COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
We are Difference Makers
2020 – 2021 A N N UA L R E P O R T
CONTENTS Dean’s Message ...........................................................2 Dean’s Education Advisory Council .......................3 Featured Donor Stories ................................................ 4 The Year in Numbers ................................................ 5 Alumni Stories ........................................................... 6 Planned Giving .......................................................... 7 Featured Grants ..........................................................8 Spotlight: Sport Management ................................10 College Programs and Centers .................................. 12 New Faculty and Staff ..............................................12 Gladys Prior Award Winners ................................ 13 Endowments ...............................................................14 Donor Bill of Rights ..................................................16
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FROM THE DEAN
thanks to your support, passion and generosity, we awarded $278,000 in scholarships to 100 students, providing them with a greater opportunity to focus on their academic endeavors.
In reﬂecting on this past year, I’m proud to say that we did not let the adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic slow us down. Our College of Education and Human Services faculty have continued to prepare outstanding graduates, publish high-impact research, and collaborate with our partners to improve our local, regional and national professional communities. We also received our highest year of external funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Today COEHS is nationally recognized as an innovative college that is making a difference. Much of this is because of your support. We hope you’ll take a moment to read about a few collaborative and innovative projects that donors like you have both inspired and supported during this past year. This report summarizes gifts received during the 2020-21 academic year, and this year we celebrated a record year for philanthropy, securing $2.47 million in support! This incredible level of support certainly reflects your personal efforts, for which we are truly thankful. In March, we had more than 180 donors raise $61,000 for the College of Education and Human Services in just one day for UNF’s Giving Day. In addition,
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Since I began in this role in 2016, I have seen the impact your contributions have made for our students and faculty, and I am so grateful for your generous support toward scholarships and innovation over the years. I wanted to share with you that although I have made annual contributions to the college each year, last year I chose to make a personal commitment to UNF’s future success with a planned gift. A planned gift allows for endowed spending that will live on in perpetuity to support innovation and excellence. I am excited to see what our hardworking and creative leadership team can accomplish with your help. I strongly believe in what we’re doing in the College and how we continue to partner with others to make a difference. We are so grateful for your continued commitment to the College of Education and Human Services, our students and our expanding community. With your support and remarkable generosity, you create a context for students, research and innovation to thrive and make a difference. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to make us better.
Diane Yendol-Hoppey, Ph.D. Dean, UNF College of Education and Human Services
2020 — 2021 D E A N ’ S E D U C AT I O N A D V I S O R Y C O U N C I L Cyndi Adams Director of Human Resources SportsMEDIA Technology Joe Carnley First Vice President Truist Wealth Brian Carroll Senior Vice President Global Media Distribution, LPGA Irvin “PeDro” Cohen Executive Director LISC Jacksonville Dan Edwards Senior Vice President Communications, Jaguars Ron Harnek President SMT Jacksonville Erika Kegler Director Player Development, ATP Tour
Mai Keisling Teacher Paxon School for Advanced Studies
David Reichard CEO Alluvion
Dave Medvidofsky Senior Vice President Product and Operations The Main Street America Insurance
Pearl Roziers Retired Assistant Superintendent of School Choice Duval County Public Schools
Kimberly Miller Director of Governmental Relations Duval County Public Schools
Kathleen Schofield, Chair Executive Director Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
Missy Peters Director of Community Affairs Community First Credit Union
Theresa Stahlman National Faculty Facilitator National Institute for School Leadership
Ed Pratt-Dannals Senior Advisor District Management Group Simmie Raiford Executive Director Schultz Center for Teaching and Learning
DEAC Commission The College of Education and Human Services developed a Dean’s Education Advisory Council to increase the number of community and financial resources as well as partnerships to prepare our innovative graduates who are entering the education, sport management and American Sign Language/ English Interpreting fields.
Mark Stanton, CPA Owner Mark P. Stanton & Associates Admiral Harry Ulrich United States Navy, Retired
2021 DEAC Award The DEAC Program Development Excellence Award recognizes a team that creates a collaborative environment and encourages a high level of innovation in support of COEHS program development efforts. This year’s DEAC Program Development Excellence Award was awarded to the ASL/Interpreting Program. The program will be awarded a $10,000 grant.
Members of the Dean’s Education Advisory Council generously volunteer their time and talents to ensure that the College of Education and Human Services grows and prospers to benefit Northeast Florida and beyond.
