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Dear College of Education family, The focus of this issue was supposed to be “leadership.” However, April 27, 2011 changed that. On that day, the people of Tuscaloosa including students, faculty, and staff suffered great loss of life and property. Our College family is fortunate that our losses were limited to injuries and property damage. My information is that we had two students and the spouse of a staff member suffer serious injuries and 14 faculty and staff had serious damage to their homes, 10 of which were total losses. We are pleased that our folks have stepped up to help each other, the citizens of Tuscaloosa, and the local schools. Within minutes of the tornado, faculty, staff, and students were helping each other reclaim their belongings from their devastated homes, providing each other temporary shelter, and checking on one another. Almost immediately their attention expanded into the community to help salvage materials from the three schools that were destroyed and one severely damaged. They collected new materials, books, and other teaching supplies for the teachers including a national book drive using social media. When the children returned to schools in new locations, faculty, staff, and students were out volunteering as substitute teachers for those who could not yet return to their classrooms. The faculty in Counselor Education opened their clinic for two weeks to support the mental health of faculty, staff, and students. In addition, they advised the schools on how to manage crisis counseling. There are many more details in the article about the tornado’s aftermath. Suffice it to say that in the City’s darkest hour, our faculty, staff, and students stepped up. The College also looked to the future. In June, it sponsored Dr. Adenrele Awotona, a national expert in rebuilding sustainable communities following a disaster. Dr. Awotona met with civic leaders and community members from Tuscaloosa and Jefferson (city of Birmingham) Counties and University officials and then worked with them to help formulate a sustainable recovery plan. Finally, I want to commend President Robert Witt and Provost Judy Bonner who managed the crises magnificently. They made difficult decisions very quickly. Maybe this issue is about leadership after all. We are fortunate that the University did not suffer any physical damage and we were back in full operation by the beginning of Interim Term. I would like to thank all of those who expressed concern and provided support to each other and the citizens of Tuscaloosa. I have never been more proud of our College family as I am for the way they have stepped up to help each other and the people of Tuscaloosa during this time of need. Sincerely,
James E. (Jim) McLean
Table of Contents
TRAGEDY, HOPE, COMMUNITY
COLLEGE LENDS A HAND
MARIAN LOFTIN: ENCOURAGER
Never Down in T-Town
Of Students, Families, & Communities
Tragedy, Hope, and Comunity.................................................................................................................................3 College of Education Lends a Hand........................................................................................................................5 Social Media Transforms Disaster Response..........................................................................................................6 BOOKS for Bama.....................................................................................................................................................7 Leaders Discuss Children and Emergency Preparedness........................................................................................8 The Impact of Leadership During Crisis.................................................................................................................9 School Bullying.....................................................................................................................................................10 Encourager of Students, Families, & Communities.........................................................................................12 Creating the Schools We Need............................................................................................................................14 Researcher Encourages Hope, Laughter in Schools.........................................................................................15 Faculty News.........................................................................................................................................................16 Alumni News........................................................................................................................................................24 Student News........................................................................................................................................................29 Scholarship Recipients...........................................................................................................................................32 New Scholarships...................................................................................................................................................33 College Graduates..................................................................................................................................................34 Fund Donations......................................................................................................................................................37 1844 Fellows..........................................................................................................................................................38 Capstone Education Society Members..................................................................................................................38 In Memoriam.........................................................................................................................................................40 Dean James (Jim) E. McLean, Ph.D. | Senior Associate Dean B. Joyce Stallworth, Ed.D. | Associate Dean for Student Services Kathy Wetzel, Ed.D. | Associate Dean for Research & Service David Hardy, Ph.D. | Director of External Affairs Elizabeth Utsey Sadler, J.D. | Director of College Relations Rebecca M. Ballard, Ph.D. | Sr. Copy Editor/Writer Neil W. Adams | Copy Writer/Designer Charlotte V. North | Photography Tanya Mikulas (back cover, page 4), Kirsten Fiscus (page 4), University Relations Contact Information: The Capstone Educator, Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231 | Email: CapstoneEducator@bamaed.ua.edu Phone: 205-348-7936 This magazine is a yearly publication of The University of Alabama College of Education 2011ÂŠ. Opinions found in the magazine are not necessarily the position of The University of Alabama. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The University of Alabama is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, or citizenship or veteran status as provided by law.
April 27, 2011 Other things may change us,
but we start and end with family.
Six students from The University of Alabama lost their lives on April 27, 2011 as a result of the storms that passed through Tuscaloosa. Brandon S. Atterton, Danielle M. Downs, Ashley T. Harrison, Melanie N. Mixon, Morgan M. Sigler, and Marcus J. Smith will be greatly missed as members of The University of Alabama community.
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The College of Education extends its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those lost on April 27, 2011.
Tuscaloosa is changed forever. A city changed in a matter of minutes by a tornado that carved a path visible from satellite images more than 22,000 miles away from the earth’s surface. It is impossible to fully describe what it feels like for a Tuscaloosa resident to survey damaged areas. No matter how many times you drive down University Blvd., through Alberta City, or down 15th Street to McFarland Blvd., you still cannot comprehend what you are seeing. The brain does not want the body to feel the pain it sees, hiding you, in silence, searching for words to adequately describe the situation, but those words do not exist. On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, starting not long after 5 p.m., a high-level EF-4 tornado carved a path of devastation through Tuscaloosa, the strongest tornado to ever hit the city. The tornado touched down on the southwest side of city, downtown near I-359, and continued to McFarland Boulevard, 15th Street, Alberta City, and Holt on the east side of the city. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox would later say that more than 15,000 people had been in the path of the tornado, a path more than six miles long and half a mile wide. More than forty lives ended in minutes. A total of 243 lives were taken by tornados in the state that day. All across the city, as people began to emerge from their spots of safety, residents immediately began helping each other, checking on neighbors, looking for missing people or pets, offering a place to stay, a chance to charge a cell phone or a meal to eat. Friends and loved ones struggled to contact each other over the phone. Roads were jammed by debris and residents travelling to see whether or not they could locate loved ones, or if they still had a place to live. Mayor Maddox and other leaders in the city organized search, rescue, and recovery plans and Maddox addressed his city that night, asking Tuscaloosa residents to avoid travel as much as possible and outlining the city plan for response and assessment. President Barack Obama approved Alabama Govenor Robert Bentley’s request for a declaration of a state of emergency the night of the storm. That night, Alabama Power representatives announced there were more than 400,000 customers in the state without power. The tornado travelled south of The University of Alabama campus, and the campus was structurally undamaged but mostly without power for several days. The University of Alabama immediately cancelled classes for the remainder of the week after the storms. By Saturday, The University had cancelled final exams for the semester and prepared to bring closure to the spring term. A shelter was created at the Student Recreation Center for off campus students who lost their homes in the storm. An on campus dining hall stayed open that night so students without power could eat. With many residence halls without power for multiple days, students who could were asked to return home. Affected areas of Tuscaloosa were placed under a curfew from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. for more than a week after the tornado. The day after the storms, volunteers from all over the community began searching for ways to help. Volunteers met at multiple hubs throughout the city, including the official Tuscaloosa volunteer
Tragedy, Hope, & Community
site, St. Mathias Church on Skyland Boulevard. After driving around handing out water to people in need, Alabama football coach Nick Saban addressed student volunteers who had gathered at the Ferguson Center on the morning of Thursday, April 28th. At the meeting, Saban pointed the gathered volunteers toward the Red Cross center and said, “Being a part of the team is not always just being there on Saturday. Being a part of The University of Alabama team is to help people when they need it and there’s a lot of people out there who need it.” On April 28, Gov. Bentley deployed around 1,500 National Guard soldiers throughout state, in the paths of the tornados. In Tuscaloosa, National Guard Humvees blocked major streets. Soldiers provided constant watch for looters, kept sightseers away from first responders, and ushered volunteers to areas they could provide assistance. Police officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff ’s Office patrolled neighborhoods in squad cars and on 4-Wheelers and motorcycles. On Friday, April 29, 2011, President Barack Obama visited the Tuscaloosa area to survey the damage and monitor federal disaster relief efforts. Presdient Obama witnessed the damage to 15th Street, Rosedale, Alberta and Holt, and commented that the damage was the worst he had ever seen from a disaster. The President promised the necessary disaster designations to get as much federal aid as possible to the state and on May 1, 2011, Alabama was declared a Category 1 natural disaster, the ranking given in response to Hurricane Katrina. Some residential areas of Tuscaloosa were flattened; some neighborhoods were heavily damaged by downed trees, heavy oaks that split houses into mangled halves, and some of Tuscaloosa’s busiest commercial areas were twisted and razed; but Tuscaloosa is united as a community fighting the devastation and working toward a full recovery. We have the leadership to rise stronger Yearbook 2011.3
15th Street than before, no matter how long the process takes. The entire state of Alabama has rallied behind the damaged and devestated communities; state sports rivals have come together in relief efforts; students have driven supplies back from their hometowns; and alumni have organized drives in their communities. The events of the evening of April 27 placed a new perspective on the value of life and community for those in the city of Tuscaloosa. Thousands of people who otherwise would have never met have helped each other clear trees, patch homes, cook hot meals, collect vital supplies, charge phones, send emails and much more.
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It would never be possible to fully thank all of the people who have volunteered to help the city of Tuscaloosa recover. Everyday people from all over the United States have travelled to Tuscaloosa to help, even if only for a short time. The city still needs volunteers, residents still need assistance, and people must still donate blood. The beeps and rumbles of heavy machinery clearing debris and rebuilding will be heard for months, if not years. Tuscaloosa, however, has revealed the size of its heart, the constitution of its people, the compassion for community, and most of all, the hope for the future. Tuscaloosa will rebuild, stronger and more united, its people closer than ever.
College of Education Lends a Hand
Education students and faculty help damaged schools recover The Office of Clinical Experiences in the College of Education helped organize work in damaged area schools for 145 volunteers after the Tuscaloosa tornado. Student and faculty volunteers went to classrooms at multiple locations, including some schools that were forced to relocate. The College of Education had 20 faculty and staff volunteers and 115 student volunteers. Education students first approached Yolandia Eubanks, director of field experiences in the College of Education, to ask about how they could help in community relief. Eubanks contacted
school administrators on their behalf, and the schools were able to communicate their needs to the volunteers. Through a joint effort between the Alabama Consortium for Education Renewal (ACER) and Clinical Experiences, the College of Education was able to collect donations from faculty, staff, students, and contacts at other schools and universities. These donations included books, teaching materials, school supplies, clothing, snacks, coloring books, backpacks, etc. Goodie bags were put together for over 250 children affected by the tornado.
Counseling center stays open For three weeks after the disaster, the College of Education Counseling Center opened its doors to those looking for counseling as well as for those looking for a chance to relax. For the first week after the storm, the Center stayed open twelve hours a day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For the second two weeks, the Center stayed open until 5 p.m. because of the curfew. Counselors saw an average of ten people per day. In addition to those who came in for counseling, many went to the Center to enjoy snacks and coffee in the presence of professional counselors who could engage them with tornado recovery information. Dr. Karla Carmichael, professor of counselor education, said, “The most important thing we did was provide a safe place to discuss the tornado and its effect on each person’s life.” “Many people did not suffer damage to their homes, so it was hard for them to realize that they, too, had been traumatized,” Carmichael said. “The snacks and coffee gave them an excuse to
come and talk about their experiences and share in an accepting place.” In addition to opening its Counseling Center’s doors, Education faculty members made themselves available to local schools to help with crisis orientation for teachers and for assistance with individual children. Dr. Joy Burnham, associate professor in counselor education, and Dr. Carmichael were “on-call” as needed for local schools until the end of the school year. Faculty members assembled CD kits for counselors in affected schools containing information to help them provide counseling services to children who have experienced trauma. These CDs were also provided to other College of Education faculty and area counselors. A short series of bulletins about compassion fatigue and self-care were distributed to College of Education faculty and staff via email.
School psychology students learn to teach coping skills School psychology students participated in a summer seminar to hone their person-centered skills for helping children and families to better cope after a crisis.
and Traumatic Stress Network, National Organization of Victims of Assistance, PrePare, and other programs were discussed. Students discussed current and previous helping experiences.
Background topics included psychological debriefing, intentional interviewing, bereavement, emergency response systems, aspects of natural disasters, reaction to crisis, developmental aspects of emotional response, planning for crises, appropriate action after a crisis, and other relevant topics related to crisis response. Established crisis response programs, such as the National Child
Students volunteered for at least 10 hours assisting with tornado relief efforts through The University of Alabama Community Service Center (CSC).
Using Therapeutic Metaphor After a Disaster College of Education professor of counselor education, Dr. Karla Carmichael, wrote an article in 2000 titled, “Using a Metaphor in Working With Disaster Survivors,” for publication in The Journal for Specialists in Group Work. The article discusses the use of therapeutic metaphors to facilitate client retention of the recovery process after a tornado.
Social media transforms disaster response and relief efforts Thanks to the wide-scale use of social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, responses to the Tuscaloosa tornado were more immediate than had the tornado occurred only six years ago. For many Tuscaloosa residents, access to Facebook and Twitter was the only way to get in touch with loved ones immediately after the storms. Many volunteers used Facebook and Twitter to find locations that were most in need of help, and the City of Tuscaloosa even posted volunteer opportunities on social media sites. Local Twitter accounts became much more active, as accounts like @tuscaloosacity, @tuscaloosanews, and @TheCrimsonWhite “tweeted” frequent volunteer and relief updates. ABC 33/40 meteorologist James Spann even used his account @spann, to tweet state volunteer updates to his more than 27,000 followers, and Spann created the hashtag, #wearealabama, which allowed for constant discussion among people looking to get involved in Alabama’s storm recovery. Now, residents can send out a virtual call through Facebook or Twitter if they have specific supplies or skills to offer. If you are or would like to become a part of the dialogue, please join in discussion with the College of Education; we cannot wait to hear from all of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and fans!
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In the backdrop of a rural community after a tornado disaster, 30 people, aged 8 to 50, participated in a three part meeting about the recovery process. All participants had been directly associated with community members who had been killed during the disaster, and all participants had experienced loss of property during the disaster. The first part of the meeting was informational, stressing the psychological need to have community dialogue about the disaster and the need to seek professional help in the aftermath of a disaster. The second part of the meeting had a social worker specializing in grief recovery speak about the grieving process and provide guidelines about when to seek professional help in adjusting to losses due to a disaster. The final part of the meeting transitioned group participation in the process of recovery from passive to active, by encouraging the group to help recall the storyline of The Wizard of Oz, and relating the story to the recovery process. The group related the “yellow brick road” to the grieving process, the “Scarecrow” to the need to become educated about the process of adjustment, the “Tin Man” to shared acts of kindness and love to community peers, and the “Cowardly Lion” to the need for interpersonal encouragement. Obstacles that Dorothy faced, such as the attack by wolves, crows, and monkeys were discussed as symbolic of insensitive behaviors after the disaster, such as media and government exploitation, gossip, and discouraging statements by others. The “Wicked Witch” became a symbol for depression, and could be fought with water, or by the shedding of tears or other expressions of grief. The use of the story in the therapeutic process was designed to help clients remember information, to give a group a common experience to relate to, and to give a mnemonic for organizing information about the recovery process. The story allowed group members to express their perspectives indirectly and less painfully. Group members were eventually able to drop the pretense of Dorothy’s experience and to give personal experiences, and began asking for reassurance that their experiences were common among group members. The story became a way for group members to discuss their experiences with others who did not share the disaster experience. For survivors, the most important use of the story was its role in the normalization of emotions, to the realization that survivors were in a process of recovery and could predict the course of experiences to be expected, and that each person had the strength within themselves to survive if they can allow themselves to experience the emotional journey.
Many faculty members in the College of Education took it upon themselves to help out their community after the April 27 tornado hit Tuscaloosa. One of those faculty members is Dr. Lisa Scherff, associate professor of curriculum and instruction. Along with former student Jessica Martin and graduate student Alan Brown, Scherff created a program to help get school supplies and books to students who were affected by the tornado. The program, called Books for Bama, concentrated on collecting school supplies and books for students and teachers who lost their collections during the tornado. Students and teachers from more than a dozen schools, including University Place, Arcadia, and Alberta elementary schools, as well as, Holt, Brookwood, Northridge, Bryant and Central high schools, and Davis-Emerson Middle School have received supplies from this program. Books for Bama has also delievered supplies to Cullman Christian and to the Tuscaloosa City Schools distribution center. Donations have been received from all over the country and state. The University of Kentucky had a collection site on campus, and teachers from Texas and North Carolina have sent several hundred pounds of supplies. More than a dozen boxes of materials were driven down and donated by Talladega (Ala.) teachers.
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BOOKS for Bama
Books for Bama also collected crayons, markers, construction paper, coloring books, safety scissors, hand sanitizer, paper towels, facial tissue, backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, texts for children through adults, and any other school supplies needed.
Campus Mail employee, Karen Burns (L), delivers more books from all over the country to Dr. Lisa Scherff (R) Yearbook 2011.7
Emergency Preparedness Tips
Recommendations for Children and Families
Identify the safest places for surviving a tornado in the home, use signs in the home, and identify back up locations.
Community Leaders Discuss Children & Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Adenrele Awotona from the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities facilitated a workshop on disaster preparedness among a group of representatives from Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County governments, businesses, faith-based organizations, and other community leader. At the two-day workshop held on campus, community leaders discussed the impact that the April 27 tornadoes had on children and families as well as the environment. They weighed the effectiveness of systems already put in place throughout affected communities. The representatives also formed a plan to prioritize the needs of children in community relief efforts. Along with recognizing the effects on the children, this time was used to formulate a post-tornado action plan for current relief efforts and to devise a plan for disaster risk reduction in case of future disasters. Awotona said that the child’s role in planning and completing the reconstruction plan should not be underestimated. “I think we must form a central chapter in our postconstruction plan for their needs … And if you do not include women, that plan will go nowhere,” Awotona said. “Including [children] is also in line with current worldwide trends of youth advisory boards after disasters.” Local community members were able to speak about how much the churches have helped during the crisis. Churches were able to provide transportation as well as a system of communication with most families to figure out specific needs. The needs of affected underprivileged children and families were discussed, including the chance for communities to recognize the problems of the past in deciding how to change practices in the future. Finally, the group developed a child-centered action plan for current and future disasters. Some of the suggestions are listed in the adjacent column. 8.the Capstone Educator
Create a family disaster plan on where to meet after a disaster with three options. Assemble a disaster kit for each child (member of the family) that includes two bottles of water, flashlight, whistle, protective helmet, and identification necklace with name and address.
Recommendations for Schools Create multiple methods for principals (and the school system) to access contact information for all children. It was suggested that there should be hard copies stored off-site as well as electronic copies. Secure electronic copies should be easily accessible online. Promote normalcy by getting children back to school as soon as possible. Achieving a level of normalcy helps with the recovery psychologically. Provide disaster and counseling services for all school personnel (teachers, counselors, administrators, nurses, etc.). A teacher who is stressed can pass along these feelings to children. Educate school personnel and parents on how to listen to children’s concerns after a disaster, and how children mourn and process death. Utilize the disaster within the school curriculum. A concrete example includes service learning and civic engagement at all levels of K-12 education.
Recommendations for the Community Include children and adolescents as major stakeholders in the planning and development of
rebuilding after a disaster. This will ensure a good representation for addressing children’s needs and provide them with a sense of control and responsibility to the community. Create “community safe houses.” The safe houses serve several purposes. First, it is a community shelter where residents can go when bad weather conditions arise. Second, it is a place where residents check in after a disaster strikes (much like a polling place). Third, it creates a sense of community for a neighborhood. Twice yearly events (BBQs, picnics, etc.) should be held at the community safe houses so that residents can get to know one another, and to encourage families to use and possibly check in at the community safe house. Provide regular mental health evaluations to community members particularly within the first year after a disaster. This can provide opportunities for prevention of more severe mental health problems. First responders may be particularly impacted by injuries and death to children. Define roles for community organizations during a disaster. Rather than piecemeal efforts from local community and faith-based organizations, on-going planning meetings should determine the strengths of each organization and allow that group to focus on that activity. The community should periodically provide broad-based communications about designated storm shelters (updated yearly); alternative shelters (a shelter may be damaged or not available and more than one option needs to be identified; and information on family disaster kits. Plan to ensure adequate housing, including mixed income/use housing. This is important in rebuilding and any additional new housing in communities beyond the damaged areas. Such an approach communicates support and respect for all members of the community.
