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The Sesquicentennial Issue

Spring 2018

THE FACILITATOR The Official Newsletter of the College of Education at Fayetteville State University

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Preparing Educators, Leaders, and Engaged Citizens.

What’s Inside: p.2 Deanʼs Message p.3 College News p.4 Grants & Honors p.5 Faculty Fellowships p.6 2017 American Education Week p.8 2018 Excellence in Teaching Conference p.10 Departmental Updates p.16 2017-18 Graduates p.20 Support Us


Dean’s Message… This academic year Fayetteville State University and specifically the College of Education (formerly the School of Education) celebrate the institution’s sesquicentennial. I say specifically the College of Education because the preparation of teachers was the genesis for seven men to donate $136 to start the Howard School in 1867 which is now known as Fayetteville State University. As we are reminded by the Sesquicentennial Hymn: “We celebrate 150 years. From Grammar to University our flame still lights the way.” From our humble purpose of preparing teachers for children of freed slaves we now produce facilitators of learning who teach children in preschool and daycare settings; who teach in public, private and charter school grades kindergarten to twelve; who serve in administrative roles in P-12 schools and institutions of higher education; and who embrace our conceptual framework to ensure learners are able to compete successfully in a multi-ethnic, culturally diverse, technological society. To ensure our candidates are well prepared, they are exposed to educational experiences on and off campus. We are excited that one of our education majors has been elected our Regional Representative to the Student North Carolina Education Association. Seven of our undergraduate students are attending the National Education Association HBCU Summit in Montgomery, Alabama in July with all expenses paid by the NEA! We also look forward to the next academic year when our doctorate in educational leadership program will celebrate 25 years of service. Enjoy the newsletter and please consider supporting the FSU College of Education with a monetary gift. No amount is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support and please do plan to join us at Fall Preview on September 22, 2018 and at Homecoming 2018, October 22-27, 2018. Marion Gillis-Olion !2

COLLEGE NEWS The School of Education Reorganizes into the College of Education Effective August 2017, the School of Education became the College of Education with Dr. Marion Gillis-Olion continuing as the Dean. The change reflects the collective importance of the unit in terms of its diverse course delivery and variety of degrees. The new organizational structure enables FSU to strengthen and promote the educational, social, cultural, and economic transformation of southeastern NC and beyond.

FSU College of Education

Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) Program Accredited by NAEYC

Named an IHE Partner by NCDPI

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited the FSU Birth through Kindergarten Program (Teaching and Non-Teaching). NAEYC accreditation requirements include stringent standards and best practices grouped in 10 areas: relationships with children, curriculum, teaching approaches, child assessment, nutrition and health, staff qualifications, relationships with children’s families and the community, physical environment, and program leadership and management. FSU’s B-K program is the first 4-year college in NC to receive this national accreditation.

The Exceptional Children Division Program Improvement and Professional Development (PIPD) Section of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recently announced that FSU has been named as an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) partner to support the work of the NC State Improvement Project (NC SIP) preservice preparation goals. FSU joins ECU, NCSU, UNC-Charlotte, and UNCP as well as the other two new partners, WCU and N.C. A&T in partnership with Greensboro College. For more info on NC SIP visit:

New Year, New Chairs! During the 2017-2018 Academic year, Drs. Cynthia Shamberger and Abul Pitre, completed their first year as chair of the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects and the Department of Educational Leadership, respectively. We celebrate them and look forward to their leadership next year! !3

GRANTS AND HONORS The US Department of Education Awards FSU $2.7 million Grant for Graduate STEM Education Drs. Kimberly Smith-Burton, Peter Eley, Marilyn Lanier and colleagues from the College of Business were awarded funding for a HBCU Masters Program Grant. The goal of the project is to prepare STEM graduate students for Master degrees and upgrade computers labs in the College of Education. FSU awarded $28,284 to Enhance Student Health MSSS professors, Drs. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis (co-PI) and Chandrika Johnson, along with Ms. Johnson-Arnold (co-PI), Student Health Services, were awarded a grant, from the UNC System, to enhance FSU’s behavioral health services and address the changing health and wellness needs of FSU’s students. The one year grant initiative includes Mental Health First Aid training (picture above), for faculty and staff, a baseline needs assessment, and student wellness programs.

