Student News


Doctoral candidate Trip Stallings selected for William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations

Trip Stallings, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, is one of 19 newly named William C. Friday Fellows for Human Relations.

Marguerita Best, Derrick Jordan named UCEA Jackson Scholars

Doctoral students Marguerita Best and Derrick Jordan have been named 2008 Barbara L. Jackson Scholars. Both students are enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership.

School initiates undergraduates into Kappa Delta Pi

The School of Education’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the 90-year-old international honor society for outstanding undergraduate students in education, welcomed 45 new initiates April 16, 2008. Eligibility requirements include at least a 3.4 grade point average and a strong record of leadership and service.

Sarah Fish to graduate with highest honors

Sarah Fish, a senior student in Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS), will graduate with highest honors from the School on May 11. Fish, a Teaching Fellow from Lexington, N.C., garnered highest honors due to her outstanding academic record as well as the successful defense of her undergraduate thesis titled “Predicting Positive Outcomes: Prenatal Attitudes and Knowledge as Indicators of Cognitive Readiness to Parent in Pregnant Adolescents.”

Natalie Martin receives FLAS fellowship to study Arabic in Jordan

Natalie Martin, a master’s student in Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy, recently received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Arabic and relevant area studies courses in Jordan for the 2008-2009 academic year. The award includes tuition and fees, health insurance and a living stipend. 

Kari Lee Siko awarded first place for presentation at University’s Research Day

Kari Lee Siko, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Culture, Curriculum and Change, was awarded first place in the Best Graduate Student PowerPoint Presentation category at UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Research Day on March 4.  The award-winning presentation, titled “WebQuests in the English classroom: How do they affect student learning?,” is Siko’s dissertation research.