The Impact of School Leadership Before, During, & After Crisis
Notes from Principal Deron Cameron and Inservice Interim Director Teri Boman
Recently, the Regional In-Service Centers embraced The Leader in Me process based on the principle-based leadership skills found in Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Beginning in 2008, University Place Middle (UPMS) and University Place Elementary Schools (UPES) combined efforts in professional development and in sharing collegial activities by deciding that this book would be our study for the school year. The 7 Habits training was arranged for a portion of our elementary and middle school teachers and administrators. This training re-invented our thinking and teaching and fashioned new strategies in conducting educational business. The group took what was learned and taught other staff members. We developed our mission statement, Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, which provides us with a clear direction for our learning environment. Whether students are in kindergarten, 4th grade or 8th grade, they are taught the 7 Habits and know the expectations of being a proactive leader. The process took time, and students were held accountable for their behavior and achievement. We created new traditions we hope will be in place for years to come. For instance, each day students exemplifying the 7 Habits are selected to eat lunch on the stage in the cafeteria, in The Leaders Lounge, where they dine with their peers, play boards games, or talk with friends. Our monthly assemblies now focus on leadership. Students are selected by their classmates and teachers for following the particular habit of the month, and at the assemblies they speak to our entire school
as to why they were chosen as leaders for the month. We are in the second year of implementation with the leadership program. In collaboration with the In-service Center, UPES and UPMS held a Leadership Day for schools across our state and country to visit and observe the 7 Habits process. We want to be a resource for other schools in our region and state desiring to incorporate the 7 Habits. UPES and UPMS has become involved in community service projects. We worked at Coldstone Creamery to raise money; collected Dawn dishwashing soap for animals affected by the oil spill; and, UPES raised money for Cystic Fibrosis with a mile walk/run. Both schools were involved in three community projects. University Place raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness and wore pink; collected toys for children with a Toys for Tots Drive; and, raised money to purchase turkeys and hams for FOCUS on Senior Citizens. We are currently working to become a Lighthouse School in The Leader in Me Program. In one year, discipline referrals were reduced by 89% in UPES and by 81% in UPMS. Out-of-school suspensions were reduced by 82% in UPES and by 51% in UPMS. Student engagement and attendance and teacher attendance and efficacy at UPES and UPMS also improved. With the tornado devastation in Tuscaloosa, our lives all changed. Family and friends were lost; people were impaired physically and mentally; families were without homes; and basic necessities most of us take for granted were no more. University Place School’s cafeteria, second floor, and multipurpose room were destroyed. Moments
after the tornado hit, teachers were on the telephone and/or checking shelters to make sure students and their families were safe. In the days following, our teachers worked at Forest Lake Baptist Church, which sits next to University Place, to assist in relief and donation efforts. Several of our students and families also helped at the church. Many continue to do so. As we completed the school year, our Pre-K through 2nd grade students and teachers were at one school; 3rd through 5th grade students and teachers were in another school; and 6th through 8th grade students and teachers were at a third school. Our teachers, students, parents, fellow schools, and community rallied into leadership roles to assist us in every way possible to create a seamless transition for the return of our “little ambassadors.” Our teachers sought out resources not ruined at University Place for their children. Schools within and outside of Tuscaloosa collected supplies for us. Our Tuscaloosa community gathered contributions for students and their families, teachers, and University Place Elementary and Middle Schools. So, as soon as our students returned to school on May 4th, teachers inundated them with supplies and resources for school and home as well as their family members. We all realize children are extremely resilient. However, this knowledge hit “home” with every teacher at University Place on May 4th. The children were so happy and excited to be back at school to see their teachers, friends, share their experiences and return to a sense of normalcy. At University Place Elementary and Middle Schools, we believe we are sending out our “little ambassadors” to be proactive at home and the community every day, and our 7 Habits leadership process enables us to do this. Yearbook 2011.9
School Bullies: the last one standing? In 2010, the impact of bullying on the lives of American teenagers became more apparent than it has been in over a decade, with a wave of bullying related student suicides. Bullying, like many things, has found new life through electronic mediums such as text messaging and online social media, but still many victims of bullying are victims of violence and hate speech in their schools. Parents and educators are only beginning to realize that bullying is not just violence or intimidation in the hallways of a school anymore, but that it can take place on the computer or on a cell phone, and that the consequences of all forms of bullying have the potential to be fatal. The deaths of teenage students such as Phoebe Prince of Massachusetts, Jon Carmichael of Texas, Christian Taylor of Virginia, Justin Aaberg of Minnesota, Cody Barker of Wisconsin, Billy Lucas of Indiana, Seth Walsh of California, and Mentor High School, Ohio, students Sladjana Vidovic, Eric Mohat, and Meredith Rezak to bullying related suicide in 2010 placed an intense national spotlight on this serious problem. These teenage suicide victims illustrate the impact of bullying not just on K-12 students, but on college students as well, as was the case with Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. Tyler Clementi was eighteen years old when he jumped off the George Washington Bridge to his death. The suicide was seemingly a reaction to the actions of other students, including his 10.the Capstone Educator
roommate, who had posted invasive and harmful material online regarding Clementi’s sexuality. This incident resulted in a criminal case against two fellow students for invasion of privacy, Dharun Ravi, Clementi’s roommate, and another school mate, Molly Wei. The death of Tyler Clementi in September 2010 garnered national attention, and underscored the effects that cyberbullying can have on individuals, families, and communities of all kinds. Two College of Education professors, Dr. Vivian Wright and Dr. Joy Burnham, have been working on a way to use technology to fight some of its own problems by creating virtual bullying scenarios that teachers, parents and administrators can use to create awareness, foster discussion and improve reactions to cyberbullying. These scenarios show real-life issues, relatable to teenagers now, and gathered through research and discussion with students who witness bullying in their own school lives. The first scenario, posted on The University of Alabama’s iTunes U page in 2010 as Mark Visits the Counselor, illustrates a scene in which a young teenager and his friends take a Facebook prank too far. The second scenario, also posted on iTunes U, shows how a rumor posted on Facebook can lead to a serious conflict between a young teenager and one of her friends. The two scenarios follow different styles, the first being “educational” in that it outlines good and bad responses to bullying, and the second being “behavioral” in that it shows a particular behavior among young girls online that can lead to bullying and a hostile environment. These scenarios show the types of bullying that are prevalent to students today, but most importantly, they show how an educator or parent might be able to respond to bullying. Wright and Burnham say that these scenarios are tools to
raise awareness of the problem in an age of technology, and the first step to helping parents and educators who can sometimes feel helpless toward cyberbullying problems. While raising awareness is an important step, they say that there is still much work to be done to give counselors and parents the information they need to get better at preventing and intervening in cyberbullying situations. In a study published by both Wright and Burnham titled, Cyberbullying: Using Virtual Scenarios to Educate and Raise Awareness, the research process and development behind Mark Visits the Counselor are described. The study outlines three challenges of cyberbullying that distinguish it from “traditional” bullying: cyberbullying is anonymous, it has an infinite audience, and sexual harassment is often a prevalent aspect. With the continued growth of technology, these challenges are only expected to become more difficult, and it is with that in mind that Wright and Burnham emphasize the need for a pedagogical approach to solving some of the issues of cyberbullying. Students surveyed in the study emphasized the need for adults to learn “what cyberbullying is,” so they may become more helpful to students in a cyberbullying situation. The year 2010 was a difficult year for many students struggling with bullying, and the national spotlight came too late for some teenagers being bullied. Students from elementary school through college are exposed to bullying, and the College of Education is among those working to raise awareness and improve methods of dealing with bullying and cyberbullying. Here are some tips from Stop Bullying Now!, a Department of Health and Human Services campaign. More tips and information may be found online at www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov.
What Should I Do If I’m Bullied?
Warning Signs That a Child is Being Bullied
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Tell your parents or other trusted adults. They can help stop the bullying. If you are bullied at school, tell your teacher, school counselor, or principal. Telling is not tattling. Don’t fight back. Don’t try to bully those who bully you. Try not to show anger or fear. Students who bully like to see that they can upset you. Calmly tell the student to stop...or say nothing and then walk away. Try to avoid situations in which bullying is likely to happen. Avoid areas of the school where there are not many students or teachers around. Make sure you aren’t alone in the bathroom or locker room. Sit near the front of the bus. Don’t bring expensive things or lots of money to school. Take a different route through hallways or walk with friends or a teacher to your classes.
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Comes home with torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books, or other belongings. Has unexplained cuts, bruises, and scratches. Seems afraid of going to school, walking to and from school, riding the school bus, or taking part in organized activities with peers (such as clubs). Takes a long, “illogical” route when walking to or from school. Has lost interest in school work or suddenly begins to do poorly in school. Appears sad, moody, teary, or depressed when he or she comes home. Appears anxious and suffers from low self-esteem. If you suspect you child is being bullied, talk to your child and to staff at your child’s school. Yearbook 2011.11
Marian Accinno Loftin Encourager of Students, Families, & Communities
Marian Loftin is a College of Education graduate, former school teacher, current College of Education Board of Advisors member and serves on the Capstone College of Education Society Board of Directors. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from The University of Alabama Council on Community-Based Partnerships for her initiatives that have connected communities across the state of Alabama. With many others, she helped create the state model for community-based child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Yet, when asked her profession, Loftin always says, “classroom teacher.” From a young age, Loftin felt destined to become a teacher. Growing up with parents who instilled a love of learning through example and as the oldest of six sisters, she was no stranger to the arts of learning and creativity. As the oldest sister she became a story teller, sometimes improvising, and as the six sisters took dance lessons, the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” became “The Six Dancing Princesses.” Growing up, she most remembers, “…not what my parents said, it was what they did. It was how they loved each other, and us.” Loftin believes the influence of someone’s home life is permanent and that she was lucky to have such positive influences when many do not. When asked what stood out about her years as a student at The University of Alabama, Loftin said meeting her husband-to-be, Jim Loftin, Captain of the 1957 Crimson Tide football team and the privilege of marching with the Million Dollar Band. The band, under the direction of Col. Carlton K. Butler, had no majorettes or Crimsonettes. Instead, each year the Band Sponsor, Miss University of Alabama, was selected to lead the band alongside the drum major. Loftin said she will never forget practicing with the band five nights each week, admiring their total dedication to excellence in representing the University and traveling with the band to all the away football games. Loftin spent her first semester as a nursing major, but by the beginning of her second semester, she had switched to the College of Education. She says her time in the College of Education was a time of meaningful growth in learning what it means to understand and work with children. From her studies, especially her “practice teaching,” she became keenly aware that teachers have what she calls, an “awesome responsibility” to children and parents. To Loftin, this responsibility stems from teachers having more interactive time with children in their classroom than their parents do at the end of their work day. It was Loftin’s experience as a classroom teacher that most influenced her subsequent work, including government relations for The University of Alabama and director of the State of Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention. As a government relations practitioner, Loftin says she observed some of, “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” of politics, although she says her experience was overwhelmingly positive. She credits this to the time spent as assistant to Bill Jones, director of government relations for The 12.the Capstone Educator
All people who come into contact with a child need to know the impact they will have on that child. University of Alabama System. His wealth of knowledge about state government, his integrity in relationships with legislators and the administration prepared her for a good experience during her six years working with the State Legislature as director of the State of Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, which funds hundreds of community-based prevention programs in the state of Alabama. Serving in this state position reinforced her belief that child neglect and abuse can be prevented. Loftin believes a large part of child neglect and abuse is lack of knowledge, since many of the people served by the agency have never seen a good parent. Parents are “hungry,” Loftin says, to know how to be a good parent and to make their child feel, “secure and confident in themselves.” Some of the community programs funded by the Children’s Trust Fund teach parenting skills, promote healthy family relationships, and emphasize responsible fatherhood and the need to have fathers engaged positively with their children. In 1994, after two years of planning, Loftin was a founding member of the Alfred Saliba Family Services Center of Dothan, the first comprehensive family resource center in Alabama. It offered prevention and intervention services that strengthen families and enable them to help themselves. Then Mayor, Alfred Saliba, a graduate of The University of Alabama College of Engineering, was convinced by Loftin that a “one-stop” for family services was the best way to serve and strengthen families and provide for the welfare of children. Now, the state of Alabama has 15 such centers. There are times when child abuse cannot be prevented. The Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center in Dothan, of which Loftin was a founding board member 16 years ago, works with children and families after abuse has occurred. The Advocacy Center provides the children with a comfortable “home” atmosphere where a caring, trained person can talk with them about their traumatic experience, getting information that all parties involved may need to have. It
is a place where healing can begin for the child and their non-offending parent, assuring them of the best services possible. Some of Loftin’s most recent initiatives include her appointment as Chairman of the 2011 Catholic Charities Appeal for the Mobile A r ch d i o c e s e , secretary of the Children First Alliance of Alabama, and continued work with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers that promote child wellbeing and provide families with the assistance they need to become self-sufficient. She also serves on the steering committee for the statewide confidential, toll-free Parenting Assistance Line (PAL), a collaborative service of The University of Alabama Child Development Resources, Wal-Mart, and the Children’s Trust Fund offering information and support for parents. On a national level, Marian Loftin received the 2007 Commissioner’s Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Governor Bob Riley nominated her for the award which is for “Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect.” She served as Secretary of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds from 2004-2008. Loftin does not take credit for her achievements, instead praising all of the people who have come before her, and those with whom she has worked. She believes that every person was placed here to be an encourager and that all people who come into contact with a child need to know the impact they will have on that child. The passion and work Loftin has been part of in strengthening families means there are now places where parents can go for help and to learn how to become the parent they want to be. She is grateful that in her studies in the College of Education, she received not only training to teach, but also inspiration to work to have every child healthy, loved and ready to learn. This goes hand in hand with what happens in the elementary classroom, beginning with early childhood education. If you ask Marian Loftin, everything relates to the classroom. That is why she is still a teacher, an encourager.
Creating the Schools We Need and Moving Beyond Catchy Slogans and the Politics of Blame
The year 2010 saw education become one of the most important social issues in our country. The focus on education was highlighted by the release of multiple documentaries on the subject, documentaries such as Waiting on Superman and Race to Nowhere. On October 18, 2010, Dr. Pedro Noguera of New York University addressed the recent push for education reform, at the 2010 Julie C. Laible Memorial Lecture. The recent spotlight on education, according to Noguera, was a mixed blessing, because it opened the nation’s ears to ideas from those who are not truly qualified to address education reform. Noguera said that these documentaries, Waiting for Superman in particular, can present a distorted image of the problem, not accurately showing what works in education and what does not work. To Noguera, the real problem is inequality and poverty, knowing that we judge all children by the same standards, and where the current solution is to keep raising standards on schools that fall behind. The disproportionate amount of resources spent on the nation’s top and wealthiest students leaves the students who need resources the most without the help they need. Simply raising standards on schools is easy, but as a nation we must be willing to give resources to the students who can most benefit from them. In such states as Florida and California where schools receive letter grades, if a school fails to “make the grade,” the state takes them over. According to Noguera, however, a state takeover does not necessarily translate into success, as he demonstrates was the case in Compton, Cal. Other political solutions, such as mandatory graduation exams and insisting that schools show improvement through increased funding have been equally unsuccessful. When Massachusetts in 2003 implemented mandatory graduation exams, it prevented 6000 kids from graduating who otherwise would have. Noguera suggests the solution is much simpler. He says that we all must look at successful examples to see what works. In New York, for example, Noguera listed three schools that have achieved turnarounds, in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Chinatown. At Brooklyn’s PS 28, the principal calls herself the ‘lead teacher’, emphasizing her teach first mentality and the importance she places on her relationships with other teachers at that school. The difference here, Noguera says, is a healthy culture and engaging educational leadership. 14.the Capstone Educator
PS 28 offers second language and GED classes for parents as well as job training partnerships to make sure they can support their children’s educations. The school stays open until 8pm thanks to a partnership with YMCA, which provides afterschool workers for a second shift. PS 28 brings in social workers to help teachers sort out the emotional needs of individual students, and the school also has a partnership with community penal juvenile programs to help those kids get a chance at education. Counseling is always offered before children are subject to punishment, and children learn to become responsible for their own behavior. PS 28 keeps track of all of these benefits in a detailed file for every student that goes through its doors, but the key is the culture, and it starts at the top. Another New York school, PS 256 places emphasis on the morale of teachers, which has translated to better instruction for children. Chinatown’s PS 126 emphasizes literacy through group portfolios and confidence boosting group study. As to what he would do to improve education on a grand scale, Noguera says he would make it harder to become a teacher and easier to leave, and would try to show everyone who is not just about politics and money, but about culture, relationships, and vision. The point, says Noguera, is to create an environment where people – students and teachers – want to work hard. There are many ways to do this, but it must involve an honest change in the culture of each school.
The College of Education spring lecture series, the 2011 James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture featured Dr. Shane Lopez, a senior scientist at Gallup, the research director at the Clifton Strengths School and licensed psychologist, as a lecturer on the role of hope in the lives of students.
Gallup Researcher Encourages Hope, Laughter in Schools
At Gallup, Lopez helped create the Gallup Student Poll, a method of determining prerequisites for student achievement. According to Lopez, the results of this poll suggest that student achievement is a product of hope, engagement, and well-being.
Lopez notes that as humans, we are the only animals capable of critical considerations of the future, and therefore the only animals capable of having hope. Yet, according to the Student Poll, only 50% of young people are hopeful, along with around 50% of adults and 50% of teachers. Polls suggest that American teachers take the biggest hit against hope and well-being based on the way they are managed or the limited amount of autonomy they have to determine what they do in their classrooms. Lopez says the good news is that people of all ages can be taught to have hope, from young students to nursing home residents. Hope is important, he says, because it results in increased well-being for the hopeful person. Well-being is both a byproduct of hope and the catalyst to success. There is no correlation between intelligence and hope, Lopez says. The benefits of hope extend to school, work and all of life, Lopez said. Employees, students, business leaders and teachers alike all benefit from a hopeful outlook and environment. Just as the best way to encourage greater employee productivity is by increasing their hope and well-being, students must also be engaged through a hopeful environment that improves their well-being. For some young people, hope and well-being are not available at home, and if that is the case, schools must be ready to help students achieve success through hope. “Public schools and colleges need to become America’s hope and well-being centers,” Lopez said.
As for how to create a more hopeful environment at school or at the workplace, Lopez offers several practical approaches. He says that hope and well-being can be summed in four actions, “Hope, laugh, sleep and repeat.” If one is able to maintain his or her own hope and well-being through this cycle, it results in that person feeling more creative, productive, and successful. A person who has low hope or no hope becomes a reactionary person, following others and unable to come up with original ideas, Lopez said. It is important as teachers to make sure that whatever tasks your students are working on, they start with high hope, leading to better, more original results in the end.
The James P. Curtis Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 1991 by the Board of Directors of the Capstone Education Society in order to bring an educator or public figure of renown to speak about contemporary issues in education annually. It is named in honor of Dr. James P. Curtis, who served the College of Education as a faculty member for 23 years. Curtis served as professor of administration and educational leadership and as Assistant Dean of the Bureau of Educational Services and Research.
FA C U LTY Michael Becerra Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling PhD, Texas A & M University
Becerra comes from Texas where he served as a certified rehabilitation counselor/director. Previously, Becerra has worked as a counselor with the Dallas Independent School District, Northwestern Human Services of New Jersey and the Center for Family Services of New Jersey. He has made 10 national presentations and has volunteered at Commerce Independent School District with alternative education students and in Dallas with the Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children. Becerra has received the Association for Specialist in Group Work Emerging Leader Award and the National Rehabilitation Association Graduate Literary Award.
Sara Childers Assistant Professor, Research Methodology PhD, Ohio State University
Childers has made 12 presentations and published an article titled, Methodology, praxis, and autoethnography: a review of getting lost. She has served as an instructor and curriculum lab assistant at Ohio State University and as a student teacher at Ann Simpson Davis Middle School in Dublin, Ohio. Childers is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Educational Studies Association, the North American Society for Sport History, and the National Women’s Studies Association.
Gary Hodges Assistant Professor, Physiology PhD, Liverpool John Moores University
Hodges served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology at the University of Texas HSC at San Antonio and as a senior postdoctoral fellow in neurovascular research at the University of Western Ontario School of Kinesiology. He has given more than 20 presentations on his field, and has more than 10 publications. Hodges has received the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium 1st place postdoctoral fellow award, and the University of Western Ontario Department of Medicine Research Day 1st place oral presentation award among others.
Janie Hubbard Assistant Professor, Elementary Social Studies Education EdD, The University of Alabama
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professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Montevallo and as an adjunct professor at Montevallo and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Hubbard has worked as a classroom teacher and full-time substitute at Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a classroom teacher for Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt, and as a classroom teacher at Jakarta International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has multiple publications, including a recent publication in the Southeastern Region Association of Teacher Educators Journal and has made more than 30 presentations.
Bob Johnson, Jr. Professor, Educational Administration PhD, Louisiana State University
Johnson comes from the University of Utah, where he served as a professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. For three years, until 2009, Johnson served as editor of Educational Administration Quarterly. He has written 24 publications and two books. Since 2006, Johnson has led professional development workshops in Brazil for educational leaders. Johnson has served in the American Educational Research Association, earning the Politics and Policy Service Award in 2007. Among other awards, Johnson has been given the University of Utah Students’ Choice Award, the Educational Administration Quarterly Reviewer of the Year Award, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Brenda Mendiola Clinical Assistant Professor, Education Administration EdD, Texas Tech University
Mendiola comes from Mertzon, Texas where she served as the Superintendent for Irion County Schools. She also served as an adjunct professor at Angelo State University. Before becoming superintendent, Mendiola was high school principal and curriculum director/special programs coordinator/test coordinator for Irion County. She has written articles for Child and Adult Care Professionals, Families Today, and Today’s Teen. Mendiola has received among other awards the Masonic Lodge Community Builder Award, Workforce Investment Act Partner of the Year award, and Outstanding Administrator award.