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F E AT U R E D D O N O R S T O R I E S L ASTINGER ENDOWED SCHOL ARSHIPS careers. This special gift creates the Lastinger Endowed Scholarship that enables the College of Education and Human Services to intentionally recruit, retain and graduate highly skilled teacher candidates.
The College of Education and Human Services received a generous gift from the Lastinger Family Foundation, Inc. to provide funding for UNF students pursuing teaching
The Lastinger Family Foundation was founded by Allen and Delores Lastinger. Allen served as president and COO of Barnett Bank where he worked for 27 years. Delores received a Master in Education Administration and Supervision from UNF. During her years in the classroom, Delores became passionate about the need for
support of teachers and improving professional development for teachers. She has devoted much time to advocacy for those who teach and those who learn. “Support and respect for teachers directly impacts the quality of education and the success and well-being of our communities,” she said.
W AY N E W E AV E R
Wayne Weaver, philanthropist and the former majority owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is an avid supporter of local education initiatives. “The key to high quality education is a great teacher in every school,” said Weaver, who has funded two cohorts of scholars through UNF’s Urban Education Scholarship Initiative
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program and plans to invest further. The funding provides scholarship support to education majors who aspire to teach in our local urban schools. In its third year, the program aims to create a strong teacher pipeline to better reflect PreK-12 demographics in Jacksonville’s urban areas. Through mentorship and support, the Urban Education Scholarship Initiative program also provides students with opportunities to engage in the larger professional education community. After graduating, students in the program will immediately gain employment in Duval County Public Schools, serving the growing need for qualified teachers. Furthermore,
more than 80% of UNF’s education graduates choose to stay local to teach, reflecting the solid reciprocal partnerships between area school districts and the University. Thanks to Wayne Weaver’s generosity, we welcomed the third cohort of scholars this fall.
THE YEAR IN NUMBERS More than $2 million in external grants were awarded this fiscal year
UNF FUNDR AISING IN F Y21
3 COEHS programs ranked in the Top 100 for Best Online Graduate Education programs in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report:
Cash / Gifts in Kind / Non-Endowment $8,420,401
Master of Science in Education Technology, Training and Development
Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting
No. 4 Sport Management Program in the Nation
Cash — Endowment $1,523,580 Non-Gift Revenue $299,263
Top 25 Most affordable online child development degree 12 Doctoral Degrees awarded in Educational Leadership
Planned/ Deferred Gifts $210,000
14 teachers from our Professional Development School received free master’s degrees
19:1 Student: Faculty Ratio 500 hours of completed practical experience by sport management students with local sport organizations
1,250 hours of clinical practice prior to graduation within a strong network of UNF Professional Development Schools
COEHS FUNDR AISING IN F Y21 Pledges $1,121,635
COEHS grads earned $3,471 on average more than their peers in starting salaries
3,000 visitors in the UNF STEP Lab Together we raised $61,000 from 181 donors on UNF Giving Day $278,000 in scholarships were awarded to 100 students in 2020-21
We offer the only accredited American Sign Language/ English Interpreting bachelor’s degree in Florida. We are the only school in Florida to offer an Early Childhood Education Leadership master’s degree. COEHS is the only public university in the state to offer a Deaf Education Degree.
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Superintendent of the Year The Florida School Boards Association named Dr. Diana Greene, Greene, COEHS alumna, Florida’s 2021 Superintendent of the Year. She is known for leading with compassion and conviction. Most notably, Greene has contributed to Duval County Public Schools’ rising graduation rate over the last five years, as well as the school district’s narrowing achievement gap between white students and students from underrepresented backgrounds. Greene received her bachelor’s degree in education from UNF in 1985. Florida Principal of the Year The Florida Department of Education named Jennifer Pryor Halter, Halter, principal at Green Cove Springs Junior High School in Clay County, the 2021 Principal of the Year for the State of Florida. Pryor received her master’s degree in educational leadership in 2010 and is a current doctoral student.
Alumni Service Award Winner During UNF Homecoming week, Dr. Barbara Darby was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award at the virtual Alumni Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Darby exemplifies leadership. She holds an impressive record of service in the local Jacksonville community, as well as state and national organizations. Darby received a doctoral degree in 1995 in educational leadership from the University of North Florida.
Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner Dr. Catherine Wade was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) for her dissertation on educator perspectives on Professional Development School partnerships. Wade received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at UNF in 2020 and currently serves as an online university professor at Galen University in Belize and as an English Language Arts high school teacher for Duval County Public Schools.