FSU awarded $10,000 for Reading Research to Classroom Practice Dr. Cynthia Shamberger (MSSS) is the PI for a training grant to support MSSS & ELEM ED faculty in attending training to become certified to teach Foundations of Reading Workshops. The research-based instructional practices will then be embedded in COE courses.

FSU Early Childhood Learning Center Honored with the Continuing Service Partnership Award At the 3rd annual Community Partners Luncheon, the offices of Constituent and Community Relations and Civic Engagement and Service Learning recognized the Fayetteville State University Early Childhood Learning Center directed by Mrs. Gloria Moore Carter with the Continuous Partnership Award to recognize their longevity and ongoing partnership, since 2010, with FSU and the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning. They have provided service learning and volunteer opportunities for more than 336 FSU students who have completed over 5,190 hours of service over the past six years.  !4

COE FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS Three COE Professors serve as Digital Resources Fellows Three COE faculty members, Drs. Tanya Hudson (ELED), Ashley Holder (ELED), and Melissa Haithcox-Dennis (MSSS), served as Digital Resources Fellows during the spring of 2018. The program, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, introduced FSU to Open Educational Resources (OER) through the Intellus Learning platform. The web-based platform provides free access to more than 15 million resources. Faculty used the Intellus materials in their classes and presented the Intellus platform to FSU faculty and staff.

Dr. Peter Eley selected for two Prestigious Fellowships Dr. Peter Eley, Associate Professor (MSSS) was selected as a 2018 UNC-GA Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow. Dr. Eley is the first FSU faculty member to participate in this program. Dr. Eley will share time between FSU and UNC-GA and focus on K-12, Equity/Access, and curriculum alignment. To learn more about Dr. Eley’s time at UNC-GA, click here. Dr. Eley is also serving as a 2017-2018 Fayetteville State University Administrative Fellow and was invited to attend the 2018 IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute, a selective program where the world’s best math research is conducted and research methods finely tuned. He will attend the Institute this summer, all expenses paid.

Two COE Professors Serve as Ethics and Civic Engagement Fellows Drs. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis (MSSS) and Cynthia Wooten (ELED) participated in the 2018 Ethics and Civic Engagement Fellows program, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement & Service Learning. Faculty attended workshops and completed readings to prepare to use service learning as a high impact practice in their courses. Dr. Haithcox-Dennis’ students completed over 300 hours of service, including the planning and hosting of a health fair. Each of Dr. Wooten’s students earned 60-70 early field/service learning hours tutoring 3rd graders at Ferguson-Easley Elementary School in reading. !5

2017 AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK The College of Education hosted our annual American Education Week (November

13-18, 2017) as a part of Fayetteville State University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The theme for American Education Week was Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility. The week was packed with several activities and events for students, faculty, staff, public school principals, teachers and students, and community members.

During American Education Week we host activities involving our FSU Early Childhood Learning Center; renowned national speakers such as Dr. Robert Q. Berry III, (pictured above), current National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) President-Elect; professional development activities for our clinical experience candidates and administrative support staff; panel discussions with distinguished FSU alumni retired and veteran/beginning principals and teachers from this region; the FEC/SNCAE student organization meet-n-greet and annual Talent Showcase; test preparation for major licensure exams and a mini-conference for middle and high school students interested in STEM disciplines and careers. If you are interested in participating in any of the above listed events during our 2018 American Education Week Celebration (November 12-16, 2018) please contact Dr. Kimberly Smith-Burton at or 910-672-1182. !6