Sandra Nichols, Department Head and Associate Professor, Special Education and Multiple Abilities PhD, University of Southern Mississippi
Nichols comes from the University of Memphis where she was an associate professor and served as interim chair for the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department. Nichols has written 10 publications and one book. Nichols has served as President of the Division of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners of the International Council for Exceptional Children, and for the Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children. She is a member of the American Education Research Association and Phi Delta Kappa. Nichols has received the University of Memphis College of Education Distinguished Service Award, among others.
Nicole Swoszowski Assistant Professor, Multiple Abilities PhD, Georgia State University
Swoszowski has worked as a special education teacher, assistant director of personal support, and as a temporary clinical instructor at Georgia State University. Swoszowski has been a guest reviewer for Behavioral Disorders, Beyond Behavior, and has reviewed proposals in the teacher education division with the Council for Exceptional Children. She has published two manuscripts with more than six others in progress and has made 15 research presentations. She was honored with the outstanding master’s student in special education from the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University.
Jessica Ann Griffin Clinical Instructor, Higher Education MA, The University of Alabama
Griffin has teaching experience as an instructor for The University of Alabama, and has previously worked as a graduate assistant, earning Outstanding Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs in May 2009. Griffin has also been honored as an ASHE Graduate Student Policy Seminar Nomination and as a SACS Commission on Colleges Travel Grant recipient. She has been published in the Journal of American College Health and has presented at both the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting and the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Bridget Griggs Clinical Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction/Alabama Consortium for Educational Renewal PhD, The University of Alabama
Studies, the 38th Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Atlantic Educational Research Association, the 12th Annual Graduate Student Association Research and Thesis Conference, and the Stillman College Integration of Technology into Instruction: Best Practices Conference.
James Hardin Clinical Instructor, Technology and Student Assessment Systems, Office of Student Services MA, The University of Alabama
Hardin has experience as an 8th grade teacher, a head softball coach, computer applications, and career discovery teacher. He is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Alpha Lambda Sigma, has achieved Eagle Scout and was awarded the Virgil Honor by the Scouting Volunteer Society. He was given the most outstanding graduate award for the computers and applied technology program in 2005, received the Alabama Power New Teacher Grant in 2006, and in 2007 he was honored by The University of Alabama for excellence as a beginning classroom teacher.
Sarah Stroud Clinical Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction MA, The University of Alabama
Stroud will be receiving her Ed.S. degree in the Spring of 2012 and will continue pursuing her doctorate in mathematics. She was a sixth grade teacher at Holy Spirit Catholic Regional School from August 2003 until spring 2010, where she taught mathematics, vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, literature, grammar, and social studies. She was nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and as an outstanding teacher in the RBC Bank “Tribute to Teacher” program.
Christina Vanzandt Clinical Instructor, Curriculum and Instruction MA, University of Memphis
Vanzandt has worked as a special education teacher, third grade teacher, and reading coach. She is the creator and coordinator for Running to Achieve, which is involved in engaging children in literacy through an after-school running club. She is a Longleaf Writing Fellow and Longleaf Writing Teacher Leader. Vanzandt has received grants from the Road Runners Club of America and from The University of Alabama Community Based Parterships Grant. She presented her doctoral paper at the National Reading Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009.
Griggs has experience as an adjunct professor at Faulkner University, as a teacher at Sylvan Learning Center in both Hoover and Tuscaloosa and has taught 5th-11th grades in Sumter and Birmingham County Schools. Griggs made presentations at the 89th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Yearbook 2011.17
Drs. Stephen Thoma and Lisa Hooper served as the 2010-11 Paul W. Bryant Professors of Education awards, given annually by the College of Education to faculty members who exhibit excellence in either teaching or research.
Thoma, Hooper Named Bryant Professors of Education
Thoma, professor and program coordinator in educational psychology, was honored for his accomplishments in research. Hooper, associate professor in counselor education, was honored for her accomplishments in teaching. Thoma has been a member of the UA faculty since 1997 and has been the educational psychology program coordinator since 2006. He is the research director of the Center for the Study of Ethical Development, which is currently under the program of educational psychology in the College of Education. He has reviewed material for the Journal of Research in Education, the Journal of Moral Education, the Journal of Educational Psychology, and the British Journal of Social Psychology, among others. He has published more than 50 articles in his field of research. Hooper joined the UA faculty in 2005. She holds five journal editorial board positions and has contributed 30 research articles,
The Ohio State University awarded Wayne Urban, professor of social foundations of education, the 2011 Career Achievement Award.
chapters and books. Hooper received early tenure from the University and served as the 200910 McNair Faculty Fellow for UAâ€™s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. She received the 2010 Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development Young Emerging Leader Award and was selected by Capstone International to develop a short-term study abroad program. Hooper is currently working on a book titled Culturally Competent Counseling and Psychotherapy: From Research and Theory to Action.
Urban Awarded Career Achievement Award
Dr. Urban uses social foundations of education to address contemporary issues of social justice. He emphasizes the importance of social engagement to make a difference in issues of race, class and equity. He draws on historical
and sociological perspectives to expand understanding of African American education, teacher unions and other policy matters.
Dr. Randall E. Schumacker, professor of educational research, recently published with Dr. Richard Lomax, Ohio State University, a third edition of their international and national best seller, A Beginnerâ€™s Guide to Structural Equation Modeling (Taylor & Francis). Randall started the Structural Equation Modeling Journal (SEM) in 1994 and today serves as the emeritus editor. Today, the journal is ranked #1 in the social sciences and mathematical methods area and #2 in science, mathematics, and interdisciplinary applications by Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports (2009). The University of Alabama currently hosts the 1993 to 2010 archives for SEMNET (Structural Equation Modeling Network and
Schumacker Publishes on Structural Equation Modeling
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Urban earned his MA in Higher Education in 1965 and his PhD History of Education in 1968 from The Ohio State University
Discussion Group) at http://bama.ua.edu/archives/semnet. html. Dr. Schumacker was also recently elected emeritus editor of the Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints (MLRV) journal. The MLRV was started in 1973 at the American Educational Research Association and is hosted on the UA server at http://mlrv.ua.edu.
UA Designated as a National Approved Center of Play Therapy Education
“We are confident that, under Dr. Carmichael’s leadership, it will significantly advance our growing field and serve those who counsel clients, particularly children, in schools, public agencies, private practices and other venues.”
Dr. Karla Carmichael, a UA professor and director of the Office of Play Therapy Research and Learning, is flanked by Dr. Judy Bonner, left, UA executive vice president and provost, and Dr. Joyce Stallworth, senior associate dean of the College of Education.
The Office of Play Therapy Research and Learning at The University of Alabama has earned the designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the Association for Play Therapy, according to its executive director, Bill Burns. The Office of Play Therapy Research and Learning was established in May 2010 by its director, Dr. Karla Carmichael, professor of counselor education at The University of Alabama. “Because the rapidly increasing use of play therapy is also boosting demand for more university play therapy programs, APT applauds The University of Alabama for approving the establishment of the Center,” said Burns.
JoAnne Baker and Dr. Mark Richardson received the 2011 W. Ross Palmer Service to Students Awards. These awards are given each year to one staff and one faculty member who show outstanding commitment to student service. JoAnne Baker Academic Advisor, Student Services JoAnne Baker has been employed by The University of Alabama for more than 20 years, most of that time with the Office of Student Services and Certification. JoAnne is an academic advisor to College of Education students and has put together advising handbooks for teaching and non-teaching majors. She is the counselor for Kappa Delta Pi. Previously, Baker worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the College of Education. Baker meets with prospective students and transfer students, and specializes in junior college transfer courses.
According to Carmichael, play therapy is a form of mental health counseling or psychotherapy used by licensed mental health professionals to better communicate with and help clients achieve optimal mental health. “It is particularly effective with children because, just as adults use words to communicate and express themselves, children use play,” she said. APT, a national professional society, estimates that play therapy is routinely utilized by thousands of licensed psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists within and outside of the United States. Noting membership has doubled during the last decade, Burns reported that nearly 16% of accredited universities now offer some combination of play therapy graduate instruction and supervised play therapy experiences.
Baker & Richardson Awarded Palmer Service to Students Award Mark Richardson Professor, Exercise Science Dr. Mark Richardson has worked in the College since 1991. Richardson is the primary advisor for the exercise science program. He serves on five service committees at UA. Richardson has been a co-author on 26 manuscripts and 63 presentations with student authors. Richardson has worked as the director and primary advisor for the human performance non-certification degree option for ten years. Richardson is a speaker in the local community on the health benefits of exercise.
Classroom Technology Emphasized in Secondary Mathematics Education The TI-NspireTM Navigator Comes Alive at UA
Secondary mathematics education makes classroom technology a priority. Dr. Jeremy Zelkowski, assistant professor of mathematics education, is making sure preservice and in-service teachers are learning new ways to integrate technology into math classrooms. “Technology has been a way to engage uninterested and unmotivated students in his own mathematics classes,” Zelkowski said. “Technology can serve as a tool for opening doors for students to learn new mathematics while not being penalized for previous gaps in knowledge that teachers otherwise have to fill through remediation.” The technology Zelkowski is using in instruction is the Texas Instruments TINspire Handheld calculator and the TINavigator wireless network.
The TI-Nspire’s capabilities go hand in hand with the recent adoption of the Common Core of State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) that place greater emphasis on modeling, statistics, and probability in the high school math curriculum. Some of the new Standards of Mathematical Practice include, “Model with mathematics,” and “Use appropriate tools strategically,” leaving middle school and high school students with the need to be able to solve modeling situations through the use of technology. Zelkowski says the TI-Nspire is the classroom technology that can meet the expectations of the new CCSSM. Mathematics teachers can also use technology to distract from mobile device use in the classroom. The TI-Nspire can be fitted with a wireless network device, called the TI-Navigator, that allows teachers to communicate electronically and instantly with all of their students, while also preventing student-to-student mobile interaction. In an environment containing TI-Navigator Nspire devices, students are encouraged to stay on task while teachers can develop new interactive lessons for their classrooms. A TI-Navigator Nspire
Dr. Calli Holaway, assistant professor of mathematics education, was one of the lead presenters at the 2011 SECME Summer Institute. She presented Using What You’ve Got: Inspiring School Change through Data Analysis to K-12 administrators and teachers. This presentation helped guide schools in creating a data-driven culture that not only utilizes data effectively, but also views the use of data as a vital component to student success. Holaway also presented More Than an Instructional Strategy: Using Math Manipulatives to Assess Student Understanding, focusing on how math teachers in grades 3-10 can assess student 20.the Capstone Educator
equipped classroom provides teachers with the capability to send student assessment items wirelessly, collect them instantly, and grade them seamlessly while dumping the scores into a spreadsheet. All of these new capabilities give instant feedback to the teacher about student understanding of subject matter. The goals of the secondary mathematics teacher education program in the College of Education are three fold: to give new teachers the skills needed to use technology expertise at their first schools of employment, to make new teachers advocates for change in the culture of mathematics classrooms, making math more attractive to more students, and to give new teachers the expertise to teach veteran teachers how to use new technologies in mathematics classrooms. For more information about the new graduate technology course for in-service mathematics teachers interested in learning new technologies, please contact Dr. Jeremy Zelkowski at jzelkowski@ bamaed.ua.edu.
Holaway Presents to Educators Across Country knowledge, recognize student misconceptions, and identify how students are making mathematical connections through the use of manipulatives. The 35th Annual SECME Summer Institute was hosted by The University of Alabama College of Engineering, June 19-26, 2011. This intense eight-day residential professional development content is presented by member university faculty, industry and government experts, and SECME Master Teachers. The focus of the Institute is to provide k-12 educators with STEM curriculum activities aligned to national standards, cutting-edge content knowledge, and a framework for implementing SECME programs.
Technology Integration in Local Classrooms eight, two f o c u s e d directly on technology integration into the elementary classroom.
Since 2004, the Technology in Motion program at the UA Regional In-Service Center has instructed teachers in technology integration through professional learning groups. As part of a professional learning group, teachers meet five times throughout the school year to learn how to integrate technology into the classroom. Dr. Robert E. Mayben, the UA Technology in Motion Specialist, facilitates the instruction of the professional learning. However, the teachers also share a collective responsibility for learning in the groups by modeling lessons in their own classrooms for the group to observe. Throughout the year, this model enables the teachers to gain a healthy respect for the demonstrated technology strategies. This network of idea-sharing, problemsolving, and accountability develops and enables the teachers to successfully integrate technology into their classrooms. For the 2010-2011 year, the Technology in Motion program facilitated eight professional learning groups. Of these
A n o t h e r l e a r n i n g group was conducted in partnership with the College of Educationâ€™s Master Technology Teachers program. This group was co-facilitated by Dr. Vivian H. Wright and included teachers from Holt High School and Paul W. Bryant High School. In 2010-2011, there was a southern region group that included K-12 teachers from Choctaw County, Marengo County, Demopolis, and Linden. New professional learning groups included a high school history and language arts group and three groups for school librarians for the 2010-2011 year. Mayben anticipated 10 librarian applications in the inaugural year. However, in less than two days after the applications were sent to school administrators for dissemination, 27 applications were received. By the end of the application process, 39 school librarians had applied for the group with representation from eight of the 12 school systems in the UA/ UWA In-Service Region. The group provided the skills necessary to properly prepare school librarians/ media specialists to serve as a conduit for providing technology integration expertise to the teachers within their schools. The school librarians were responsible for not only learning new technology integration skills and strategies, but also teaching these strategies
and skills to their colleagues. Many of these librarians were at schools represented by teachers in other professional learning groups sponsored by Technology in Motion. This resulted in smaller professional learning networks developing at the school level. Mayben also collaborated with Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM) and Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) in the facilitation of three other professional learning groups. The collaboration with the ASIM Biology Specialist, Lorrie Robinson, began last year and continued this year with a focus on the integration of technology into the high school biology classroom. The success of this group initiated the creation of a professional learning group for technology integration into physics and chemistry classrooms. In the new physics and chemistry group, Mayben served with Julie Covin, ASIM Physics Specialist, and Beth Sherrill, ASIM Chemistry Specialist, to provide strategies to implement technology in physics and chemistry classrooms across west Alabama. The third science-related learning group served by Technology in Motion was cofacilitated with AMSTI Middle School Science Specialist, Ken Lee. This group examined effective methods of integrating technology into the AMSTI middle school science curriculum. The mission of the Technology in Motion program across the state is to provide professional development that enables educators to become proficient in the use of technology so they can better facilitate student learning. By providing an effective service to teachers through professional learning groups, the Technology in Motion program at the UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center is accomplishing this mission and helping to meet the ever-changing technology professional development needs of teachers.
Faculty Lead Psychology Program in Europe
In May 2010, counselor education program faculty, Drs. Joy Burnham and Lisa Hooper took undergraduate and graduate students from the fields of psychology, counseling, education, and other related fields to London, Zurich, and Vienna as a part of a program titled, Visiting the Pioneers of Psychology: A European Expedition with a 21st Century and Culturally-Focused Application. As a part of this program, students were exposed to the closest associations available to four major European-rooted theorists: Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, and Viktor Frankl. Students were challenged to reflect upon their own theoretical orientations, to reflect critically on their own theory, and to consider the cultural relevance of classical theory. Students visited, among other places, the Sigmund Freud museum in London, the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich, and the Viktor Frankl Institute and Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Vienna.
In Memoriam Dr. Catharine de Wet Catharine de Wet, assistant professor in gifted education, died Nov. 20, 2010. Dr. de Wet earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Connecticut in 2006. Dr. de Wet worked as a gifted education consultant in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alabama, Louisiana, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Prior to her tenure in the College of Education, she was a teacher for eight years. Dr. De Wet earned her B.A. in communications and English from Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg in 1978 and her M.A. in gifted education from the University of Colorado in 2001. Dr. Lucien Tennent Lee, Jr. Lucien Tennent Lee, Jr. died on March 3, 2011. He was born on June 6, 1908, in Rock Run, Alabama, the son of Dr. Lucien Tennent Lee and Nora Lawrence Lee. In 1944, he was appointed assistant professor of education and director of the Bureau of Educational Research at UA. He remained at Alabama until his retirement in 1973. During this time, he served as professor of secondary education and head of that department; director of the Summer School and assistant dean of the Graduate School and assistant dean for Extended Services. Dr. Joycelyn Wortham Joycelyn Wortham died on Dec. 23, 2010. Dr. Wortham was a career educator and 30-year member of the Council for Exceptional Children. She received her Ed.D. from the College of Education, and through her career served as a teacher, a supervisor, instructor, and education specialist. During her tenure in the college, Wortham served as coordinator of the Collaborative Teacher Program. She also served as a governor of the Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children and as a member of the Board of Governors for the National Council for Exceptional Children. Wortham was a member of The Council for Exceptional Children Board of Directors.
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Childers Receives Dissertation Award
Dr. Sara M. Childers, assistant professor of qualitative research, was awarded the most outstanding dissertation in the cultural foundations, technology, and qualitative inquiry program at The Ohio State University. The Loadman Disertation Award includes a monetary award, and Childers was featured in an award presentation at Ohio State in June 2011. Each year The Ohio State School of Educational Policy and Leadership recognizes the most outstanding dissertation of each program within the school.
Creative Pedagogies Project Wins Community Outreach Award Dr. Aaron M. Kuntz, assistant professor of qualitative research methods, started the Creative Pedagogies Project in 2010, as a way to encourage teacher collaboration, develop locally specific research data, and create more informed teaching practices at Arcadia Elementary School in Tuscaloosa. In 2011, the Creative Pedagogies Project received a Community Outreach Award from The University of Alabama Office of Community Affairs. Kuntz said of the award, “It emphasizes community engagement as well as my own belief of “working with” rather than simply “studying” local schools. I never would have taken on this project if both the college and department did not value both nationally-based scholarship and locally specific faculty work.”
Science Education Conference Held
The National Study of Education in Undergraduate Science (NSEUS) sponsored a national conference to investigate the best teaching practices of undergraduate science and its impact on the learning outcomes of students. It was funded by the National Science Foundation and UA’s Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines. During the conference, the results of the five year NSEUS national study were emphasized and the goal of NSEUS was to examine how reformed undergraduate science courses differed from what traditional courses used to be. In the study, there were more than 90 K-12 site visits as well as visits to 20 colleges. These site visits were carried out by a team of investigators from The University of Alabama, Kansas State University, and San Diego State University.
Superintendents’ Academy Talks Technology
The University of Alabama Superintendents’ Academy (UASA) hosted a two-day conference in June 2011. The UASA mission is to provide qualified and helpful school system leaders that can have an impact on Alabama public education. The conference covered using the most up to date research and instructional delivery technology. The UASA welcomed all educators from Alabama who are qualified to be an elected or appointed superintendent in this state. For more information, go to http://uasa.ua.edu
Retirements in the College
Dr. Rose Mary Newton, associate professor emeritus of educational leadership, retired in 2010. Newton joined the College in 2000 as an assistant professor in educational leadership. In addition to serving as a faculty member, Newton has contributed as the program coordinator of educational leadership from 2003-2006, cocoordinator from 2009-2011, coordinator of the off-campus joint doctoral program at the University of North Alabama from 2009-2010, as co-chair of the College of Education Faculty Research Development Committee, as a member of the scholarship committee, and as a member of two accreditation committees. Before joining the College of Education, Newton served as a middle-school teacher, assistant principal, and principal of P-8 schools from 1968-1995. Newton earned her undergraduate degree in English literature from Brescia College and her master’s degree in education from Western Kentucky University. Newton earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Louisville. Newton served as an active member of the University Council for Educational Administration and the American Educational Research Association, reviewed manuscripts for the Journal of School Leadership, and compiled the Training Manual for Superintendents: Curriculum and Instructional Leadership for the Alabama State Department of Education.
Dr. Inez Rovegno, professor emeritus in the College of Education at The University of Alabama, retired in January 2011. Rovegno joined the College of Education in 1993 as an associate professor in the department of kinesiology. Prior to serving at The University of Alabama, Rovegno served faculty positions at Springfield College, Bennett College, Hofstra Univeristy, and the University of Illinois. Rovegno has published more than 40 major refereed articles in the top journals in the field, several invited international papers, and 10 major book chapters devoted toward the improvement of teaching children. Rovegno has been the recipient of major academic awards including the 2010 Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for her contributions to research in her field and also received the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group for Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education gave Rovegno the Exemplary Research Award in 1993. Rovegno’s work has received extensive acceptance and praise at the international level leading to her being invited to provide keynote presentations at the Association for Research on Sport Intervention in Besancon, France; the Korean Association for Sport Pedagogy, the Korean Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. In 2007, Rovegno was inducted into the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education limited to the top 150 scholars in the field and was the first and only UA faculty to date to be so honored.
