A Year of Storytelling
2018 was a long year and with it came a multitude of stories from the College of Education. From awards and grants to recognizing outstanding students and faculty, we’ve been able to see the place we love reach new heights of success in education and beyond. Take a look at some of our top stories with us from this year as we reminisce and look forward to an even brighter 2019. See you on the other side.
The 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards recognized two of our EduGators, Lauren L. May BAE 08′ & MED ’09 and Christopher M. Mullin BAAED ’99 & Ph.D. ’08, who impacted the lives of many through service in education.
Doctoral candidate of Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education, Elizabeth Currin, was awarded the Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her interdisciplinary research as part of her dissertation, “Storied Stance: An Oral History of Long-Term Teacher Researchers in the Age of Accountability.”
UF honored Justin Ortagus, a faculty researcher in Higher Ed Administration and Policy, with its 2018 Excellence Award for Assistant Professors.
Alisa Houseknecht, a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Counselor Education program, was awarded a Research & Best Practice Grant from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES).
During the College of Education’s 16th annual Recognition Dinner, we honored those who have contributed to the success of the college. While all of our students contributed to our success, three graduate and three undergraduate students were identified after a rigorous selection process for their superior accomplishments.
Bilingual Ed. scholar Maria Coady filled a prestigious endowed Fien professorship that allows her to expand her landmark multilingual studies aimed at helping at-risk English language learners at rural high-poverty schools.
The COE continues to be the state’s best online graduate degree program in education and rates second best in the nation, according to Jan. 9 rankings by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
Jonte Myers, a doctoral student in special education was awarded a 2018-19 Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), an award only given to seven other doctoral students across the country.
The College of Education jumped five spots in the US News annual rankings of America’s Best Graduate Education Schools–placing 14th among public education colleges and 24th overall. That makes UF the top-ranked education college in the state and among public institutions in the Southeast.
Best-selling author James Patterson made a generous donation that would kick off the James Patterson Literacy Challenge. The challenge seeks to develop transformative literacy initiatives aimed at doubling the number of students in Florida who can read proficiently.