Student News


SOE doctoral student’s project wins $3 million grant

UNC-Chapel Hill is one of 24 universities nationwide to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education through its new First in the World grant competition, designed to spur innovation in higher education and help more students complete their college education.

Student Profile: William Jackson making a dream come true

When William Jackson graduated from Norfolk State University in 2006 with a degree in chemistry, he was alone in one way: he was the only African American man to graduate from the chemistry program that year. Since then, Jackson has worked to fix that problem.

Doctoral student Dede Addy wins AERA dissertation award

Dede Addy, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, has won an AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship to support her research in literacy among middle class black families.

Doctoral student Justin Garwood wins fellowship

Justin Garwood, a third-year Ph.D. student in the early childhood, special education, and literacy specialization area, has been awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Carolina’s Graduate School.

Graduate students Ashley Boyd, Amy Senta win AERA award

School of Education graduate students Ashley Boyd and Amy Senta won an award at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association for a paper they wrote together.

Education students head to Norway, Germany

Two groups of School of Education students are in Europe, where they are doing student teaching in Hamburg, Germany and in Bergen, Norway. Click through to read along as the students blog about their experiences.

Ph.D. student Justin Garwood seeking answers to classroom problems

Garwood hopes his research will provide teachers with the tools they need to build effective classroom communities.

Allie Perotta earns Graduate Student Scholarship

Allie, a Masters Degree Student in the School Counseling Program, earned a Graduate Student Scholarship from the North Carolina School Counselor Association.