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hlebowitsh takes the helm

Peter Hlebowitsh (Ha-le-bo-wits) talks about his road to Tuscaloosa

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50th anniversary of the stand in the schoolhouse door the College’s role

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PREPARING EDUCATORS SINCE 1844

FALL 2013


content 04. Meet the 10th Dean Peter Hlebowitsh

08. Ten Deans of the College history of leadership in the college

13. O’Sullivans Leave a Legacy to the College Ignatius (Pat) and Helen Garrett O’Sullivan

16. Archie Wade First African American faculty member at UA

17. McCrory Establishes Faculty Awards Nellie Rose McCrory, EdD, 1972

18. Educator Hall of Fame Bishop, Hubbert, Kirkland, and Meyer

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50th Anniversary of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

24. K-12 STEM Education $1.45 million grant from NSF

26. Adapted Athletics: A Model Program Playing wheelchair basketball, adapted golf, tennis, and rowing

28. Students and Alums in the News

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Working in the Brain Lab with Drs. Steve Thoma and Rick Houser


Fall 2013 ADMINISTRATION Peter S. Hlebowitsh, Ph.D. Dean Elizabeth “Liza” K. Wilson, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean Kathy Shaver Wetzel, Ed.D. Associate Dean for Student Services David Hardy, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research and Service EDITOR Rebecca M. Ballard, Ph.D. Phone: 205-348-7936 Fax: 205-348-6873 Email: rebecca.ballard@ua.edu CONTRIBUTORS Rebecca M. Ballard Memorie Bailey Marylee Freeman David Miller Charlotte North SUBSCRIPTIONS Circulation: 11,,000+ PHOTOGRAPHY University Photography Chris Lee Samantha Hernandez PRINT Mignone Communications, Inc. GENERAL INQUIRIES Box 870231 Tuscaloosa, AL USA 35487-0231 Phone: 205-348-7936 Fax: 205-348-6873 Email: capstoneeducator@bamaed.ua.edu Website: http://education.ua.edu COPYRIGHT

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K-12 STEM Education Professors collaborate for student scholarships

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10th

meet the dean of the college,

dean hlebowitsh

or just “peter”

by Memorie Bailey

Dr. Hlebowitsh (Ha-le-bo-wits) grew up in South River, New Jersey, in a section of the town populated by Russian immigrants, known as “the Russian Alley.” His mother and father both worked in factories when he was growing up. They rented half of a duplex next to a bakery that sold the best rye bread and Polish Babka bread in the area. The owner of the bakery, says Hlebowith, “was our landlord. We lived in his duplex for thirty years. He was a kindly Polish man. Our family grew to love him.” Dr. Hlebowitsh met his wife during their freshman year at Rutgers University. He said his wife is the most remarkable person he knows and the most important influence in life. He and his wife raised four children. Three are college graduates: two graduating from Northwestern University (one in mathematics and one in English) and the third

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Dr. Hlebowitsh has hit the ground, listening. He looks forward to moving what is already a highly accomplished institution, with great faculty, staff and students, to an even better place.


graduating from MIT with a degree

elementary school, complete with

Dr. Hlebowitsh is excited to be a

in electrical engineering. One more

a big transportation vehicle much

part of The University of Alabama.

remains in college—an economics

like a school bus,” he said.

He

major at Wake Forest University.

One of Dr. Hlebowitsh’s favorite

imagined

himself

working

with an institution that conducts research, produces educators and

In his spare time, Dr. Hlebowitsh

stories about being an elementary

enjoys running and tries to put in

school teacher happened while

at least 20 miles a week. He also

teaching a writing lesson to his

enjoys working outside and intends

fourth grade students. As part of his

He said the biggest challenge he

to become a fervant follower of

lesson plan, he projected pictures

will face is learning the nuances of

Alabama football. Dr. Hlebowitsh

onto the wall from newspapers to

the institution and faculty.

likes to travel as well. His favorite

prompt creative writing topics for

vacation destination is the Jersey

stories. At the time the only way

Shore, but not the one we may

to do this was to use something

be familiar with on television. He

known as an opaque projector,

often visits with family in Belmar,

which resembled a big chimney

NJ, a quiet shore town that has

with huge lamps that gave off

a modest and non-commercial

quite a bit of heat. When he put

boardwalk. “There is nothing like

his photo into the projector, he

the salt and spray of the ocean,” he

began to smell smoke and looked

says, “It offers an opportunity for

up to see his photo start to curl up,

reflection and renewal.”

brown at the edges.

Dr. Hlebowitsh initially wanted to

As the photo burned his students

be an educator, because of his love

yelled, “Mr. H! Your lesson is going

for working with children. Raising

up in smoke!”

four children and working as an elementary school teacher gave him valuable experiences. “Even our household, at least

engages the public. UA seemed to fit his profile perfectly.

“I want to make decisions that have ownership with the key involvement groups of the College and that enable the good work of the College to move forward,” he said. “This can’t be done without knowing the personnel and culture of the College.” Dr. Hlebowitsh has hit the ground, listening.

He looks forward to

moving what is already a highly accomplished

institution,

with

great faculty, staff, and students, to an even better place.

“It did go up in smoke,” he said. “We just rolled with it, laughed for five minutes and then had a perfect experience to write about.”

during our children’s formative years, was sort of like running an The University of Alabama | 5


My Road to Tuscaloosa My road to Tuscaloosa started in Iowa City, Iowa. I was the Departmental Executive Officer of the Department of Teaching and Learning. I was the reluctant administrator who felt compelled to take the job as a matter of good citizenship. But I quickly found much of the work to be stimulating and engaging. I worked with a Dean who operated under a decentralized model of governance, which gave me leeway to make department-wide decisions and to exercise voice over college-wide decisions. I had enough discretionary space to learn how to make good decisions and to offer problem solutions to faculty, staff, and students. These were formative administrative years for me. Because I have a proclivity for data, I learned to think empirically about my work. For instance, when we were contemplating whether to lift the GPA requirements for our teacher education program, the question was born of an old world assumption, which is that good teachers are not necessarily strong academic students but are instead people with strong organizational skills and high levels of social and emotional intelligence. To me, it was an empirical question: Did getting good grades in college have any relation to good teaching? So, we used a student teaching rating scale as our proxy measure for quality teaching and went about seeing if GPAs, standardized tests, and grades had any value in discriminating a quality student teacher. We were heartened to find that many of our courses had discriminatory power and that incoming 6 | Capstone Educator

by Dean Peter Hlebowitsh

GPA and cumulative GPA at graduation were strongly associated with quality student teaching ratings. In other words, better student teachers tended to get better grades. I cultivated a management style that could be characterized as one that looks to ideas and people with equal conviction. Colleges of Education are sui generis; they could only be understood by talking to the people who populate them. A dean, in my view, has a responsibility to know the people, the traditions, and the situational knowledge well enough to negotiate through the institution. That is why it is important for an administrator to hit the ground listening to the people who have lived on it. The chief administrative officer of a college has a responsibility to try to make things happen for faculty. This all starts with conversation. Inevitably, a dean has to face the question of how to manage the centralizing authority that accrues from the Dean’s Office, as it articulates with departmental and program level priorities and prerogatives. Departmental independence is obviously important. But there is potential hazard there because the logic of departmental control, if left unchecked, can invite inequities and mission creep. Horace Mann, the patron saint of the American public schools, had to combat the decentralized system. He found that the commitment to local decision making in the school system had produced unequal resources and uneven purpose. So, he aimed to use the centralizing

power of his office to control these effects. My idea is the same. I hope to use my office to protect against the rise of inequities across the departments and to ensure that the College’s comprehensive mission is clarified, activated, and properly assessed across the departments. I should add that I view myself as a maven of teacher education, believing it to be one of the central functions of most colleges of education. The College of Education has no more of an important tool to effect change in the schools than in the young teachers it educates. The teacher is always the final arbiter of what occurs in the classroom. We expect them to exercise intelligence and creativity and to always apply a professional rationale to their actions. To the extent that we produce good teachers, we offer a direct hand in improving the schools. But these are uncertain times for teacher education and for colleges of education generally. Superficial constructions of what it means to be a good teacher have prevailed at the federal level and have led to less than fair conclusions about how teacher education is marginal to lifting student achievement. Faith in the single shot test scores as a measure for teaching quality has put the teaching profession into the role of needing to justify itself. The mentality that equates good teaching to measures of student achievement often resides with individuals who have never been in classrooms and have no experiential sense of the processual


powers of teaching. Too many of them are comfortable declaring who is and is not a good teacher without ever making an effort to observe the teacher in the classroom. They also are inclined to paint teacher education with a broad sloppy brush, making no qualitative distinction between programs. The work of a College of Education obviously extends to other programs not always affiliated with schools or necessarily with teacher education. Our College carries a comprehensive mission that includes work done in measurement, counseling, exercise science, sports management, higher education, and more. We were founded as a normal school, but we are now so much more and we will continue to widen the margins of our work in the future. After spending several months listening and learning, I am eager to lift the College in areas needing improvement while sustaining what it already does well. There is much work in front of us, but we are now on our way. For instance, after touring the public schools, I managed to build a new partnership with the schools, which resulted in identifying a College-appointed school liaison who will be working to help procure grants for the schools, build school-based research infrastructure for our College, and offer responsive school-based interventions as needed. We are also working on some intercollege engagements, looking into joint faculty line appointments

across different colleges and exploring new degree programs across College lines. We will be appointing our very first endowed professor in the fall of 2014 and will tie the appointment to the opening of a Literacy Center dedicated to the cause of offering a public outreach to struggling readers, developing research-based insights on reading, and training teachers in vanguard reading methods. We also plan to open up a research conduit with our Inservice Training Center, so that our inservice-training grants can deliver research insight. On the faculty side of matters, we are exploring issues related to grade inflation, strategic planning, and promotion and merit pay policies. I’m happy to report that we are currently engaged in ten new faculty line searches and we believe that these new appointments will yield new energy and power for our College. The newbies will be joining a faculty that continues to produce articles and books that put our productivity numbers well above the national average for similarly composed Colleges of Education. The faculty has also taken on the cause of inaugurating a Diversity Initiative Council dedicated to dealing with emerging issues of diversity across the College. We are also working the lines with the College’s subentities. The Education Policy Center in the College remains a force in the national discourse on matters related to community college work and higher education in general. Our Office of International Programs is expending its sights and looking for ways to make our

College relevant across the world. All of the College’s cylinders are firing! My first interaction with the Dean’s Search committee was a Skype interview that I took in my office at the University of Iowa. The weather had already turned wintry in Iowa. It was a cold and dark day, with low hanging clouds – the kind of staid medieval day that is not uncommon to a Midwestern winter. When I answered the call on Skype, I immediately saw the members of the search committee, shining in the light that slanted through the windows, all wearing big smiles and colorful clothing. I felt like the group had set up their Skype meeting at a local resort. They were in Alumni Hall. This was a foreshadowing of what was to come. On my first arrival, I was received warmly by faculty and staff. My remarkable predecessor, James McLean, dedicated much of his time helping me through the first confusing months. I lost a lot of sleep trying to get in front of a job that was unrelenting in its obligations. But things eventually stabilized. My wife and I eventually found a wonderful church community and friendly neighbors. I inherited an amazingly talented Dean’s Office staff and a hard working leadership team that is full of good wisdom. After my wife and I became ‘empty nesters in 2011, we went looking for an adventure. We could have never guessed one was waiting for us in Tuscaloosa.

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ten deans of the college of education

DEANS THROUGHOUT THE AGES Fletcher B. Dresslar 1908-1911 James J. Doster 1911-1942 John R. McLure 1942-1959 Robert L. Hopper 1960-1965 Robert E. Bills 1965-1969 Paul G. Orr 1969-1981 Rodney W. Roth 1982-1995 John P. Dolly 1995-2002 James E. McLean 2004-2012 Peter S. Hlebowitsh 2013-Current

Historical research of the the College by Alexia M. Kartis, Ann C. Capel, and Rebecca M. Ballard with contributions by Memorie Bailey


First DEAN

Fletcher B. Dresslar 1908-1911

Dean Dresslar was the first dean of the Faculty of Education with President John W. Abercrombie and Dr. James J. Doster. Dean Dresslar was hired in 1908 as a professor of philosophy and education. During his time as Dean, the School of Education was founded to meet the increased demand for teacher training due to the reorganization of education at all levels in the state. Dean Dresslar also directed the Summer School for Teachers during his time at the University. Prior to his deanship, he served as a professor of psychology and education at the State Normal School in Los Angeles and the University of California. Dresslar resigned as dean in 1911 to serve with the U.S. Bureau of Education, where he would act as a specialist in school hygiene.

SECOND DEAN James J. Doster 1911-1942

Dean Doster joined as an associate professor of secondary education in 1907. Prior to his term as dean, he served as a state inspector of Alabama county high schools. During his deanship of 30 years, the School of Education became the College of Education, expanding its services to Alabama. Dean Doster was the driving force behind several milestones in education within Alabama during his deanship. High schools began to be built in every county, and Bibb Graves Hall was erected. Teacher certification became closely linked with prescribed collegelevel courses, and teacher preparation became more formalized and specialized. Also during Doster’s term, the training of vocational education teachers was supported by the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act, the first national approval of vocational education in public schools. The Smith-Hughes Act also established vocational education in areas of agriculture, trade and industry, and home economics. In addition, the College assumed the role of preparing teachers for elementary grades. Dean Doster sponsored the first courses in the study of home economics and was the motivating power behind the development of the home economics major. Doster Hall, former home of the school of home economics, is presently the College of Human and Environmental Sciences. Dean Doster also initiated and supported the first four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He died in October 1942, and Dr. John McLure was appointed as Dean.

In 1912, Dean Dresslar became a professor of school hygiene at Peabody College. His concern for hygiene and sanitation is what motivated him to replace all water buckets with water fountains. In honor of Dean Dresslar, Dean John R. McLure purchased the barracks building frame in Tullahoma, Tenn., to bring to the UA campus. Dean McLure had the building dismantled and reconstructed on campus to house the education program as well as the training of male teachers of physical education. Dresslar Hall was destroyed in 1970 by a fire. However, the building had been vacated the previous year when Moore Hall was built for the physical education department.

THIRD DEAN

John R. McLure 1942-1959

Dean McLure joined the faculty of his Alma Mater in 1924, as the first professor and chairman of the Department of School Administration. He inaugurated the first courses in school administration during his time at the University. Dean McLure served as the Director of Summer School as well as the Director of the Bureau of Educational Research. He played a primary role in the organization of doctoral programs for philosophy and education. Dean McLure contributed a lot to the design of Bibb Graves Hall. He suggested the passage from the Ordinance on 1787 to grace the stone entablature above the building’s main entrance. It reads, “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” In addition, under Dean McLure, the College occupied five buildings: Bibb Graves Hall, Barnwell Hall, Dresslar Hall, the Industrial Arts Building and the Education Library. McLure later secured 136 aces from the federal government for an additional facility for training of physical education and recreation teachers and directors. Today, this building is the University’s arboretum and golf course. Dean McLure wanted to strengthen the College’s reputation as an acknowledged, professional school in the University structure. He proposed that all students desiring a career in teaching be enrolled in the College. His proposition was accepted from 1944-1954. Also during his deanship, he supported the addition of special education to the curriculum. McLure hired Jasper Harvey in 1959 as the first full time professor of special education in the state. He also expanded the study of home economics beyond just a few service courses to a major, which was the foundation for the School of Home Economics. The University of Alabama | 9


Fourth Dean Robert L. Hopper 1960-1965 Dean Hopper assumed the deanship in 1960. In 1963, he took a leave of absence, as he was appointed to the House Committee on Research in Washington, D.C. During his time as dean, student teaching extended to off campus and abroad locations. The study abroad program expanded to locations in Mexico and Columbia. Graduate courses also began to be offered in Haiti.