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National Innovative Practices in Transition Award Winner Dr. Tara Rowe, Rowe, UNF THRIVE program director, Student Accessibility Services adjunct instructor and three-time UNF alumna, was recognized with the Marc Gold Innovative Practices in Transition award from the Division on Career Development and Transition. Rowe was recognized for her innovation in transition services and her contributions to support UNF students with autism spectrum disorders.
UNF Alum selected as Clay County Superintendent With more than 30 years of experience in Clay County, David Broskie was named the superintendent of Clay County District Schools. Broskie received his Master of Administration and Supervision from the College of Education and Human Services in 1996.
YO U R G E N E R O S I T Y M A K E S A D I F F E R E N C E
in the causes that matter most to you. There are many giving options to choose from today, and planned giving through a living trust or estate planning allows you to devise a charitable plan that meets the needs of your family while ensuring a long-term impact on the future of the UNF College of Education and Human Services. The generosity of planned giving donors strengthens opportunities for UNF students, faculty and programs each and every day.
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FEDERAL GRANTS Project InTERSECT The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has been awarded a $4.4 million three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare teachers in pre-kindergarten through second grade (PK-2) classrooms to integrate STEM and computational thinking in teaching models. This funding created Project InTERSECT, which allows COEHS to offer local educators and teacher candidates training in STEM and computational thinking. Project InTERSECT focuses on Inquiry to Transform Educator Readiness for STEM+C Early Childhood Teaching. This Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant expands on existing partnerships with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2Hub to provide teachers with evidence-based professional development activities that
TECt Grant The Teaching Educators Computational Thinking (TECt) project, a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership (RPP) funded through the National Science Foundation’s Computer Science for All grant program is a partnership between UNF and Duval County Public Schools (DCPS). The TECt Grant Program helps secondary teachers foster computational thinking in computer science. The program builds on existing partnerships to provide professional development and coursework designed to equip high school teachers to teach computer science. This RPP engages multiple partners from UNF, DCPS and Northeast Florida STEM2 Hub — a regional advocacy group with community and industry leaders.
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address the needs of DCPS students as well as evidencebased professional enhancement that includes activities leading to advanced credentials.
P R I V AT E A N D C O R P O R AT E F O U N D AT I O N G R A N T S VOYA Grant
Cummer Family Foundation
The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Services received a VOYA Foundation grant for their Quantum Physics Secondary Professional Development project, a collaboration with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS). The project’s focus is to deliver high-quality professional development opportunities in quantum concepts for high school teachers, with the ultimate goal to expand science pathways for DCPS students, thereby diversifying the STEM workforce in Northeast Florida and beyond.
The Cummer Family Foundation provided support to Associate Professor Nile Stanley’s Digital Science and Poetry Stars project. The funds support research and programs in the instruction of science through filmmaking and literacy through poetry for African American, elementary school children and teachers. The Cummer Family Foundation also continues to support the Collegiate Achievement Mentoring Program known as C.A.M.P. Osprey. With this investment, C.A.M.P. Osprey will continue to improve student health, increase retention and graduate rates, impact students’ soft skills and create the next generation of leaders.
PNC Foundation Grow Up Great Grant
The UNF Preschool received funds to support the development of the Preschool into an innovative center for early childhood learning and early childhood teacher professional development. With the “Grow Up Great” grant funding from PNC Foundation, the UNF Preschool will be able to transform into an innovative early childhood training center for teachers and the early childhood community across Northeast Florida. The Preschool will design, study and share innovations in early childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education. In addition, the UNF Preschool will provide robust training on the Reggio Emilia curriculum to teachers and staff at the Preschool, and UNF early childhood faculty, including two training sessions provided by the North American Reggio Alliance. The Preschool will be an innovation hub, advancing practice as we collaborate and model with programs across our region. COEHS ANNUAL REPORT 2020 — 21 9
SPOTLIGHT : SPORT MANAGEMENT CO E H S is always growin g a nd improvin g , a n d in 2020 -21 we were able to of f er new progr ams to our s tudent s a n d communit y. S P O R T DATA A N A LY T I C S L A B
On Field Analytics
Performance Analytics • Analyze athlete/team performance to improve skills and strategies • Offer media with valuable match data for viewers • Predict and prevent player injuries The Sport Data Analytics Lab is a hub that allows students and faculty to share data analytics expertise through partnered projects and consultations with sports-related organizations. The Lab was designed with input from industry professionals to add skills that will better prepare graduates for the workforce. The Lab is a resource for producing and disseminating scholarship
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as well as educating a wide group of students, colleagues and community members regarding the trends identified within sport analytics and the social impact these trends have on a variety of populations. One of the main goals is to share our data analytics expertise through partnered projects and consultations with regional, national and global sport-related organizations.
