EduGator Insider – August 2017 – COE News
Dean Good standing in front of Norman Hall

New Year, New Beginnings

A Message from Dean Glenn Good

With the band practicing on Norman Field, Panhellenic members coursing through Norman Village, and new students hesitantly seeking directions, we knew it was coming — fall semester is here. 

What an exciting time to be at UF. The start of the semester is always full of life and energy and the momentum at the College of Education is greater than ever before. The intellectual leadership of our faculty burns brightly, student experience begins anew and our dedicated staff tirelessly support it all. 

However, this year we will collective reach for new heights as the University of Florida launches it largest capital campaign to date. The college welcomes this opportunity to elevate our shared ambitions. And, as you’ll read below, the long-awaited rehabilitation to historic Norman Hall is imminent. The coming months will certainly be representative of extensive planning, preparation and perseverance. 

I’m sure you share our excitement about the future, and I welcome Fall 2017 with open arms!

Postcard image of Norman Hall

Norman Hall Rehabilitation

Scheduled to begin this fall, this project will transform our learning environment, creating historically preserved spaces for greater collaboration and impact.

Former student Gator chomping in front of arch

What I did on my Summer Vacation

You remember all of those essay prompts from elementary school, right? The College of Education would love to know what you did over your summer vacation!

Teacher working with student

The Vocabulary of Success

Mary Brownell, PhD explores the correlation between reading comprehension and academic achievement in her co-authored study report in the Journal of Teacher Education.

Photo of the tree in the Norman courtyard

Leaving a Legacy through the Gift of Education

Ms. Della Rosenberg (MEd ’50) and Dr. Larry Tyree (BAE ’66, MEd ’68, EdD) are planting trees under whose shade they never sit with two new scholarships at the College of Education.

Stressed student with head in book

Student Success: How stress effects students with emotional problems

Michelle Cumming (PhD ’16) received national recognition recently for her dissertation study on the relationship between stress and emotional-behavioral outcomes of students.

Will Atkins headshot

Student Success: COE PhD student is new head of UF Diversity Affairs

Will Atkins, currently pursuing his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the College of Education, is the new executive director of multicultural and diversity affairs at UF.