FIFTH DEAN Robert E. Bills 1965-1969 Dean Bills was the first recipient of the title Research Professor. During his time as dean, rapid changes began to emerge within the College of Education in terms of size and expansion, as well as quality of its programs. Enrollment increased by 80%, and 40% of total summer school students were enrolled in the College. The College also ranked second of 250 other institutions in the number of graduate degree conferred, fifth in undergraduate secondary education degrees, fifth in advance degrees and certificates, and fourth in total undergraduate degrees. Funds for programs increased from $327,000 to $1.5 million during Dean Bills’ time at the University. Stipends began to be offered for educational research students. The Guidance Institute was established, and NDEA fellowships for preparing guidance counselors became available to students as well. Also during Bills’ deanship, new scholastic averages demanded that College of Education students achieve higher GPAs for graduation than any other University of Alabama students. Teacher certification programs were revised to increase their academic content. In addition, master’s programs were revised for more flexibility in preparation of specialists and classroom teachers’ preparation was also strengthened. Education specialist degrees also developed with doctoral of education degrees available in twelve fields. 10 | Capstone Educator

The Special Education Department and Department of Curriculum Study and Research developed a cooperative EdD degree with an emphasis in special education. Robert E. Bills had served as the Dean during Hopper’s leave of absence. He was appointed as Dean when Hopper resigned in 1965.

SIXTH DEAN Paul G. Orr 1969-1981 Dean Orr came to The University of Alabama in 1964 and assumed the position of Dean in 1969. During his time as Dean, he established the Office of International Programs as part of the international and global sector of the College of Education. Dean Orr was committed to the cause of multicultural education and strongly believed that education was a means of improving world relations. He worked with the US Department of Education and the US Department of the State as a consultant on domestic and international projects to promote education worldwide. The Capstone Education Society was also organized during his deanship as an organization for alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends to support the College’s efforts to be a nationally recognized prestigious institution. Also during Dean Orr’s term, the Rural Infant Stimulation Environment (RISE) and the West Alabama Comprehensive Services (WACS) programs were established. In addition, Dean Orr organized the College of Education into six departments: Administration and Higher Education, Behavioral Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Foundations, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Special Education for Exceptional Children.


SEVENTH DEAN

Rodney W. Roth 1982-1995

During Dean Rod Roth’s term, the College achieved full NCATE accreditation. Dean Roth was responsible for several changes. He counseled the faculty in the development of a knowledge-based philosophy for the College and helped establish the College’s mission statement.

programs. Dean Roth advocated for the use of technology in the College. In 1982, the College had three computers. By 1983, a computer lab for students and faculty was established. New faculty members had to be familiar with how to use the computer in the classroom and had to apply technology to their area of teaching or research. Dean Roth established several programs during his administration. These include the Alabama Center for Evaluation and Assessment Lab, the Teacher In-Service Center, the principal preparation program, the Nontraditional Fifth Year Teacher Preparation Program, the James D. Curtis Distinguished Lecture Series, the Clinical Master’s Program, and the Multiple Abilities Program. During his deanship Roth decided to organize the College into two programs: Teacher Education and Professional Studies. In addition, the governance of the College was redesigned to include greater participation and involvement of the faculty through a Faculty Forum and Faculty Council.

Dean Roth took the responsibility of a leadership role in the Holmes Group while he was Dean. He also further enriched teacher preparation

Eighth DEAN John P. Dolly 1995-2002

NINTH DEAN

James E. McLean 2004-2012

Dean McLean had a number

During his tenure, Dolly can be credited

of

with numerous accomplishments.

his tenure as dean. Under his

accomplishments

during

deanship the Disability Sports By enforcing tenure and promotion

Program

policies, revising the merit system,

of Kinesiology evolved into a

and increasing requirements for graduate faculty, Dolly enhanced

national and international model

the research mission of the Capstone. Dolly also established the

with the women’s wheelchair

Superintendent’s Academy, making UA the lead university for

basketball team capturing three

preparation of future leaders for Alabama school systems.

straight

in

the

collegiate

Department

national

championships. The College more than doubled in size, advancing Due to Dean Dolly’s advocacy for more aggressive recruiting, the

from sixth largest College at the University to the third largest.

College gained a number of minority faculty and students resulting

Dean McLean worked closely with the board of Advisors,

in the largest number of African American graduate students on

instituted the Dean’s Cabinet, and established the Educator Hall

campus. Dean Dolly had a special interest in international programs

of Fame which recognizes alumni for their lifetime dedication to

and degrees, encouraging enrollment of foreign students, bringing

education. Development had also seen an increase during Dean

both the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching and the Japan/

McLean’s tenure; the College’s endowments increased seven-fold,

United States Teacher Education Consortium to campus.

annual giving increased four-fold, and external funding increased more than ten-fold. The leadership of Dean McLean facilitated

Joint programs like educational leadership with UAB, expanded

the hiring of highly-productive faculty, oversaw several multi-

graduate programs at the Gadsden Center, and the Community

million dollar renovations to the College of Education’s buildings

College Leadership Academy with the College of Continuing Studies

(including Graves and Moore Halls), and added to the number of

resulted in the College of Education enrolling more than 50% of the

programs in the College. This, in turn, increased the number and

doctoral students at UA. To assist with development and fund raising,

quality of students at the College of Education, escalating the

Dean Dolly established the College of Education Board of Advisors and

College’s national ranking to 79th.

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McLean: On Retirement

Jim and Sharon McLean

Dean

McLean

first

came

to

the

university in 1974, and later took his position as Dean in 2004. As he returned

Bonner’s persistence and the vision she and

Dean McLean plans to do more travelling in

former President Witt set for the University.

his family’s RV and on his motorcycle. He looks

He admired Dr. Robert Witt’s acknowledgment

forward to spending more time with his new

of the positive influence a college of education

grandson, and of course, he will do “whatever

could have on a research university.

his wife tells him to do.”

Dean McLean said his fondest memories

When students, faculty, and staff remember

are of students graduating and getting jobs,

Dean McLean at UA, he hopes they think

faculty getting tenured and promoted, and the

he treated them with respect and fairness.

staff enjoying what they do. He is proud to

He hopes the college continues to make an

have created an environment in which faculty

impact not only on the lives of its current

members can do their job efficiently and

students, faculty, and staff, but also the lives

accomplish UA’s mission of teaching, research,

of graduates who move on to influence others.

and service. Dean McLean has learned that

He also said he hopes the College’s national

every great accomplishment happens with the

stature will continue to flourish for the faculty

help of the dedicated and committed people

and students when he is gone. Dean McLean

you work with. He said he will miss these

is honored to have served The University of

people the most, as well as the challenge the

Alabama, and when asked what legacy he

position provided.

hopes to leave, he said, “when we have a job, we all strive to leave it better than we found it.

in 2004, he was attracted by Dr. Judy

Thus, if people say that ‘He left it better than he found it,’ I will be satisfied.”

Wilson Named Sr. Associate Dean 21 of those with The University of Alabama. She became a member of the UA faculty in 1991.

Dr. Elizabeth “Liza” Wilson was named senior associate dean of academic affairs of the College. Dr. Wilson has 27 years of experience in the education field, 12 | Capstone Educator

Dr. Wilson has held several administrative leadership positions since joining the College of Education. She most recently served as the executive director for the Alabama Consortium for Educational Renewal. She has also served as co-department head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the department head of Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, as well as program chair of Secondary Education. Dr. Wilson has taught 14 courses at the College of Education and supervised several fieldwork

courses and master’s programs. She believes in service learning and in that capacity, she helped co–found the Holt Community Partnership, a local organization supporting the Holt community by providing education, social, and health services. She cowrote and co-directed the Teaching American History Project to provide master teachers with authentic learning experiences with teaching history through primary sources for three local school systems. “I am honored to serve the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Education. I am looking forward to supporting Dean Hlebowitsh and his vision for the college,” Dr. Wilson said upon her appointment.


O’SullivansLeaveALegacytotheCollege Ignatius L. “Pat” O’Sullivan and Helen Garrett

building rehabilitation projects. Pat was the former

O’Sullivan, formerly of Mountain Brook, Alabama,

Chairman of the Jefferson County Planning and

graciously donated funds to the College of Education

Zoning Commission, former President of the Greater

to help students and to further the mission of the

Birmingham Association of Home Builders, past

College.

director of the Kiwanis Club, and a former Captain of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, where he

The Helen and Pat O’Sullivan Endowed Scholarship

helped to raise over $14 million for Children’s Hospital.

will support a number of students each year. The gift

He was former state director for the Alabama

of over $700,000 is one of the largest endowments of

Association of Home Builders, former member of

a scholarship in the College’s history. The O’Sullivans

the City of Birmingham Task Force to Implement

also started a fund to create the Helen and Pat

Affordable

O’Sullivan Professorship with a $300,000 donation.

Building Code Congress International, chairman of

Housing,

member

of

the

Southern

a committee for the Organization and Inception of Jefferson Country’s Building Inspection Services, and member of Leadership Birmingham. In 2002, Mr. O’Sullivan received the Paul W. Bryant Alumni Award, which recognizes former athletes for their personal and professional achievements and contributions to society. Mrs. Helen Garrett O’Sullivan was born to Horace and Mary Alice Garrett of Ashland, Alabama, on August 15, 1929. At age 16, she graduated from Clay County On May 14, 1927, Pat was born to Ignatius L. and

High School and then attended Huntingdon College

Henrietta O’Sullivan in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended

in Montgomery, Alabama, for two years. She then

high school at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans,

transferred to The University of Alabama, where she

Louisiana, where he discovered an athletic talent

majored in business, a task undertaken by few women

in football. At the age of 16, during World War II, Pat

at the time.

volunteered for the Merchant Marines. After the war, Pat became a military policeman for the United States

Helen was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and

Army in occupied Japan.

was voted top Corolla Beauty at the University. Her blind date for the awards and festivities was I. L. “Pat”

After he was released from the Army in 1947, Pat

O’Sullivan, Jr.

began studying Industrial Arts Education at The University of Alabama, where he earned high honors

The couple graduated and married in 1950, a marriage

both in the classroom and on the football field. He

that lasted 54 years until Pat’s death in 2004. The

received four varsity football letters as a linebacker

couple had three children: Mary O’Sullivan Henderson,

and was awarded All Southeastern Conference in

Patrick LaGarde O’Sullivan, and Alyce O’Sullivan

1950. After graduating, Pat knew he wanted to stay

Blach. They also have 7 grandchildren and two great

close to the game. He served as an assistant coach

granddaughters. Helen was a devoted and loving wife,

for the Crimson Tide, and then as a referee in the

mother, and grandmother who was always there for

Southeastern Conference. Later, he worked as a

family or anyone in need. She had a love for reading,

football recruiter for Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant.

bridge, and needlepoint.

Pat was also a great member of the community. He

Mr. O’Sullivan passed away on October 20, 2004, and

was the founder, owner, and president of Jefferson

Mrs. O’Sullivan passed away on October 8, 2012. They

Construction Company, which was responsible for

are still greatly missed by all of their family and friends.

numerous multi- and single-family homes, new commercial constructions, and numerous historical

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civil rights history

by Carlton R. McHargh, PhD The University of Alabama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, with a series of activities and events designed to honor the desegregation of UA in June 1963 and to recognize the courage and dedication of the two African-American students who enrolled in the University on June 11, 1963. (Pictured above: James Hood and Vivian Malone Jones)

50th

anniversary of the Stand in the

Schoolhouse Door Nineteen hundred and sixty three was arguably the most important year for African Americans seeking justice and equality in Alabama and throughout the United States. It was a tumultuous year that started with the implementation of Project C and Dr. M. L. King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail. Later that year, Medgar Evers was assassinated, the 16th Street Church was bombed, the March on Washington happened and in November the fatal shot across the grassy knoll felled President John F. Kennedy. It was a year wrought with tragedy and strife. However, 1963 is significant on another front because it marked the beginning of a desegregation initiative in the student body at The University of Alabama. Today, half a century later, in recognition of the brave students and supporters who stood 14 | Capstone Educator

for access and inclusion, the University has dedicated 2013 to be a year to reflect upon and celebrate the individual and collective actions that diversified our institution. The Opening Doors Committee established Guiding Principles that challenged the campus and community to think about our current and future institutional and community priorities. The College of Education formed the COE 50th Anniversary Committee which has been actively engaged in education-focused activities that celebrate and reflect upon this critical historical moment. On February 22, the College partnered with New College to air the first radio broadcast of Alabama Memoirs: Perspectives on Black History. The program featured several university and community leaders who were key players during the early years of integration at the Capstone. The program, originally recorded on April 5, 2005, was a venture between the College and several academic departments at UA and Stillman College. In March, the COE Committee teamed up with the UA Crossroads Community Center to sponsor a trip to Selma, Alabama, to visit with owners and curators of the Kinsey Collection. The Kinsey Collection is the largest collection of African Art in the United States and the only private art


collection that has been on display at the Smithsonian. Both faculty and COE students, along with members of other UA units participated in the trip. Additionally, the committee also sponsored a trip to Selma for faculty, students, and staff to participate in the 48th Reenactment of Selma

Bridge Crossing. The owners of the Selma Walton Theater served as hosts and treated UA participants to a private showing of a National Parks Service documentary on the Bloody Sunday March. The film served as a reminder and helped set the context for the reenactment of the bridge crossing. March 12 was a very busy day in the College of Education. Dr. Archie Wade was honored by the Department of Kinesiology as the first African American faculty member at the University. Dr. Wade was a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology from 1970 to 2000. Many of his contributions to the department and the College were recounted by Dr. CurtnerSmith at a celebration (see page 16). On the same day, March 12, 2013, the Committee presented Dr. Joy Davis, assistant professor of education at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette as the keynote for the Curtis Lecture Series. Dr. Davis’s research focuses on working with culturally diverse gifted and talented learners. Research in gifted studies has shown an under-representation of minority students in GT programs. The following day, Dr. Davis led a brown bag discussion focusing on trends in gifted education. Top to Bottom: Invited lecturers of the 50th Anniversary,Dr. Joyce King, Dr. Carol Lee, and Dr. Joy Davis

In September 2013, Dr. Carol Lee, professor of English at Northwestern University and

Trip to Selma past president of AERA presented the James P. Curtis Lecture on the theory of cultural modeling that focuses on underserved students. Additionally, Dr. Joyce King, professor of Social Foundations at Georgia State and current president of AERA, presented a keynote titled, Staying Human: Black Studies and Liberating Education for the Praxis of Freedom as part of the Julie Laible Memorial Lecture Series.

In November, we will also be sponsoring a discussion on stereotype threat with a leader in the field. The event will be cosponsored with the Career Center. Once finalized, details on this event will be available on the COE website as well as through other public means of communication. The campus has truly pulled together to make this 50th Anniversary a true celebration. Members of the COE Committee are Carlton McHargh (chair) Rebecca Ballard, Kevin Besnoy, Marylee Freeman, Katie Galloway, Lisa Hooper, Roxanne Mitchell, Sharon Ross, Karen Spector, Holly Swain and Jean Swindle.

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Archie Wade:

by David Miller Dr. Matt Curtner-Smith, professor of kinesiology, worked with Wade and co-authored “Legacy of a Pioneer African American Educator,” a paper that reconstructs Wade’s historical and legendary contributions. CurtnerSmith said Wade’s legacy was evident when he began working at UA.

first African American faculty member at The University of Alabama Dr. Archie Wade’s contributions to collegiate and professional sports could easily be his favorite talking points when discussing his life. Dr. Archie Wade, retired UA professor, was honored March 12 for his contributions to diversifying the campus. He played for legendary baseball coach Sparky Anderson as a minor league player, and he was a starter in a recordbreaking, 29-inning game in 1966. That same year, he led the Class A Florida League with a .338 batting average. A Tuscaloosa native, Wade coached basketball and baseball at Stillman College, his alma-mater, prior to playing professional baseball and earning his master’s degree at West Virginia University. Wade even spent two years as a recruiter for legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant while teaching and working on his doctoral degree at UA. While the narrative of working with Bryant, particularly when the Crimson Tide began to recruit black players, and his coaching and playing career can elicit a book’s worth of stories, it’s Wade’s role as a trailblazer, mentor, and professor that he and friends cherish the most. Wade was honored with a plaque commemorating his 30 years as a faculty 16 | Capstone Educator

member in the kinesiology department. The plaque was placed in the conference room of Moore Hall, where Wade had an office and taught classes as one of the first black faculty members at the University. “I had no idea there’d be something like this ceremony,” said Wade, who retired in 2000. “When it’s all happening, you don’t think about the full implications and the impact it’ll have later. I knew what was happening at that time, but it’s not until lately that I’ve been able to understand the scope of it all. “Maybe I was the right type person for this to happen to,” Wade added. “The timing (of my hire) was great, the opportunity was there, and I took advantage of it. That’s the way I’ve always been – I gave my all. That is what I got from athletics.” Wade was joined by family and friends at the ceremony, and UA President Judy Bonner and Dr. James McLean, retired dean, spoke. Additionally, UA’s Black Faculty and Staff Association – a group Wade helped establish – honored Wade with a glass figurine commemorating his service to the university.