Off Field Analytics
Business Analytics • Assess the value of an organization, league, team and its athletes • Segment existing fans and estimate their value • Understand customer behavior with data • Create and examine effectiveness of various marketing activities
E X EC U T I V E I N R E S I D E N C E P R O G R A M The Executive in Residence Program provides industry professionals the opportunity to come to campus and share their knowledge with our students. EIR provides a direct link to real-world industry within curricular programming and offers a number of other benefits: It provides role models to students; bridges the divide between university and practical field; helps students secure work placement opportunities; provides mentorship to student teams; and ultimately helps develop graduates who are better prepared to enter the workplace. The Executive in Residence series is designed to enhance the academic excellence of the College through exposure to the experiences of accomplished business executives. Executives spend a semester or two at UNF as Courtesy Faculty Members teaching an undergraduate course, serving as mentors and sharing knowledge through guest lectures in various sport management courses.
SPORT MANAGEMENT WITH MARKETING MINOR ONLINE U N D E R G R A D UAT E D EG R E E P R O G R A M The online sport management degree program with a minor in marketing is designed for competitive upper applicants. The program curriculum allows students to combine a passion for sports with a strong background in sport management and marketing. It was designed to provide students with a comprehensive academic schedule and integrative experiences in order to prepare them to meet the demands of the sport business industry. Students develop industryproven skills in sport marketing, analytics and finance through market-relevant coursework and experiential learning.
Program Highlights • 100% Online Coursework
Mike Vitti, Vice President Data Science & Technology Solutions for the PGA TOUR Michael Vitti rejoined the PGA TOUR in April 2017 as the VP of Data Science and Technology Solutions to establish a new PGA TOUR Analytics Center of Excellence. He has over 25 years of experience in data programming, machine learning, statistical modeling and analytics, which he applies to help companies turn data into information to drive strategic initiatives.
Ken Lovell, Senior Vice President Shotlink Business Operations for the PGA TOUR Ken Lovell is the Senior Vice President of ShotLink Business Operations for the PGA TOUR. He is responsible for PGA TOUR licensing, client relationships and service for scoring products, and manages upstream scoring product development.
• Cohort Model • Students learn from experienced faculty • Students engage with the nation’s leading professionals in sports
COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND CENTERS UNDERGR ADUATE PROGR AMS • ASL/English Interpreting • Deaf Education • Special Education Exceptional Student Education Disability Services (non-licensure) • Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Development (non-licensure) PreK-Primary Licensure • Elementary Education • Secondary Education English Math Social Studies Biology Chemistry Physics • Middle School Math/Science Education • Sport Management
GR ADUATE PROGR AMS
CERTIFICATE PROGR AMS
• Educational Technology, Training and Development
• Early Childhood
• ASL/English Interpreting
• Applied Behavior Analysis
• Counselor Education in School Counseling • Disability Services (non-licensure) • Educational Leadership
• Educational Leadership • International Education • Partnerships with Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
• Elementary Education
• Secondary Education Teacher Leadership & Mentoring
• Higher Education Administration
• Sport Management
• Secondary Education
• Special Education
• ASL Endorsement
• NEW! Curriculum and Instruction
• Deaf Education • Advanced Secondary Education
CENTERS • Sport Data Analytics Lab • STEP Lab • ASL Lab • Center for Urban Education and Policy • Northeast Florida Center for STEM Education • National Writing Project
• Elementary STEM Education • Reading and Advanced Literacy • Secondary Teacher Thinking and Decision Making • Whole Child • NEW! Teacher Inquiry • NEW! Teaching English Abroad • NEW! Teacher Leader Mentor
• UNF Preschool • UNITE Design Lab • Student Accessibility Services THRIVE On Cam Campus pus Transition Program
WELCOME TO THE TEAM This year we were honored to welcome several new members to our team. Natalie Badgett
Assistant Professor of Exceptional Education
Assistant Professor of School Counseling
Bill Herrold Endowed Professor and Director of Professional Development Schools and Partnerships
Director of Accreditation and Assessment Project Manager, Project InTERSECT
Director of Development
Associate Professor of Exceptional Education
Coordinator, Professional Learning, NEFSTEM
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2 0 2 1 G L A DY S P R I O R AWA R D W I N N E R S
Sonja Sams Highlands Elementary School
Chris Banks LaVilla School of the Arts Middle School
The 2021 recipients of the Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, funded for 23 years by philanthropist Gilchrist Berg, were surprised with the announcement during special Zoom meetings with their peers.
