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On The CoveR

Pursuing a Passion to Change the World

The official magazine of the College of Education, Oklahoma State University


A Desire to Help

Jennifer Mayo is on a journey to help improve people’s lives around the world.

Jennifer Mayo is on a journey to improve people’s lives around the world.

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Portrait by Phil Shockley

Measuring an Impact

A Talk with an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

Top Teacher Talks

Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year Elaine Hutchison discusses education.


Mwarumba Mwavita’s way to measure learning is getting attention.

Questions About Space Answered From There


OSU alumna Elaine Hutchison discusses her role as the state’s education ambassador.

A Method to Measure Student Growth


Stillwater students attend an OSU-hosted Q&A session with an astronaut on the International Space Station.

An assistant professor’s comprehensive model is having an impact on Oklahoma and gaining notice around the U.S.


OSU’s Aviation Students Are Flying High St udent s in t he Av iat ion and Space prog ram share how t heir internship ex periences helped prepare t hem for t heir careers. Page 20

18 Freshman Scholars 28 New Faculty Members 30 Top Seniors 32 News & Notes 36 In Memory CONTACT


Dr. Pamela “Sissi” Carroll

Ross A Maute

Christy Lang

P h oto g r a p h e r s

D e an , C o l l e g e o f ED u cat i on

C O E C o m m u n i cat i ons S p e c i a l i st

Dorothy L. Pugh E d i to r

A r t D i r e cto r

Phil Shockley Gary Lawson

Michael Baker Beverly Bryant

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4880 education magazine[1]  

Official magazine of the College of Education at Oklahoma State University