Doctoral Students Selected as Orange Holmes Scholars

Tiffany Hamm, first-year doctoral student in Science Education, and Phillandra Smith, first-year doctoral student in Special Education were selected as Orange Holmes Scholars with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Both will serve for three years and receive mentoring as a teacher/leader/counselor educator, and financial support to participate in the annual AACTE meeting and the annual Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute.

The AACTE Holmes Scholars supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education. Orange Holmes Scholars are also first- or second-year Syracuse University School of Education doctoral students interested in teacher, leader or counselor education.

Benefits to being an Orange Holmes Scholar include:

  • Membership in a national network of peers with access to dedicated online social networks
  • Mentoring opportunities by Holmes Scholar alumni currently in academia and other leadership positions
  • Opportunities to present your research at the AACTE Annual Meeting
  • Dedicated mentoring programs at the AACTE Annual Meeting
  • A job fair at the AACTE Annual Meeting and access to position announcements through the year
  • Annual Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute in Washington, DC, including participation in AACTE’s Day on the Hill and networking events associated with the AACTE State Leaders Institute
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities at the national level, such as participation in conference presentations and policy/advocacy training

Congratulations Tiffany and Phillandra!