Kirk Altman Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School
Jennifer Prescott Mandarin Middle School
The 2021 winners were Kirk Altman, Sallye B. Mathis Elementary School; Chris Banks, LaVilla School of the Arts Middle School; Jennifer Prescott, Mandarin Middle School; and Sonja Sams, Highlands Elementary School. COEHS ANNUAL REPORT 2020 — 21 13
C O L L E G E O F E D U C AT I O N A N D HUMAN SERVICES ENDOWMENTS NEW! Lastinger Endowed Scholarship
The Lastinger Endowed Scholarship, established in Spring 2021, was created to allow the College to intentionally recruit, retain and graduate high-quality future teachers.
NEW! Nancy Schultz Preschool Art Educator Endowment
Established in March 2021, this fund will help integrate the arts into the fabric of the early childhood classroom, creating a context that will prepare our early childhood teachers to inspire children to create and love art.
Andrew A. Robinson Eminent Scholar Chair in Educational Policy and Economic Development
D. Chanslor Howell Endowed Fellowship for Special Education
Created in 1999, the D. Chanslor Howell Endowed Fellowship for Special Education offers fellowship support to Master of Education students with a concentration in special education.
Dannehl and Kevin Twomey Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2002, the Dannehl and Kevin Twomey Endowed Scholarship is designed to help support students who are pursuing a degree in education and teaching career in an urban school.
Dorothy G. Johnson Family and Friends Endowed Scholarship
The Andrew A. Robinson Eminent Scholar Chair in Educational Policy and Economic Development was initiated in 1986 to promote scholarship and educational practice focused on the relationship between educational policy and economic well-being.
The Dorothy G. Johnson Family and Friends Endowed Scholarship was created in 2010 to support student-athletes who are pursuing a major in an area that will lead to a Florida teacher certification.
Bill and Yvonne Herrold Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Bill Herrold Endowed Professorship, instituted in 2018, supports an endowed professorship in teacher education for the College of Education and Human Services.
In 2018, the Bill and Yvonne Herrold Endowed Scholarship was created to aid students pursuing an education degree with a major in elementary education.
Clarke and Cooper Family Scholarship Endowment: Roy and Hazel Clarke Education Scholarship
Established in 2006, the Clarke and Cooper Family Scholarship Endowment: Roy and Hazel Clarke Education Scholarship supports students who have been accepted into the College of Education and Human Services’ teacher preparation track.
COEHS Dean’s Education Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship
The COEHS Dean’s Education Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship funding to students majoring in an area leading to a Florida teacher certification. The scholarship was instituted in 2009.
COEHS Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship
Established in 2008, the COEHS Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship and fellowship support to students who are working in their field of study or are active members of a community or COEHS student organization.
Community First Credit Union Endowed Scholarship
The Community First Credit Union Endowed Scholarship was created in 2002 to provide scholarship support to students majoring in an area leading to a Florida teacher certification.
Connie, Sandra and Lola Mae Scholarship for Urban Education Endowment
The Connie, Sandra and Lola Mae Scholarship for Urban Education Endowment was instituted in 2017 to support students majoring in an area that will lead to a Florida teacher certification and who wish to teach at an urban school.
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Dr. Bill Herrold Endowed Professorship
Dr. Cassandra Etgeton Endowed Math Education Scholarship
The Dr. Cassandra Etgeton Endowed Math Education Scholarship, created in 2013, serves to aid students pursuing a major in math education.
Ernest and Sandra Marquez Endowed Scholarship
The Ernest and Sandra Marquez Endowed Scholarship was created in support of first-generation COEHS students majoring in an area designed to lead to certification to teach in Florida public schools. The scholarship endowment was established in spring 2020.
Dr. Terri Stahlman Fellowship
The Dr. Terri Stahlman Fellowship, instituted in 2018, assists graduate students who are seeking a Master of Education in school leadership, advanced teaching and learning, educational technology and school counseling, a Master of Science in higher education administration, or a doctoral degree in educational leadership.
Elizabeth and Irwin Zekaria Endowed Scholarship
The Elizabeth and Irwin Zekaria Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 to help students obtain a degree in deaf education.