2017 American Education Week !7

2018 EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING CONFERENCE Fayetteville State University’s College of Education hosted the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Conference on April 20, 2018. This year’s conference promoted teaching as the subtle art of shaping minds (#SHAPINGMINDSFSU2018EITC). The goal of the conference was to motivate educators to continue to make a profound and positive impact on the lives of children in our communities. We had a record breaking 180 attendees. Students, faculty and staff attended informative and innovative sessions such as: Breaking Myths & Shaping Minds: Teaching Exceptional Students; Developing Academic Language across Content Areas; What is Your True Color?; Body Toning Class; Being an Effective Intern; A.L.I.C.E.: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate; Innovative Crafts & Technology Strategies for Teachers; Social Dancing; Dimensions of Wellness: A Healthy Body Equals A Healthy Mind; Communication Fitness & Its Importance in the Workplace; and Open Educational Resources. At the Wynton H. Hadley Awards Luncheon, the Wynton H. Hadley Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to faculty members nominated by students for exhibiting similar traits and a desire to build upon the remarkable foundation Dr. Hadley left for us.

2018 Wynton H. Hadley Award

Dr. Paris Jones Educational Leadership

Dr. Abul Pitre Educational Leadership

Graduate student awards were presented to three students that demonstrated university community service, exemplified leadership responsibility, extracurricular activities, and academic achievement. Additionally, the students demonstrated a disposition reflective of an exemplary education candidate and evidence of good work ethics/diligence. 2018 FSU Founders Graduate Student Award Winners Julian W. Capel, EDLE

Emily Richards, ELEM

Sequita White, MSSS

Drs. LaDelle and Marion Olion were honored by the College of Education Excellence In Teaching Conference Committee with the establishment of an annual recognition award in their names for undergraduate students. The LaDelle and Marion Olion Undergraduate Student Award recognizes undergraduate education majors who have demonstrated outstanding professional and academic development. 2018 LaDelle and Marion Olion Undergraduate Student Award Winners Emily Phipps, ELEM

Duane Wilson, MSSS !8

Carol Jenkins, ELEM

2018 Excellence in Teaching Conference !9

Elementary Education

Service and Outreach

2018 Fall in Love with Math, Science and the Arts EXPO The 3rd annual “Fall in Love with Math, Science and the Arts EXPO 2018,” was held in February 2018. The event engaged youth and their families in hands-on math, science, reading, technology, engineering, art and Black history activities. More than 600 children and adults participated.

Elementary Education Major's Club The Elementary Education Major’s Club (EEMC) had a very successful year. During the fall, the EEMC had a winter clothing drive and collected needed supplies for exceptional children in Warrenwood and Westover Elementary Schools. Members judged the Stedman Elementary Talent Show and visited Eastover Central Elementary School to read to the kindergarten students. In the spring, the Club sold t-shirts and set up a booth at the Fall in Love with Math and Science Expo. They also read at elementary schools in Cumberland County for Read Across America Week. At meetings, we discussed how to create positive networks, resume writing, and community service. To finish our year, the Club collected canned food for Backpack Buddies, an organization that helps feed students in Cumberland County.

Service Leadership • Dr. Ashley Johnson-Holder was named President of the North Carolina Association of College Professors of Reading (NCACPR). NCACPR promotes exemplary teacher education, research, language arts, and keeps members informed about state and federal legislation. • Dr. Brian Phillips, Assistant Professor, was recently named Secretary of the North Carolina Association of College Professors of Reading (NCACPR). • LaTasha S. Mack, Elementary Education major, was elected to the Student NC Association of Educators (SNCAE) Board as the 2018-2019 Region 6 Representative. !10

Elementary Education

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Tanya Hudson, Assistant Professor

Presentation Dr. Hudson, Assistant Professor, presented at the 42nd Annual National Council for Black Studies, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her presentation, “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for Teacher Educators in Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” focused on the 21st Century, classrooms, and the continuous diversity in the foreseeable future. In the 21st century, perspective teachers must be able to bring the neighborhoods and the environment that students live into the classroom. This presentation explored the necessity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in preparing teachers who can implement culturally relevant pedagogy.

