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Alumni Magazine 2020

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UI grant builds mental health workforce serving rural youth

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Iowa youth living in rural, medically underserved communities will gain access to more mental and behavioral health experts thanks to a nearly $2 million dollar grant led by experts in the College of Education and other campus and community partners.

Bardhoshi named top contributor to Journal of Counseling and Development

Friday, June 11, 2021
Gerta Bardhoshi, an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, has been named a top contributor to the Journal of Counseling and Development. 

UI REACH News - June 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Read the June 2021 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.

Didion receives Carver Trust grant to help at-risk readers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Elementary students with or at risk for reading disabilities will improve their fluency thanks to a new $85,000 Carver Trust grant. Lisa Didion, College of Education special education assistant professor, is the grant principal investigator.

Amato and Nylen receive 2021 Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Paper Award

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Brendon Nylen and Nicole Ann Amato are this year’s recipients of the 2021 Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Paper Awards.
Sarah Day

Alumna awarded Fulbright to Montenegro

Sarah Day, an alumna in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education from the University of Iowa College of Education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Montenegro for 2021-22.
Mary Salazar

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Mary Salazar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! Meet alumna Mary Salazar (BA ‘01 English and licensure in secondary English education).
Dr. Jessica Jensen

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Jessica Jensen

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hello and happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we are highlighting alumna Jessica Jensen (BA ‘08 Elementary Education, specialization in k-8 math education, Ph.D. ‘17 Teaching and Learning in Mathematics Education.)

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Aralia Ramirez

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hey Hawkeyes! It’s “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumna Aralia Ramirez (MA ‘19 Higher Education and Student Affairs.)

Faculty, staff honored at year-end College of Education meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The University of Iowa College of Education recognized and celebrated the contributions of faculty and staff at the Spring Faculty and Staff meeting.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Erica Kaldenberg

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Welcome back to “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we would like you to meet alumna Erica Kaldenberg (Ph.D. Special Education).

Ackerman supports student success

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Terry Ackerman, distinguished visiting professor in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program, will retire in the summer of 2021.

In the News: Alumna named first Latina principal in Iowa City school district

Friday, April 30, 2021
College of Education alumna Maria Martin is the first Latina principal in the Iowa City Community School District where she leads Grant Wood Elementary School.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Daniel Schnall

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are highlighting alumnus Daniel Schnall (MA ‘16 Higher Education and Student Affairs).

Langguth leaves a legacy of kindness, lifelong learning

Thursday, April 22, 2021
After 24 years of working for the University of Iowa College of Education, teaching and mentoring thousands of students, Nancy Langguth, associate dean for teacher education and student services, will retire in the summer of 2021.

Yeomans seeks to empower her students through teaching math, life-long learning

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Graduating senior Emily Yeomans has been selected as the student speaker for the College of Education’s Undergraduate Virtual Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m.

In the news: The UI and Iowa City need to recognize Autism Acceptance Month

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Daily Iowan
The University of Iowa College of Education's REACH program and the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education's Academic Life Navigator program were recently mentioned in the Daily Iowan discussing ways to support autistic students.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Ethan Valentine

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet alumnus Ethan Valentine (M.A, ‘15 and Ph.D. ‘18 Educational Psychology).

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Martha Kirby

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Hello Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet Alumna Martha Kirby (M.A. ‘97 Counselor Education, College Student Development program.) 
Dusty Persinger

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Dusty Persinger

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumna Dusty Persinger (MA ‘19 Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.)