dale Frederick        

Whitney Mohr, Benefactors: Barbara & Russell Miller

Janna Hasko-Dunagan, Patron: Shirin Antia          

Dan Moreno, Patrons: Margaret & Bruce Johnson

Sarah Grace, Patrons: Kathy & Don Jorgensen    

Dynah Oviedo, Patron: Kris Bosworth

Rosario Hutchings, Patron: Emily Meschter         

Austin Ringquist, Patrons: Nancy & Reese Woodling

Charlotte Iurino, Patrons: Dell & Jerry Bromiel    

James Sheldon, Patrons: Patrice & Ronald Brown

Hee Young Kim, Benefactors: Kathy & Jerry Short              

Michele Stathatos, Patrons: Susan & Robin Richards

Ang Li, Patrons: Barbara & Jim Sullivan   

Shelina Walli, Patrons: Renée & Richard Clift

Zhongyuan Li, Patrons: Danielle & Steve Thu       

Jaclyn Wolf, Patrons: Carol & Larry Bahill

 

ERASMUS CIRCLE MEMBERS

Ann & Fred Boice

Jane Erin

Charlotte Harris

Frederic & Gayle Jandrey

Kathleen & Raymond Naylor

Marie Ruiz

Nancy & Jay Scherr

 

ERASMUS CIRCLE LEGACY

Bahar & Richard Delgado

 

ERASMUS CIRCLE LIFETIME

Therese Berg

Nancy Haddad Berge

Ann & Fred Boice

Sally Drachman Salvatore

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Fessler

Keith McKenzie

Emily Meschter

Wilma Miller

Mary Louise Rentfrow

 

If you would like more information about The Erasmus Circle, please contact College of Education Director of Development Lee O'Rourke at 520-621-3413 lorourke@email.arizona.edu

Every semester, Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Associate Professor of Practice Crystal Soltero hosts a Literacy, Learning, and Leadership Internship Poster Session to offer our students the chance to have their internship questions answered by fellow students who are current interns. At this semester's Internship Poster Session, there were Literacy, Learning, and Leadership interns from a wide range of community organizations, including Ben's Bells and the A