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Sharon Jacquet (center) with family at the dedication of the Sharon Haines Jacquet Education Commons in May 2013

Sharon Jacquet ’72: Philanthropy That Recognizes the Value of Education and Educators

Sharon Jacquet graduated from Syracuse University in 1972 with a degree in elementary education but decided against becoming a teacher. “I felt it was an awesome responsibility and I was too immature to be responsible for those young minds,” Jacquet recalls, with just a hint of irony. Today, Jacquet bears the responsibility of being a...
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Maria Armas '22 with fellow Kappa Delta Pi members at initiation in Fall 2019

Professional Organizations Bring Leadership and Mentorship Opportunities to SOE Students

School of Education students are encouraged to participate in professional organizations which can help them further engage in scholarship, make connections with colleagues and mentors and explore opportunities for career development. Meet two students who have served in leadership roles for their organizations’ local chapters: Maria Armas ’22, Kappa Delta Pi Fundraising Chair (2020-2021) The...
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ashanti hunter, michele ho, jackie ritz

Undergraduate Research Grants Open New Opportunities for Students

Ashanti Hunter and Michelle Ho, inclusive early childhood and special education seniors in the School of Education, are engaged in research with Professor George Theoharis on the pipeline to educational leadership positions for women of color for building and school administrators and district administrators, respectively. They were among the spring 2021 recipients of undergraduate research...
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Jeff Mangram and Don McPherson as football teammates at Syracuse

Tolley Award Recipient Don McPherson ‘87 is Dedicated to Flipping the Script on Masculinity and Relationships

Don McPherson ’87 was honored with the 2021 William Pearson Tolley Medal in recognition of his leadership in higher education, particularly around issues of the student experience, identity and gender violence. His most recent platform for his work, ASPIRE, aims to create a “community of caring” leaders and learners throughout a social ecosystem that includes...
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Alumni Profile: How a lifetime passion for education led Mary Curcio G’95 to begin a new chapter after retirement

Mary Curcio G’95 always wanted to be a math teacher but, as a mother of six, knew the path forward might not be a straight line. She also knew that setting an example for her children that anything was possible would need to begin with her own trajectory. “I knew if I didn’t get a...
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Beth Ferri

Beth Ferri Named Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education

Beth Ferri, professor of inclusive education and disability studies, has been named associate dean for research in the School of Education. “Professor Ferri is an internationally and nationally respected scholar whose work is influential in inclusive education and disability studies. Her stellar research record, including securing external funding for research and doctoral training, makes her...
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Seybold and her daughter Lauren at Lauren's high school graduation in 2018

Center on Disability and Inclusion Launches Program to Support Degree-seeking Autistic Students

Funded by a contribution from Karen Colapietro Seybold G’92, a pilot project in the Center on Disability and Inclusion will create research opportunities and direct support for matriculated autistic students at Syracuse University. Seybold graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Education in 1992 with a master’s degree in counselor education. She received financial assistance as...
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Julie Padilla ’11, G’12: Helping Others Succeed During the COVID-19 Crisis

Syracuse University created Current Use Scholarships to meet the needs of students who experienced loss—both financially and in other ways—due to COVID-19. Donors make a $5,000 gift for each of five years that the University immediately uses to assist students with their scholarship and financial aid.  The success story of her father, an immigrant from South...
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jenna caires, kayla alexander, katie zaferes

#ProudToBeSOE At The 2020 Tokyo Olympics

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games kick off, the School of Education will be well represented. Of the six former Syracuse University student-athletes that will compete for gold this summer, three are SOE alumni. “Having our alumni compete in the Olympic Games brings great pride for all of us in Orange Nation,” says Syracuse University...
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