“His story is obviously interesting and historically significant,” said CurtnerSmith. “However, on top of this, as an inexperienced assistant professor in the early 1990s, I was also struck by the incredible respect all our students had for him. They really did revere him. Having witnessed his induction into the YMCA a year or so ago, I saw the same kind of affection for him among his local community. He really is one of those people about whom you do not hear a bad word.” Said Wade, “Right now, it’s the letters I receive from students and parents – I still receive some – how they appreciate the help I gave them. That makes my day whenever I receive that. I got a call last week from a student who was in my class in 1975. That’s what I enjoy a lot right now. I’ve been retired for 13 years, but I still have moments like those that make me smile.” Wade is appreciative of the University administration for allowing him to take a full load of doctoral classes while he was an instructor, which was pivotal to his career because he had a family and couldn’t take time off to complete his doctorate. His greatest career highlight came soon after he’d earned his doctorate. “I was granted tenure three or four years after that,” Wade said, “and that was an incredible feeling. It was a moment I had looked forward to for a long time.”


Nellie Rose McCrory

Establishes Faculty Excellence Awards

The late Dr. Nellie Rose McCrory was born December 1, 1939, to Reverend Ollie Mark and Rosa McCrory. She was the first of her family of six siblings to go to college. Dr. McCrory went on to earn her master’s degree and doctorate in education from The University of Alabama. In 1972, Dr. McCrory became a faculty member in the English department at Gaston College in Dallas, North Carolina; in 1989 she became the head of her department until her retirement in 2006. Dr. McCrory was a big fan of Alabama Crimson Tide football and a proud supporter of The University of Alabama. She was also an avid reader, enthusiastic traveler, and lover of the arts. The Nellie Rose McCrory Faculty Excellence Awards were established in 2013 by Nellie Rose McCrory to recognize the good work of faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service. The recipients of this inaugural awards were Dr. John Petrovic (teaching), Dr. Randall Schumacker (research), and Dr. Mark Leggett (service).

Teaching

Research

Service

Dr. John E. Petrovic’s goal of teaching is to get students to explore ideas and concepts that are either new to them or ideologically foreign to them. He believes that the former involves getting students to commit intellectually in ways they may not have before and the latter requires getting them to dig through the opaqueness of ideology. He offers his students a way to read the world from a different angle. He believes the exploration of ideas is important and therefore discussion is a large part of his class format.

Dr. Randall Schumacker is an internationally recognized scholar in educational statistics and measurement and regularly publishes in the leading journals in his field. He research includes the evaluation of school data, structural equation modeling, and cognitive assessments. He is a member of the editorial board of Educational and Psychological Measurement, one of the field’s oldest and most prestigious international journals. He is editor emeritus of Structural Equation Modeling and the former editor of Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints.

Dr. Mark Leggett believes that helper role modeling is a critical counseling skill that he teaches in his courses. His actions toward service are based on his personal value and his commitment to the professional and civic communities he serves. Concerning his professional service, Leggett has served in multiple capacities on the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling and the Alabama Counseling Association.

According to his students, Petrovic creates a collegial atmosphere among students where it is encouraged to share questions and ideas and ask for clarification. His classes create an environment to broaden one’s understanding of diverse cultures and languages and the importance of preserving one’s language and culture. The discussions were always engaging. His classes are very eye opening and involve critical thinking.

Over the past three years, Dr. Schumacker has published 13 articles in refereed journals. He also published two textbooks (A Beginner’s Guide to Structural Equation Modeling and Understanding Statistics Using R (with Sara Tomek)). His text, addressing structural equation modeling, is in its third edition suggesting his work is well respected and used in the academic community. Dr. Schumacker has been a strong researcher and his work makes significant contributions to his discipline and to education in general.

As one student stated, “Petrovic makes the course. He is well-read, blends recent information with older information, and has high expectations of his students.”

Concerning his academic citizenship, Leggett has also served on the Faculty Senate; Scholarship Committee; Chair of College of Education United Way Campaign; Faculty Advisor of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society; Graduate Assistant Supervisor; Clinical Director and Coordinator of Counseling Laboratory; Faculty Advisor of Canterbury Student Forum; and a member of the Capstone Alliance. Though not typically associated with faculty expectations, Leggett has also been an leader in community efforts closely aligned with UA initiatives. His service efforts include membership in the church vestry and senior warden of the Canterbury Episcopal Church; a Volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and for the West Alabama AIDS Outreach. The University of Alabama | 17


inaugural hall of fame 2012

Four outstanding educators were inducted into the The University of Alabama College of Education Educator Hall of Fame in November of 2012.

It is clear that the professional accomplishments of each of these four people is incredible and, on their own merits, have earned them the distinction of being the first people in each category of membership to be inducted into the Educator Hall of Fame.

The late Dr. Harold Bishop, Dr. Paul Hubbert, Mrs. Jeanice Kirkland, and Dr. Jayne Meyer were inducted as inaugural members of the Hall of Fame. The College of Education Board of Advisors established the Educator Hall of Fame to honor the accomplishments of distinguished leaders and dedicated supporters in the field of education. Dr. Harold Bishop, late professor of educational administration, was one of the first AfricanAmerican faculty members at the University. He was affiliated with the College from 1974 to his death in 2005. Bishop also provided guidance to nearly 100 school systems across Alabama in his lifetime. He served as co-principal investigator of the Alabama Superintendents’ Academy, an

organization that provides leadership training to aspiring school superintendents. Bishop also served as the director of Tuscaloosa City Schools Leadership Program, implemented to prepare current and future teachers to be leaders in the evolving field of education. In 2005, Bishop was awarded the 2005-2006 Academic Excellence Award. Friends, students, and colleagues of Bishop said his long-time commitment and love for teaching, research, and service was unquestioned and will always be remembered. Dr. Paul Hubbert, former executive secretarytreasurer of the Alabama Education Association, is one of the most prominent advocates for educational excellence and teacher benefits in Alabama. Hubbert served as the executive secretary-treasurer of the Alabama Education Association from 1969 until his recent retirement in 2011. In 1969, he took on the challenge of merging the white teachers’ union with the black teachers’ union, which was under the direction of Joe Reed. Together, Hubbert and Reed transformed the

—Jim McLean, dean, 2004-2013

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Harold Bishop, Jr. and Cordean Bishop with former dean Jim McLean

Ann and Paul Hubbert with Steve Katsinas, director of UA Education Policy Center


2012 educator hall of fame organization from a professional club into a substantial political powerhouse. Their efforts with the AEA had an inimitable influence on Alabama politics for more than 40 years. Hubbert built a strong network of political contacts throughout his 42-year term and has an exceptional knowledge of the Alabama legislature. Before entering the political realm, however, Hubbert served as the superintendent of Troy school systems and held several educational positions in Tuscaloosa. Hubbert’s unique passion for the betterment of education is long lasting, and his legacy continues to inspire. Jeanice Kirkland (BSE, 1964) earned her Master’s in Education from Troy University in 1975. In 1991, Kirkland was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award given by the College of Education. Among many other significant leadership positions

Jeanice Kirkland with Calvin Brown, National Alumni Association director

and honors, Kirkland was named one of the 31 most outstanding women at The University of Alabama as part of a centennial celebration of women being admitted to the University. She retired in 2009 after a long career in teaching with the Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Andalusia public schools. Kirkland served as the national president of the University of Alabama Alumni Association, where she became only the second woman in history to be chosen as president. Her efforts brought one of the largest increases in scholarship funding for students in University history. Kirkland is also active in many other local and university service organizations. Kirkland possesses an endearing and inspirational desire to provide guidance and encouragement, whenever possible, to those in need. Dr. Jayne Meyer (EdD, 1970) has taught

Kathy Wetzel, associate dean for student services, with Jayne Meyer

at both high school and college levels in Illinois, Alabama, and Oregon. Meyer worked at the Tuscaloosa County Schools central office for seven years, first in physical education and later in federal programs. She then moved on to work for the Alabama Department of Education. There, under contract through Montgomery County Schools, Meyer worked on the First-Year Teacher Pilot Program based at UAB. In 1975, she took a job with the Federal Programs Section of the State Department of Education. After five years, she transferred from Federal Programs to Teacher Education where she served as a Teacher Education Advisor. Meyer still holds this position, although her title has changed to Director of the Office of Teaching and Leading. She has had the opportunity to work with six different State Department superintendents while affiliated with the State Department of Education. She has also served on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and has recently been asked to help guide its transition to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Meyer has given some thought to retirement, but she says it does not seem as appealing as continuing to work in the exciting field of education.

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IN THE COLLEGE working in the brain lab by David Miller combination of cortexes and milliamps to fire up neurons without affecting focus is the goal. “There are thousands of combinations based on brain site locations, intensity of stimulation and duration of administration,” Houser said. “Consequently, there is considerable opportunity to conduct research and discover the impact of tDCS and low current brain stimulation.”

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or every day one has entered a classroom or office and aced a test or presentation, there are just as many days when grogginess and a lack of focus lead to poor performance.

In the absence of a reliable, safe way to ensure optimal focus each day, a wall of sugar and caffeine-packed energy drinks in every convenience store have become the go-to “pick-me-up” potion. Two professors in UA’s College of Education hope transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can be an answer for students who struggle to learn, recall, or retain information. Dr. Rick Houser, head of the department of Educational Studies, and Dr. Steve Thoma, professor and program coordinator of Educational Psychology, are currently searching for a link between low-current brain stimulation – and the correct brain cortexes – and academic performance in students enrolled in a junior-level stats class at UA. In the “brain lab” in the Biology Building, Houser and Thoma, along with select graduate students, have run more than 40 students through 20 minutes of low-current stimulation – between one and two milliamps – and a set time period to complete a selected statistics problem. The electrical currents are painless and harmless and are transmitted using a cap with different colors to represent different cortexes. Electrodes are placed strategically on the cap, which holds the electrodes in place. Finding the right 20 | Capstone Educator

Low current brain stimulation was introduced in 1949 but didn’t catch on until the early 2000s, said Houser. Its applications were mainly designed to treat patients with neurological conditions like strokes, epilepsy, and chronic depression, drug cravings, and fibromyalgia. The use of tDCS to modulate behavior and enhance academic performance, particularly in math, language, and reading, is gaining momentum, due to the emerging technology and advances in brain sciences. “The military is using tDCS to improve concentration and effectiveness of drone operators (Navy) while the Army is using tDCS to improve the accuracy of snipers,” Houser said. “There has been only one study using tDCS and math calculations, a study done in England. The researchers used tDCS and focused on stimulating the right intraparietal sulcus. They enhanced numerical processing which lasted for six months after administration. There have been a number of studies which have focused on other academic areas such as reading and language acquisition (enhancing verbal memory).” Thoma and Houser have conducted a pair of studies since Fall 2012, using different locations for the electrodes and two different current settings (one milliamp versus two milliamps) with participants. Early findings have shown a disparity between the voltage settings, whereas the group that received two milliamps got “significantly worse,” said Thoma.


“It may be, when you stimulate using tDCS, you are priming the neurons,” Thoma explained. “Neurons under the cathode associated with the negative pole hinders neuronal potentiation. What we may have done was affected focus. There’s a tipping point where the increase was outweighed by lack of focus. We may have showed that it works but have to be more careful about where we stimulate and where we depress. “In terms of application, we still have a ways to go,” Thoma added. Houser is hopeful that he and Thoma can pinpoint the correct areas of the brain to enhance statistical calculations. “It appears that the cathodal stimulation of the left dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex hinders statistical calculation, impacting selective attention, reducing readiness of neuronal firing,” Houser said. “Consistent with other findings, cognitive functions like statistical calculations involve interaction among different brain regions; the task is to discover the various brain regions and what stimulation is optimal for the targeted tasks for improvement. We are conducting another study where we place the cathodal electrode over the right temporal lobe, an area associated with short term emotional memory. We will still use the left intraparietal sulcus for the anodal stimulation. If there is an increase in successful statistical calculation there is evidence that the left dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex does play a role in math calculations.”

Dagley Receives Street Award Dr. Dave Dagley, professor, was awarded the 2013 James A. Street Award by the Council for Leader in Alabama Schools (CLAS). The James A. Street Award is awarded to those

for JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, a public accounting firm, for 8 years where she was an Audit Supervisor specializing in manufacturing and Federal Acquisition Regulation audits. In 2011, she began working for UA in C&BA. Robinson has been married for 15 years, is mother to Kara, 20 and twins Anabelle and Finn, 3.

to Alabama public education. Dr. Dagley

Smith Elected to NAHSA Board

was selected based on his meaningful

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contributions to both the field of education

serve as member-at-Large on the Board

and to the CLAS organization. Dagley is an active contributor to CLAS,

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authoring, at no expense, the “Legal Forum,” which is published

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quarterly in the CLAS School Leader magazine. Frequently he speaks

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members-at-large. The NAHSA supports

who have demonstrated exceptional service

Robinson Named Finance Director April Robinson is the new Financial Director as of November 2012. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, she graduated from The University of Alabama with a Master of Accountancy in 2002, with honors. In 2003, Robinson was awarded the Tuscaloosa Business & Professional Women’s Club Young Careerist Award. She then worked

Annie Smith was elected in May to

the development and leadership of its members and scholars of color to improve research, practice and policy amongst educators throughout the United States. NAHSA strives to advance collaborative relationships within the profession as well as to maintain a commitment to ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Annie Smith is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama. Between 2007 and 2009, Smith joined The University of Alabama as a Holmes Scholar and earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. The University of Alabama | 21


2012 New Faculty

The College of Education welcomed several new faculty including (L to R) Dr. Arleene Breaux (clinical assistant professor and executive director of the Higher Education Executive Ed.D. program); Dr. Andre Denham (assistant professor of instructional technology); Dr. Philo Hutcheson (department head of Educational Leadership Policy, and Technology Studies and professor of history of education); Dr. Latrise Johnson (assistant professor of secondary English language arts); Dr. Stefanie Livers (assistant professor of elementary mathematics); Dr. George Mugoya (assistant professor of rehabilitative counseling); Dr. Jingping Sun (assistant professor of educational leadership); and Dr. Tracy Weston (assistant professor of secondary mathematics).

Lee and Tarter Recognized for Service to Students In a career that spans over 30 years, Dr. C. John Tarter joined the College in 2006 as a professor in educational Dr. Ross Palmer, Dr. John Tarter, and Dr. Roxanne Mitchell with Dean Hlebowitsh and COE Board Chair Melba Richardson

Dr. John Tarter and Mr. Chris Lee received the 2012 W. Ross Palmer Service to Students Awards. These awards are given each year to one faculty and one staff member who show outstanding commitment to student service.

administration. Tarter is a beloved professor and highly regarded among his students. He has chaired more than 50 students to successful completion of their dissertation over the course of his career.

Many of the students that he serves come from outlying areas. He is known for his willingness to accommodate his doctoral students by traveling to meet with them in remote locations. He has guided them through the process of designing a research project, doing a literature review, and preparing a prospectus and proposal. During these sessions, which last JoAnne Baker approximately four hours, with Mr. Chris he meets with them as a Lee group and then he takes the time to meet with each of 22 | Capstone Educator

them individually. His students are very well prepared and are very enthusiastic about the research process. Mr. Chris Lee has worked for four years as an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services. He graduated from the College of Education in 1994 with a BSE in Secondary English Education and in 1998 with a MA in community counseling. He worked for many years in the Student Support Office at UA before going to UAB as an Academic Advisor and then returning to the Capstone. Chris has been described as one of the most professional and committed staff members who goes beyond the call of duty, and beyond office hours, to offer assistance to our many students. He is extremely kind and helpful to the students, and many request to see him during advising times when students can go to any advisor. He works with our suspended students (and their parents) and is always kind, but straightforward in talking to them. He gives them options and hope for the future, even if it means not being in our college anymore. He serves on the University’s Academic Advising Board and is the College of Education’s Representative on the University’s Mental Health Committee.


