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Drinda Benge Cherukuri (Ed.D. `06) receives statewide recognition for research paper

Drinda Benge Cherukuri recently received the 2006 Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award from the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) for her paper titled "Latina/o Students' Knowledge and Perceptions about American Citizenship."

Entries for the Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award are evaluated upon the following criteria: significance, rationale and literature review, method, presentation of the findings, discussion of the implications, and quality of the writing. The award is named for Marvin Wyne, who was a professor of special education at the School of Education for 20 years, until his death in 1987.

Cherukuri received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in May 2006. Currently, she is a teaching assistant professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University.

The North Carolina Association for Research in Education works to improve the quality of education in North Carolina through research and evaluation. Established in 1974, the membership of NCARE includes teachers, principals, school system administrators, university faculty and staff, graduate students, staff of the Department of Public Instruction, members of local educational agencies, and people working in private research organizations.