Lynda Kelly worked in the Office of Student Services for more than 20 years. In 1986, Kelly began work in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, and after two years moved to the Office of Student Services & Certification where she served as secretary to the Assistant/ Associate Dean and Certification Officer until her retirement in May. Kelly’s two sisters were teachers in the Tuscaloosa County schools but Kelly choose the next best thing, working where they train excellent teachers. Kelly says she was fortunate to have two of the best supervisors on campus, Dr. W. Ross Palmer and Dr. Kathy Wetzel. Dr. Wetzel says, “Linda’s way of making me feel part of the team made a lasting. I benefitted from her personal wisdom, expertise, and friendship in every way. I was constantly amazed at the ease in which Lynda worked with challenging people and in difficult situations. Yet, no matter how challenging the situation, she managed to wear a smile and maintain a positive attitude. Lynda will be missed by students, faculty, her co-workers, and teachers in the community. I know that Lynda will welcome this opportunity and enjoy directing her energies into other special interests.” Marilyn Scoggins worked in the counselor education program as part of the support staff for 12 years. There she helped graduate students in the application process, and once they were enrolled, she maintained student records and assisted them with program needs. She worked for seven counselor education faculty members. Scoggins has been in The University of Alabama system for more than 20 years. Dr. Jamie Satcher, professor in counselor education, said, “I greatly enjoyed working with Ms. Scoggins. Over the 12 years that she worked with the Program in Counselor Education, she was a strong support person for students. Whenever I have an opportunity to talk with program graduates, they always ask “...and how’s Marilyn?” The students loved her! I will miss her as both a program assistant and as a friend I could see every day.” Brenda Spencer worked in the Office of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Couseling for 28 years as an office assistant. As a member of the support staff there, Spencer helped with student applications and comps. Dr. Rick Houser, department head, said, “I absolutely enjoyed every day I worked with Brenda; she never failed to brighten the day of anyone at the office. Coworkers and students alike are going to miss Brenda immensely and wish her ony the best for the next chapter of her life.”
A LU M N I Michael E. Malone of Birmingham has joined the College of Education’s Board of Advisors this year. The Board of Advisors is a group of alumni and friends who act as an education counsel to the Dean. Malone received his Ph.D. in behavioral studies. He also received his M.A. in education from UAB and a B.A. in history from the University of Montevallo. His areas of academic expertise and interests are primarily in educational leadership and management; student recruitment, advising and retention; transfer articulation; and university advancement. He has taught graduate courses in educational leadership and undergraduate courses in history. Deborah L. Voltz, Ed.D., professor of curriculum and instruction and director of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Urban Education, has been named dean of the School of Education in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. A Birmingham native with more than 25 years of experience as an educator, Voltz has been responsible for the university obtaining millions of grant dollars for educational research and teacher training. She also has published academic articles and book chapters on topics ranging from strategies for success in diverse classrooms to urban special education in the context of standards-based reform. After 38 years of teaching music, Tuscaloosa’s Regina Noland announced she would be retiring from teaching. Most recently, she held the position as the arts in education supervisor for the Tuscaloosa school system. In June, she topped her career off with an additional honor; Noland received the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. She then attended the Symposium on Music in Schools at Yale University. Noland is the first teacher nominated from Alabama for this award. She is recognized for her long term career in music education. 330 teachers were nominated for this honor; she was one of 50 who actually received it. All winners had something in common and that was their mastery of vocal and instrumental music 24.the Capstone Educator
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He served as the president of Troy State University—Dothan and vice chancellor of the Troy State University System. He has served on several boards including St. Vincents’ Hospital, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Jefferson County Historical Association, the University of Montevallo Foundation, and more. Most recently he received a certificate in landscape design from Jefferson-State Community College. His interests include cycling/ running (18 marathons, 4 triathlons, 2 biathlons, and cycled through Europe), gardening, pets, music, and racquet sports. He also enjoys officiating football which he served as an AHSAA Football Officials’ Camp Instructor and 2000 and 2002 Super Six Referee; and Scout for the NFL.
Voltz Named as UAB School of Education Dean
Voltz, who received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education at the National College of Education in Evanston, Ill., obtained her master’s degree in special education at UAB and her doctorate of education from The University of Alabama. She has been a member of the UAB faculty since 2003. Prior to joining UAB, Voltz worked as an elementary teacher in Birmingham’s public school system and taught teacher preparation programs at several colleges, including Alabama State University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Louisville. She also has taught internationally at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and at the College of New Jersey’s Johannesburg program in South Africa.
Retiring with Award from Yale
taught to students from elementary to high school all across the nation. Noland began her career after graduating from The University of Alabama in 1972 with a degree in music education. She later received her master’s in education in 2002. Just because she plans to retire, does not mean she will not teach any longer. Noland plans to continue her work as the music director at Taylorville United Methodist Church as well as president of Tuscaloosa Ballroom Dance Club.
Alum Anna Hull Honored Nationally for Excellence in Teaching In 2010, Anna Catherine Hull received four honors for her excellence in teaching. Hull, a fifth grade teacher at Patronis Elementary School in Panama City Beach, was recognized not only with the Bay County District Teacher of the Year Award, but also the Mary Brogan “Excellence in Teaching” Award by the Florida Department of Education, and a 2011 Milken Fellowship position at the Lowell Milken Center. In September 2010, Hull became the recipient of the Milken Educators Award, an award given only to the nation’s top teachers. The Bay County Teacher of the Year award was handed out in February 2010. At the time of the award, Hull served as the leadership chairwoman and school improvement chairwoman at Patronis, in addition to serving as a peer mentor there. The Brogan Award was given to Anna Catherine Hull at the Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year event in July 2010. Hull was chosen among five other state finalists receiving top state awards. It was created in honor of the late Mary Jane Brogan, and recognizes teachers who demonstrate a passion for teaching and a compassion for their students that becomes an inspiration to other teachers. In November 2010, the Milken Family Foundation presented the Milken Educator Award to Hull in a ceremony at her elementary school. One of the goals of the award is to communicate the idea that the quality of the teacher in the classroom is the most important school-based factor in determining student achievement. The award includes a $25,000 gift. In 2011, Hull was awarded the Lowell Milken Center Fellowship, which consists of a week collaborating with the Milken Center in Fort Scott, Kan. The Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves through project-based learning. At the presentation of the Brogan Award, the Florida Commissioner of Education, husband of the late Mary Brogan, read a letter from the mother of two of Hull’s
former students. In the letter, the author describes how her husband was deployed to Iraq during the 2006 school year, and how Hull incorporated that into her classroom. The class kept in contact with soldiers in Iraq, including the author’s husband, via video conferencing. Through this contact, the students learned about cultural differences between Iraq and the United States, and gained a sense of global awareness and responsibility. The author describes how Anna Hull took an issue important to the soldiers, distributing soccer balls to needy Iraqi children, and turned it into a classroom and community project, collecting and shipping more than 200 soccer balls. In December 2006, the author’s husband was killed while overseas. She describes Hull’s support to her family as a miracle in the letter, saying, “Her anticipation of their needs provided them with appropriate ways to express their grief. Her consistency and patience made a horrific situation much more bearable to our children. As time passed Anna was there to help our entire family heal and move forward in a positive way.” The author concludes the letter by saying, “Having Anna and her teaching gift as the foundation of my children’s learning has been nothing short of a blessing.” Hull’s teaching style combines traditional techniques with contemporary tools, such as video chats and conferencing. Her students learn team skills through shared workspaces and critical thinking through inquiry-based instruction. Hull calibrates her teaching plans for individual students and encourages students to keep up with current events through integrated vocabulary lessons. When asked what she thinks makes her classroom environment successful, Hull said, “I work to create relationships between my students, their parents, and myself. I look for the bridges that build and the ties that bind with kids and families.” “Often, the relationships that are solidified come not because of textbooks and homework but because of real world projects, involvement on many levels from parents and other family members,
and the faith from all involved that it takes to secure the relationship,” Hull said. “It is about relationships. My relationships with my students are essential in establishing a place in which safe-learning occurs every day. Risks are taken, and like a family dynamic in any home, a “family” dynamic takes place in my classroom.” Students in Hull’s classroom and grade level have test scores that exceed state averages and rank in top percentiles in reading, math, and science. Patronis Elementary was the only elementary school in its district to made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010, as per federal government regulations. Hull is a graduate of The University of Alabama College of Education, receiving her undergraduate degree at the Capstone and her master’s degree at Florida State University. Hull, who will be teaching kindergarten and 1st grade students during the 20112012 year, said that she has always known she has wanted to be a teacher. Her passion as a teacher extends from the, “freedom, education, and opportunity,” that she is able to give each student through the gift of reading. To aspiring educators, Hull said that you must be willing to give of yourself. “If you give your whole heart to your students, students will take it,” she said. “And finally, be passionate! Be there to share your knowledge and love of learning every day. It is contagious. You will never know such a rewarding time in your life.”
Annalee D. McPhilomy International Sports Official Extraordinaire
In the summer of 2010, College of Education graduate Annalee McPhilomy travelled to Stockholm, Sweden to officiate in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s Wo r l d
Championship as one of fifteen female officials from all over the world. The Championship, that was held from June 27th – July 3rd, was the inaugural IFAF women’s championship. This trip was just part of the reward for a career of constant improvement and the work ethic to treat every game like a championship. Annalee McPhilomy attended The University of Alabama College of Education with the desire to become a track and cross-country coach. McPhilomy has now done both, but she also officiates at the NCAA level. For sixteen years, McPhilomy has been a health and physical education teacher at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and a coach for cross-country and track. Her mother, father, and grandmother all were physical education teachers, and when McPhilomy went to college, she knew she wanted teaching to be an important part of her life. On the day McPhilomy picked up her first class schedule, she realized that she would be interested in officiating sports as well. Speaking that day to the Recreational Sports representatives at Coleman Coliseum about officiating intramural sports would change the course of her college career. As an intramural official, McPhilomy was encouraged by her supervisors George Brown and Kenneth Dunlap, and officiated volleyball, flag football, basketball, soccer, softball, and water polo. Asked about some of her most interesting experiences as an official, she mentions her first game as an intramural flag football referee. The senior official for that football game was a no show, so she had step in to fill his duties. During the game, two teammates, who were brothers, got into a fist fight, forcing McPhilomy to throw both of them out of the game. McPhilomy continued officiating after she graduated, joining officials associations in five sports in addition to the Pop Warner football association. She officiated volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, and softball. Later on, she decided to hone her skills in three main sports, football, basketball, and an emerging sport, lacrosse. McPhilomy’s first NCAA assignment was in 2003 and in 2010 she had 8 NCAA assignments, three in Chicago and five in Florida. In 26.the Capstone Educator
the Spring of 2011, McPhilomy attended two major officiating clinics. Selected as one of four female
referees to represent America at the first IFAF women’s championship in 2010, McPhilomy got a chance both to work hard and have some fun in Stockholm. Of her experience with the IFAF, McPhilomy remembers her, “Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Longest Day Ever Referee Camp,” the nickname given to a day of meetings from 9am until 6pm – and in which the sun rose at 2:30am and set after 11pm. At IFAF, the women from all over the world shared small gifts from their countries, and everyone became familiar with The University of Alabama from McPhilomy. McPhilomy also plays football, having played intramural flag football at The University of Alabama and tackle football for the Jacksonville Dixie Blues. She says that playing football has helped her understand player strategies and terminology, helping her to relate to the game she spends so much time officiating. One of the biggest differences between playing and officiating, McPhilomy says, is that officiating is about friendships and stories. Officials are each other’s, “defenders and fans,” not to mention McPhilomy’s best friends. Even if the stories officials share are sometimes told at the expense of one another, it only helps build the relationships that McPhilomy says is a major reason she enjoys officiating so much. Her friendships, such as with fellow official Ken Vernoski, helped her become the officiating professional she is today. When McPhilomy is asked to give her advice toward achieving success in a field, she says, “I live my life by this motto. Be the best you can be and try to improve at all times. I’m never satisfied – I am always trying to improve. I challenge myself to be the best rules person, have the sharpest mechanics and work every game like it is the Super Bowl… Enjoy who you work with. Find a mentor and be receptive to criticism. Admit mistakes. If you do climb the ladder of success, reach back and pull someone else up with you.” Asked why she decided to attend The University of Alabama over her mother’s alma mater Auburn and father’s alma mater Florida, McPhilomy said, “All correspondence from Alabama was personal… Orange isn’t my color and I bleed Crimson, so Roll Tide!”
Outstanding Contributions to Education
Harold L. Bishop Award for Leaders
Beginning Teacher Award
Kimberly is a first and second grade teacher at Rainbow Elementary School in Madison. Bowen earned her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the College of Education, in early childhood education. Since 2005, Bowen has presented at 15 teaching leadership conferences, including the national conference for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in San Diego in 2010. Previously, Bowen has worked as a kindergarten and second grade teacher in Huntsville City Schools at Challenger, Ridgecrest and Williams Elementary Schools; as a kindergarten teacher at Asbury Child Development Center at Asbury United Methodist Church in Madison; and as kindergarten and first grade math and science teacher in Madison City Schools at Heritage and Columbia Elementary Schools. Bowen is the recipient of Rainbow Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year award, in addition to Madison City Schools and Alabama’s District Eight Elementary Teacher of the Year award. In 2010, Bowen was awarded the Stedtrain Seed Grant by the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies.
Darlene is a 2008 graduate of the College of Education. She received her bachelor’s degree in secondary language arts education and her master’s from The University of West Alabama in secondary English education. Tucker has worked at Hillcrest Middle School since 2008 as a 7th and 8th grade advanced English and creative expression teacher. She has worked at Shelton State Community College as an instructor in the Kidz Kollege, teaching creative writing to grades 3-9. Tucker is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the American Education Association, is a cofounder of the Future Educator to Future Educator Program and the Southeast Alumni Gospel Choir. While at UA, Tucker received the College of Education Most Outstanding Student Award, was a Black Faculty Honor Student, and was on the Dean’s and President’s Lists, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and Kappa Delta Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Lambda and the Cardinal Key National Honor Society.
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Beginning Teacher Award | Hall of Fame | Harold L. Bishop, Jr. Award for Leaders | Excellence in Teaching Award | Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Award
Professionalism is an important word for educators. The word was mentioned often in my education classes at The University of Alabama. It was during these classroom conversations that the seeds of required personal and professional responsibility were planted, and it was here I learned that to be a teacher meant I would always need to be growing professionally. Those conversations have never been forgotten. As I witness classroom miracles performed by teachers throughout our country, I am reminded that teaching is truly a gift. Teaching, to me, is the most honorable of professions and if I could go back and change majors, I would never give it a second thought. The seeds that were planted through my education classes began to blossom as I student taught at the old Tuscaloosa Junior High School with my mentoring teacher, the wonderful Sara Hart Kendall. Her husband, Frank (Swede) Kendall, was the principal and ruled with a tough, but fair-minded approach. He had played football on one of Bama’s national championship teams, and accordingly, he sought a “championship” school. Those years were difficult as schools were merging, zones were created, and students from very different backgrounds were placed together for the first time. Teaching during this time provided us with unique, teachable moments. I felt lucky to be a part of a junior high school during those years. Mr. Kendall not only offered me a summer job at the junior high school, but also a full-time position teaching English and history to eighth and ninth graders. My passion and goal had been to work with middle school children. I taught there for two years while my husband finished graduate school and looking back, they were wonderful years where I received guidance and encouragement to be the best new teacher I could be. The importance of professional development and mentoring for young teachers can never be underestimated. Educators must have a vision for our children and innovation has to be a vital ingredient. The seeds of excellence, not mediocrity, have to be planted to nurture our future teachers. I am so proud that my University promotes excellence in the training of teachers. As an administrator who is now responsible for hiring teachers at my school, I am always taking more than a casual look at the teacher preparation these candidates might have had. Creating professional development opportunities at colleges and schools must be a top priority. Weren’t we all taught an education equips 28.the Capstone Educator
Notes from a Headmaster: Education & Professionalism
us to continue our learning throughout life? Conferences, workshops, and school visits are all valuable investments for our teachers. Administrators as well as teachers should continue their own professional development. We must continue to learn and improve in our fields of expertise if we expect our students to do so. As chair of The College of Education Advisory Board, I am thrilled that our board has made it a priority to support students and faculty for professional development opportunities. In addition to the many other commitments this board has made over the last few years, we unanimously believe these are dollars well invested. Attending conferences and workshops are valuable learning experiences giving teachers innovative ideas for the future. Schools who maintain a “status quo” philosophy are usually schools settling for mediocrity, not excellence. Research, innovation, reflection, and collaboration are imperative for today’s educators to establish positive, meaningful learning environments. I have always said that all children are gifted—some just open their packages earlier than others. Talented teachers truly help open those packages as they learn how to pull talent from students. A teacher’s passion for the profession and discipline do amazing things for students, opening up new worlds to them. Through Dean McLean’s leadership, faculty and students are encouraged to seek the best methods for research and teaching. Professional development and great mentoring are key ingredients for continued success. Whether we are focused on learning new ways to use technology, using the arts in the classroom, exploring new methods to reach all children, seeking excellence within each discipline, or seeking quality instructional practices, we must value the importance of guiding our young teachers and faculties enthusiastically into twenty-first century learning. Thanks to the guidance of my professors at The University of Alabama, the mentoring of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall during my first years of teaching, and years of professional development, I have been given the tools to be a teacher and administrator. Making a difference in the lives of children daily is the highest reward for choosing teaching as a profession. It benefits us all to continue to encourage our best and brightest to teach. Teacher professionalism in the world of education occurs when we all plant the seeds for the future.
Melba B. Richardson
Chairperson, College of Education Board of Advisors Head of School, Saint James School, Montgomery, Alabama email@example.com
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Pan American School of Bahia Celebrates UA Graduation
On February 18, 2011, the College of Education hosted The Pan American School of Bahia’s Master’s graduation, the 50th anniversary of the program. The PASB’s graduates this year were Aaron Leonidus Robadey, Alison Elisabeth Gould Manoel, Ana Carolina Mendes Porto Santos, Andreua Luz, Carla C. Braga de Almeida, Charles Howard, Daniela Dantas, Flavia Quadros dos S. Reis, Ioana Alexandra Rosu, Janelle M. Garrett, Julianne S. Leong, Julita Ribeiro Ferreira Nogueira, Lon Anthony Bove, Luana Silva Pereira, Marcia Elisabeth N. A. da Silva, Maria Laura Mandolini, Mariane Pedreira Munne, Patricia Fernanda Baptista de Araujo, and Thomas P. Schneider. A special thank you to College of Education professors, Drs. Ronnie Stanford, Miguel Mantero, Craig Shwery, Julie Herron, Robert Summers, Michael Lovorn, Sherry Nichols, and Diane Sekeres
College Awards Three at Research Conference
Mitchell Named 2nd Runner Up in Miss USA
The College of Education awarded three students as a part of the 2011 UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. The teams that won the College of Education portion were chosen from students whose majors are in the College, whose faculty mentors are from the College, or whose research topics fit within the area of inquiry of the College.
Madeline Mitchell, Miss Alabama 2010, is an elementary education major who earned the second runner up title at the 2010 Miss USA pageant.
First place was awarded to Amanda Echols, a kinesiology student, and her faculty mentor Dr. Oleg Sinelnikov for their presentation titled, Pre-service teachers’ perceptions and actual student participation in a sport education season. Second place went to Katherine Werner, a special education and multiple abilities student, and her faculty mentor Andrea Mixson, for their presentation titled, Juvenile justice database. Third place went to Joshua White, a economics, finance, and legal studies student, and his faculty mentor Dr. Ronald Dulek, for their presentation titled, Evaluating the effectiveness of service learning.
Jeena Williams and Julie Taylor Present at Emerging Scholars Workshop The University of Alabama is one of 17 schools to have at least one student selected for the Emerging Scholars Workshop held in conjunction with NOSC at Michigan State. UA students Jeena Williams and Julie Taylor were asked to attend the workshop. Presenters must have demonstrated an interest for learning about engagement and engaged scholarship, as well as an interest in working with faculty across disciplines to learn more about how engaged scholarship might be carried out. They must also exhibit the ability to communicate successfully the results of research to public, academic, and other community audiences.