Katsinas Receives Blackmon-Moody Award Dr. Stephen Katsinas, director of the Education Policy Center, received the 2012 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. Katsinas, an expert in higher education finance and state/federal higher education policy, has served as Center director since 2005. The Education Policy Center conducts research and provides policy-related analysis to support expanded access, equity and academic achievement in public schools, community colleges, and universities.The Center is also host to the Superintendent’s Academy. The Center conducts an annual national survey of state higher education leaders that is widely featured in the national education media.

“I’m excited to be honored by the Moody family,” Katsinas said. “There’s a lot of great research going on in this University, and I feel privileged to be a part of it. I’m absolutely pleased that so much of this research has involved graduate students.”

Katsinas Speaks to the USDoE

Katsinas is involved in a study of the impact of recent changes in the Pell Grant program in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Katsinas assisted the Office of Academic Affairs and the College in successfully landing a four-year grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to support the Alabama College Transfer Advising Corps, which placed recent UA graduates at 13 hardto-serve rural community colleges to aid rural students with the transfer navigation process to four-year institutions in Alabama. Katsinas has visited more than 400 community colleges in 40 states. He is a consulting scholar to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He held similar posts at the University of North Texas and University of Toledo, where he was director of the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education and director of the John H. Russell Center for Educational Leadership, respectively. “Dr. Katsinas’ work with the release of the new 2010 Carnegie Basic Classification of Associate’s Colleges certainly merits serious consideration by the Blackmon-Moody Award Committee,” said Michael T. Miller, professor of higher education and public policy at the University of Arkansas. “The Carnegie codes are embedded in every federal data set issued by the U.S. Department of Education, they thus inform scholars, practitioners and policymakers around the United States. That his work is recognized is evidenced by his ongoing work with the members of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges.” The nomination letter noted that Katsinas has been quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education more than 30 times since 2005. The Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is presented annually to a UA faculty member judged to have made extraordinary research contributions that reflect credit on the individual, his or her field of study, and on the University. It was created by Frederick Moody Blackmon of Montgomery to honor the memory of his grandmother, Sarah McCorkle Moody of Tuscaloosa.

Dr. Stephen Katsinas recently spoke at the US Department of Education’s Rural Community College Alliance meeting in Washington, D.C. hosted by Senator Thad Cochran (Mississippi). Dr. Katsinas presented the results of the Education Policy Center’s three state study of the impact of the new Pell Grant restrictions on community colleges. The study focused on colleges in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. His study was one of the first conducted on the issue. The new Pell Grant eligibility restrictions were passed by Congress in June 2012 and were effective in the fall semester of 2012. The restrictions caused a decrease in enrollment in 47 of 62 community colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi—a decrease of 76 percent. More than 5,000 students lost their Pell eligibility in Fall 2012, and nearly another 17,000 students will lose it in the near future. “Pell Grants are critical to the future of the Deep South’s economy” Katsinas said. Additional proposals to reevaluate the Pell Grant program and implement further restrictions would significantly lower student’s access to education not only in the three states that were studied, but in other states as well. This would in turn hinder students’ ability to gain the necessary educational skills and job training for their future career goals. Lower enrollment also means less tuition revenue for these community colleges, limiting their ability to retain workers. The results of Dr. Katsinas’s study indicated that financial aid officers prefer a lower maximum Pell Grant with fewer restrictions. Senator Cochran regarding his support for the program, “I will continue to support Pell Grants as an effective means of promoting access to post-secondary education for lowincome students. It is our challenge to make sure that it and other programs receive fair and thoughtful consideration as Congress and the President work through difficult budget The University of Alabama | 23 decisions.”


Recruiting in K-12 STEM Education

$1.45 million grant from NSF

by David Miller The University of Alabama’s impact on K-12 STEM education will grow over the next five years following the announcement of a $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, a national education initiative of the NSF, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, majors and professionals to become middle and high school mathematics and science teachers. Beginning Oct. 1, The University of Alabama Noyce Scholars Program will award 21 two-year scholarships ($16,000 per year) over the next five years to undergraduate and master’s level students who plan to major in chemistry, mathematics or physics and complete teacher certification. “This is the beginning of positive reforms to be made in chemistry, mathematics and physics departments to extend more than $1 million in scholarships and support to our pre-service secondary STEM teachers,” said Dr. Dennis Sunal, professor of science education and the UA program’s director and principal investigator. “It also will consolidate our recruitment pipeline connections to eight community colleges and provide a summer STEM orientation program for well over 100 freshmen and sophomore students.” Sunal said the Noyce project builds upon the Alliance for Physics Excellence grant, an NSF award shared by two universities in the state and awarded in 2012. The University of Alabama oversees the research arm of the Alliance for Physics Excellence project and also works with its physics pre-service teachers. The University of Alabama Noyce Scholars Program will mirror many components of the earlier grant, including pre-service teacher scholarships (10 two-year scholarships for UA-APEX) and research 24 | Capstone Educator

on classroom teaching in three content areas in secondary school classrooms. The Noyce project expands UA’s focus to include chemistry and mathematics teachers in addition to physics teachers. Freshmen and sophomores at UA will have opportunities to be among roughly 120 students who will participate in paid summer internships over the next four years. During the summer, students will participate in seminars hosted by the participating UA departments and by teacher education faculty from the department of curriculum and instruction. Students also will have opportunities to work in labs and to visit local classrooms to observe expert secondary school teaching. “For students interested in teaching science and math, we’re saying ‘hey, we can help you, and you’re needed, dramatically, in this state,” said Sunal. At UA, co-project investigators are Jeremy Zelkowski and Jim Gleason in mathematics education and mathematics, Cynthia Sunal in teacher education, Kevin Shaughnessy in chemistry, and J. W. Harrell in physics. The UA team will oversee activities throughout the project. The project strongly works with community colleges and students in the early stages of their college experience to cooperatively build the pipeline for STEM teachers. Partner community colleges are Bevill State, Calhoun, Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State, Wallace, Shelton State and Wallace State. Sharon Vincent, from Shelton State Community College, serves as co-principal investigator working with a liaison at each institution. The community college

team will collaborate with UA to make their students aware of opportunities in teaching, nominate them for paid summer internships at UA in their freshman and sophomore years, and communicate with transfer students as they transition through their first semester at UA. “Transfer students are ideal for the scholarships, as they are awarded at the beginning of the junior year,” Sunal said. The aim of the project is to build the STEM pipeline for secondary school teachers who are a key element in providing the high quality teaching that fosters students STEM interests, said Sunal. The state has low numbers of certified physics teachers, so roughly 25 percent of secondary schools do not offer physics for lack of a certified teacher. The situation with secondary school chemistry is similar. Mathematics teachers, particularly those who can teach advanced secondary school courses, also are in short supply. Noyce Scholars with a degree in education and chemistry, mathematics or physics when they graduate will have a job, Sunal said. “You’ll have a job ahead of time,” Sunal said. “All of our science and mathematics teachers are in demand; more than half are signing contracts the year before they graduate.”


AdvanceED COMES TO THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Boman Named Director of the UA/West Alabama Inservice Senter Dr. Terri Boman was named director of the In-Service Center in 2012.

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Boman received her Ph.D. in educational administration and M.A. in secondary education from the Capstone. Her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women is in physical science education. Dr. Boman is also a member of Learning Forward, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

The state office of AdvancED, the K-12 accreditation body of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), has relocated to The University of Alabama, specifically the College of Education, this year. Dr. Kathy Wetzel, associate dean in the College, said, “The UA College of Education hosted the SACS state office for more than 50 years, and we are looking forward to the opportunities its return will bring in the way of instructional support, partnerships and outreach.” AdvancED offers SACS K-12 school and system improvement and accreditation services in Alabama, as well as all the other states in the southern region. For more information, contact the SACS Director, Jeff Wooten, at 348-6823.

Burnham Chosen as Fulbright Scholar Dr. Joy Burnham, associate professor and program coordinator in counselor education, was selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Education at Shenyang Normal University in China. As a condition of the grant, Burnham travelled to China in June to present lectures at the graduate and undergraduate level, participate and lead seminars, and develop academic curricula and education materials.

Major Publishes Qual Research Text Guide to Theory and Practice in 2013. The book is intended to help new scholars navigate the myriad choices that attend designing and implementing a qualitative study. The book presents a conceptual model of these choices, which is outlined in 7 parts and 32 chapters. The book feature segments from more than 40 qualitative Claire

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Powell Retires Debbie Powell retired in the spring of 2013 as the Registrar and Assistant Certification Officer. She began as an academic advisor in the College in 1999 and then was promoted to Registrar in 2000.

Satcher Retires Dr. Jamie F. Satcher, after serving the College of Education as Professor of Rehabilitative Counseling for twenty-two years, retired June 2013. While at the College of Education, Dr. Satcher served as Assistant Dean, Associate Dean of Research and Service, Interim Department Head of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling; and Coordinator for Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Satcher has written 60 refereed journal articles, made 85 presentations, chaired 14 dissertations, and secured over $1.5 million in external funding. Dr. Satcher is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He has also served as the Commissioner for the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

New Appointments Dr. Cynthia Sunal will serve as the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for the next three years. Dr. Craig Shwery was appointed as the Director of Office of International Programs, effective July 1st.

In Memoriam: Faculty Dr. Mary Rogers passed away February 26, 2013. Dr. Rogers completed her BSE, MA, and PhD in Elementary Education at the Capstone and then joined the faculty. She held numerous positions including Director of the Reading Center and area head for the elementary program. Dr. Merilyn Jones passed away October 27, 2012. Dr. Jones received her master’s degree in music education from UA in 1967. She then joined the Music Education department as a professor. Dr. Robert T. Anderson passed away Sept. 26, 2013. He received a B.S. from Troy University, his MA from Auburn University, and his Ph.D. from Peabody College. He served as a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Educational Administration and Leadership in the College. The University of Alabama | 25


Annika Zeyen: London Paralympics 2012 by Memorie Bailey beginning. Her parents, she said, have been her greatest support throughout her journey, especially after her accident. “The taught me to make the best out of everything,” Zeyen said. Zeyen competed in the 2004 Paralympics in Athens as well as the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. She and her teammates brought the gold medal home to Germany in 2012. Receiving a gold medal and hearing her country’s national anthem play filled Zeyen and her teammates with pride. “It has always been my dream to win a Paralympic gold medal, and the dream has come true,” she said. Annika Zeyen, a member of the University of Alabama’s wheelchair basketball team, returned from the London Paralympics with a gold medal in wheelchair basketball for team Germany. Zeyen was born in Bonn, Germany. She came to UA, because she thought it was the perfect place to pursue an education as well as compete in basketball at an advanced level. “We don’t have college sports in Germany, which makes it a lot harder to be a student athlete, because it takes a lot of time to go back and forth between the university and the club team where practice takes place,” Zeyen said. The UA Wheelchair Basketball team recruited Zeyen, and when she came for her campus visit, she fell in love with the UA atmosphere. “The team, the campus, the weather and everything seemed great,” Zeyen said. Zeyen has always been athletic and competitive. After her horseback riding accident at age 14, she began playing wheelchair basketball during rehab and loved it from the very

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Zeyen’s busy daily schedule at the Paralympic Village in London consisted of breakfast, practice, and lunch, followed by film viewing, a game, and dinner. She said there was no time for sightseeing, although she has been to London before, and the only other events she had time to attend were basketball events. Her team was very focused, which paid off in the end. Zeyen said the most inspiring thing about competing in the Paralympics was winning the gold medal. Her gold medal materialized after her many years of hard work and dedication. Zeyen said she is still in disbelief that her team actually won the gold medal for team Germany. At The University of Alabama, Zeyen competed on the 2010 and 2011 national championship teams. She is also a 2010-2011 All American as well as a 2011-2012 Academic All American. Zeyen is an advertising major and graphic design minor at UA. After college, she looks forward to moving back to Germany and continuing to compete in wheelchair basketball.


UA Adds Nation’s First Collegiate Adapted Golf Program Ford Burttram, head coach, competed in the Ray Rice Memorial Golf Tournament in Milledgeville, Ga. in July. The event marked UA’s first competitive event. The team will compete in select Amputee Golf Association events for the 2013-14 school year. The genesis of UA’s adapted golf program was in 2010, when Burttram and UA Adapted Athletics Director Brent Hardin began exploring a new sport for the program. They eventually settled on golf after feedback from athletes who wanted a sport in which amputees and student-athletes who use wheelchairs could participate.

The adapted athletics program has taken another step forward with the creation of the nation’s first collegiate adapted golf program.

“We decided it was good to add because that was the feedback we were getting, especially from our (military) veterans, a growing population on campus,” said Hardin. “We’re excited about growing the team to, hopefully, five to 10 members.”

will allow golfers better range of movement when swinging a club. Southern Golf Warehouse in Birmingham is designing special clubs for Burttram. When Burttram began playing, he bought clubs and sawed them down so he could hit the ball for a lower angle. “Getting the right equipment helps tremendously,” Burttram said. “It’s a pretty big expense. It’s a lot of time and planning, and then finding the right shop to make the right clubs. Eagle Sports makes our chairs, and I just went and talked to their CEO, and they just started putting my chair together for golf.” “It was a good fit because of infrastructure and interest,” Hardin said. “In the fall, we’ll pitch it to the rest of campus. Hopefully, other universities will add golf.”

Burttram said UA has an agreement with Old Colony Golf Club in Tuscaloosa to practice on its course. Burttram is also working with wheelchair designer Eagle Sports Chairs to design a chair that

UA Athlete Serves Up Gold By Margaret Bishop When Mackenzie Soldan arrived at UA in 2010, she thought her wheelchair tennis career was a thing of the past; in reality, it had only just begun. Soldan accepted a scholarship with the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team during her senior year of high school. Although Soldan previously participated in wheelchair track and wheelchair tennis and basketball, she planned on focusing solely on the latter. Her game plan quickly changed when she was offered an opportunity to compete in the Para-Pan Olympic Games in Guadalajara. Originally an alternate, Soldan was contacted at the last minute to participate. “I didn’t practice until the week before,” says Soldan. “I hit the ball against the wall at UA’s Student Recreation Center two days in a row. That was it—that was my training.”

Although some may consider this “training” to be ill-fitted for a competition as large as the Para-Pan Olympics, Soldan’s approach ended up being worthy of gold. She earned the gold medal in both the single and double wheelchair tennis categories at the 2011 Para-Pan Olympic Games. She learned that not only did she win the games, but she also won a bid to compete in the 2012 Paralympics in London. Although Soldan is an accomplished athlete in wheelchair basketball and tennis, there are different aspects of each sport that keep her intrigued. “I like the team aspect of basketball,” says Soldan. “Having support and having people to travel with is great. I’ve always loved the game as long as I can remember. With tennis, though, I like the individuality of it. I like that I can win by myself, but it’s also no fun losing by myself!” Soldan attributes her success to her teammates and coaches, and appreciates the opportunities UA has provided. “Our wheelchair basketball team is probably the best team in the world,” says Soldan. “I’m really blessed to have all the talents and opportunities that I’ve been given. It’s really awesome.”

Soldan chose advertising as her major because she enjoys it, but wheelchair athletics also played a role in the decision. “I chose to major in advertising because I really have always enjoyed art and the whole creative process,” says Soldan. “I also want to promote wheelchair sports and the Paralympics, because I feel like many people don’t know it’s there.” Soldan says she expects her positive experiences at UA to only improve over the next few years. “I’m really enjoying my time at UA. The campus is beautiful, the school is great, and the football is awesome. I wouldn’t have been as happy anywhere else!” The University of Alabama | 27


Hunkler Accepts Fulbright Rachel Hunkler, a Spanish and secondary education major from Nashville, Tenn., will assist English teachers in Spain. “We are extremely proud of the achievements of these outstanding students and wish them success as they begin their professional careers and represent our university and our nation in the world,” said Dr. Teresa E. Wise, UA associate provost for international education and global outreach. The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study and research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. This year, 1,700 students were chosen from 9,690 applicants nationwide to be honored with Fulbright Scholarships. The Fulbright Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunity for students, scholars and professionals. The program allows

participants to undertake international graduate study, advanced research and teaching in more than 150 countries. The purpose of the program is to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and their host countries. During their grants, the Fulbright Fellows will learn as well as teach, as they live alongside people in their host countries. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, in the field, in routine tasks, and at home, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through this individual engagement with the host community, the fellows will contribute to mutual understanding across cultures.

