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Pitt Community College President Lawrence Rouse talking to W. Dallas Herring Professor and Belk Center Executive Director Audrey J. Jaeger

Jan 14, 2022

Belk Center’s Trailblazers Project Highlights Stories, Achievements of Community College Leaders of Color

The Trailblazer Profiles project from the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research is sharing and preserving the stories of North Carolina community college leaders of color. 

College of Education banners

Dec 21, 2021

Meet Our Darla Buchanan Scholarship Recipients

An anonymous Raleigh couple’s gift to the NC State College of Education led to the creation of the Darla Buchanan Scholarship, designed to address the urgent need for a more diverse teaching and administration staff in North Carolina and beyond. Thanks to a $20,000 gift from the couple, as well as the 75 additional donors who have added their support to the scholarship, the College of Education was able to award three Darla Buchanan Scholarships this fall. 

Taylor Rowland '22 leading a lesson at A.B. Combs Elementary School.

Dec 14, 2021

Taylor Rowland ’22 Receives Scholarship Honoring Education Professor

Pat McKee and Julie Russo combined their passions for Wolfpack athletics and the field of education through the creation of an endowed scholarship to benefit a College of Education student-athlete. The scholarship is named in honor of Valerie Faulkner, a teaching professor in the College of Education, and Taylor Rowland ’22, a senior elementary education major on the Wolfpack volleyball team, was recently named the first recipient. 

Trisha Mackey photo and quote

Dec 7, 2021

Trisha Mackey ’18MED Named Inaugural Director of College of Education’s Transformational Scholarships Program

Mackey became the inaugural director of the Transformational Scholarships Program, which is supported by a $7.25 million charitable grant from the Anonymous Trust, effective Dec. 1. In her new role, she will lead the program as it provides scholarships totaling $40,000 over four years to 100 promising high school students from eastern North Carolina who plan to return to the region to teach after college graduation. 

A teacher and her students in a classroom

Nov 30, 2021

Mini-Grants Crowdfunding Campaign Raises More Than $14,000 for Student Teachers to Equip Their Classrooms

During NC State’s first crowdfunding campaign in October, nearly 90 donors came together to support the College of Education’s Student Teacher Mini-Grants campaign, raising funds for student teachers to equip their classrooms with supplies such as books, science equipment and other innovative learning materials. 

Gregory Haile

Nov 30, 2021

Broward College President Gregory Haile Delivers Dallas Herring Lecture

Broward College president Gregory Haile delivered the 2021 Dallas Herring Lecture, hosted by the College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. In the lecture, entitled “Redefining Access: The Power of Proximity,” Haile asserted that community colleges are obligated to develop innovative approaches to being proximate to the communities they are designed to serve in order to ensure equitable access to higher education. 

The Belltower lit red as seen from the traffic circle on Hillsborough Street

Nov 16, 2021

College of Education Awarded $6.8M in Research Funding From July-September 2021

Faculty and researchers in the College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $6,865,526 to support nine projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2021. 

Students in masks giving the wolf hands sign

Nov 2, 2021

Jamison Lowery ’22MED Is Meeting Goal of Serving Underrepresented Students

Jamison Lowery ’22MED, one of 15 students selected for a competitive John M. Belk Impact Fellowship, shares how he was inspired to pursue a career in education to serve underrepresented students and how the Higher Education Administration program is preparing him to do that. 

Mary Ann Danowitz

Oct 26, 2021

A Q&A With Former College of Education Dean Mary Ann Danowitz

Before she stepped down as dean of the College of Education on Oct. 4, Mary Ann Danowitz took a few moments to reflect on some of the many highlights of her tenure, including increasing philanthropic support for students and working diligently to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Jerry and Diane Cunningham with Mary Ann Danowitz, center.

Oct 12, 2021

Endowed Scholarship Established to Honor Former Dean Mary Ann Danowitz

NC State’s College of Education has established the Mary Ann Danowitz Scholarship in honor of its former dean, thanks to gifts from Jerry and Dianne Cunningham and other stakeholders in the College of Education community. When combined with funds from NC State’s Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative matching pool, this scholarship endowment has a projected value of more than $200,000.