In 2008, Mitchell was involved in a car accident that left her in a coma for 12 days and with multiple fractures in her leg. During the crash, Mitchell said she remembers thinking she expected to die, but that she was saved by a witness who flagged down Walmart truck driver Gary Lewellen, a man she describes as her hero. Lewellen used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire engulfing Mitchell’s car, and Mitchell says that Lewellen kept telling her that she would be okay. When she woke from her coma, Mitchell heard that instead of competing in the 2008 Miss Alabama pageant that she had been preparing for, she might never walk again. This news did not deter Mitchell’s desire to compete in Miss Alabama pageants, and after months of hard work, she was ready
participate in the Miss Alabama 2009 pageant. After not making the top ten in 2009, Mitchell finally accomplished her goal of winning the title in 2010. Mitchell feels passionate about the topic of her last question during the 2010 Miss USA pageant, which was asked of her by professional basketball player Tyson Chandler. The question was whether or not bullies should be prosecuted if their actions coincide with student suicides, to which Mitchell’s response was, “Absolutely.” Yearbook 2011.29
Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team Wins Third Championship The University of Alabama Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team won their third consecutive national championship by defeating the University of Wisconsin Whitewater 58-56 in a playoff tournament held in Arlington, Texas, on March 13, 2011. The team completed the season with a record of 24 wins and eight losses. This is the fourth straight year that UA has advanced to the finals, winning the national championship for the last three years. Before winning this year’s championship game, UA lost two games and won two games against the University of Wisconsin Whitewater during the regular season. Karolina Lingyte and Elisha Williams led the team with the highest number of points and rebounds, while Cindy Ouelett and Katie Harnock both scored 10 points each. Emily Seelenfreund played an integral role in the team’s defensive plays during the game. After the game, UA team members received several awards at the tournament banquet. Annika Zeyen, Seelenfreund and Lindsey Metz, all with a 4.0 GPA , were named to the Academic All American team. Ouelett and Williams were named to the Second All American team, while Lingyte, Zeyen and Harnock were named to the First All American team. Mackenzie Soldan and Williams were selected for the All Rookie team.
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Corinth Young Receives Randall Undergraduate Research Award
In 1997, the Randall Publishing Company and family started the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program in memory of Henry Pettus Randall, Jr., a graduate of UA and the creator of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The Award Program shows appreciation for the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students. Corinth Young, a senior majoring in instrumental music education, was a recipient of this pretigious award for 2011 during Honors Week. Corinth conducted two research studies examining the nature of the flute and how different head joints help middle school, high school, and college flute students and professionals achieve a more polished sound. The first paper was titled, The effect of instrument manufacturer and material on flute timbre as measured by the first nine harmonics in the overtone series. The second paper was titled, The effect of flute head joint manufacturer on flutists’ descriptions of tone color. Corinth’s research was supported by Dr. Carl Hancock, associate professor of music education, Dr. Diane Schultz, associate professor of flute, and the McNair Scholars Program. Dr. Hancock believes that “Corinth displays a zeal and initiative that few undergraduates in the arts have for applying research when seeking answers to musical questions.”
Honors Day 2011 The following students were recognized at Honors Day on April 8th by the College.
Most Outstanding Student Awards Brittney Bahlman, Higher Education Allison Bigbie, Rehabilitation Counseling Caroline Bradford, Early Childhood Spe. Ed. Alan Brown, Secondary English Samantha Bunn, Early Childhood Spe. Ed. Terry Brumbach, Educational Research Christin Byars, Secondary Foreign Language Emily Chapple, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Matthew Cicero, Instrumental Music Ashley Davis, Secondary Literacy/Reading Darcy Dean, School Counseling Amy Drummond, Secondary Mathematics Laura Ellis, Secondary English Tyler Hedrick, Secondary Science Brandon Jones, Exercise Science Daina Jones, Secondary Foreign Language Kelly Jones, Collaborative Teacher K-6 Ashley Kalish, School Psychology Laura Kapp, Elementary Education Charles Katica, Exercise Science Jessie Latten, Counselor Education Kathryn LoPorto, ESL Lisa Matherson, Secondary Social Science Jefforey Morgan, Collaborative Teacher 6-12 Timothy Morris, Sport Management Elizabeth Burns Nader, Ed. Psychology Daren Neels, Sport Pedagogy
Tasha Parrish, Social Foundations Gary Pearce, Elementary Teaching Rebecca Perdue, Gifted and Talented Hilen Powell, Choral Music Alicia Pruner, Secondary Mathematics Sharon Ross, Elementary Scholarship Ashley Salter, Collaborative Teacher David Scott, Ed. Admin. & Leadership Cameron Stacey, Physical Ed. Teacher Ed. Erika Steele, Secondary Science Ellis Thomas, Secondary Social Science Jennifer Troncale, Elementary Research Christina VanZandt, Elementary Service Justin Ward, Music Education Emily Waymire, Multiple Abilities Program Catherine Wood, Computers & Applied Technology
Research, Teaching & Service Awards Alan Brown, Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student Stephen Buckner, Outstanding Thesis Award Byron Fair II, Excellence in Teaching by a Master’s Student Robert Herron, Excellence in Service Award Charlie Katica, Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student Kathleen Morris, M. Ray Loree Most Outstanding Dissertation
Heather Mechler, M. Ray Loree Outstanding Dissertation Research Dexter Peeples, Student Alabama Education Association Leadership
Departmental Awards Amanda Echols, Phi Mu Patience Stevens Memorial Award Seton Hansen, Janice Wilson Award for Teaching Children’s Literature Sarah Hughes, George H. Stopp Academic Achievement Award Vicki Pierce, Judy L. Bonner Award for Nurse Educator of the Year Josephine Prado, Adolph Crew Teaching Award Cameron Stacey, George H. Stopp Academic Achievement Award April Coleman, Jasper Harvey Award in Special Education Graduate Studies Emily Waymire, Kappa Delta Pi Distinguished Scholar Christopher Wilson, Stephen A. Willard Memorial Award in Special Education Annika Zeyen, UA Wheelchair Athletics Academic Award Susan Zimlich, Tommy Russell Award for Doctoral Studies in Special Education
Nearly a Quarter of a Million Awarded 2 0 1 1 -2 0 1 2 S C H O L AR S H I P R E C I P I E NTS
Curry Bedsole Adams Scholarships Nicholas Kelly, Abbie Tucker
William F. & Madolyn C. Clipson Scholarship Christina Bowlin
Mary M. & Lee W. Gregg Scholarships Elizabeth Gravlee
Hazel K. Nabors Memorial Scholarship Adrian Barton
Stephen & Dorothy Andrasko Scholarships Kathryn Fitelson, Ashley Justin
Margaret A. Coleman Scholarship Amy Washington
George & Catherine Hansberry Scholarship Chelsea Phillips
Henry Lloyd Oâ€™Mary Scholarship Candace Cole
Martha Ann Maxwell Allen Memorial Scholarship Janel McCorvey
Laura & James Condra Scholarships Hope Beaton, Karen Morse
Jim & Ann Hayes Scholarships Elsbeth Denton, Misty Jones, Haley Lee
Paul G. Orr Memorial Scholarship Louis Ginocchio
Rebecca Ann Baggett Memorial Scholarship Jessica Hasselbrink
Ralph W. Cowart Memorial Scholarship Allison Smith
Sarah L. Healy Scholarships Xia Chao, Jeena Owens Williams, Tasha Parrish, Angela Walker
Daniel Evans Parker Scholarship Kenna McKinney
William R. & Eugenia L. Battle Scholarship Rachel Goggins
Dana B. & Anthony Davis III Scholarship Tracy Hardy
Susan Duckworth Bedsole Scholarships Amanda Floyd, Elizabeth Gravlee, Kaitlyn Smith
Michael A. Drummond Scholarships Janice Burrows, Tifanny Garner
Mark & Marian Berkin Scholarship Kaci MacLay Mark & Marian Berkin Scholarship (PE) Megan Perry Harold L. Bishop Scholarship Jeena Owens Williams COE Board of Advisors Scholarships Ashley Justin, Alexander Parks Ethel M. Oâ€™Mary Boshell Scholarship Candace Cole
Merlin G. Duncan Memorial Scholarship Puneet Gill Raymond Elliott Scholarships Elizabeth Hill, Kimberly Woolbright Sally Booth Eisenhower Scholarships Jessica Ashton, Melissa Moye, Courtney Rollings, Christine Wilson Betty B. & Edward L. Englebert Scholarships Tayler Smith, Mary Venglarik Finley-Crews Scholarship Christina Moore
Russell S. & Mary Louise Cantwell Scholarship Caitrin Zellers
James Harris Fitts Scholarship Loran Rabren
Capstone Education Society Scholarship Jalencie Moultrie
Charles S. Fletcher Jr. & Lucile R. Fletcher Scholarship Joseph Bosarge
Jean H. Cecil Memorial Scholarship Caroline Dorning
Guy Gilliland Memorial Endowed Scholarship Cayla Barnes
Cecil-Blackburn Scholarship LaTorea Brooks
Harold E. Greer, Sr. Memorial Scholarships Brandon Presley, Mallory Stewart
Joanne S. Hodgkins Scholarship Brittany Ammons Rufus Willey Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship Madeline Reaves James C. Inzer, Jr./Alabama Power Scholarships Anna Harris, Sarah Hoge, Brittany Parks, Caroline Ray, Daniel Scott Leeman C. Joslin/Fiesta Bowl Scholarships LaTorea Brooks, Wei Liu E.W. & Ruth Killian Scholarship Rachael Jones George & Billie Layton Scholarship Anna Harris Clara Woodis McDonald Memorial Scholarships Lauren Belew, Alan Brown, Daniel Dennis,Takisha Durm, Shelly Green, Jeffrey Hayes, Sally Jones, Garrett Lindsey, Christina Moore, Josephine Prado, Jefferson Swisher, Erika Wang Thomas G. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Wellyna Johnson Kathy Neugent Mouron Scholarship Cayla Barnes
Sandra Hall Ray Scholarship Matthew Beck William E. Sexton Scholarships Anna Hayes, Amy Mitchell, Kylie Phillips George S. & Betty B. Shirley Scholarships Patrice Ayers Brittney West Thelma Julia Mildred Smith Memorial Scholarships Kathleen Bradford, Caroline Dorning Ann & Patience Stevens Scholarship Amanda Echols Floyd M. Zeigler & Julia Zeigler Sutton Scholarship Jennifer Rose Esther J. Swenson Scholarship Sharon Ross TCI Companies Choice Award Mary Easley Paul W. Terry Scholarship Wei Liu Yewell R. Thompson Scholarships Elizabeth Allison, Christine Hunt
Scholarships Established in 2010-2011
The Russell S. and Mary Louise Cantwell Endowed History Scholarship in the College of Education The Russell S. and Mary Louise Cantwell Endowed History Scholarship in the College of Education is a new scholarship available to education students who plan to teach history and who exhibit high moral character. Mary Louise Bell Cantwell died in March 2011 at age 98. Cantwell was a native of Tuscaloosa and a graduate of The University of Alabama, and lived in both St. Petersburg, Fla. and Tallahassee. Russell S. Cantwell graduated from The University of Alabama in 1936 with a bachelor of arts in education, and later taught American history. Mary Louise Cantwell graduated from The University of Alabama with a bachelor of arts in education and served as an instructor at St. Petersburg Junior College from 1946 to 1989.
The Earl W. and Ruth Killian Endowed Scholarship The Earl W. and Ruth Killian Endowed Scholarship is a new scholarship for outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education who are majoring in kinesiology, physical education teacher education, or exercise and sport science. The endowment is the contribution of Mr. Earl W. Killian, a graduate of The University of Alabama in physical education. After graduating from The University of Alabama in 1942, Killian served as a Navy pilot during World War II. After serving in the war, Killian went on to earn his master’s degree from Columbia University in physical education and did advanced studies at New York University. In 1946, Killian became the director of athletics at the Waterbury branch of the University of Connecticut, where he coached baseball and basketball. From 1950 to 1978, Killian was employed at Townsend College in Maryland, serving as an associate professor, director of athletics, schedule director, and head coach of basketball, baseball, and soccer at different times during his tenure. Killian met and married his wife, Ruth, while at Columbia. Ruth Killian began her teaching career in Oakridge, Tenn. and then continued her teaching career in the Baltimore County school system for 20 years as a teacher and home economics coordinator.
McLean Establishes Impact Award
The James E. McLean Impact Award The Dean of the College of Education, James E.McLean, has pledged to contribute funds to create The James E. McLean Impact Award, an award that will recognize faculty whose work has brought external recognition to the College of Education at The University of Alabama. The award is meant to reward faculty whose work has had a significant impact on education and has been successfully translated into educational policy and/or practice. Recipients will be selected based upon a single study or a body of work that brings external recognition to the College of Education. Award recipients will be selected from an external selection committee, which is appointed by the Dean of the College of Education.
The Charlotte Moore Endowed Scholarship in Education Mal Moore of Tuscaloosa has pledged to contribute funds to create The Charlotte Moore Endowed Scholarship in Education to honor the memory of his late wife, Charlotte Moore, and to promote the education of students in the College of Education. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in the Multiple Abilities Program (MAP) at The University of Alabama College of Education, and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. The Joan and Wray Pearce Endowed Scholarship in Education Joan Billingsley Pearce and J. Wray Pearce of Birmingham, Ala, have pledged to contribute funds to create The Joan and Wray Pearce Endowed Scholarship in Education, to promote the education of students in the College of Education at The University of Alabama. Priority is given to students enrolled in the College of Education who have at least a “B” grade average, have demonstrated good citizenship, and have financial need.
Callahan Contributes to CrossingPoints The Catherine A. Callahan Endowed Support Fund for Crossing Points The Catherine A. Callahan Endowed Support Fund for Crossing Points is a gift to support the Crossing Points program in the College of Education. Catherine A. Callahan graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1940. While at the University, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Catherine Callahan married Luther C. Callahan in Birmingham in 1938. In 1969, Callahan established the Luther C. Callahan Memorial Scholarship Fund in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. Callahan’s last will and testament, upon her death on August 9, 1999, granted the President of The University of Alabama sole discretion over the funds used to create this endowment, and Dr. Robert Witt, current President of The University of Alabama, revised the resolution to direct earnings to the Crossing Points program. Yearbook 2011.33
2010-2011 College Graduates
Fall 2010 Graduates
Doctors of Philosophy Byron O. Abston - Tuscaloosa Daniel Dickens - Lawrenceville, GA Guangyuan Hu - Atlanta, GA Christopher T. Inman - Decatur Paul N. Kustos - Birmingham Brandi L. Lamon - Trinity Carlton R. McHargh - Akron, OH Andrea K. Minear - Northport Andrea Lynch Paganelli - Hamilton Malvin Porter, Jr. - Monroeville Jeremy Pridgeon - Wewahitchka, FL Livia Ann Simmons - Atlanta, GA Sally A. Zengaro - Fayetteville, GA Doctors of Education Elva Elaine Bradley - Daphne Judy Bennefield Bright - Baileyton David Brooking - McComb, MS Annette J. Cederholm - Albertville Dana J. Davis - Albertville Stephen Michael Douglas - Auburn Julia B. Everett - Scottsboro Victor Alan Long - Louisville, GA Jonathan Bart Reeves - Guntersville Richard D. Rutledge II - Albertville Dohyoung Ryang - Tuscaloosa Educational Specialists Sonya R. Broadus - Mobile Phillip Mac Gay - Cullman Kelley Andress Green - Northport Anne B. Jones - Aliceville Tameka L. Shamery - Tuscaloosa Karen Butler Stewart - Margaret Masters of Arts Carla Braga Almeida – Brazil Patricia Baptista Araujo – Brazil Jennifer R. Arthur - Collinsville Lon A. Bove – Cincinnatti, OH Brooke Parker Bryan - Columbia Veronica M. Burden - Irondale Larry Ecter Burnette - Fayette Julie Anna Burt - Coaling Eric M. Campbell - Gadsden Jessica D. Cate - Lake View Kelly A. Chronister - Hartselle Katie Moore Clark - Tuscaloosa Emily Virginia Cocke - Montrose Andrea L. Cox - Fairhope Daniela Dantas – Brazil Marcia Antunes DaSilva – Brazil Marcus Tyrone Dent - Northport Jayson Darrell England - Steele Theresa K. Foster - Tuscaloosa Alexandra Francesconi – Colombia Stacy Marie Frye – Charleston, SC Janelle M. Garrett – Argentina
Shayne Gervais - Canada Stacia Gaona – Williamstown, WV Whittington Goodwin - Headland Alison Elizabeth Gould – Brazil Mary Ellen Hanna - Tuscaloosa Russell W. Henderson - Oxford Charles Richard Howard – Brazil Leonetine Y. Jack – Columbus, MS Stacey L. Jovanovich - Birmingham Eleanor Ione Kling – Akron, OH James B. Lannom, Jr. - Brewton Hong-Min Lee – South Korea Diana Ljepoja – Sweden Andreia Neves Luz – Brazil Maria Laura Mandolini - Argentina Jacob Meacham – Alexander City Julie Erin Meggs - Tuscaloosa Mariane Pedreira Munne – Brazil Tara Leann Murphy - Boaz Philip Jesse Neal – Lincoln, NE Julita Ribeiro Nogueira – Brazil Michelle Linda Norris - Morris Divya Patel – Clarksdale, MS AnaCarolina Porto – Brazil Elizabeth Randall - Demopolis Laura E. Robinson - Blountsville Nicholas Rose - Cottondale Ioana A. Rosu - Romania Carina Gabriela Ruger – Paraguay Thomas Schneider – Brazil Christine Schwartz - Orchard Park, NY Charles Bryan Sellers - Monroeville Jenny B. Shaneyfelt - Huntsville Felecia Kell Simmons - Guin Nicholas Collier Snow - Trussville Patience Stevens - Alexandria Brooke Sullivan - Montgomery Tara L. Sullivan-James - Gordo Stacy P. Trawick - Northport John Lawayne Walker - Oneonta Angelia Washington - Tuscaloosa Jennifer Terry Watson - Tuscaloosa Tina Whitehead - Southside Lisa Lynn Whitley - Tuscaloosa Christy Willingham - Blountsville Carmen Winter - Tuscaloosa Maria E. Wright - Tuscaloosa Bachelors of Education Brooke Adams - Mercer Island, WA Laura M. Anglin - Hackleburg Shane C. Ashcraft - Montgomery Natalie Sanders Bass - Tuscaloosa Dannon T. Bedwell - Fulton Anna Claire Bolding - Red Bay Jason L. Bono - Anniston Kristin Marie Brown - Cullman Ashley B. Carter - Athens Chermier Cokely - Eufaula Jennifer L. Collins - Huntsville James E. Craft III - Aliceville
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Kelsay Lee Cross - Priceville Carlie A. Damp - Mobile Kevin Daughtrey - Chattanooga, TN Mallory E. Deese - Jacksonville, FL Brendan K. Dow - Enterprise Kevin Dale Duckworth - Fayette Paul H. Dunbar III - Opp Alyssa A. Engle - McCalla Timi J. Fields - Woodland Eugene Foster - Faunsdale Kristin N. Gipner - Birmingham Shana R. Grammer - McCalla Steven W. Gravely - Orange Beach Margaret Hale - Winter Park, FL Tiffany M. Hinkle - Cullman Benjamin Hollingsworth - Tuscaloosa Norman D. Huynh - Montgomery Kaylee S. Jeffcoat - Albany, GA Antonia P. Johnson - Evergreen Katherine E. Johnson - Woodstock Andre C. Jones - Blountsville Parrish S. Jones - Saint Peters, MO Bradley Jorgensen - Eagle River, AK Christopher Lawrence - San Diego, CA Jordan M. Leach - Owensboro, KY Maghan N. Loggins - Pinson Stasia Y. Luck - Dothan Melissa Mangione - Birmingham Jacob L. Martin - Enterprise Mallie McAnnally - Montgomery Tyler A. McCaleb - Helena Jackie Lyn McDonald - Trussville Anne B. McEnerney - Fairhope Holly D. McKee - Tuscaloosa Darlene McMurtrey - Hazel Green Rebecca J. McWhorter - Hoover Brittni Miles - Northport Sarah E. Miller - Marietta, GA Jessica Minton - Attalla Hayden L. Mitchell - Mobile Joshua D. Mobley - Haleyville Billy J. Montgomery - Enterprise Mollie B. Morris - Homewood Katie L. Norton - Glencoe Brianna M.Ondriezek - Hoover Tamara Shenita Peavy - Camp Hill Bryan Pennington - Douglasville, GA Jessica Hayden Perry - Alabaster Austin H. Phillips - Cherokee Mary Catherine Price - Tuscaloosa Thomas S. Puffer - Huntsville Travis S. Rhodes - Greensboro Ashton Lee Rice - Northport Sarah Riegelhaupt - Alpharetta, GA Jessica S. Robinson - Montgomery Mercedes Romero - Pelham Amanda Jo Ryan - Berry Melissa A. Schock - Marietta, GA Danna S. Self - Clay Sage M. Setayesh - Phenix City Caroline Shipley - Fort Smith, AR