Students in the News Eight Students Recognized for Committment to Literacy The James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarships were recently awarded to eight College of Education students at The University of Alabama. Karie Deerman, of Woodstock, Jessica Dupre, of Willis, Texas, Kristen Hawkins, of Decatur, Heather Henson, of Vestavia Hills, Meredith Hogue, of Elrod, Brooke Jackson, of Clarksville, Tenn., Savannah Perkins, of Mobile, and Caroline Rector, of Franklin, Tenn. Each received $7,500 of the $60,000 contribution from best-selling author James Patterson. The Patterson Scholarship is intended to prepare future teachers to promote the importance of literacy in education. Recipients are encouraged to instill in their future students an everlasting love of reading. “Children learn and pick up on things by observing others,” said Hawkins, an elementary education major. “If reading and literacy are important in my life, then my children will hopefully hold them in importance in their lives, too.” 28 | Capstone Educator

As future educators, the Patterson Scholars hope to make reading intriguing for students in their classrooms. Each of them has plans to instill a deep understanding of the importance reading can have on a child’s life. They want their students to look forward to reading and acknowledge that it is their responsibility to foster an active engagement in literacy at an early age. “I believe students will realize the importance of reading when they have developed a love for reading,” Deerman said. “If teachers provide students with interesting and engaging books, students will begin to enjoy reading and develop a sense of the importance of literacy in their daily lives.” The Patterson Scholars acknowledge the vital role literacy plays in all aspects of education. They understand that good reading skills build the foundation for literacy and a gateway to all learning. “Reading allows children to be able to comprehend and learn a wide variety of topics and grow academically in their later years,” said Rector, a collaborative special education major.


College of Education Ambassadors by Katie June It’s an early April morning, and nearly 200 high school students are sitting in the Ferguson Center auditorium awaiting the start of Future Teachers of Alabama Day. At the front of the room sits a group of ten college students wearing matching polos, answering questions from the crowd. What is college like? one asks. What can I do with a College of Education degree? Are education classes hard? When is lunch? The students answering questions are College of Education Ambassadors, and they play an integral role in recruiting students to not only attend The University of Alabama, but to also choose a major within the COE. Ambassadors assist the College of Education with campus tours, Honors Day, and special programming during the school year. They work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that the College of Education is studentfocused and welcoming to potential applicants, and provide a student perspective on life as an education major at the Capstone. College of Education Ambassadors are selected following a lengthy process that begins with an application to the program during the fall semester. The potential ambassadors then participate in interviews with current ambassadors and Dr. Carlton McHargh, the Director of Recruitment and head of the ambassador program. Those selected are finally appointed by the dean in the spring and begin learning about the role of an ambassador. Newly selected ambassadors for 2013 include Hanna Carter, John Dixon Goodson, Jessica Dunnigan, Katie June, Abby Martin, and Undre Phillips. These students join returning ambassadors Clay Centrekin, Nick Kelly, Lane Tucker, and Faith Whigham, who are all second or third year members of the ambassador team. Ambassadors come from a variety of backgrounds and study in departments across the College of Education, which allows them to provide a unique perspective to incoming students. The program has students in nearly every department, from kinesiology and special education to music and elementary education. Senior Jessica Dunnigan says the diversity of the ambassadors helps them advise students about the different areas of study in the College of Education. “I like talking with students that are indecisive about their major and helping them find the right path,” she says. Each ambassador also has a different reason for applying to the program. Some want to help future students have the same experience they have had at the Capstone. Some want to increase the popularity of the College of Education as a home for students, on par with the business and engineering schools. And others want to help recruit future teachers and members of the education community. “I wanted to become an Ambassador for the Capstone College of Education because I would serve as an ideal representative and play a significant role in the recruitment of students to the college,” says junior Undre Phillips. Ambassadors meet weekly during the school year to plan special programming and events for the College of Education. During the past semester, students planned a meet and greet with the dean, assisted

Bottom to Top: Jessica Dunnigan, Abby Martin, Katie June Lane Tucker, Hanna Carter, & John Dixon-Goodson

with Honors Day events, and talked with freshmen about majors within the College of Education. They also assisted with COE programming, including speakers and special recognition ceremonies. The biggest event for the ambassadors was Future Teachers of Alabama Day, also known as FTA Day, on April 19. The event brought in close to 200 students from multiple schools across the state who are interested in becoming teachers and provided information about the College of Education. FTA Day featured presentations about time management, housing, sports clubs, and the first year experience. The chair of each department spoke about different majors within the College, from music education and multiple abilities to exercise science and school counseling, and answered questions about the degree programs. The day ended with lunch and a campus tour with the Capstone Men and Women. The ambassadors hope to provide even more programming for the upcoming school year. Says Dunnigan, “I’ve enjoyed developing a close relationship with my fellow ambassadors and working together as a team, in addition to working side by side with the COE faculty and staff, and I am excited about what we can accomplish during the next year.”

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professionally speaking Andrea-Word Allbritton, grad student, received a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement second language instruction training for Huntsville City School teachers and administrators. When Shelby Hutson and Taylor Rodden, grad students in the severe disabilities program, were in high school, they enjoyed the tradition of planning and attending the prom. It’s a rite of passage for high-schoolers, but not all. At Oak Hill School in Tuscaloosa, a school that serves special-needs students from grades 6-12, students didn’t look forward to prom because the school had never hosted one. Hutson and Rodden, a pair of UA graduate students volunteering at Oak Hill, were determined to change that. The UA students, with help from the Student Council for Exceptional Children, took to the streets, gaining monetary support and donations of supplies to make the event a reality. Everything from food, a DJ, prom dresses and photography were provided by community members free of charge. “… a lot of people don’t realize a person with severe disability has dreams and normal desires to do the normal high school things,” Hutson said. “It was amazing to see how it impacted them. Most of the parents had long ago written off the chance of their child going to prom. It was a milestone moment, and these kids got to have it.”

MAP Students a Hit at AdvancED International Summit The AdvancEd International Summit, the organization’s annual national conference, was held this past June in Washington, D.C. Six MAP students participated in a live chat during the national conference. There were seven round table discussion rooms with 50 participants in each room with large monitors. One facilitator communicated directly with the MAP students, and audience participants chatted questions though blackboard to the facilitator. The MAP students represented the College of Education well and made a great impression on the audience with their high enthusiasm and articulate questions and answers. The live chat is to be published on AdvancED’s YouTube channel. AdvancED had previously sent a team to Tuscaloosa to video the MAP students in the case a technological problem occured at the conference. The video will be posted on the College of Education Facebook page soon. In addition to the great impression the MAP students, during one of the main summit presentations, Tom Friedman, one of the county’s most noted columnists and influential business thinkers, mentioned that the University of Alabama was one of the best and fastest growing institutions for higher education in the country.

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This past summer 172 of the area brightest students attended the University of Alabama’s Summer Enrichment Workshop (S.E.W.). The S.E.W. Program allows students in grades K – 8 to learn with peers of similar ability and to engage in academically challenging learning environments. During this program, students investigated beyond basic content. In all classes, students generated hypotheses, recorded their observations, and reported their findings. The strength of this program is that it engaged gifted and talent children in advanced academic content. During these three weeks, kids were simultaneously smiling, laughing, and learning. Students who attended this program were introduced to sophisticated concepts and developed their critical thinking skills. Holly Swain, curriculum & instruction doctoral student, received one of 6 scholarships, nationwide, for the Vice-President Graduate Seminar in Black Intellectual Traditions in Education from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Elle Shabaan, a doctoral student in social and cultural studies, won the 2012 National Women’s Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award for her work at UA’s Women’s Resource Center. Stephanie Blackmon, doctoral student in higher education, received the 2013 Joffre and Zadie B. Whisenton Award, which is awarded to an African American receiving a doctoral degree with the highest academic standing. In February, the College’s K­6 social studies methods instructors, Dr. Janie Hubbard, Ms. Sharon Ross, and Ms. Holly Swain, worked with University Place Elementary School principals, Dr. Deron Cameron and Ms. Terri North­ Byrts, to produce Black History Family Night for the school’s students and their families. The event included music by The University of Alabama African American Gospel Choir and a guest speaker, Mr. Ahmad Ward, from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Pre­service teachers, enrolled in the social studies methods courses, created various grade l­evel centers for the elementary students that incorporated African American history themed activities. Dr. Karen Spector worked with middle school students at University Place Middle School in order to provide technological experiences to the students. Working with Ms. Banks, the classroom teacher, Dr. Spector facilitated the students’ use of an iPad to create multimedia projects. Dr. Lee Freeman teaches CRD 369 to college students majoring in elementary education. These students are experiencing their first semester within the schools and are being eased into the world of education. Dr. Freeman helps with this process by having the students observe and work in a variety of school settings. Students are encouraged to take notes about findings they can connect to readings and classroom conversations. Dr. Charlotte Mundy (left) teaches an undergraduate course in elementary writing. She provides her students with hands on experience at Skyland Elementary School. The students conduct literacy activities with the elementary students.


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62-year-old Birmingham man preparing to finish his Ph.D. is proof that anything is possible. Jessie Latten grew up in a segregated Birmingham, even participating in civil rights marches as a teenager. Now, he’s earning a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. He first visited the school as part of an R&B band hired to play at rush parties. He was awed by the University, but never dreamed he would one day attend as a student. After high school, Latten left Alabama and toured with his band, but life took a hard turn. Latten struggled

with alcohol until returning to his hometown. “I returned to Birmingham pretty much a defeated person. But one Sunday morning, the Lord saved me. I became a new person. I went back to grad school at age 53. I received my Master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005 and I entered the doctoral program at the University of Alabama in 2006,” Latten said. Latten also earned a BA from the Universiity of Massachussetts, Amherst. This Saturday, Latten will receive his Ph.D. in Counselor Education.

Bo Hedges: Self-proclaimed Sports Junky Born and raised on his parent’s cattle ranch 1,000 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Robert Hedges—known as “Bo”— dreamed of becoming a cowboy. But it was during one summer holiday in Southern Ontario at his grandparents’ farm that his life was altered forever. Bo fell 20 feet out of a tree landing on a stump, leaving him a paraplegic. Hedges first experienced his passion for wheelchair basketball at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. Once returning home to Fort St. John, he realized his passion for the sport which led him to form a local club team of his own. In 1996, he began playing competitive wheelchair basketball and has since become a key player of both Canadian national program and the British Columbia provincial team. Playing with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1997 and 2001 is where Hedges gained his first experiences at an international level winning back-to-back gold medals. In 2007, he joined the Senior Men’s National Team and took home a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in 2008. Four years later, he won the Paralympic Gold Medal in London while serving as Team Captain and Athlete Representative. In 2013, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was awarded the Intercollegiate National Champion with the University of Alabama. Previously Hedges had been awarded the Canadian Wheelchair Sport Association Stan Stronge Award in 2012, and the British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Male Athlete of the year, and MJ Budreux True Sport Award in 2011. Hedges graduated in 2004 from the University of Northern British Columbia with a B.A. in business marketing. This left Hedges wondering if he should go to Europe to pursue his basketball career or continue his education. His decision led him to the University of Alabama where his is working towards his master’s degree in sports management while playing for the Crimson Tide Wheelchair Hoops Squad. Head of the Adapted Athletics department, Brent Hardin inspired Hedges to study sports management. “It sounded like it would help me accomplish my goals outside of basketball” Hedges explained. Because being a University of Alabama student athlete is demanding, Hedges notes Dr. Vincent, UA professor, as one of

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the most influential and helpful relationships in his academic career. “He is very supportive of my basketball involvement as well as my academics, always helping me and guiding me on how to balance both” said Hedges. This year Hedges has accepted a position as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology. In the future, Hedges plans to play one more season with University of Alabama, then move to Europe to play professionally in Germany or Spain until the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Based on his performance in those games, he will decide whether to continue playing at the international level. Professionally, he would like to move back to Canada to pursue a career with a nonprofit sport organization, specifically British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society, the governing body in his home province. Hedges interests extend beyond playing on the court. He describes himself as a “sports junky” and enjoys playing fantasy sports of all kinds. He also reads books on basketball and fantasy novels, currently finishing the Steven Erikson series. Since 2010 he has been on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Wheelchair Basketball Society. He also enjoys volunteering and coaching junior camps and mentoring young players. No matter where his career takes him, he loves to “get home to my parents’ ranch in northern Canada the most though. Getting home to chase some cows and be outside” said Hedges.

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Wahl-Alexander (Sport Pedagogy); Wesley Webber (Clinical Mental Health Counseling); Victoria Whitfield (Secondary Literacy/Reading); Barry Wiginton (Instructional Technology); Tyler Williams (Exercise Science)

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Jim Siders (below right) presents the Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student to John Myrick (below left)


Kinesiology Student Wins University-wide Outstanding Research Award Zachary Wahl-Alexander (MA, 2013) was the recipient of the Outstanding Research by a Master’s Student award. “I was completely shocked to hear that I had won this award,” Wahl-Alexander said. “I had some prior knowledge that I was honored to represent the College of Education; however, I did not want to get my hopes up about winning this prestigious award.” Wahl-Alexander has studied sport pedagogy and focused on two lines of research: 1) the structural advantages of sport education over more traditional multi-activity physical education and 2) an individuals’ emotional recovery through physical activity following a natural disaster, with particular emphasis on the effects of the 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa. Wahl-Alexander had first handedly seen the damage this tornado caused his community and was eager to help in any way he could. Wahl-Alexander obtained a seed grant to fund a physical activity program at the magnet school for Alberta Elementary. The students at Alberta had been directly affected by the tornado damage. Some children lost their homes, belongings, and even their loved ones. The Department of Kinesiology administered WahlAlexander’s after-school program. Curriculum included somatic stress reducing activities, psychological stress reducing activities, art therapy, and group sharing activities all integrated with physical activity. Wahl-Alexander’s efforts were largely successful not only for his own learning experience, but also for the children who participated in the after school program. The results Departmental Awards: Whitney Burton (Jasper Harvey Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies); Michelle Cheshire (Judy L. Bonner Award for Nurse Educator of the Year); Caitlin Fockele (George H. Stopp Academic Achievement Award); Kirsten Fredlund (Stephen A. Willard Memorial Award); Cynthia Lee (Tommy Russell Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies); Cindy Ouellet (University of Alabama Adapted Athletics Academic Award); Alexander Parks (Adolph B. Crew Teaching Award); Megan Sherman (Janice Bargdill Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching with Children’s Literature) Honor Society Award: Rachel Hunkler (Kappa Delta Pi Award Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar, highest GPA)

of the program indicated both psychological and physical benefits for the children who enjoyed the program’s curriculum and continued to utilize the skills they learned during the program. Wahl-Alexander continues to analyze the results of the recovery program and hopes to submit three different manuscripts for publication. An overview of his program has already been published in several journals. He is also planning to conduct a follow up study to his first line of research examining preservice teacher’s instruction in physical education. “I have worked extremely hard during my two years here as a master’s student, and knowing that others respect my contributions means a great deal to me,” he said. Dr. Matt Curtner-Smith and Dr. Oleg Sinelnkikov served has Wahl-Alexander’s mentors throughout his time as a master’s student. “I have had such great support from the entire Kinesiology department, but especially Dr. Curtner-Smith, and Dr. Sinelnikov who have been great mentors to me from day one,” Wahl-Alexander said. “It means a lot that I am able to produce work they are proud of, and I hope to continue to meet their expectations of me while completing the PhD program.”

KIRSTEN FREDLUND receives the Stephen A. Williard Memorial Award in special education

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outstanding contibutions to education awards The Capstone Education Society awards several honors each year to outstanding alumni in the field of education. Each awardee is presented with a plaque and a $500 gift in recognition of their work in education. In the category of Beginning Teacher, Kaylee Brooks and Leah Tollison were selected. The James E. McLean Excellence in Education Award was presented to Ashley Davidson, and the Harold L. Bishop Award for Leaders was presented to Neal Guy. Some brief words about their accomplishments follow.