Dr. Ashley Johnson-Holder, Assistant Professor Publication Bethea-Hampton, T., Johnson-Holder, A. (2018). Promoting Student Engagement and Flexible Learning at a Low-Cost: A Collaborative Project Exploring Open Educational Resources and Virtual Reality (pp. 94-97). Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Learning and Technology Library (LearnTechLib)) Presentations Holder, A. J. (Presenter & Author), Gray, J. S. (Presenter & Author), Wednesday "BYTES" Engaging Apps and Resources for Online Learning. (March 28, 2018). Holder, A. J. (Presenter & Author), Phillips, B. (Presenter & Author), 49th North Carolina Reading Association Conference: "Power-Up Your Literate Mind", "Factors that Promote/Inhibit Reading Achievement," North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA), Raleigh Convention Center. (March 20, 2018). Holder, A. J. (Presenter & Author), Bethea-Hampton, T. (Presenter & Author), 49th North Carolina Reading Association Conference: "Power-Up Your Literate Mind", "Gone Digital with Interactive Notebooks," North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA). (March 19, 2018). Smith-Gray, J. (Presenter & Author), Holder, A. J. (Presenter & Author), The Technological Innovation in Digital Education Symposium (TIDE), "Using Digital Software to Engage the Non-Traditional Student," The University of North Carolina System, Durham. (February 22, 2018).

Dr. Beverly Cain, B-K Clinical Assistant Professor Presentation

Dr. Cain will present at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Learning Institute on June 11, 2018 in Austin, TX. The title of her presentation is, “Coming to the Table with No Strings Attached: Collaborative Leadership Using Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Transformative Approaches.” !11

Educational Leadership Research and Scholarship

Dr. Abul Pitre, Department Chair The Critical Black Pedagogy in Education Series announces its newest book, “Living the Legacy of African American Education: A Model for University and School Engagement.” Dr. Abul Pitre, Chair of the FSU Department of Educational Leadership co-edited the book with Drs. Sheryl Croft, Tiffany Pogue and Vanessa Siddle-Walker. Dr. Pitre also co-edited “Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Educational Leadership.” The collection of essays addresses the national diversity gap between the student body and educational leaders in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The book is co-edited with Antonette Aragon, Colorado State University and Ashram Esmail of Dillard University. Both books were published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Dr. Noran Moffett, Professor Dr. Noran Moffett, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, along with co-authors (Melanie M. Frizzell, Yolanda Brownlee-Williams, Stacye A. Blount & Nurah-Talibah N. Moffett) recently contributed a book chapter titled, “Promoting ATE Standards for Professional Development in Pre-K Settings” in Carolyn M. Crawford and Sandra L. Hardy’s edited book, “Dynamic Principles of Professional Development: Essential Elements of Effective Teacher Preparation.”

Dr. Miriam Chitiga Associate Professor Miriam Chitiga, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership recently received a book contract from Rowman and Littlefield's Imprint Hamilton Books to publish her manuscript, "Codeswitching in the Bilingual STEM Classroom.”

Drs. Terrie Hampton-Bethea and DeAnna Murphy presented their dissertation research at the 5th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference Drs. Terrie Hampton-Bethea and DeAnna Murphy recently presented their dissertation research at the 5th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. DeAnna and Terrie are graduates of the Department of Educational Leadership. Additionally, Drs. Hampton-Bethea and Murphy have both submitted and received acceptance for publication of articles to peer-reviewed journals.


Educational Leadership Service and Outreach FSU Graduate Named Cumberland County Schools 2018 Principal of the Year Lavette C. McMillan, principal of New Century International Middle School, was announced today as the Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) 2018 Principal of the Year (POY). The announcement came during the school system’s 2018 Principal of the Year Luncheon. Ms. McMillan is the seventh consecutive Cumberland County Principal of the Year who has graduated from Fayetteville State University. FSU Graduate Named N-RMAEOP Administrator of the Year The Nash-Rocky Mount Association of Educational Office Professionals (N-RMAEOP) named Dr. Patrica Hollingsworth the 2018 Administrator of the Year. Dr. Hollingsworth has 17 years of experience in education and has worked with NRMPS for the last four years. Hollingsworth has been recognized on a state and national level for her work in communications. Dr. Hollingsworth is a FSU Ed.D. Educational Leadership (PK-12) and M.Ed. Middle Grades Mathematics graduate. My Discipline in 1867, Educational Leadership Dr. Noran Moffett and doctoral candidates Melissa Lyon, Nadiya Hopkins and Letitia Johnson-Arnold presented My Discipline in 1867 as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration.