Laura J. Slater - Hueytown Abby Ruth Smith - Tuscaloosa Stephanie Smith - New Castle, DE Julie R. Spann - Winfield Alysa M. Spicer - Duluth, GA Melissa Strahan - Baker, LA Joseph E. Terry - Trussville Duncan G. Thomson - Dothan Joseph C. Tinsley - Tuscaloosa Leah Marie Tollison - Harvest Tabitha E. Trimm - Berry Justin Thomas Trull - Gordo Kelley VanDenburg - Brockport, NY Kimberly D. Walker - Dothan Justin H. Webster - Columbus, GA Amber S. Wideman - Jasper Debra E. Wills - Birmingham Shannon Lamar Zeigler - Trussville
Spring 2011 Graduates Doctors of Philosophy Scott R. Douglas - Parsippany, NJ Delphine Harris - Poplarville, MS Ebony Johnson - Oklahoma City, OK Kuppal M. Nadarajan - Daphne Svetlana Nepocatych - Lithuania Rebecca A. Reamey - Tuscaloosa Jennifer Martin Troncale - Gadsden Yang Zhang - Jiaxing, China Doctors of Education Gregory Lee Bailey - Dalton, GA Jason Brent Barnett - Rainsville Nicholas F. Bourke - Montgomery Sylvia Denise Dean - Huntsville Michele Reneé Edwards - Chelsea Marlon F. Jones - Anniston Teresha Maya Jones - Tuscaloosa Maria D. Kilgore - Huntsville Leyah Nicometi - Grand Island, NY David Scott - Tuscaloosa Robert Lewis Sims - Albertville Joseph Thad Spann - Dalton, GA Educational Specialists Danielle Joy O’Sullivan Flynn Saint Petersburg, FL Matthew Ford - Rainbow City Marty Preston Hatley - Sardis City Traci Knight Ingleright - McCalla Fatima Jewan Johnson - Tuskegee Elvira Latassa - Cape Coral, FL Maria Isabel Martinez-Perez -Spain Betty Keener McClendon - Gallant Angela M. Mizzell - Odenville Angela F. Morrison - Tuscaloosa Elizabeth D. Newton - Loretto, TN Heather Ogorchock - Virginia Beach, VA Ashley Hayden Perry - Calera Melanie D. Smith - Angleton, TX
Rebecca F. Stallworth - Brewton Kevin Thornthwaite - Montevallo Stewart Ellett Thorson - Big Cove Kendra B. Tolleson - Southside Justin Patrick Ward - Madison Amber K. Whitlock - Childersburg Rachele Whorley - Mooresburg, TN Masters of Arts Brittney Bahlman - Chestnut Ridge, NY Jasmin Meghan Bailey - Madison Jessica L. Bailey - Wagarville Natalie Kay Bates - Mt. Berry, GA Laura J. Bertrand - Readyville, TN Lindsey R. Blevins - Sumiton Maria M. Bliss - Talladega James L. Bonds, Jr. - Greensboro Eric L. Brandley - Birmingham Jason C. Casey - Arab Alicia F. Castillo - Senatobia, MS Justin S. Cloud - Scottsboro Ann B. Collins - Birmingham Kevin Scott Connell - Arab Carly E. Curtis - Daphne Darcy G. Dean - Athens Derek M. DeBruin - Tuscaloosa Laura M. Dennison - Essex, VT Jaime L. Drew - Atmore Rashida S. Dupree - Centre Jessica Sartain Fletcher - Ila, GA Sharon H. Glenn - Guntersville Alison Glover - Tuscaloosa Tenir Lyrecha Gumbs - Mobile Kathleen W. Henderson - Dothan Robert Louis Herron - Tuscaloosa Jonathan N. Hurt - Columbiana Ronnie Lee Jeffreys, Jr. - Madison James W. Jones II - Columbus, GA Kelly D. Jones - Selma Angela Wilson Kelly - Birmingham Peggy Ann Kiker Carlin E. Klepper - Lanett Paul Lackey - Boaz Shannon Burke Langan - Mobile Shannon Paige Lemons - Jasper Felicia S. Mayfield - Rainsville Nidia L. Alvarez McLeod Fayetteville, AR Scott W. Miller - Williamsport, PA Whitney Dawn Miller - Chelsea William R. Mills - Mobile Larry Joe Moore, Jr. - Guntersville Juliana K. Morgado - Birmingham Jefforey Allen Morgan - Albertville Timothy R. Morris - Mableton, GA Amanda R. Motes - Cullman Jennifer Murray - Lake City, MN Svetlana Nepocatych - Lithuania Caroline R. Newman - Mobile Beatrice J. Nichols - Moundville Lee Gordon Orr - Albertville Stacie H. Pace - Arab Tracey C. Pangallo - Enterprise Amber M. Parker - Moulton
Chelsey I. Pearce - Northport Rebecca F. Perdue - Northport Mallory E. Perkins - Tuscaloosa Susan Marie Perkins - Alexandria Callie Ann Pike - Tuscaloosa Donna Leigh Robertson - Gadsden Erica L. Rutherford - Cullman Deborah D. Sellers - Northport April Denise Shaffer - Boaz Jessica M. Smith - Pell City Brandon D. Spradley - Saraland Chelsea L. Stone - Huntsville Christopher Watson - Huntsville Rachel White - Tuscaloosa Mary K. Wilbourne - Cullman Elizabeth A. Wilson - Huntsville Michael E. Yessick - Tuscaloosa Bachelors of Science Mary Catherine Jones - Prattville Bachelors of Education Briana M. Aiello - Centreville, VA Catherine E. Anderson - Tampa, FL Jessica B. Barclay - Huntsville Payton Barnes - Vincent Whitney P. Barrentine - Henagar Catherine Bessiere - Birmingham Bethany Carol Bias - Madison Savanna L. Black - Tuscaloosa Edward C. Blount - Mobile Ashleigh Bonds - Hueytown Frankie N. Borries - Vancleave, MS Tyler F. Boswell - Hoover Kristen S. Brand - Birmingham Valerie A. Brazzolotto - Cropwell Kayla N. Brook - Clanton Ryne T. Brown - Duncanville Rebecca L. Bugg - Suwanee, GA Samantha B. Bunn - Montevallo Kelsey J. Burkhalter - Tuscaloosa Mandy M. Burks - Somerville Matthew J. Burns - Moody Ann K. Burris - Birmingham Audra Jane Bush - Fayette Rachel A. Cameron - Aliceville Ashley N. Campbell - Northport Catherine Campbell - Pequannock, NJ Nicole E. Campos - Savannah, GA Aimee M. Cannova - Birmingham Ashton E. Cape - Suwanee, GA Megan E. Carroll - Clanton Ashley B. Carter - Athens Kathryn E. Cashen - Savannah, GA Matthew J. Cicero - Lake View Crista A. Clements - Tuscaloosa Jared C. Cole - Huntsville Lauren McKenzie Cole - Madison Ashley B. Connor - Huntsville Olivia C. Covey - Denver, CO Ashley E. Crozier - Hoover Bethany L. Crump - Jasper Elizabeth Curran - Crystal Lake, IL Sarah A. Daniels - Brookwood
Mary Claire Darden - Albertville Rachel A. Darling - Northport Jean Davenport - Rockmart, GA Ashley N. Dement - Whatley Sarah Krystine Dobbs - Berry Jordan Dow - Enterprise Carleigh R. Dutton - Tuscaloosa Dedria K. Echols - Moulton Laura Lee Ellis - Sumiton Courtney E. Faith - Great Falls, MT Brittney M. Fields - Birmingham Wendy K. Fincher - Double Springs Brad J. Flaig - Pasadena, MD Kristin E. Foley - Hamilton, OH Neal C. Frasier - Attalla Jessica R. Fyock - Bay Minette Wade A. Gardner - Oxford Anna Marie Giattina - Trussville Robyn N. Gilstrap - Madison, MS Channing E. Gordon - Pinson Dustin F. Green - Clanton Valery Ann Gwinnup - Dallas, TX Katelyn M. Halicks - Paducah, KY Spencer D. Hall - Winfield James C. Hamner III - Tuscaloosa Laura J. Hand - Gadsden Seton Lane Hansen - Tuscaloosa Coya J. Harris - Birmingham Allison L. Hart - Pelham Melissa J. Hartley - Pell City Laura T. Hatfield - Huntsville Samantha D. Hawes - Flat Rock Kelsey Elizabeth Hester - Huntsville Cameron Hildreth - Birmingham Mary B. Hindman - Northport Allison S. Hiss - Marietta, GA Kendra Leann Hocutt - Berry Brittany S. Holland - Boaz Kari L. Hollingsworth - Northport Rebecca L. Hopper - Pelham Jeffrey B. Horton - Montgomery Sarah B. Howard - Birmingham Andrew Hughes - Montgomery Sarah K. Hughes - Guin Elizabeth A. Ison - Hoover Christopher D. Jacks - Pell City Jillian E. Jenkins - Birmingham Hannah B. Johnson - Tuscaloosa Jamie L. Johnson - Mobile Daina Michelle Jones - Locust Fork James David Jones - Columbiana Laura C. Jones - Madison Olivia Dehon Jones - Huntsville Shalyndrea M. Jones - Demopolis Lacy D. Jordan - Summerdale Laura Anne Kapp - Birmingham Lindsey H. Kitchens - Parrish Amber E. Lambert - Moody Garrett Ryan Langer - Clay Erica L. Lebegern - Annandale, VA Angela M. Lee - Alabaster Genevieve Marie Lee - Mobile Kathryn J. Lewis - Ralph Jonathon L. Liles - Guntersville
Madalyn Linskey - Marietta, GA Brittany Martin - Gadsden Lauren W. Masters - Haleyville Margaret McAllister - High Point, NC Caitlin E. McCamy - Decatur Stacey L. Mendel - Norcross, GA Megan E. Mifsud - Fort Worth, TX Trenton Kahlil Moore - Alabaster Tara E. Morrison - Northport Julie L. Morson - Vestavia Jazmine Mosley - Homewood Sarah M. Mote - Birmingham Mary E. Naramore - Oak Grove George F. Neilson - Northport Rebecca L. Newman - Tuscaloosa Natalie E. Newton - Monroeville Shannon Oâ€™Hern - Park Ridge, IL Jessica L. Owens - Centreville Talaya Owens - Denver, CO Catherine E. Page - Oneonta Dexter Burke Peeples - Selma Brittany S. Pentecost - Moody Jesse B. Perrin - Decatur Brandon S. Plyler - Birmingham Bradley Adam Pounds - Boaz Hilen E. Powell - Tuscaloosa Stephanie F. Prickett - Attalla Andrea L. Prince - Prattville Alicia M. Pruner - Madison Sarah K. Puckett - Hartselle William J. Reynolds - Trussville Jonathan D. Richardson - Jasper Tiffany Elacia Rios - Daleville Elizabeth Robinson - Nashville, TN Melanie Ann Ross - Tuscaloosa Elizabeth Rowan - Charlotte, NC Preston D. Ruddell - Demopolis Sally R. Rush - Tuscaloosa Ashley E. Salter - Oak Grove Alicia Janay Sampson - Selma Claire Schweiker - Germantown, TN Ashley D. Sinyard - Rogersville Anna K. Sisson - Southlake, TX Jessica M. Skelly - Madison Dora Lee Smith - Wise, VA Katie Marie Smith - Birmingham Mary Grace Smith - Birmingham Matthew T. Smith - Ranburne Thomas Snyder - Manasquan, NJ Emily A. Sperando - Birmingham Rebecca Springrose - Birmingham Eric C. Stacey - Lenox Emilie A. Stahlhut - Birmingham Kayleigh B. Steel - Pensacola, FL Ryan Keith Stephens - Guin Amelia F. Stimpson - Mobile Mallory B. Strickland - Northport Leigh Ann Swindle - Berry Yohei Taniguchi - Peachtree City, GA Katherine Terch - Mountain Brook Lauren K. Thigpen - Florence AnnElise N. Thomas - Reform Ellis C. Thomas - Decatur Alison Thompson - Birmingham Yearbook 2011.35
Molly Faith Trausch - Homewood Allison G. Walker - Tuscaloosa Emily M. Waymire - Alabaster Julie N. Wells - Theodore Ashley Elaine Wilkes - Prattville Jamie Williamson - Bay Minette Jereme D. Wilroy - Thomasville Christopher Wilson - Duncanville Gavin Wilson - West Point, MS Margaret Hale Wilson - Mobile Allison D. Wirth - Pelham Anna G. Wood - Gardendale Katie P. Woods - Tuscaloosa Kelsey A. Yost - Camp Hill, PA Michael Zauchin - Birmingham Ashley E. Zeek - Huntsville Catherine Zickos - Alpharetta, GA
Summer 2011 Candidates Doctors of Philosophy Gytis Balilionis - Lithuania Kristy Diane Terry Black - Trinity Linda Denise Burruss Huntsville Julie Anne Gray - Tuscaloosa Ronald K. Gunnells Homewood Terrance K. Harrington - Pinson Travis Gary Illian - Tuscaloosa Daniel O. Oliver - Montgomery Lenoise Richey, Jr. - Gordo Shannon Hall Stanley - Oxford Felicia L. Taylor - Montgomery Christina Vanzandt - Northport Joy Delynne Wilcox - Tuscaloosa Doctors of Education Larry H. Allen - Cullman Ginger Bechtold - Marietta, GA Robert Brown - Carrollton, GA Audrey Eileen Chatman - Alpine Thomas E. Davis, Jr. - Athens Amanda Hackler - Seabrook, TX Elliott Jerome Harris - Tuscaloosa Robin Davis Jones - Mobile
Jason M. Baker Capstone Education Society in honor of Beverly Bennett Herbie Boring in honor of Brittany Boring Capstone Education Society in honor of Kathryn H. Cain James Caylor Capstone Education Society in honor of Elvira M. Cochrane Barbara Cole in honor of S Jeffre Cole Capstone Education Society in honor of C. J. Daane
Kristie Green Ramsey - Kennedy Lindsay Claire Seaborn - Major Alan Luther Webb - Gadsden Susan R. Welch - Grantville, GA Timothy R. Wilkinson - Fackler Myrna Williamson - Crossville Educational Specialists Allison D. Allen - Madera, CA Emily S. Bearden - Albertville Mica N. Crawford - Eastview, TN Bridgette Fisher - Nashville, TN James R. Fleming - Fort Payne Sally R. Garrett - Birmingham Tammy Rene Guess - Stevenson Krista Leanne Jeffreys - Sheffield Jodie Ann Leeder - Ellaville, GA Pascha Thacker Orr - Geraldine Melanie Thigpen Perry - Athens Bradley Alton Scott - Huntsville Danette R. Smith - Marietta, GA Rebecca F. Stallworth - Brewton Charissa A. Stephens - Gadsden Tiffany Stevens - Kennesaw, GA James Wells - Williamson, WV Amber Whitlock Masters of Arts April M. Alldredge - Cullman Shenita Allen - Tuscaloosa Amanda R. Barksdale - Hoover Allison F. Bigbie - Tuscumbia Caroline Bradford - Indian Springs Christiane Brannon - Davenport, IA Regina Bruce - Aliceville Daphne G. Buford - Fort Payne David L. Caddell - Tuscaloosa Tammi Campbell - Odenville Andrea H. Cantrell - Hamilton Emily Fuller Carter - Huntsville Lisa L. Cashion - Charlotte, NC Candace D. Cherry - Northport Whitney R. Childers - Jasper Laquita R. Coleman - Tuscaloosa Ann B. Collins - Birmingham Donna G. Coupland - Springville
Adam Dalton - Atlanta, GA Kimberly B. Downing - Fayette Amy Drummond - Birmingham Lisa Renee Elkins - Florence Nathan C. Fedor - McCalla Jacquelyn A. Flowers - Enterprise Kimberly C. Fossett - Scottsboro Martha E. Fulmer - Fayette Michelle A Geringer Andrea Hope Harris - Sardis City Rachel Ann Harvey - Hewitt, TX Katherine Hearn - Colombia Robert Louis Herron - Tuscaloosa Lynda Hill Ingram - Tuscaloosa Shvonne E. Johnson - Gallant James Jones II - Columbus, GA Micah Kyle Junior - Anniston Paul David Kadle - Jacksonville Crystal Langston - Jacksonville Kevin R. Lockridge - Hokes Bluff Stephanie M. Lowe - Huntsville Rebecca Lutonsky - Tuscaloosa Dydrea May-Pittman - Tuscaloosa Allison Lee Mudd - Northport Terri Salter Murph - Excel Darren Neels - Cape Girardeau, MO Carolina Ochoa - Colombia Scott B. Owens - Centreville Sarah O. Porter - Crossville, TN Jaime M. Ragsdale - Odenville Kimberly N. Reed - Birmingham Clay D. Ritenbaugh - Auburn Caroline H. Scherff - Athens Leslie N. Schrimsher - Athens Jessica M. Smith - Buffalo, NY Pamela K. Stockdale - Tuscaloosa Courtney Strauthers - Snellville, GA Kristopher Strickland - Tuscaloosa Kristina Taylor - Vestavia Hills Brittany Lane Thompson - Eva Julie E. Tichon - La CaĂąada, CA Michael Tilford - Carlisle, PA Tina Marie Towers - Hartselle Anna M. Trotman - Birmingham Allison Verhine - Peachtree City, GA Adam G. Vinson - Oneonta
Penny J. Waldrop - Albertville Nicholas Bart Ward - Hartselle Melissa Williams - Birmingham Melissa L.Williamson - Hoover Danny C. Wise - Steele Candace M. Wood - Gadsden John B. Wood - Gadsden Nicholas Zaleski â€“ Sugarland, TX Bachelors of Education Meghan E. Austin - Mobile Virginia S. Bowman - Mobile Christopher Brandt - Houston, TX Adam B. Cranford - Hamilton Monica K. DeVaughn - Shorter Clinton T. Dunlap - Decatur Amanda Haugtvedt - Hazel Green Adam C. Hollis - Reform Michael Joseph Kelly - Ocala, FL Katelyn Kline - Studio City, CA Ryan A. Mashburn - Fort Payne Jayson R. McFadden - Foley Courtney L. Medlen - Athens Nickolas D. Myers - Oakman Chadwick W. Newton - Prattville Marcus E. Nix - Birmingham Kasey N. Reamer - Hoover Anthony Don Reno - Locust Fork Matthew B. Sartain - Tuscaloosa Tanner B. Shehan - Brewton Courtney Smith - New Orleans, LA Madeline Smith - New Orleans, LA Trevis L. Smith - Montgomery Kathryn Smoak - Woodstock, GA Kaitlin M. Terry - Huntsville Duncan G. Thomson - Dothan Jason Ryne Varnado - Huntsville Erica L. Windle - Jasper Shannon Zeigler - Birmingham Key bold red: summa cum laude bold: magna cum laude bold italics: cum laude
2010 Graves Hall Bricks Capstone Education Society in honor of Jill Driver Jason Haggard in honor of Jerome Haggard Susan Hinton Scotty Hughes in memory of Kathleen Patrick Hughes Joanna Jacobs in honor of Savanna L. Black Shakela Johnson Capstone Education Society in honor of Treva Joiner Sandra P. Mascarenas
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Sandra P. Mascarenas in honor of Carson and Olivia Mascarenas Melissa McAnear in honor of the Hood family Doris R. McHugh Capstone Education Society in honor of Rose Mary Newton Capstone Education Society in honor of Sheen Polion Lisa Richardson Capstone Education Society in honor of Inez Rovegno Penelope Sevier in honor of EDD Executive Cohort III
Janie C. Sheffield Capstone Education Society in honor of Ronnie Stanford Barry C. Stephens Capstone Education Society in honor of Louise L. Temerson Mary Kathleen Thompson Capstone Education Society in honor of Joffre Whisenton Brittany Whitfield Pat Whitfield
Scholarship & Fund Donations 2010
Alabama Wheelchair Athletics ABC Home Medical Supply Alabama Book Store Alabama Credit Union Alabama One Credit Union David Bagish Robert W. Baugh BDH Investments, LLC Boilermakers Local 374 Branch Banking & Trust Company Capitol School Citi Global Impact Funding Trust Jean Crocker DePalma’s Italian Cafe Alan T. Doyle Allison M. Doyle Patricia Doyle Eat Sweets, Inc. Sam Elleard Billie Jo Etheridge First Presbyterian Church Angela P. Gann Grahammer-The UPS Store Hydro-Vac Industrial Services Catherine S. Hynes Jacalyn C. Hynes Karen Hynes Neil Hynes Ryan A. Hynes Thomas W. Hynes William J. Hynes Jamison, Money, Farmer PC Anne M. Johnston Carol Killworth Janice E. Killworth Kenneth E. Killworth Kevin Killworth KSM Business Services Michael Kuzmic Terry Kuzmic Manna Grocery Paul Metz, CPA Morin Process Equipment NWBA Nutrimax Inc. Off Campus Bookstore Oregon State University Orthologix Cindy Ouellet Paxton Paper Company William C. Presson Quality MazdaVolkswagen T. Mark Ricketts Paul Schulte Foundation Southern Wings Five Sterne Agee Charitable Gift Fund Margaret Stran Melinda Stran Surin of Thailand Tuscaloosa Ear Nose & Throat Tuscaloosa Medcenter North Tuscaloosa Medcenter South
Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary UA Intramural Officials Assoc. Derek Vanderbom Kerri Vanderbom Velocity Pro Cycle Karen J. Wade West Alabama Family Practice & Sports Medicine Wheelchair Basketball Canada Vera C. Wilcox Nadine Williams Donna E. Wilroy Jereme D. Wilroy Yorktown Properties Mr. & Mrs. Donald Yost Board of Advisors Barbara Cole Adams Deborah C. Beaupre Burkhalter & Associates Joan Gates Dowdle Shelley Edwards Jones Deanna P. Kimbrough Marian Accinno Loftin Michael E. Malone James E. McLean Anne Cox Monfore Margaret L. Morton Donald Dewey Oswald W. Ross Palmer Sandra H. Ray Melba B. Richardson Marcus L. Roberts, Jr. Jean Salter Karl Kenneth Stegall Julia Z. Sutton Gloria Myrick Tidwell Capstone Faculty Scholars Fund Natalie Adams Patricia A. Bauch Karla D. Carmichael David L. Dagley Carol A. Donovan Madeleine Gregg Asghar Iran-Nejad Mark Felton Leggett James E. McLean Lisa Scherff Stephen C. Tomlinson Wayne J. Urban
CrossingPoints Michelle Abbett A.B.H. Enterprises, Inc. Alabama Panhellenic Association Alagasco Anna Kate & Co. James R. Bane Investments Bank of Tuscaloosa Banks Quarles Plumbing Bony Fields Barrineau E. R. Brown Bryant Bank ST Bunn Construction Company Burk-Kleinpeter Virginia D. Cade Capstone Bank Cardiology Consultants
Melissa Christian Chuck’s Fish Wendy Cogburn Coral Industries Nellie Jo Davis Eugenia Beatty Dean Suzanne P. Dowling Dozier Hardware Co. John William Duffy III Echols, Coogler & Assoc. Teri Tibbs Evans Sam P. Faucett III First National Bank of Central Al. First United Security Bank Walter W. Gary, Jr. GJB Ruth Byars Graves Guy Industrial Const. Egerton S. Harris IV Frances M. Harris James Harrison Family Found. William E. Harrison Camille E. Hill Andrew J. Horn Larry R. Howell, Jr. Andrew Hudson IAAP Tuscaloosa Area Chapter Rosemary R. Ingram Jamison, Money, Farmer PC Jessup, Ingram, Burns & Assoc. Tom Joiner & Associates Virginia Hudson Joiner JVC America Kappa Delta Sorority Shelton P. Kitchen Kathryn W. Lee Philip Lee Robert Turner Leigh, Jr. James E. McLean Sharon E. McLean Gene Moore Real Estate Linda L. Moore Stasha Morrison William T. Morrison Nelson Brothers Nick’s Kids Fund Northwood Auto Sales O.K. Tire Stores Thomas H. Patton III Datrel B. Price The Radiology Clinic Ronald D. Robertson Rosen Harwood, PA Royal Fine Cleaners Robert Harris Shaw, Jr. Betty B. Shirley Jane Cason Simpson David Keith Sims Charles Wiley Smith, Jr. David Allen Smith The Spa State of Alabama Andreas Stevenson Margaret S. Strickland Tanner & Guin Tennis Jackson Electric Mark Thrash Scarlett Emfinger Tillett Trust Building Services David Turnipseed & Co.