Holt Community Partnership to turn Holt High School into one of the major disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of the April 11, 2011 tornado that heavily affected the community of Holt. He has assisted in the follow up efforts when the relief effort moved off campus. Guy’s leadership is changing the climate of his school. His nominator said, “From the beginning, he made it clear to the faculty that it was very important to have a positive, pro-active approach while working with HHS learners. [People] make excuses about HHS troubles or failures by saying, “It’s only Holt,” as if to say that poor performance or actions were linked to the community. That expression is no longer echoed in the halls. The learners at HHS have a sense of pride about their school and about their community.”

James E. McLean Excellence in Education Award Established to recognize the professionalism of outstanding educators and honoring former dean Dr. James E. McLean, professor of educational research

Harold L. Bishop Award for Leaders Established to recognize the leadership of professions in education and honoring the late Dr. Harold L. Bishop, professor of educational administration

Gregory Neal Guy Guy earned his master’s at the Capstone in 1991. He has been the principal of Holt High School in the Tuscaloosa County School System since 2008. While at Holt, he has designed and implemented changes to educational programming at Holt High School by leaving block scheduling and implementing the eightperiod day. The intent of the change is to increase scholastic achievement and graduation rates. The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education approved the initiative and now all high schools in the system will follow this format. He has managed and supervised professional development by instituting strategic teaching strategies in core and elective classes over a two-year period. These strategies will be implemented in secondary schools across the county in the 2013-2014 school years. Guy collaborated with Tuscaloosa Sherriff’s Department, Emergency Management Association, and 34 | Capstone Educator

Ashley A. Davidson Ashley is thriving at Matthews Elementary in Northport where she has taught the fourth grade since 2004. She is committed to her students both professionally and personally. As a teacher she takes pride in making sure her students test and rank well in the county system each year. She uses this tool to adjust her lessons to make sure her students are prepared for the fifth grade. Her lessons plans are such that she covers ample curriculum material but also gives a hands-on approach, especially in science. She has even been successful in offering this same hands on curriculum to her mainstreamed special


needs students. Her students learn to feel pride in their accomplishments, and after talking with her, you realize that she also feels this pride as they mature during the year.

strategies, and web-based instruction challenges her students to become 21st century learners.

Personally, as their mentor, Ashley has developed significant relationships with several “at risk” students and has followed their progress long after they have left her classroom. Ashley seems to have a sixth sense, as many teachers do, that alerts her to their needs, and she always seems to find the resources to meet those needs. She’s been asked before why she hasn’t moved to a school in a more affluent neighborhood, but Ashley has always said that she feels she’s been called to teach in a school of students at this financial level. This past month Ashley was nominated for County Teacher of the Year from Matthews Elementary.

Her nominator said, “For Mrs. Brooks, teaching doesn’t end at 3:15 and she takes it upon herself to aid the student that may still be lagging behind or maintaining constant parent communication concerning a student. She also enthusiastically works with our extended day program and engages our after school students in developmentally appropriate programs. For a beginning teacher, she shows the experience and maturity of a veteran. She has more wisdom and passion for teaching than any other professional I have worked with in my fifteen year career.”

Beginning Teacher Awards Established to recognize beginning teachers and the impact they have made in their first years of teaching

Kaylee Brooks Kaylee earned her BSE at the Capstone in 2010. She completed her internship at Tuscaloosa Magnet School. As an intern, Mrs. Brooks embraced the projectbased teaching practices, technology integration across the curriculum, and International Baccalaureate accreditation process. She challenged the students with instruction of the highest rigor and relevance but actively engaged all students with differentiated teaching strategies.

When a teaching position became available in June 2010, Mrs. Brooks was hired. Over seventy applicants applied for the only position at The Tuscaloosa Magnet School, but we knew Mrs. Brooks was the one who could guide our students to levels they never dreamed possible. Over the past three years, Mrs. Brooks has worked with fourth and fifth grade students. Her depth of knowledge, research based teaching

Leah Tollison Leah graduate summa cum laude with her BSE in 2010 from the Capstone. As an undergraduate, she was voted Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student – Secondary English/Language Arts, a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon, a member of the University Honors Program, and had a research article published in English Journal.

She started at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa as a high school English teacher in August 2011. She has been given a variety of teaching assignments covering Advanced English 11, Regular English 11, and Regular English 12. Leah very willingly took on additional responsibilities as Hillcrest’s varsity girls’ soccer coach and sponsor to multiple organizations including Prom Committee, Pride, and Junior Civitan. Leah’s classroom can always be observed as engaging, spontaneous and exciting. Students are eager to attend her class and often report their success in meeting her highest expectations she holds towards her students. She is well educated in her field and very admired by veteran teachers. One teacher reported that she has “never seen a new teacher build such incredible rapport with students. That usually takes years.” Leah demonstrates a phenomenal balance of classroom management in kinesthetic learning environment. Leah has demonstrated authentic work ethic in the work place with the way that she builds relationships and works with her co-workers and administrators. She desires to grow constantly as a teacher and learn more skills in effectively teaching students to enjoy and learn from English literature and preparing them for collegiate level writing and research.

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ALUMNI IN THE NEWS Culliver Named Professor of the Year Dr. Concetta Culliver (EdD, 1987) was named Professor of the Year at Coppin State University in Baltimore. Culliver is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. She has been a consultant for criminological institutions both nationally and internationally. She is also the author of several academic publications and serves as the coordinator of the Coppin State University/Community Partnership Steering Committee to reduce crime and aggression in Baltimore.

Pope Named VP for Student Affairs University of Central Oklahoma President Don Betz, Ph.D., recently announced the appointment of Myron Pope (EdD, 1997) as the university’s new Vice President for Student Affairs. Pope previously served the university as Vice President for Enrollment Management. In his new role, he will oversee a reorganized Division of Student Affairs, which now includes Enrollment Management and the Wellness Center.

Jorgensen Named First Female General in Alaska Guard

Dr. Paula Gill (MS, 2006; EdD, 2009) was promoted to Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in January of 2013. Through this role, Gill is responsible for evaluating the university’s progress toward its performance objectives and exploring ways to improve services and processes that provide value for students. Additionally, she will serve as a member of the President’s senior leadership cabinet.

Cathy Jorgensen (BSE, 1985) received the biggest promotion of her career Friday, Sept. 13. Jorgensen, of Eagle River, became the first female to make the rank of general in Alaska Guard history. Now a brigadier general, Jorgensen is responsible for preparing each of the Guard’s 4,500 soldiers — be that to protect Alaska or to deploy worldwide. Jorgensen received her commission in 1985 after becoming a distinguished military graduate from the reserve officer training program at the University of Alabama. While on active duty, Jorgensen served in Germany, Indiana, North Carolina, Utah and Alaska. She left active duty in 1996 and joined the Alaska Army National Guard in 2000. Jorgensen currently serves as the Guard’s director of the joint staff and as chief of staff.

Stewart Named VP at Edison State College

Sims Elected to School Board

Gill Named VP for Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Jeff Stewart (PhD, 2001) was named VP of Institutional Research at Edison State College in Fort Myers, Fla. Stewart will be overseeing the reconstruction of Edison State College’s operations. Stewarts’ other responsibilities include overseeing the college’s strategic planning, reviews of academic programs, federal reporting and assessment.

Brown Cited by Ravitch Alan Brown (PhD, 2012) was cited on Diane Ravitch’s blog a letter that he wrote to State Senator Berger about “destructive bills that were passed into law.” Ravitch stated, “It is clear, informed, and coherent. The tone is friendly and non-confrontational. Brown invites Senator Berger to look at the evidence. This letter could serve as a model. Everyone should write to their elected representatives, bringing to light the facts of your own state.”

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Emily Sims (PhD, 2012) was recently elected to the Jacksonville City Schools Board of Education. Sims unseated the incumbent who was currently the President of the board. As a school board member elect, she is mostly responsible for supporting the Jacksonville City Schools and its stakeholders. Her other responsibilities include ensuring policies promote positive learning experiences for all students, proposing new policies that will impact student achievement, making diligent decisions involving allocation of school funds, as well as fostering professional working relationships with local municipalities. Sims says being a member of the school board will provide her with another perspective on the challenges and demands of public education. “I am anxious to nurture rich, rigorous curricula that prepares all students to navigate the path from varying levels of elementary, middle, and high school education to college and career futures,” Sims said.


Mary Jane Caylor Joins the Board of Advisors

College Welcomes New Additions to Volunteer Boards

Dr. Mary J a n e Caylor ( B S , y e a r ; M A , y e a r ; E d D , year) retired as the

Executive Director of Big Spring Partners in the fall of 2012 and was the Executive Director of Huntsville’s Bicentennial Celebration 2005. Dr. Caylor served as a member of the Alabama State Board of Education representing District VIII for four terms (1994 -2011).

Dr. Caylor taught elementary school and as an adjunct professor with the UAH and Athens State College. She also worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education with Troy State University. Dr. Caylor has also worked a Juvenile Detective with the City of Huntsville and as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Madison County. Dr. Caylor has served as a Visiting Professor with Alabama A&M University’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Caylor served as Director of Special Education, Assistant Superintendent of General Services, and from 1982 – 1991 she served as Superintendent of the Huntsville City Schools. During her contract with the City of Huntsville as Executive Director of the Huntsville Bicentennial and during

her tenure with Big Spring Partners, Inc., (a nonprofit established for the revitalization and renaissance of downtown Huntsville), she was instrumental in the establishment and creation of four prestigious memorials in downtown Huntsville as well as serving as project manager of the following: the Bicentennial Children’s Fountain and Park; the Tom Thrasher Fountain and Memorial in Big Spring Park; the Huntsville Rotary Plaza and Fountain; and the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. Dr. Caylor also organized and managed two community leaders trip to Chattanooga, TN and Greenville, SC to learn from the successes of the communities in downtown redevelopment

The Capstone Education Society invited three new members to join its Board of Directors. Jill Howell (BA, 1991; MA, 1992) is the founder of N2College Consulting, a company that specializes in assisting college-bound students in maximizing merit-based scholarship acquisition in order to reduce to the greatest degree-- or eliminate entirely in many cases--their future out-of-pocket cost of attending college. She also currently serves as Second Vice President on the Board of The Cullman City Schools Foundation. Mrs. Jill Howell Howell has written a curriculum and served as a distance instructor for the UA College Of Continuing Studies. She has public, private, and college classroom teaching experience in English, Speech, Grammar, Research, & Writing.From 20082011 Howell served as District 16 Vice President on The University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association’s Executive Committee. Mrs. Howell resides in The Historic District of Cullman, with her business partner and husband, Michael, a U.S. Army Sergeant. The couple are extremely involved in the lives of their six nieces and nephews ....All, she hopes, who will be “BAMA-Bound” in the not-toodistant future. Sabrina Skelton Keating (BSE, ‘78) is serving as the 2012-2013 President of the National Alumni Association.

Sabrina Keating

She was the Vice President for District 3 of the National Alumni Association. She has been active in the Walker County Alumni Chapter for 16+ years and has served as

their treasurer for 10 years. She received the 2003 Outstanding Alumni Award for Walker County. Mrs. Keating is a member of the President’s Cabinet of The University of Alabama. In Jasper, Mrs. Keating is a member of the First UMC of Jasper and also is a member of the Rotary Club. She is the surviving spouse of Mark Stanley Keating (BA ‘76; MA ‘78) and she has two children, Rob and Rebecca. Dr. Eric Mackey currently serves as the Executive Director of the School Superintendents of Alabama. Prior to joining SSA, he served for 8 years as superintendent of schools in Jacksonville, Alabama. A career educator, he taught high school and middle school sciences before entering school leadership as an assistant principal and then principal. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama. Dr. Mackey has been an advocate for increased rigor and advanced high school courses as well as challenging elementary Erik Mackey and middle school courses that prepare students for more challenging high school work. He and his wife have three boys in the Montgomery Public Schools. They enjoy activities together, especially Boy Scouts, where Dr. Mackey has been a volunteer leader with each of his boys.

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2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients Year indicates endowment of scholarship 1903 James Harris Fitts Scholarship Courtney Campbell Ann Elizabeth Stabler 1981 Paul W. Terry Memorial Scholarship Territa Poole 1982 Dr. Merlin G. Duncan Memorial Scholarship Sara Wheeler Dr. Yewell R. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Allison Janet Bavonese 1984 Rufus Wiley Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship Stephan Moore

1988 Charles S. Fletcher, Jr. & Lucile Roberts Fletcher Scholarship Margaretta Woodley 1989 Mark & Marian Berkin Scholarship in Physical Education John Ferrell Guy Gilliland Memorial Scholarship John Dixon-Goodson Sarah L. Healy Graduate Scholarship Nicole Vaux Angela Walker Paul G. Orr Memorial Fellowship Crystal Day-Black Jennifer Hinson Lois Konzelman Juanita McMath

1991 Esther J. Swenson Elementary & Early Childhood Scholarship Sharon Ross 1992 Sally Booth Eisenhower Scholarship Jessica Ashton Mallory Stewart Ethan Lawler Alyxshae Lomax Leeman C. Joslin Scholarship in Behavioral Studies Marsha Simon 1993 James C. Inzer, Jr./ Alabama Power Scholarship Chelsea Phillips Heather Terry 1995 Irene Merriwether Jones Memorial Scholarship Lauren Belew Carrie Myers William E. Sexton Scholarship Ashlee Griffith Taylor Nielson Alexandria Smith Teresa Linehan

Mark & Marian Berkin Scholarship Amber Abbott Jim & Ann Hayes Scholarship Kimberly Sowers Lillian Hall Abbie Tucker 1997 Finley-Crews Scholarship in Mathematics/ Science Education Ashton Tidwell George & Betty Shirley Scholarship in Special Education Callie Chambers Caroline Foster Meghann Hall 2001 William R. & Eugenia L. Battle Scholarship Casey Blackwelder Susan Duckworth Bedsole Scholarship Ashton Rigdon Abbie Tucker Roberta H. Cammack Scholarship Maleigha Meredith Jean H. Cecil Memorial Scholarship Mallory Haney Mary M. & Lee W. Gregg Scholarship Krisi Hogeland Sarah Nelson Hazel K. Nabors Memorial Scholarship Sarah Justus Claude E. Sanders Memorial Scholarship Chasity Carr TCI Companies Choice Award Cynthia Dent

1996 Rebecca Ann Baggett Memorial Scholarship Marshall Huynh

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2002 Russell S. & Mary L. Cantwell Scholarship Joshua Grammer Sarah Vining Kathryn Lewis

2003 Thomas G. McDonald Memorial Scholarship Candace Cole 2005 Harold S. Greer, Sr. Scholarship Anna Galloway Mary Gabriel George & Billie Layton Scholarship Laura Nelson 2006 Martha Ann Maxwell Allen Memorial Scholarship Gracee Dixon College of Education Board of Advisors Scholarships Summer Atkins Mallory Haney Daniel Evans Parker Memorial Scholarship Kelley Green 2007 Drs. William F. Clipson & Madolyn Chambers Clipson Scholarship Mary Martin Joanne S. Hodgkins Scholarship Hannah Carter Megan Davidson Jacob Grimes Rachel Hill Erin Jones Garrett Lindsey Opria Martin Undre Phillips Kimberly Sturdivant Clay Stone Clara Woodis McDonald Scholarships Territta Poole Rachael Nix Jessica Dupre Meredith Hogue Karie Deerman Kevin Whisenbloom Miya Ball Takisha Durm Amanda Floyd Anna Hayes Janelle Rowe Holly Swain Curry Bedsole Adams Scholarship Summer Atkins Meredith Averbuch

Stephen & Dorothy Andrasko Scholarship Katie Kucharski Harold L. Bishop Scholarship Kelley Green Laura & James Condra Scholarship Ashlea Carnley Dana B. & W. Anthony Davis III Scholarship Sarah Thomas Kathy Neugent Mouron Scholarship Ashton Broadhead Sandra Hall Ray Scholarship Stirling Archibald 2009 Ethel M. O’Mary Boshell Scholarship Haylie Wilges Henry Lloyd O’Mary Scholarship Kelsie Owens Ann & Patience Stevens Scholarship Kimberly Hau Kimberly Hau is a Floyd M. Zeigler & Julia Zeigler Sutton Scholarship Jordan McCall 2010 Margaret Adeline Coleman Scholarship Kelsie Frazier Betty B. & Edward L. Englebert Scholarship Carly Stacey Savannah Bernal Earl W. & Ruth Killian Scholarship Kali Coleman 2011 Brad S. Chissom Memorial Scholarship Mo Xue George William Hansberry, MD Scholarship Helen Gresham Mary Ray Cross