Ellis F. White Founding Faculty Endowed Scholarship
The Ellis F. White Founding Faculty Endowed Scholarship was founded in 2002 to support students wishing to enter the teaching profession by earning a degree in education.
Florida School Book Depository Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Established in 1998, Florida School Book Depository Endowed Graduate Fellowship supports Doctor or Master of Education students in the College.
Gary and Laine Silverfield Community Leadership Council Endowed Scholarship
The Gary and Laine Silverfield Community Leadership Council Endowed Scholarship, established in 2004, provides scholarship support to students seeking to major in an area that will lead to a Florida teacher certification.
Gladys Roddenberry Endowed Fellowship
Instituted in 2009, the Gladys Roddenberry Endowed Fellowship is awarded to a current or newly selected recipient of the Gladys Roddenberry Graduate Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.
Janice A. and Lowell D. Wood Endowed Scholarship
The Janice A. and Lowell D. Wood Endowed Scholarship was created in 2018 to provide scholarship support to students majoring in early childhood education, pre-kindergarten/ primary education or elementary education and concentrating on reading and literacy.
J.T. Townsend Endowed Scholarship
Created in 2015, the J.T. Townsend Endowed Scholarship assists students pursuing a degree in sport management who have a demonstrated record of giving back to their community.
Katherine M. Kasten Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship
Founded in 2013, the Katherine M. Kasten Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship provides funding to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in education or educational leadership.
Kristi Wilder “Are You My Friend?” Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship
Established in 2008, the Kristi Wilder “Are You My Friend?” Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship provides support to students majoring in special education.
Kristin McCall Community Leadership Council (CLC) Endowed Scholarship
The Kristin McCall Community Leadership Council (CLC) Endowed Scholarship, established in 2006, supports students working to obtain a degree in elementary education.
Laine S. Silverfield Special Education Endowed Scholarship
The Laine S. Silverfield Special Education Endowed Scholarship was established in 2010 to provide scholarship support to students with a major in special education, such as exceptional student education or deaf education.
Main Street America Insurance Endowed Urban Education Scholarship
In 2012, the Main Street America Insurance Endowed Urban Education Scholarship was created to give scholarship funding to students pursuing a degree in education. Recipients of this award are majoring in an area that will lead to a Florida teacher certification to teach in an urban school.
Marianne B. and Lehman W. Barnes Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship
Established in 2008, the Marianne B. and Lehman W. Barnes Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship supports education degree-seeking students majoring in secondary science education, middle school math/science or science education.
Pratt-Dannals Family Endowed Scholarship
Created in 2013, the Pratt-Dannals Family Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship funding to students who have graduated from a Duval County high school and who wish to pursue a teaching career in math or science at an urban school.
Robert and Peggy Ware Community Leadership Council Endowed Scholarship
The Robert and Peggy Ware Community Leadership Council Endowed Scholarship, established in 2005, gives scholarship support to students majoring in special education.
Ron and Toni Porterfield Scholarship Endowment
In 2016, the Ron and Toni Porterfield Scholarship Endowment was established to students wishing to teach in an urban school and who are majoring in an area that will culminate in a Florida teacher certification.
Sir Colville Young Scholarship
The Sir Colville Young Scholarship was founded in 1998 to aid students from Belize who are pursuing a degree from the College of Education and Human Services.
St. Joe Company Endowed Scholarship
The St. Joe Company Endowed Scholarship was established in 2001. The scholarship supports students pursuing a degree in education, who wish to teach in an urban school or specialize in ESOL teaching strategies.
Synovus Bank Board of Directors Endowed Scholarship for Sport Management
Created in 2012, the Synovus Bank Board of Directors Endowed Scholarship for Sport Management assists students seeking a degree in sport management.
Synovus Bank Community Leadership Council Endowed Scholarship
Luca Dee Soileau Endowed Scholarship
The Synovus Bank Community Leadership Council Endowed Scholarship, established in 2006, offers support to all majors in the College of Education and Human Services.
The Main Street America Insurance ASL/English Interpreting Endowed Scholarship
Victor and Lynne Raiser Urban Education Endowment
The Luca Dee Soileau Endowed Scholarship was created in 2002 to support elementary education majors in the College.
The Main Street America Insurance ASL/English Interpreting Endowed Scholarship is a scholarship fund aimed at students enrolled in the ASL/English Interpreting Program. The scholarship was instituted in December 2019.
The Victor and Lynne Raiser Urban Education Endowment was established in 2017 to provide funding for the Center for Urban Education and Policy and other urban education initiatives within the College.
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