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Courtney George awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Courtney George, a doctoral student in the Culture, Curriculum and Change program, recently received a 2007-08 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation is titled “Toward Political and Ideological Clarity and Care: First Year ESL Teachers and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.”

The Fellowship, awarded each spring, supports doctoral students engaged in research and writing toward the completion of their dissertations. Students receive a competitive stipend, tuition, fees and student health insurance for one academic year.

George was born and raised in Ashland, Ore. and received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Oregon in 1997. She spent several years teaching Spanish and English as a second language in western North Carolina before receiving her master’s degree from the School of Education in 2004. She will receive her Ph.D. from the School in May 2008 and hopes to work as a professor of education at a teaching university.