Drs. Catherine C. & George W. Hansberry Scholarship Jesse Turner Retired Faculty Scholarship Kali Coleman 2012 Drs. Brad & Barbara Adams Scholarship Jamie Marshall Dr. Michael A. Drummond Scholarships Kandace Starling Amelia Chastine Victoria Keating Kelsey Mims Dustin Dalton Kristal Duval Paul & Ann Hubbert Scholarship Sarah Holloway Kathleen Patrick Hughes Memorial Scholarship Levert Hegemon Shelley & Tom Jones Scholarship Sarah Fitzpatrick James E. McLean Graduate Scholarship Mo Xue Anna & Harold Paige Scholarship Jennifer Box Effie Fields Margaret Pate Austin Ryland Marsha Simon Sharon Ross Jennifer Underwood Min Wang 2013 Capstone Education Society Scholarship Zachary Flippo


2012-2013 Graduates GRADUATE SCHOOL Community Counseling Lauren Acuff, MA Natalie Beck, MA Keith Huffman, MA Julia Madrid, MA Counselor Education Diane Cook, EdS Ebony Crews, EdS John Lancaster, EdS Jessie Latten, PhD Christopher Lloyd, EdS Latofia Parker, PhD Melanie Thomason, EdS Ed. Administration Tenna Anderton, EdD Tammy Franey, EdD Thomas Howell, EdD Cory O’Neal, EdD Andrew Page, EdD Susan Patrick, EdD Sylvia Pilson, EdD Cynthia Simpson, PhD Christi Teal, EdD Tim Vick, EdD Ed. Leadership Daniel Bray, MA Rachel Badgett, MA John Coleman, EdS Cynthia Cox, MA Brandon Edwards, MA Martha Forehand, MA Wesley Graham, MA James Hardin, EdS Phillip Hazelrig, EdS Corrie Heard, EdS John Hooper, MA Jane Kemp, EdS Xaviera Lowery, MA Carrie Myers, MA Beverly Neal, MA Caleb Pinyan, MA Kurt Prater, MA Billy Puckett, Eds Dana Rhinehart, MA Tina Riddle, MA Sherri Shuttlesworth, MA Melisa Sliger, MA Kristopher Strickland, EdS Kristy Towns, MA Eleanor Underwood, MA Ashley Walls, EdS Mary Waterhouse, MA Cara Whitehead, MA Edna Wynn, MA Educational Psychology Jamie Cummings, PhD Angela Hood, MA Jennifer Miller, MA Tracy Morgan, MA Michael Oliver, MA Cindy Silvert, MA Virginia Snyder, MA

William Stewart, PhD Laura Tyler, MA Sara Zach Vanhorn, PhD Jeffery Webb, MA Sherica White, MA Philar Wilhelm, MA Huda Zeitouni, MA Educational Research Kelly Berwager, PhD Elementary Education Maria Acosta, MA Margaret Adam, MA Marcia Arnaldo, MA Laci Barnes, MA Elizabeth Bernstein, MA Jamie Brown, MA Meghan Chase, MA Larissa Collaco, MA Lark D-Auria, MA Sandra Dick, MA Ynalva dos Santos, MA Takisha Durm, EdS Fernanda Eugenio, MA Maria Alehandra Vasquez Fernandez, MA Kimberly Graham, MA Amanda Hall, MA Sofia Hart, MA Sarah Hartman, PhD Zachary Higdon, MA Samantha Hunter, EdS Katelyn Johnson, MA Lais Johnson, MA Jennifer Lawley, EdD April Marcus, MA Janna Mason, MA Jay Mason, MA Johanna Massey, PhD Minna McKimmey, MA Martha Murcia, MA Sara Ogonowski, MA Megan Ramsey, MA Carol Rezende, MA Crystal Robertson, EdS Katie Sewell, MA Adreienne Sheffield, MA Virgil Tidwell, MA Alana Turner, MA Jill Ware, MA Alison Wheatley, MA Elijah Wilson, MA Higher Education Michael Aaron, PhD Cole Altizer, MA Racheal Banks, PhD Stephanie Blackmon, PhD Jordan Bonstrom, MA Katherine Cahill, MA Christopher Franklin, EdD Logan Franks, MA Cynthia Green, EdD Eric Hall, MA Chris Hutt, PhD Dana Keith, PhD

Leslie Mann, EdD Ivan Pulinkala, EdD Bridget Resetco, MA Nadia Richardson, PhD Nakia Robinson, EdD Stacey Sivley (Moore), EdD Tamara Stone, MA Elizabeth Stuart, EdD James Tate, PhD Andrea Word, EdD Anna Yarbrough, MA Human Performance Katie Abt, MA Stephanie Andrus, MA Benjamin Ashford, MA Staphanie Barlow, MA Jessica Bristow, MA Andrew Del Pozzi, PhD Jonathan Farris, MA Mark Garner, MA Tailor Holley, MA Earl Ike-German, MA Cody Jackson, MA Sally Jones, PhD Nathan Kogut, MA MyungJu Lee, PhD Kurtis Lewis, MA Michael Moore, MA Kristi Nickols, MA Patrick Nix, MA Catherine Noble, MA Tianqi Pan, MA Bryan Pennington, MA Timothy Pryor, MA Kimberly Shaw, PhD Kate Shipp, MA James Smith, MA Zachary WahlAlexander, MA William Wallmeyer, MA Instructional Leadership Cynthia Aaron, EdD Jeb Arp, EdD Herbert Betts, EdD Reitha Cabaniss, EdD Judy Duvall, EdD Puneet Gill, PhD Dana Harman, EdD Robert Hayes, PhD Sara Kaylor, EdD Laura Knighton, PhD Rosa Moniaree Jones, EdD Sheila Morgan, PhD Bridgette Murphree, EdS Karen Nabors, EdD Tasha Parrish, PhD Geoff Price, PhD Linda Rose, EdD Jill Simpson, PhD Carolyn Starkey, EdS Virginia Vilardi, PhD Jeena Williams, PhD Carmen Winter, PhD

Rehabilitative Counseling Whitney Brown, MA Judy Daniels, MA Jacqueline Fowler, MA Joseph McGraw, MA Chelse Noyes, MA Beth Ocrant, MA Shelby Rivers, MA Cinnamon Swires, MA School Admin. Nicole Spiller, EdD Deidra Tidwell, EdD School Counseling Kathleen Bradford, MA Sarah Saint, MA Lauren Schoenfeldt, MA Melissa Wilson, MA School Pyschology Heather Britnell, EdS Jennifer Carpenter, PhD Teresa Clarke, EdS Tonya Davis, MA Jamie Farquhar, MA Jeigh King, MA Christina Kirby, MA Carla Kirkpatrick, EdS Alyson Miller, MA Katie Pac, MA Ashley Partridge, MA Farah Pourhassani, EdS Janelle Rowe, MA Catherine Stuart, MA Brittney Tingle, EdS Secondary Education Maria Artunduaga, MA Brittany Barnes, MA Tina Benson, MA Kathleen Borland, MA Anita Burgess, EdS Jennifer Calahan, EdS Claire Carter, MA Zia Chao, PhD Matthew Cicero, MA Carol Cochran, MA Tonya Collins, EdS Patricia Cook, MA Leonie CoppelmansEussen, MA Jeffrey Darby, MA Laura D. Angulo, MA Melissa Ellis, MA John Finley, MA Alicia Fitzpatrick, MA Matthew Gargis, PhD Erin Gilchrist, PhD Mary Gray, EdS Bethany Green, MA Jennifer Guffin, MA Zachary Harper, MA Lee Hayslip, MA Joel Henson, MA Megan Henson, MA Rosanna Herrera, MA Scott Jackson, MA Meghan Kilgo, MA

Rhonda Lane, MA Christine Lauer, EdS Carolos Leal, MA Liang-Yin Lin, PhD Charles Longshore, EdS William Lopez, MA Cassie Miller, MA Joan Mitchell, EdD Jocelyn Moore, MA Amy Murphy, EdD Erin Murphy, MA Raquel Murphy, MA William Neeley, MA Johnny Nails, MA Kristin Odom, MA Kathaleen Oliverson, MA Hunter Oswalt, MA Laura Parker, MA Shane Perry, MA Laura Pinzon Jacome, MA Josephine Prado, PhD Jenny Pryor, MA Marian Schlosser, MA John Shotts, MA Melissa Smith, EdS Maria Spence, MA Charity Tate, EdS Joseph Tavares, MA Anna Teal, MA Katherine Tolle, MA Charles White, Jr., MA Victoria Whitfield, PhD Megan Williams MA Marie Wilson, MA Chunling Yang, ME Special Education Meagan Allred, MA Michelle Boyd, MA Samantha Bunn, MA Whitney Burton, EdD Katie Calder, MA Felecia Clingan, EdS Amber Duncan, MA Tessa Filyaw, MA Mary Fleischauer, MA Amanda Floyd, MA Samantha Funkhauser, MA Rachael Franklin, EdS Meghan Hunt, MA Shelby Hutson, MA Parrish Jones, MA Traci Kellogg, EdS Amber Lambert, MA Cynthia Lee, EdD Mary Long, EdS Anna MacRae, MA Beverly Farah Parish, MA Ashley Perry, PhD Michele Pettis, MA Taylor Rodden, MA Carla Scott, MA Emma Stinson, MA Christy Swafford, MA Natalie Tucker, MA Mary Whitman, MA

UNDERGRADUATES Collaborative Teacher Program Evin M. Bowling Purity L. Evans Tyler J. Ford Kirsten C. Fredlund Dale T. Fudge Jessica M. Hasselbrinck Elizabeth K. Hill Mary D. Holleman Andrew G. Hopper Andrew T. Howell Randall K. Kizer Olivia P. Lewis Andrea Martin Christina D. Moore Jessica A. Moore Chandal A. Phillips Kinsey N. Reynolds Olivia P. Robinson Jennifer M. Rose Miles L. Snider Douglas A. Taylor Kayleigh A. Travis Kendall G. Whitten Elementary Education Sarah E. Acres Abby N. Alexander Rachel E. Alexander Mahgan D. Arnold Jordan E. Askins Amanda B. Babb Keli Basin Wendy M. Beard Elizabeth A. Bell Emily E. Bender Kelcie L. Bieri Paige L. Bone Christina L. Bowlin Linzlee E. Brazeal Melissa S. Brooks Lauren E. Brown Mallory L. Brown Margaret A. Burg Malarry D. Burt Mary K. Caffey Kerrigan A. Clifford Tiffany Colburn Casey A. Collins Ashlee E. Contorno Mary K. Cooch Madison C. Cook Magen G. Cook Ashlyn L. Cornelius Cayla N. Crabb Teresa L. Croom Christian N. Darby Elizabeth A. Daugherty Sara E. Davis Anna K. Deasy Trista-Lee N. Dowdy Carlee M. Duggan Jennifer L. Fenton Chelsea L. Franks Stephanie N. Garmany Kristi L. Gelwix Sarah K. Gordon

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Christina M. Graham Kathryn E. Griffin Ashley J. Gwin Lindsey M. Hake Carolyn A. Hall Justine A. Hamilton Jessica D. Hamm Anna r. Hayes Hayley E. Hendrix Abigail L. Holland Anna F. Ivy Lindsey B. Jackson Victorie H. Jacobs Brittany A. Johnston Kayla L. Jones Leslie A. Jones Princess S. Jones Ashley V. Justin Karly C. Keene Robin L. Kennedy Elizabeth L. Knapp Kasey E. Lambert Curtis D. Lane Mary S. Lewis Jamie L. Logan Olivia L. London Abby M. Lucas Julia S. Maxie Casey A. May Ashley L. McCracken Casey F. McDaniel Margaret S. McDaniel Amanda A. McDonough Mercedes B. Medley Rachel N. Mello Haley c. Milling Madeline A. Mogg Barbara M. Mogollon Susan R. Moore Julie A. Morgan Julia M. Moultrie Melissa R. Moye Chelsea T. Niles Morgan A. O’Neal Cezanne M. Otter Ashley D. Owen Emily E. Parker Margaret J. Parker Brittany R. Parks Caitlin D. Pearce Morgan E. Peebles Jennifer L. Pittman Rachel T. Porter Erin E. Rea Kristen A. Rhodarmer Loran R. Rigdon Allyson C. Ritenour Ashley B. Robertson Katherine E. Robertson Stephanie S. Robinson Jessica D. Ryan Casey M. Sandkuhl Blair E. Savage Hannah L. Saylor Mollie A. Schofield Abby P. Sellers Mallory S. Shank Rebecca P. Shaw Janelle Schlichtcroll Jessica C. Sheffield Megan L. Sherman Whitney M. Smith Nicolette R. Stanziano

Addison B. Stokes Stephanie L. Sullivan Chelsey K. Summerrow Saundra N. Taylor Jordan A. Tiller Margaret H. Timm Jennifer R. Tindal Carrie E. Tucker Johnna K. Turley Cody A. Walker Hillary c. Watson Madison K. Weiss Lauren M. White Shekitha L. WhiteCrowell Lindsay M. Whitlock Ashley A. Williams Nicole S. Williams Sara R. Williams Amber M. Wilson Christine L. Wilson Matthew F. Wilson Megan F. Winningham Rushton E. WoodThurston Brittney E. Young Exercise Science Austin T. Abbey Meagan E. Andress Bethany J. Bachelor Allison H. Ballard Mandi L. Barber Chase J. Barnes Tyler S. Barton Riley L. Bell Christopher J. Bonds Jordin A. Bonds Erin D. Brindley Jessica L. Brooks Stephen P. Brooks Megan E. Broome Zachary R. Brown Stefanie K. Bruner Elizabeth L. Buxton Morgan T. Cardwell Elizabeth M. Carter Laquita S. Clayton Laura Anne W. Coleman Jeff R. Colston Mariana R. Costa Kendle M. Crider John d. Cruz Ayumi D. Davis Mary E. Davis Kendall R. Dawson Elsbeth P. Denton Christopher M. Duke Hannah A. Dunn Joshua B. Easter Dustin R. Edwards Alexander S. Fain Lacey R. Fincher Chase J. Flurry Caitlin M. Fockele Christopher A. Foster Shiori Furuichi Daniel A. Gilstrap Hunter R. Gregory Steven M. Griffin Faith A. GrochauWright William R. Harrell

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Victoria L. Harvey Taylor E. Hayden Michael C. Head Kyle r. Hester Miesha L. Hill Shauna D. Hines Matthew T. Hodgens Joshua r. Holley Kaneisha A. Horn Christine M. Hunter Kristie J. Hutchison Copernicus M. Johnson Clay H. Jones Rachael L. Jones William D. Jordan Nicholas S. Kelly Charles W. Kepley David R. LaDriere Jaye L. Lawrence Stephanie L. Lawton Katie J. Lightsey Sam E. Lorino Jazlyn D. Lunceford William C. Lusk Colby D. Martin Jody B. Mason Albert J. Mayhan Margaret A. McBride John M. McCulley Joshua D. McGinnis Brandon M. McLeod Vincent W. McLeod Billy B. McMahan Christopher A. McNeal Christopher D. Morris John S. Newsom Joshua L. Olson Cindy Ouellet Jodi A. Parrish Taylor C. Payne Ashley M. Perez John Petnuch William D. Phillips Nathan A. Pierce Charles C. Pratt Logan J. Ramage William b. Ray Stephanie R. Reed Jacob Reynolds Carlos Richardson Flemming L. Rodgers Erica A. Schleicher Eric M. Scudamore Abbey C. Sedlacek Webster B. Shaw Lauren M. Sigler Chloe K. Simmons Erin E. Sims Nicholas a. Skagen Erin N. Spinks Tyler B. Spivey Kristen M. Stewart Richard N. Storey Jillian C. Stringfellow Ashia O. Thomas Morgan B. Thomas Evan M. Thompson Ashley R. Thorn Cedtoya M. Tigner Canella M. Tinker Arsenio C. Trone Seth D. Truhett Tanner M. Tucker Danny L. Tye