FSU Graduate Selected as a Keizai Koho Center Fellow Dr. Renee Steele, a 2016 doctoral graduate of the Educational Leadership program, was recently selected as a Keizai Koho Center Fellow. She will travel to Japan with nine other educators for 10 days this summer. She will visit schools, businesses, and participate as a panelist for an educational forum. !13

Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects

Research and Scholarship Dr. Peter Eley, Associate Professor Publication Peter Eley (2018) “Case Study: Effectiveness of Technology in Students’ Understanding of Geometry and Probability Concepts,” International Journal of Education and Human Developments Vol. 4 No 1. April 2018.

Dr. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis, Associate Professor Publication Melissa Haithcox-Dennis (2018). Reject, Correct, Redirect: Using Web Annotation to Combat Fake Health Information—A Commentary, American Journal of Health Education, DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2018.1465866 Presentations Haithcox-Dennis, MJ. Hardy, A., Odom, EB., Terry-Rawlins, C. (2018). Get Fit, Stay Fit Roanoke Valley! Reducing Early Childhood Obesity. Workshop at the 2018 National Smart Start Conference, Greensboro, NC. Haithcox-Dennis, MJ., Hardy, A. (2018). Collaborating to Address the Social Determinants of Childhood Obesity in the Roanoke Valley. Poster Presentation at the 14th Annual Jean Mills Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Haithcox-Dennis, MJ., Hardy, A. (2017). The Roanoke Valley Healthy Family BINGO Challenge: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation at the 2017 NC SOPHE Annual Meeting,

Dr. Chandrika Johnson, Assistant Professor Publication Chandrika Johnson & Roberta Ogletree (2017) Knowledge and Behavioral Intention Related to HPV Vaccination Among Male College Students, American Journal of Health Education, 48:5, 320-330, DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2017.1343159 !14

Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects

Service and Outreach National Autism Awareness Month, April 2018 The National African American Autism Community Network (NAAACN) hosted a series of educational town halls to address the needs of AfricanAmerican families affected by autism. NAAACN advocates for increased awareness, screening, and treatment of autism in underserved communities. Dr. Nicole Anthony, founding member of NAAACN, served as the lead organizer for the Washington D.C. town hall and a speaker at the Detroit town hall.

Bringing Mental Health First Aid to FSU On May 23, 2018 three faculty members, Melissa Haithcox-Dennis, Chandrika Johnson, and Reeshemah Johnson, were certified as certified Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructors. They are now part of the national group of trainers that teach people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of distress and how to support someone living with a mental health or substance use disorder. The three will provide free training for the FSU campus and surrounding community during the summer and the upcoming academic year.

Community Health Students Host Healthy Relationships Fair Students in Dr. Haithcox-Dennis’ Spring 2018 Introduction to Community Health class planned and Implemented a campus-wide Healthy Relationships Fair in April 2018. Tables topics Included self-love, consent, conflict resolution, and others relevant to FSU students. Partners included the FSU Wellness Ambassadors, the Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement, Planned Parenthood, and the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects. •Dr. Peter Eley, Associate Professor, served as the guest speaker for the 2018 Honors Convocation at Elizabeth City State University. •Dr. Chandrika Johnson, Assistant Professor, presented the history of Mary Church Terrell at the African-American History All Year: Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture African-American Women Leaders II in March 2018. !15

Educational Leadership Doctoral Graduates Fall 2017 Completers Patrinia M. Bryant District Student Behavior

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jerry Jones Dissertation Title: “The Perceptions of Mentors and Teachers of the Wide Change a Life Mentoring Program as it Relates to and Academic Growth”

Antonio V. Carr

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones Dissertation Title: “North Carolina Elementary School Administrators’ Perceptions on School Building Conditions and the Influence on Student Performance” 

Melissa Oxendine

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones
 Dissertation Title: “Investigation of Students’ Perceptions of Their Distance Learning Experiences at Two Selected North Carolina Community Colleges”

Molly Williams

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jerry Jones Dissertation Title:“The Impact of Classroom Climate, Support Services, and Instructors’ Behaviors on the Academic Success of Military Students: Implications for Change” Spring 2018 Completers

