COE Alumna quoted in New York Times

Amanda Kraemer (MED ’09, Mathematics Ed.) is an AP Calculus teacher at Freedom High School in Orlando, FL. She is part of a new program that expands Advanced Placement course offerings to enroll more students into college. The program creates study review classes sponsored by a nonprofit group, Advancement Via Individual Determination, that works to help prepare disadvantaged students for higher education. Kraemer’s approach seems to be working, because last spring, more than 90 percent of her students received passing grades on their math exams.

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Amanda Kraemer and a few of her students


Distinguished Educators

Congratulations to our 2013 UF Distinguished Educators! The Educators were recognized at UF’s Commencement on Saturday, December 14th.  After the ceremony, a luncheon was held at the President’s Suite in the stadium and the Educators received golden apple awards for their teaching accomplishments.  This year’s award recipients are: David Murphy, Chris Wilson, Nancy Hunter, Derita Pinkard, and Kristen Rivas.


David Murphy and his wife, Tiffany. Chris Wilson and his wife, Kelli.


Dr. Tom Dana and Nancy Hunter


David Murphy and Dr. Tom Dana


Dr. Tom Dana and Derita Pinkard


Kristen Rivas and Dr. Tom Dana


Chris Wilson and Dr. Tom Dana


Higher Ed Alum receives Campus Impact Award

Deborah Douma (EDD ’12, Higher Ed Admin) received the Campus Impact Award as the 2013 Grants Professional of the Year at the National Council for Resource Development Conference. The event was held in Washington, DC, last month. Dr. Douma is currently the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants at Pensacola State College.