Samuel E. Valone Meagan A. Vaughan John P. Warmington Amy J. Washington Justine E. Wayne Kayla N. Webb Robert E. Wheat Chassidy L. White Jennifer A. Wilkins Mary K. Zeigler Multiple Abilities Program Morgan B. Butler Emma E. Cornwall Adrian B. Cortes Jessica J. Cox Olivia G. DeBerry Allee C. Ellen Carter E. Garris Tracy N. Hardy Jessica L. Hart Emily M. Johnson Haley B. Lee Elizabeth A. Loftin Hannah G. Partain Kristin C. Payne Samantha R. Plumlee Tessa F. Reach Latiffany C. Richardson Elizabeth R. Voltz Katherine E. Werner Diana J. Zarzour Music--Instrumental Adam G. Bearden Melissa E. Fuller Joseph W. Jones Charles K. Moncayo BreAnna J. North Stephanie a. Pesto Laura E. Walters Music--Vocal Donna T. Ferretti Richard B. Hall Wesley P. King Joanna T. Kirk Physical Education Samuel E. Bodner Lauren E. Chenoweth Bradley W. Frazier Joseph M. Gilmore Blayne L. Green

Jennifer L. Jensen Kent E. Jones William P. McMillan Luke B. Moore Justin D. Smiley Brandon J. Thomas Breanna L. Wilson Matthew C. Wooten Secondary French Kelilah C. Anders Secondary Language Arts Joseph A. Amacker Camilla M. Armstead Joshua M. Ball Lindsey L. Blowers Chaney A. Bowers Elisabeth R. Burns Caroline R. Clark Morgan D. Clawson Alissa M. Colacicco Kirsten E. Ellard Briana W. Gilbert Robert S. Goodwin Wellyna C. Johnson David H. Lammon Katharine M. Martin Kathryn L. Mason Natalie E. Metcalf Julia T. Miller Jenna L. Mosley Jessica M. Moss Lori E. Moss Joselynn A. Nelson Emily E. Pollard Roslyn E. Ragsdale Megan L. Reynolds Alyssa M. Stites Stephany M. Tighe Emelie S. Tonitis Jennifer R. Underwood Jasmine T. Wallace Claire N. Williams Javalynn C. Wilson Hannah E. Zarzour Secondary Math Lauren E. Belgard Kayla M. Chastine Jana K. Collins Carey A. Hunt Madeline M. Hunt Emilee A. Kilgore

Ryan W. Meadows Madison E. Parker Allison M. Pike Sarah M. Thompson Lauren G. Woltjen Secondary Science Mary-Katherine E. Graf Joshua A. Frenchko Rebecca T. Manning Abigail A. Mire Jerret J. Williamson Secondary Spanish Rachel E. Hunkler Secondary Social Science Rebecca B. Benning Alison T. Bolton David W. Brock Kyle R. Butler Aaron K. Cox Aaron C. Curmi K.C. M. Dickerson John W. Edwards Joshua A. Franklin Mark D. Hermecz Xavier M. Hussein Frank J. Ippolito Christopher G. Johnson Joana C. Johnson Tyler D. Johnson John A. Landers Haley M. Martin Anna K. McLaney Chelsey A. McLeroy Camaron B. Phillips Steven C. Porter Melissa C. Ray Rachel M. Schiffman Ranita P. Sharif William G. Stanford Zachary M. Tinker Special Education Early Childhood Elizabeth M. Bradley Emily A. Childers Amanda B. Daugherty Rachel E. Goggins Jordan R. Grubb Laura A. Hastey Sarah A. Johnson Brittany N. Pangle


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Mark Ricketts Allie Roth Scott Roth Donna Rush Theresa Shadrix Mark Singer Callie Sinyard Zackery Sinyard SunTrust Banks U. of So. Miss Lyle Wilcox

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Eduation Policy Center MACJC Harold Greer, Sr. Scholarship Harold Greer, Jr. Joanne Hodgkins Scholarship Donald Bailey Marie Bailey Joanne Hodgkins Bobe Potts John Potts

Paul & Ann Hubbert Scholarship Margaret Hubbert Paul Hubbert

Owen & Virginia Liles Scholarship Owen & Virginia Liles

Kathleen Hughes Scholarship Elizabeth Cato Jeb Lovvorn Doster McMullen Susan McMullen

Clara McDonald Fund Clara McDonald

George & Billie Layton Scholasrhip Judy Duggar Diane Layton

Irene L. Cox ‘66 Margaret M. Cross ‘76 Felix L. Crowe ‘70 ‘74 Imogene L. Daffron ‘60 Edna G. Daniel ‘56 Robert C. Daria ‘93 Bonnie C. Davis ‘65 ‘67 Catherine E. Deal ‘42 Mae DeBardelaben ‘59 ‘71 Wilmer M. Dennis ‘51 Patricia D. Dennison ‘74 Mary P. Devore ‘50 Bernard P. Dickinson ‘07 Margaret S. Dillender ‘50 Ginger L. Dilworth ‘62 Paul Donaldson ‘56 Christie C. Dover ‘90 Owen H. Draper ‘66 ‘67 ‘70 Ferman Duckworth Jr. ‘57 ‘72 Virginia S. Eaves ‘42 Louise K. Ellis ‘51 Jane Espy ‘42 William T. Etheridge ‘68 Lillian A. Findlay ‘55 ‘59 Betty J. Forgham ‘77 Merlyn E. Foster ‘62 Carolyn B. Fritz ‘71 Mary W. Funderburg ‘47 Sarah E. Gaissert ‘69 Billingsley J. Gardiner ‘62 Billy R. Garrett ‘75 Dobbsie G. Gates ‘39 L. Eugene Gates ‘50 Mary H. Gilmer ‘46 ‘47 Gula A. Gilmore ‘55 Oscar L. Gilstrap ‘51 Clyde E. Goode III ‘92 Martha R. Goodman ‘51 Horace G. Gordon ‘74 Jack L. Gossett ‘54 Sylvia A. Graves ‘66 Clement T. Gryska ‘49 John M. Gullick Jr. ‘74 Jane P. Gunn ‘68 Julia M. Hallman ‘51 ‘70 Adrien L. Haon ‘50 Beverly G. Hapgood ‘52 ‘57 Monita G. Hara ‘80 Ellen L. Harding ‘58 Jonnie M. Harrell ‘41 Eleanor H. Harvey ‘56 ‘67 Dozier E. Haynie ‘58 Robert R. Head ‘64 David J. Hedgepeth ‘95 Donald Henderson ‘71 ‘71

Charles E. Hendricks ‘65 Mary M. Henry ‘73 ‘76 James E. Henson ‘66 ‘93 Martha P. Hester ‘62 William A. Hicks ‘63 Robert T. Hitt ‘56 Joanne S. Hodgkins ‘52 Betty J. Holbrook ‘31 ‘40 Wendell Holdsambeck ‘52 ‘56 Annette Holiman ‘47 James R. Hollis ‘68 Roy L. Holsomback ‘61 William E. Hooper ‘48 Elizabeth S. Houseman ‘52 Martha B. Howell ‘54 Carolyn G. Hubbard ‘65 William E. Hughes ‘33 ‘38 William R. Hughes ‘52 Mildred Humphrey ‘49 ‘57 Delfina Isbell ‘81 ‘94 Hilton J. Ishee ‘66 Howard L. Jaffe ‘50 ‘51 Jesse M. Joiner Jr. ‘53 ‘57 Windell L. Jolley ‘73 Merilyn Jones ‘67 Robert Wilkinson Jones ‘68 Vera Lee Jones ‘66 ‘84 Bette P. Keeton ‘64 ‘66 Florence Ozema Kelley ‘66 Mary Gross Kemp ‘55 Yvonne Kennedy ‘79 Mary Chism Patteron Kerby ‘69 Henry D. Killian ‘57 ‘59 James O. King ‘57 Susan C. Klingborg ‘75 Clay C. Koon ‘58 Vaughn A. Lacombe ‘72 Edward A. Lary ‘51 Patricia S. Laughlin ‘63 Frances B. Lee ‘52 Robert E. Lee ‘55 Donald C. Lonergan ‘54 Shirley E. Long ‘56 Robert L. Lott III ‘68 ‘78 Wynema J. Lowry ‘58 Clarence A. Lucas ‘62 Susie B. Maddox ‘51 Bessie M. Malone ‘42 Elizabeth N. Martin ‘63 ‘75 Robert T. Martin Jr. ‘90 Geraldine M. Mauk ‘80 Ava T. May ‘36 Lucille H. Mayfield ‘44 Milton R. Mayfield ‘63 ‘77

Beatrice Morse Joseph Morton Larry W. O’Neal Marcia R. Neal Margaret O’Neal Melanie O’Rear Mary Rogers Jingping Sun Stephen Thoma Diane Wallace William Ware Kathy Wetzel Hazel Nabors Scholarship Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Elizabeth G. McDaniel ‘77 Jessie G. McElroy ‘58 Doris C. McGee ‘64 John C. McInnish Alfred L. McKenzie ‘63 Raymond E. Meador ‘63 John E. Miller ‘50 Emma B. Mixon ‘68 Margaret S. Moore ‘59 Seale A. Moorer ‘52 Elizabeth Mosely ‘41 ‘63 Brynda Musgrove ‘62 ‘64 Dorothy Naftel ‘34 William W. Neighbors ‘63 Eppie W. New ‘54 ‘60 Elizabeth H. Nixon ‘34 Shirley N. Oakley ‘57 Linda Ann O’Donnell ‘73 Marie L. O’Koren ‘58 ‘64 John A. Olinger ‘64 Jerry H. Parham ‘77 Jane R. Parks ‘63 Virginia T. Paugh ‘47 Lynda B. Paul ‘80 Virginia L. Paulk ‘66 Betty R. Pearce ‘48 Mary G. Pittman ‘41 Mary L. Plumides ‘61 William D. Powell ‘55 Michael S. Power Jr. ‘66 Robert L. Pribbenow ‘49 Tillman W. Pugh ‘59 Carol R. Reagan ‘56 Milton L. Reed ‘53 Rose M. Reed ‘51 Marvin Rhodes, Jr. ‘55 ‘55 Norman Rice ‘77 Autrey T. Rickett ‘67 ‘71 Neal S. Roark ‘68 Anna H. Roth ‘60 Walter S. Russell Jr. ‘50 Francis E. Ryan ‘52 Leslie A. Sachs ‘72 ‘78 James G. Sasser ‘63 Ruth C. Schug ‘63 Ronald Scoggins ‘66 ‘72 ‘79 Betsy M. Seale ‘63 Charlotte H. Sharpe ‘48 Beatrice R. Shaye ‘41 Gail R. Shelfer ‘62 ‘87 Evangeline Shigley ‘60 ‘65 Anne I. Shiland ‘65 Robert W. Skelton ‘62 Jean S. Smalley ‘62 Elizabeth N. Smith ‘74 Gaston Smith ‘55 ‘57 ‘63

Helen & Pat O’Sullivan Scholarship & Professorship Helen O’Sullivan Ignatius O’Sullivan, Jr.

Retired Faculty Scholarship Annie Bills Rodney Roth

James Patterson Scholarship Anonymous

Yewell Thompson Scholarship Deborah Thompson Yewell Thompson, Jr.

Joan & Wray Pearce Scholarship Joan and Wray Pearce

Treobye Utsey Scholarship Elizabeth Sadler John Utsey Treobye Utsey

Hollis C. Smith ‘66 James Smith II ‘65 ‘67 ‘72 Lecil N. Smith ‘63 Linda R. Smith ‘93 ‘97 Charles Spano ‘60 Lorraine Sparks ‘55 Frances Searcy Spell ‘63 Barry C. Stephens ‘77 Belton S. Stephens ‘49 Bucilla Stephenson ‘72 Robert Stephenson ‘60 ‘71 Rosa A. Stevenson ‘40 Elizabeth St.Germain ‘46 Sarah H. Stipe ‘48 ‘83 Daisy M. Styles ‘39 ‘50 Joseph C. Sugg, Sr. ‘40 Annette M. Sullivan ‘64 ‘66 Mary Sue Sustendal Amy V. Sutton ‘93 ‘94 ‘98 Kathryn H. Sweeney ‘36 Lolete Tanner ‘48 ‘66 Shirley L. Taylor ‘71 Charlotte G. Thompson ‘49 Nadine M. Thompson ‘42 Ruth C. Thompson ‘42 Mitchel Thrasher, Jr. ‘63 ‘65 Louis L. Toscano ‘36 Clayton S. Trammell ‘62 Ramsey L. Trawick ‘62 Annette M. Turner ‘84 Edith P. Usry ‘70 Mary H. Vickery ‘57 Sara C. Waldrop ‘64 Hardy Lee Walker III ‘87 Martha Hewes Wall ‘53 Helen J. Ward ‘57 Edwin R. Watkins ‘50 Carla H. Watson ‘07 Virginia B. Watters ‘58 Sandra K. Weaver Vincent J. Whalen ‘72 ‘73 Grover H. Whaley ‘64 Gladys B. Wilkins ‘46 Elizabeth G. Wilks ‘44 Bertha B. Williams ‘54 Daisy D. Williams ‘33 James R. Wilson ‘62 ‘64 Raymond P. Worley ‘48 Sam H. Wright ‘62 Katie S. Wynne ‘61

In Memoriam 2012

David L. Abrams ‘62 Mary G. Adams ‘68 ‘85 Henry F. Alford ‘59 Faye W. Allen ‘55 Leah H. Ames ‘61 Paula B. Angle Gladys C. Armour ‘41 John L. Armstrong ‘58 Janice J. Atkinson ‘44 Carolyn D. Autry ‘81 Ernest L. Babb ‘59 Violet Dabbs Banks ‘51 Manie R. Barbour Fred C. Barlow ‘50 ‘52 Morton Batlan ‘41 Jeff M. Beasley ‘74 Mildred C. Benison ‘76 Carlena G. Bennett ‘69 ‘79 Laura G. Black ‘96 ‘99 Albert F. Botti ‘49 Roy T. Bouler ‘77 James D. Bowdoin ‘57 Barbara A. Boyd ‘59 ‘66 Vandiver Boyles ‘93 ‘99 ‘06 John A. Bozovich ‘41 Lester C. Brock ‘53 ‘54 Robert H. Brown Jamie E. Browning ‘59 Billy J. Brumlow ‘67 ‘71 Lee Parker G. Bryant ‘83 Walter D. Bryant Jr. ‘53 Geraldine H. Buell ‘49 Jean H. Burgess ‘48 Martha H. Burgess ‘47 Frances M. Bush ‘41 Margaret F. Butler ‘45 Dean H. Byrd Jr. ‘67 Tommy J. Cacioppo ‘54 ‘61 Ralph A. Cain ‘75 ‘83 Jimmie Sue Campbell ‘57 Richard F. Campbell ‘52 Evelyn O. Carter ‘45 Krista M. Carver ‘87 ‘89 Eugene T. Chambers ‘55 Charles W. Chandler ‘70 Mexie L. Chism ‘59 ‘68 Jane P. Clayton ‘41 ‘74 Shirley G. Clements ‘65 ‘70 Sandra E. Cline ‘62 ‘64 Jennie A. Coe ‘58 Fred P. Colburn ‘49 ‘54 Vonceil F. Coleman ‘52 ‘99 Loyl H. Collins ‘48 ‘52 Romola G. Colson ‘66 Don R. Conway ‘53 Madie O. Cortese ‘53

James McLean Scholarship Barbara Adams Margaret Balentine Fairee Bridges Davis Burton Arlene Chissom Laura Condra David Bauer

Ann Godfrey Erica Hlebowitsh Peter Hlebowitsh William Hortman Rick Houser Asghar IranNejad Shelley Jones Jane Joslin Rene’ Katsinas Stephen Katsinas Deanna Kimbrough Margaret King Sidney Lionberger Marian Loftin Carole Loree James McLean Mark McLean Jayne Meyer

Our deepest sympathies to the families of those alumni who passed in 2012.

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