Julian Capel

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Noran L. Moffett Dissertation Title: “A Narrative Study of Former Black Male Student Athletes’ (BMSAs) Lived Experiences and Viewpoints on Transitioning from a Division I University to a Career After Eligibility”

Phoebe Chavis-Harris Dissertation Chair: Dr. Linda Wilson-Jones Dissertation Title: “Elementary Male Teachers’ Perceptions of the Factors Influencing Their Grade Level Preference in Selected North Carolina School Districts” Sharmila Udyavar

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Theodore Kaniuka Dissertation Title: “Student Global Engagement: Assessing the Outcomes of Internationalization Efforts”

Brenda Winfrey-Knox Dissertation Chair: Dr. Theodore Kaniuka Dissertation Title:“Teacher Efficacy and the Racial and Ethnic Achievement Gap in Elementary Schools” !16


Fall 2017 Graduates and Completers Master of Education in Reading Emily Richards Master of Arts in Special Education Mohamed Bekkare

Birth to K Britney Gidrey Carrie Osborne Sierra Owens Misty Powers (LO)

Health & Physical Education Lindsey Sharp Elementary Education Yesenia Burgos-Melendez (LO) Heather Guerra Dana Hall (McNeill) Halee Hendley Jordan Knox Rebekah Mayers Sophia McCutchen Mariana Melvin (LO) Stacie Swann

Middle Grades Education Lulla Clemmons, Social Studies (LO) Melissa Doyle, Social Studies (LO) Matthew Faircloth, Math and Science Christian Gray, Social Studies (LO) Jennifer Williams, Math & ELA

LO- Licensure Only


Spring 2018 Graduates and Completers Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Education Gregory W. Buie (Mathematics) Patsy E. Sheets (English Language Arts) Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education LaJene T. Mathis Joenett C. Fields Master of Education in Special Education Bradley T. HartsďŹ eld

Elementary Education Don'Nisha Ambrose Nan An (LO) Loraine Crosson Jessica Graham (LO) Caitlin Hunt Vanessa Kokoszka Melissa Kruger Juana Mays Bryant McGregor Christina Perez Emily Phipps Liz Ramos James Warburton Tasha Zell

Birth-K Esther McDonald (LO) Freda Newby (LO) Health & Physical Education Darius LeGrear (LO) Israel Oxendine Middle Grades Education Michael McLucas, Social Studies Kimberly Williams-Wilson, Math Duane Wilson, Social Studies Secondary Education Miranda Davis, Math (LO) LO- Licensure Only


Do you want to help facilitate the future? Give to the College of Education today! Giving Opportunities When you remember FSU’s College of Education in your will or estate plans, it is one of the boldest ways possible for demonstrating the value you place in being a Bronco! A gift of this type makes you a partner with FSU by giving well-deserving traditional and non-traditional students the opportunity to study here. When you remember FSU in your will, you are elevating this University to the status reserved for members of your family. From annual giving to planned gifts, from endowed scholarships to faculty chairs, opportunities for giving to Fayetteville State University are numerous. Your gifts support student aid, faculty research and facilities improvements. So, whether you are a student, an established professional or about to retire, there is a giving option that is just right for you to make a difference at FSU. For assistance with your Legacy Giving plans, please contact Gary Melchiorre, Director of Development & Gift Planning, at or 919-672-2279. For assistance with Major Gifts and Endowments, please contact Jalisha C. Pone, Associate Director of Development at or 910.672.1682. For assistance with Reunion Giving, please contact YaKima Rhinehart at 910.672.1287 or For assistance with Corporate or Foundation Giving, please contact Dr. Tamara Holmes Brothers at or 910.672.1349.

Did you know… That 100% of the faculty and staff in the degree granting departments of the College of Education donated to the 1867 campaign. Many specified their donations go to the College of Education Scholarship Fund to help candidates defray costs associated with the major clinical experience (student teaching) and licensure tests.

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The official newsletter of College of Education at Fayetteville State Unversity

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The official newsletter of College of Education at Fayetteville State Unversity