Tuscaloosa Clothier Tuscaloosa Internal Medicine Tuscaloosa Surgical Center Tuscaloosa Toyota Tuscaloosa Wholesale University General Dentistry Warrior Tractor & Equipment Margaret Scott Whitfield Williamson Financial Services R. L. Zeigler Packing Education Policy Center Fund Amer. Public Univ. System Stephen G. Katsinas
Leon Olive Dean’s Fund Corp. Benefit Advisors Estramonte Chiropractic & Wellness Center J. Murray Fadail Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Gallagher Charles R. Hunter, Jr. Peggy M. Keith Elizabeth Frances Mabry Park Sterling Bank Dr. & Mrs. David W. Stroup Phi Mu Patience Stevens Fund Phi Mu House Corp. Martha Ann Maxwell Allen Scholarship Jean Maxwell Lynn Maxwell Shirley Ronnie Shirley Stephen & Dorothy Andrasko Scholarship Gary Stephen Andrasko William J. Krochalis Susan Duckworth Bedsole Scholarship Travis M. Bedsole, Jr. Harold L. Bishop Scholarship Sharon A. Spencer Jimmy John Williams Brad S. Chissom Scholarship Marilyn Barr Bobbie Lynn Brannan Thomas Ivy Brannan Arlene Chissom Johna B. Dunlap Almeda McRee Frazier Charles Wayne Gamble L. Gail Gamble Mary E. Gregg Ronald P. Hampel Sandra Hunter Hampel Mr. & Mrs. David E. Hill
Madeleine M. Hill Mr. & Mrs. Leroy E. Lewis, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Lightsey Cleo E. Mallard Mr. & Mrs. James H. Mayfield Mr. & Mrs. Steven F. Meagher Marcia R. O’Neal W. Ross Palmer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas I. Penney Peggy Poe Rich Regina A. Smith Qiang Song Martha Luisa Tapia Mr. & Mrs. Jerry R. Thomas William W. Winternitz Yan Wu Min Yang Margaret A. Coleman Scholarship Barbara Janet Brooks, Estate Jim & Laura Condra Scholarship Edward Booth Laura H. Condra
Dr. & Mrs. W. Donald Crump Scholarship Suzanne Jackson Crump W. Donald Crump Dana B. & W. Anthony Davis III Scholarship Dana B. Davis W. Anthony Davis III Leita Hood Denson Scholarship Shirley G. Cook Andrew Liles Rhondia Crenshaw Liles
Buddy Helton Johnstone Pow Hollis Tammie L. Hollis Mark Allen Jackson Pamela Phares Kulback Steve J. Kulback Farid Rafiee C. Richard Todd Charles Tomberlin Mary Margaret Tomberlin Jack A. Traffanstedt Jane Ann Traffanstedt Michael Vann Tucker Sharon R. Tucker UA Alumni ChapterCovington Co. Maria Chiepalich Wells Michael Aubrey Wells Mary R. Wilcox Tommy A. Wilcox Bruno Event Team Phillip Lewis Chaffin Peggy S. Cole Cindy Adams Somerville Thomas Somerville, Jr. Marvin W. Vardaman Paula Friday Vardaman Nancy Tate Williams Wayne Lavon Williams Henry Lloyd O’Mary Scholarship Wilfred Dupuis Helen andPat O’Sullivan Scholarship Helen G. O’Sullivan Joan & Wray Pearce Scholarship J. Wray Pearce Joan B. Pearce
Matthew Frazier Scholarship Gulf Power Foundation Southern Co. Services
Retired Faculty Scholarship Annie Bills James V. Blackburn Lanny Ross Gamble Nancy Gregory Gamble Sam Leles Rodney W. Roth
George W. Hansberry Scholarship George Hansberry, Estate
Floyd M. Zeigler & Julie Zeigler Sutton Scholarship Julia Z. Sutton
E.W. & Ruth Killian Scholarship Earl Willard Killian
Yewell R. Thompson Scholarship Deborah Y. Thompson Yewell R. Thompson, Jr.
Owen & Virginia Liles Scholarship Owen Mahone Liles Charlotte Moore Scholarship Florida Citrus Sports Events Cookie Arnovitz Frank Milton Frank III Angelyn Adams Giambalvo Jack Melvin Giambalvo
Treobye Britton Utsey Scholarship Treobye B. Utsey Sandee Kirby Witt Scholarship Robert E. Witt Annette B. Hayes Reese Phifer, Jr. Memorial Foundation *calendar year 2010
Capstone Education Society Members 2010
1928 CIRCLE: $1,000 - $4,999 Kathryn H. Cain Walter Terry Cullifer Joanne S. Hodgkins Wachovia Bank
DEAN’S CHALLENGE: $500 - $999 Rebecca Lydia Barnes Harvey Blanchard, Jr. Fairee S. Bridges David G. Bronner William McWhorter Robert R. Saunders Bart Starr Michael R. Tamucci MCLURE ORDER: $250 - $499 Beverly C. Bennett Claire W. Blaylock Amanda H. Cooper Alice N. Cusimano Melissa Dobak Laura Sue Elliott Paul Walton Fanning Phil Hammonds, Jr. David E. Hardy Cynthia Markushewski Sandra Mascarenas Carolyn D. McAdams William A. Meehan Jayne Alyce Meyer Ozzie Newsome, Jr. Chasie F. Reynolds Vanda Lee Scott EDUCATOR ALLY: $100 - $249 Curry Bedsole Adams Mary K. Agnew Melinda B. Aldag Amy M. Alderman William F. Armfield Willie Eugene Autrey William R. Baggett Jason Merrill Baker Karen M. Baldwin Edmund L. Barnette James K. Baum Susan D. Bedsole Jimmy D. Beech William Benjamin, Jr. Ann Murfee Berry Diane Coffey Berry Tera H. Biddle Herbert Lynn Boring Rebecca T. Brazeal Larry Jack Browning Rhonda B. Brunson Betty Allums Burtram Merdith M. Byram Laura B. Carpenter Fran R. Cash Glenn E. Caylor
Dorothy T. Chambers Vernon Chapman, Jr. Arlene Chissom Patricia Chavis Clark Elizabeth A. Coker Barbara Ellison Cole Jeanette Tillman Cole Laura H. Condra Joseph Leon Conyers Jack Stephens Cook Gayland W. Cooper Milly Cowles Mary J. Crenshaw Thrath Cobb Curry Anita Colwell Davis Joseph Oral Dean, Jr. Linda Spring Delahay Robert A. Dennis George W. Dudley Theron Bill East, Jr. Virginia Ventress Ellis Marianne N. Ellisor Betty B. Englebert David Lee Etheredge Sarah Neely Fanning Betty M. Ferguson Carmen Fountain Twyla Perry Fryer Lanny Ross Gamble Betty Tucker Gann James Terry Gann Denise Preskitt Gibbs Ted W. Giles Ann W. Givan Jeffery D. Goodwin Jean F. Gordon James Daniel Gray Juanita Duke Green Ronald K. Greenwell Frank W. Gregory Michael Steven Gross James LeByron Gulley Rebecca L. Gwin Grandale D. Haggard Cynthia Dahlke Hall Edward Lamar Hall Catherine Hansberry Freddie Joe Hargett Mary Jo Harris Virginia Hayes Mark Allan Heinrich Dwight A. Hester Elaine Nelson Hill Susan S. Hinton Johnnie A. Hitson Cathy H. Hoefert Edward Holdnak Mary E. Hollaway Faron L. Hollinger Ron Howdyshell Malcolm R. Howell Paul Ray Hubbert Scotty Hughes Josephine Hutchinson Neil P. Hyche ING Foundation
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Joanna D. Jacobs Paul David Jacobs Patsy Jones Jeffers Sandra J. Jemison Shakela C. Johnson Virginia H. Joiner Mary Allen Jolley Stephen G. Katsinas Sabrina S. Keating Alice W. Keene Deanna P. Kimbrough Faye Sessions Kinstler Brett W. Kirkham Susan Elaine Kizziah Susan Elise Kraft Kathleen W. Ladner Charles V. Lang III Humphrey Loo Lee Doris F. Leftwich Robert K. Leigh Willene J. LeMaster Robert E. Lockwood James D. Loftin, Jr. Voncile C. Mallory Michael E. Malone Carl Richard Martray Debra L. Mathews Tyler Nash Mayfield Helen T. McAlpine Melissa McAnear Sheila P. McAnnally Thomas McCormack Debra C. McGeachy Doris R. McHugh Deloris M. McMullen Annalee McPhilomy Luis Mendez-Calderon Rebecca R. Mitchell Shirley B. Moore Lynn M. Myers Byron Nelson, Jr. Martha Hunt Nelson Nell Peake Nicholson Charles Lee Nix Mary K. O’Connor Rolland Sherrill Oden Marcia R. O’Neal Donald D. Oswald William H. Owen Thomas G. Owings W. Ross Palmer James Ernest Parker Y. C. Parris, Jr. Elizabeth W. Parrish Sandra Lee Patton Ronald Edward Peake J. Wray Pearce Walter Ray Perkins Samuel J. Perna, Jr. Reidie C. Redmill Dorothy Franco Reed Michael Keith Rice Lesa Richardson Melba B. Richardson John Byron Roberts Marcus L. Roberts, Jr.
Thelma M. Robinson Sue Nichols Roen Jennifer I. Rogers Ronsonet Buick-GMC Rodney W. Roth Jo Anne H. Rousso Mary Helen Russell Sandra S. Russell Elizabeth U. Sadler Clinton Wade Segrest Nicole B. Shirah Aimee P. Siegel Rene W. Simmons Judith K. Skelton Gwen C. Smith John Carlton Smith John Porter Smith, Jr. Robert E. Smith, Jr. Sinikka M. Smothers Jeannine M. Spann Karen G. Spearing Ted Clifton Spears Glo Spruill Barry C. Stephens Barbara C. Stone Malenna A. Sumrall Raymond O. Sumrall Julia Z. Sutton Mary S. Thompson Anne Gouffon Tishler Sherwell K. Tolleson Anne Davis Toppins Rosa Elizabeth Towns Larry V. Turner Kathryn Peake Tuttle Homer T. Underwood John Royal Vann Clarence Vinson, Jr. Kim Watson Diane Shelton Waud Brittany Whitfield Carolyn W. Wood Sara West Wuska Joy Parrish Yarnall Mary Ruth Yates Carolyn M. Zeanah Betty Waite Zoller COLLEGE SUPPORTER: $50-99 Barbara Cole Adams Natalie Adams Jennifer Elaine Allen Carrel Anderson, Jr. Jeanette T. Andrews Janine Andrzejewski Frank B.Ashley III Randal L. Atkins AT&T Foundation Alton R. Averette Patsy Webb Bailey John Paul Baird James Clyde Bardon Aurelia Taylor Barnett Patricia A. Bauch John Paul Beaulieu
1844 Fello ws
In recognition of lifetime support by alumni and friends of the Society, the Board of Directors created the 1844 Fellows. This group represents members who have given a minimum of $1,844 over the span of their membership.
Carolyn Daughty McAdams Wilma M. Scrivner Sarah F. Beddingfield Richard A. Bedics Jeanette L. Bell Mary Inmon Bell Rachel A. Bergman Linda Walker Berry Margaret Billingsley Gary Lance Blackburn Frankey A. Blackwood Charles W. Blakeney Debra A. Bohman Donna May Bohn Bonnie T. Bowman Cynthia M. Boykin Jane H. Bradley Carolyn Berry Bragg Patricia Finlen Bragg Sarah H. Bridewell Jason Scott Briley Doris L. Broadway Diane S. Brodel Tommy W. Brooker Margaret M. Brooks Betty H. Brown Elsie Elliott Brown James Colmer Brown Linda C. Brown Patricia Bellart Brown Susan C. Brown Marion H. Bryant Bettye B. Burkhalter Carmen T. Burkhalter Miriam Celia Byers Janette H. Campbell Dale D. Carcache Joe Thomas Case, Jr. Ellen S. Chandler Melinda P. Chaney John A. Chodacki Richard Lee Ciemny Edward H. Cleino Elizabeth W. Cleino Pamela C. Cleland
Harold R. Collins, Sr. Lisa Prater Collins Thomas B. Conner Shelly Sharp Cote Opal Powell Couch Robert Earl Couch Elizabeth J. Creel Deanna S. Crocker Kaver Hicks Crouch Nancy S. Crunkelton Timothy Patrick Daly Betsy Kinney Daniels Caroline Darden Bonnie Clark Davis Harriet Price Davis June Fox Davis Carolyn K. Delk Suzye Reuben Doblin Jayne A. Dorschel Rebecca R. Doughty Patricia Davis Dreher Patricia Ann Driver Judy Layton Duggar Tulane Wilson Duke Gregory E. Dziadon E. Whitney Echols, Jr. Vincent H. Edmonds Carolyn D. Eichold Rheena B. Elmore Willis Cleve Estis Elizabeth D. Evans Kathryn Lee Farris Andrea Faulkinberry Debra Lee Ferguson Joan Alice Fisher Rhonda Lea Fisher Georgia Flesser Ida W. Florey Priscilla Ann Forte Autherine Lucy Foster Dee Oscar Fowler Earnest S. Francis Lucius G. Freeman III
Diana M. Gardiner Tim C. Garl Dobbsie Gilbert Gates Roy Rush Gavin Michael N. Gibson Ann C. Godfrey Bobbie M. Goldstein Sonya S. Goolsby Vickie Robinson Gord Pamela P. Goss Montgomery Granger Jan Falkner Graves Sarah D. Haggstrom Hagop Y. Hagopian Barbi V. Hamilton Richard D. Hamilton Lora Long Hammond Kevin D. Harris Rita R. Harris William F. Haver Jack Hayes, Jr. Teresa Marie Hayes Emory L. Haygood David Wayne Head Martha D. Hildreth Juanita I. Hillis James L. Hinton, Sr. Jean Jolly Hinton Robert S. Holberg Home Depot Shirley Jackson Hood Elizabeth B. Howard Lester Burl Howard William F. Hulsey Ralph Collier Hunt Jean G. Hutchinson Charles Fletcher Hyde Glynis Jones Hyde Anna Grace B. James Martha Martin James Lisa J. Jashinsky Jennifer G. Jenkins Jerry Wayne Jenkins Mary Anna Jenks Cheryl Hannah Johns Elizabeth L. Johnson Tal Johnson Anita D. Jones Kenneth E. Jones Linda Donovan Jones Shelley Edwards Jones Jane Hopping Joslin Julia Ann Kasch Lisa Marie Keeton Robert Louis Kerzic Margaret Ingram King Kimberly D. Kirby Elaine M. Klein Susan Gentle Krell Lucy W. Kynard Rebecca Warren Lacour Jason Todd Lamb Susan W. Lambert Homer H. Landrum Susan H. Langston Margaret Farlow Lee Gerald LeRoy Francis J. Lâ€™Estrange Elizabeth S. Lewis Barbara N. Linder
Richard L. Livingston Barbara Ann Lloyd Judy Howell Lollar Glida A. Magnani Elizabeth S. Majors William C. Martin Julia England Massey Samuel A. Massingill Barbara Hall Mayer Ernest C. McAlister, Jr. Angela D. McAtee Ralph Stanley McCain Diane T. McCarn Joanne E. McConnell Carol Ross McCord Norma M. McCrory Bryan A. McCullick Bryant Lee McGee Doris R. McHugh James E. McLean Pamela H. McQueen Patricia R. McRoberts Carol E. Medders Maurice Mitchell, Jr. Mary Archibald Mize Liz Moore Robert Moore Joan Lewitz Morris Beatrice Brooks Morse Joseph Bruce Morton Margaret L. Morton JoAnn Vickery Moss Nan Morris Nelson Camilla Jones Newbill Susan Wynn Nichols Susan Oâ€™Donnell Janyce Rader Osborne Carol Lynn Parkes Ann R. Patterson Emily W. Patterson H. Franklin Penn, Jr. Douglas Jay Phillips Pamela Phillips Kathy G. Pirtle Susan A. Pittenger Mary F. Powell Carolyn Gayle Prahm Bruce Allen Prescott Charles D. Presley, Jr. Patricia Binion Preston Michele B. Prewett Jerry Young Pullen, Jr. Kathleen C. Randle Alan Gregory Ray Sandra H. Ray Raytheon Company Jane Irwin Redinger Regions Morgan Keegan Trust Pamela Cribb Reitz Karen Perry Reynolds Julia Alice Rice Robert Fulton Rice Jerry L. Rich Christy Lee Richards Suzanne R. Richardson William Hal Riddle James A. Rimalover Edna Henry Rivers William C. Robbins, Jr.
