NEWS

The Access, Wellness, and Relational Determinants of School Success program at the University of Arizona named 12 new students, including seven from the College of Education, for the 2019 fellowship.

This month, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor Sam Steen will receive the Professional Advancement Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association.

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.