Helen S. Robinson Stephen E. Robinson Tom Robinson Virginia Voght Rocen Ronald Fulton Roddam Julia Shelton Rogers Mary S. Rogers Linda Mae Rohe Rebecca Hall Rosdick Traci Lanier Roy Laura Farris Sample Paul R. Samuelson Sue Haughton Saxon Ann McMahan Scogin Nancy Wilbanks Sellers Shailih Shah John A. Shelton Lynn Maxwell Shirley Hugh Wesley Shoff Mary Igou Shurett Ellen Nealey Sikes Betty Sue Simmons George Thomas Sipes Linda A. Sitton Sharron Gore Skipper Cynthia L. Sledge Virginia Wallace Smart Elizabeth F. Sparks Ruth S. Spruill Janet Henderson Staggs Katherine B. Stallings Carolyn B. Stanley State Farm Company Hugh Hanson Stegall Sammie Ryan Stephens Donald Jackson Stewart Jennine H. Stewart Mary Ruth Stone Annie M. Storey William Jacob Strang Charles Strickland, Jr. Paul F. Strong Hubert T. Sullivan Lee H. Swann, Jr. Philip R. Swicegood Shelby Jean Talley Paula Siniard Tally Charlotte G. Tanara Fred M. Taylor Ouida Oswalt Taylor Joseph Daniel Terry, Sr. Maurice Owen Terry Carla Bowers Thigpen Betty Hobbs Thomas Lorayne F. Thompson Molly C. Thompson Stephen W. Thompson Vera Pearl Tisdale Beverly Price Titlow Ann Brakefield Trotter Frances E. Turner Gloria Ann Turner Mary Karyn Uptain Kimberly F. Virciglio Helga B. Visscher Callie Edgar Waldrop Elizabeth Jobe Ware Daniel P. Washington B. Michael Watson Gene Jackson Watson
Margaret Lee Watson George Clyde Weekley Butler B. Whitfield Beverly M. Williams Charles S. Williams Dorothy L. Williams Frederick E. Williams Lois Taylor Williams Liza K. Wilson Evelyn C. Winch Benjamin L. Winston Dorothy Hitt Winters Susan Hay Woodroof Henry Woodward III Catherine Wooldridge David M. Wright Vivian Harris Wright Tyrone Yarbrough Tyrone Yardbrough Nanette Lathan Yeager Anthony Lee Yelverton Carol Prejean Zippert OTHER GIFTS Rebecca Smith Allen Donald Ray Allison Sonja D. Allison Leslie U. Amentini Carrie H. Atchley Storie Lynn Atkins Ellen C. Bailey Veroma Cook Baird JoAnne Hopkins Baker Mark Alan Baron Terri McKenzie Baxter Helen Lee Bishop Jimmy Mike Bishop Wilma Jean Bishop Cindy Snead Blount The Boeing Company Charitable Trust Janelle Couch Brendel Willard Ronald Bright Mary L. Brooks Gloria Jean Bush Carole Harbert Carroll David Eugene Carroll Wesley B. Chapman Jeffrey Scott Choron John Leroy Cleary Jane LaToya Coleman Amy Connifey-Marlin Mary Elizabeth Cook Alexis Hurst Cooper Robert Ernest Cooper Carol Crockett Croom Rachel Holt Cushing Mardell Davis Silvia Ann Davis Gloria W. Dawkins William Dempsey III Ari Deshe Josephine M. Dillon Catherine S. Douglas Donald Edward Duck Mary Baker Duck Bettye B. Dunn Bernard Gene Dykema Cynthia Easley Jerry W. Edgar
Ben F. Eller Walter Ray Fall Frances Kirk Ferrell Tammy Oswalt Fields Billie Ray Fitzgerald Patricia M. Fitzgerald Greg M. Fogg Lisa Pakutka Fogg Kay Lani Fowler Kathryn K. Franklin Maxine Fuller Peggy J. Fuller Joseph Michael Furner Margaret T. Gallagher Wanda W. Graham Madeleine Gregg Mary C. Grimmitt Ruth Ann Hall Seaton Sharon Arnold Hall Jeffrey M. Hamilton Doris Wilson Harbin Naomi B. Harper Cathy Jackson Hayes Ursula S. Hendon James K. Herlong Jean L. Holderfield Betty S. Hooten Nancy H. Howell Nancy M. Huffstutler Fred Battle Hughes, Jr. Laura Barton Hunter Cecil Wayne Ingram Toni Ingram Evelyn Berry Jackson Gregory Jamison Linda Bolles Jamison Jeanene Marie Janes Susan A. Jarrett Marvin Herbert Jenkins Lisa Marie Jones Percy Jerome Jones, Jr. Jean A. J. Kelley Lynda D. Kelly Elizabeth Kimbrough Elias Harilaos Ladas Suzanne W. Langcuster Nettie Grace Langston Matthew Vann Latham Sam Leles Brenda Thomas Lewis Barbara N. Linder Evelyn M. Lindsay Annette B. Little Crystal M. Littlejohn Frankie Jo Lugiano Joanne Hosey Lukasik Deborah Annette Luke Patricia B. Lummus Francine Marasco Sonia Ptasznik Martin Jacqueline S. Mathison Regina H. Matthews James Howard Mayben Mary Vickery Mayhall Glenda H. McMahon Wendy Bruce McShan Jason Lee Meade Linda Lane Mellown Frances Cobia Miller Peggy Ann Bell Miller
Sandra D. Miller James Montgomery, Jr. Millard Earl Moon Janice R. Moore Marilyn Beason Motley David Robert Moxley Barbara A. Mullins Marilyn Tubb Myrick Stacy Wright Newman Carolyn Bolt Nix Karen Janet Nix Margie N. Norman Dana Anders Norton Dennis Regan Oulahan Rebecca Page Packard Connie O. Parkerson Rose Wilensky Parlin Josephine N. Pedlow Gail Ruth Perkins Kathryn D. Phillips Connie Diane Pointer Julia McWhorter Pope Patricia Rose Portzer James Morris Prater, Jr. Ann Broughton Pugh Julia Allen Pugh Jerry Young Pullen, Sr. John D. Quarles, Jr. Joyce Edna Rader Dana Anne Ray Dora C. Reams Hugh W. Richardson Judith V. Richardson William Richard Riggs Marilyn Radoms Satlof Elinor S. Saxton Jeffery Lamar Sherrell Thomas Wayne Sims Sarah Lyons Sinclair Virginia D. Skillman Linda Higbee Smith Susan P. Smith Jennifer C. Smolkowicz D. Joyce Steele Charissa Stephens Robert S. Stephens, Jr. Martha Gray Stone Helen J. Swann George M. Thomas Ann M. Tobola Teresa Smith Volk William H. Walker Andrea Estrada Wallace Elizabeth Weinbaum Kimberly Nash White Jan Procter Whitt Mary F. Whitt Elouise W. Williams Mary E. Williams Kirsten Nan Witter Betty Davis Womack Philip Howard Woods Members during JanuaryDecember, 2010
In Memoriam 2010
William E. Abel, Molino, FL, ‘58, ‘68 Neil J. Applegate, Pensacola, FL, ‘50, ‘55, ‘71 Vanessa Dean Dickert Arnold, Lake City, FL, ‘51 Henry Gordon Avery, Brent, ‘45 Jewell Earlean Baccus, Cullman, ‘56 Tom J. Baggett, Gadsden, ‘72 Ann Bowdon Hanahan Banks, Eutaw, ‘52, ‘55 Doris Langford Barwick, Norman, OK, ‘48 Carrie Mae Bell, Tuscaloosa, ‘36 Bryan Earl Birdsall, Ashland, ‘73 Herman Clory Boyd, Jr., Northport, ‘60 Dorothy Laycock Brady, Northport, ‘32 Walter Dewey Branch, Atlanta, GA, ‘68 Anna Jean Brown, Jasper, ‘59 Robert Maurice Brown, Falls Church, VA, ‘41 Herbert Edwin Bruce, Jr., Warrior, ‘64, ‘68 Annie Sue Burleson, Guin, ‘77 Shirley Smith Burnett, Pelham, ‘58 Joana Turberville Busey, Mobile, ‘55 Ted Merrill Butts, Avon Park, FL, ‘63, ‘70 William Raymond Carothers, Winfield, ‘63 Mable Elliott Carpenter, Tuscumbia, ‘45 Harper C. Chambers, Tuscaloosa, ‘59 Marvin Randal Champion, Tuscaloosa, ‘63 Thomas Fletcher Champion, Augusta, GA, ‘38 James Lockard Chancy, Sr., Tuscaloosa, ‘41 John Percy Chism, Jr., Coker, ‘53, ‘69 Maralyn Hardy Christian, Vestavia Hills, ‘49 Louise Clark, Jacksonville, ‘63, ‘66, ‘67, ‘68, ‘69, ‘84 Barbara Roberts Clayton, Birmingham, ‘56 James O. Cleghorn, Montgomery, ‘64 Opal M. Clements, Headland, ‘57 Virginia Waddell Cobbs, Blackstone, VA, ‘47 S. Jeffre Cole, Dadeville, ‘60, ‘66 Miriam Collins, Montevallo, ‘69 Roland Sumner Condon, Colquitt, GA, ‘44 Theodore S. Cone, Northport, ‘43 Nona Ruth Connor, Mobile, ‘67 Leonard Rudolph Conway, Crawfordville, FL, ‘63 Carolyn Hamilton Cox, Tuscaloosa, ‘71, ‘74, ‘88 Larry Arthur Cox, Lakewood Ranch, FL, ‘63 Mildred McCrimmon Crain, Bessemer, ‘61 Booker T. Crawford, Tuscaloosa, ‘74 Addie B. Crutcher, Birmingham, ‘92 Wylodine Stewart Curtis, Tuscaloosa, ‘69, ‘70, ‘72 Elaine Berryhill Daniel, Huntsville, ‘78 George Howard Davis, Irvington, ‘53, ‘63, ‘66 Margaret Blake Davis, Bessemer, ‘64 Virginia Waters Davis, Panama City, FL, ‘66, ‘69 Elia G. Daws, Centreville, ‘54, ‘64 Archie Deavers, Columbus, GA, 2007 Jeannine Wellie Donahue, Duluth, GA, ‘73 Buckley Lawerynth Drenner, Harlem, GA, ‘50 Robert A. Drew, Tuscaloosa, ‘51, ‘51 Lurita Watkins Drexmit, Magnolia Springs, ‘41 Margaret McLeod DuPont, Tuscaloosa, ‘43 James McKinley Dye, Waycross, GA, ‘52 John Thomas Elmore, Tuscaloosa, ‘58 Leah G. Elsas, Birmingham, ‘67 John Robert Epperson, Stone Mountain, GA, ‘42 Melford Edward Espey, Jr., Northport, ‘67, ‘70, ‘72 Rebecca Flowers Espey, Northport, ‘75 Margaret Parker Fancher, Brierfield, ‘43 Salvatore Louis Faraci, Middletown, CT, ‘52 Oveta Hendrix Farris, Eldridge, ‘66 Dorothy Galloway Floyd, Berry, ‘54, ‘68 Gurnie Herschel Foote, Ashville, ‘38 Julia Ann Ford, Gadsden, ‘72 Anne Yolette Fried, Houston, TX, ‘65 Mary Cofield Fuller, Birmingham, ‘36 James Jeffrey Garner, Birmingham, 2007 Betty Wood Gaulden, Raymond, MS, ‘65, ‘73 James E. Gibson, Huntsville, ‘63, ‘65 Joanne Jones Givhan, Daphne, ‘62 Jimmy Ray Glasgow, Pensacola, FL, ‘55 Elizabeth F. Finefrock Graham, Mansfield, OH, ‘43 Mary Quarles Grass, Birmingham, ‘41 Betty Morgan Gray, Longmont, CO, ‘53, ‘58 June Morgan Gray, Longmont, CO, ‘58 Gary Lynn Greene, Leeds, ‘99 Herbert Edgar Griffin, Jr., Oxford, ‘71, ‘82 Pamela B. Griffin, Hartselle, ‘69 Virginia Sharris Griffin, Thomasville, ‘41
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Lance D. Grissett, Talladega, ‘81 Abraham J. Gustin, Jr., Kansas City, MO, ‘59 James William Hadder, Double Springs, ‘55 Vickey Lynn Hall, Somerville, ‘87 Merle Garber Hamburg, Champaign, IL, ‘40 Emily Strong Hamilton, Lexington, VA, ‘44, ‘68 Early B. Hamner, Jr., Lake Cormorant, MS, ‘60, ‘61 Wanda Knight Hannah, Warrior, ‘47 Ernest Albert Hardy, Birmingham, ‘65, ‘78 Dorothy Chisolm Harter, Jasper, ‘45 Jemmie Randle Liles Hawk, Birmingham, ‘76 Pat McCoy Haynes, Black Mountain, NC, ‘48, ‘49 Billie W. Henderson, Birmingham, ‘48, ‘68, ‘86 Lawrence Russel Hendrickson, Pittsburgh, PA, ‘43 Adine White Hepburn, Tuscaloosa, ‘49 Victoria S. Hewitson, Bethlehem, PA, ‘40 Ann Dyer Hill, Jacksonville, ‘67 James David Hill, Bay Minette, ‘69 Elizabeth Ann Hodges, Hiawassee, GA, ‘69 Marie Johnston Hodges, Cullman, ‘90 Ruth A. Holliday, Tuscaloosa, ‘62 Benjamin Hubbard, Bloomington, IL, ‘42, ‘53, ‘55 Kathleen Patrick Hughes, Tuscaloosa, ‘73 Kenneth Morris James, Pinson, ‘72 Gordon Burgett Unger Jernigan, Mobile, ‘53 Jayne G. Johnson, Hot Springs Village, AR, ‘51 John Perry Johnson, Pensacola, FL, ‘52, ‘71 Milton Ray Johnson, Nottingham, MD, ‘57 Sarah S. Johnson, Mobile, ‘44, ‘66 Betty Nunnally Jones, Marion, ‘70 Thomas Brock Jordan, Centre, ‘43 Susan Kines Langston, Tuscaloosa, ‘90 Henry Joseph Lash, Saraland, ‘59, ‘70 Ruby Ernestine Lawhon, Hamilton, ‘51, ‘63 Cathy Smith Leake, Nauvoo, ‘73 Elizabeth Garrison Leatherwood, Tuscaloosa, ‘58 Louis James LeVaughn, Birmingham, ‘49, ‘50 Anne MacDonald Levin, Montgomery, ‘54 William W. Lowrimore, Jr., Palmetto, FL, ‘57 Marie Kuykendall Maddox, Birmingham, ‘43 Joyce Rinks Marsh, Birmingham, ‘46 Julia Graden Martin, Clarksville, TN, ‘39 Virginia Cobb Mate, Clifton, VA, ‘66 Jewel Odene May, Winfield, ‘57 Penny L. McAllister, Tuscaloosa, ‘75, ‘79 Margaret Anne McCallie, Rome, GA, ‘67 Melinda Merritt McCann, Huntsville, 2001 Margaret L. McCluney, Jasper, ‘49 Regina Elizabeth McConnell, Atlanta, GA, ‘71 Virginia Faye McCook, ‘76, ‘83 Jeanne Luther McCown, Huntsville, ‘57 Nellie Rose McCrory, Estate, Mobile, ‘72 Earl Don McCullough, Vermillion, SD, ‘50 General L. McDaniel-Dawson, Gadsden, ‘76 Nina McDowell, Elko, GA, ‘64 Ellison Hubert McDuffie, Perdido, ‘57 Samuel Arnold McGee, Northport, ‘53 Carolyn Plylar McKenzie, Lubbock, TX, ‘74 Rhetta Yerby Mears, Atlanta, GA, ‘65 Louise Tucker Meighan, Birmingham, ‘39 Dorothy Frances Middleton, Hueytown, ‘67 Edward Andrew Miller, North Fort Myers, FL, ‘65 Helen Elizabeth Mitchell, Wetumpka, ‘54 Charlotte Davis Moore, Granger, IN, ‘60, ‘66 Theodore E. Moore, Jr., North Tonawanda, NY, ‘50 Elmer Eugene Moree, Pell City, ‘53 Elmer Burnell Morrow, Decatur, GA, ‘49, ‘50 Mary Swindall Mountcastle, Auburn, ‘58 Ralph Waldo Murphy, Sr., Huntsville, ‘49, ‘55 Nell Middlebrook Musgrove, Tuscaloosa, ‘34 Martha Brown Myers, Montgomery, ‘65 David H. Neff, Millersville, PA, ‘41 Joy Wilson Northcutt, Bessemer, ‘62 Julius Richard Norton, Tuscaloosa, ‘36, ‘53 Billie Jean Nuckolls, Fort Myers, FL, ‘68 James Robert Ogletree, Allentown, PA, ‘48, ‘49 Rebecca Gilmer Olvey, Indian Springs, ‘61 Paul Francis Oppy, Selma, ‘48, ‘71 Marie Goodyear O’Steen, Harrisonburg, VA, ‘55 Sara Sellers Osteen, Lynchburg, VA, ‘50 Doris Turner Osten, Nashville, TN, ‘39 Anna Paige, Montgomery, ‘71 Lore Poundstone Parks, Montgomery, ‘71
John Bryan Parsons, Montgomery, ‘56, ‘73 Albert Reese Patterson, Jr., Baton Rouge, LA, ‘50 Judy Pruett Patton, Pall Mall, TN, ‘70 Clarence O. Paugh, Jr., Birmingham, ‘48, ‘51 Mary Ganey Peeples, Talladega, ‘53 Ruth Windham Phillips, Tuscaloosa, ‘41 Margaret Adams Pittman, Birmingham, ‘59 Hollie Plaster, Jr., Huntsville, ‘56 Hazel Doris Poole, Selma, ‘60 Jeanette Garnett Powell, Birmingham, ‘52 Dorothy L. Prater, Vernon, ‘77 Willye Moore Price, Leeds, ‘51 Virginia Maslin Quis, Southern Pines, NC, ‘34, ‘34 Marcia L. Rabinovich, Mesquite, NM, ‘91 Brent Jordan Randolph, Owens Cross Roads, ‘72 Herbert Hoover Raulston, Bridgeport, ‘53 William Howard Reece, Jr., Haleyville, ‘57, ‘59 Keflyn Xavier Reed, Mobile, ‘82, ‘83 Homer Walton Richardson, Montevallo, ‘64 Harold Leon Riley, Tuscaloosa, ‘65 Joseph R. Riley, Lynn Haven, FL, ‘37, ‘50 Kathryn Green Rivers, Northport, ‘58 Flora Belle Roberts, Tuscaloosa, ‘56 Leah L. Roberts, Tuscaloosa, ‘86 Freda Burdick Robinson, Tuscaloosa, ‘71, ‘86 Linda Bookout Rollins, Quinton, ‘71 Dorothy Upchurch Rountree, High Point, NC, ‘51 Joyce Dorsky Routman, Birmingham, ‘54 Winifred Kilgore Samoden, ‘37 Jeanette Monk Savitska, New Britain, CT, ‘41 Anne Smith Schmitt, Pensacola, FL, ‘70 Linda Caudle Sciple, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘65, ‘68 Louise Haywood Scott, Tuscaloosa, ‘62 Olivia Dodd Sherer, Jasper, ‘38, ‘61 Robert Nelson Shigley, Clarkesville, GA, ‘57, ‘68 William Banks Shouse, Jr., Birmingham, ‘50 C. F. Simmons, Lincoln, NE, ‘53 Henry A. Smith, Jr., Fosters, ‘40 Jack Baker Smith, Bradenton, FL, ‘48 Lucile Martin Smith, Montgomery, ‘51 Tillerow Gaston Smith, Jr., Montgomery, ‘57 Ola Maepugh Smitherman, Reform, ‘48 James Dudley Smithson, Cottondale, ‘56, ‘60 Edith Stephens Sparkman, Huntsville, ‘66 Billy Dean Spigner, Tupelo, MS, ‘67 William Lee Springer, Jasper, ‘72, ‘75 Norval Franklin Springfield, Birmingham, ‘71 Pamela Randolph Sprinkle, Eldridge, ‘98 Jean Hutchison Stephens, Montgomery, ‘58 William G. Stewart, Lexington, KY, ‘52 Mary Ann Dabbs Stokes, Reform, ‘52 Bennie Louise Taylor, Tuscaloosa, ‘72 Wilma Daisy Wyatt Taylor, Pleasant Grove, ‘40 William H. Thomas, Montgomery, ‘63, ‘70 James Douglas Thomason, Dahlonega, GA, ‘51 Paul W. Thompson, Anniston, ‘96 Mary Ann Kelley Thorne, Columbus, GA, ‘57 Helen Parrish Townsend, Newark, DE, ‘54 Willie Burns Trammell, Lucedale, MS, ‘54 Ernest C. Treubig, Jr., Foley, ‘70 Ronnie Allen Viars, Helena, ‘66, ‘70 Pamela Ruth Viles, Fort Valley, GA, ‘69 Sharon Huston Vinyard, Birmingham, ‘74 Jean Claire Redding Voak, Headland, ‘50 Kathryn Wade, Houston, TX, ‘64 Ruth W. Waldrop, Ormond Beach, FL, ‘60, ‘70 Linda L. Wattenbarger, Panama City, FL, ‘69 Nancy Sitz Wesley, Oxford, ‘63 Franklin Warren Whaley, Anniston, ‘70 Natalie Holliman Whatley, Montrose, ‘81 Sandra Louise Whitley, Florence, ‘69 Ronald Phillip Widener, Bessemer, ‘60, ‘65 William Rufus Wiggins, Tuscaloosa, ‘59 Martha Whitehead Williams, Marion, ‘56, ‘59 Leon Dwight Willman, Jacksonville, ‘53, ‘58 Charles Everett Wilson, Birmingham, ‘58, ‘59, ‘60 Kay Catrino Wilson, Jasper, ‘69, ‘73 Annie Parena Woodard, Lakeland, FL, ‘78 Joycelyn Foy Wortham, Millbrook, ‘76, ‘92 Bethel W. Yessick, Northport, ‘61, ‘80
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