Rhodia D. Thomas ’77: Using Law and Learning to Open Doors, for Herself and Others

With a feeling of privilege and emotion, Rhodia D. Thomas ’77 is set to collect the School of Education’s Tolley Medal during the 2024 One University awards on April 19, which celebrates the honorable work and dedicated service of outstanding members of the Syracuse University community.  “I can’t understate what it means to me,” says...
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The Mid-State Regional Partnership Center: Supporting Those Who Support Students with Disabilities 

Kayleigh Sandford and Stephanie Spicciati have worked so long and so closely together that they almost finish each other’s sentences. Central New York school districts are lucky to be able to tap their experience and skills, two members of a team of 12 who work for the Mid-State Regional Partnership Center (RPC), which provides support...
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School of Education Welcomes Cisco Emerging Talent Strategist Raphael T. Richard G’12 as 2024 Convocation Speaker

Syracuse University School of Education is pleased to announce that Advisory Board Member Raphael T. Richard G’12 will address graduates at its 2024 Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the John A. Lally Athletics Complex.  Richard is Emerging Talent Recruiting Lead for tech giant Cisco’s university partnerships, driving recruitment strategies and...
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InclusiveU 10th Anniversary Featured on Bridge Street, WAER Radio

Syracuse celebrates 10th anniversary of InclusiveU When it comes to inclusivity, Syracuse University is known all over the world as a leader in disability and higher education. InclusiveU is a program at SU that helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities get a fully inclusive college experience. This program offers real opportunities for these students...
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Reflections: Katherine Beissner G’91

In the Reflections series, the School of Education asks alumni to look back on their distinguished and fascinating lives and careers.  Katherine Beissner G’91 was named Dean of the College of Health Professions at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, in 2017 and a fellow of the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions in 2023, in...
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Applications Open for 2024 Intelligence++ Innovation Showcase of Inclusive Design 

Applications are now open for the Intelligence++ Innovation Showcase, which takes place on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY.  The event will highlight undergraduate and graduate student teams from across campus who have created concepts...
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Kamille Montgomery ’24: Providing Peer Mentoring Opportunities to Women of Color Through Dimensions

Serving as a peer mentor to Syracuse University’s undergraduate women of color means the world to Kamille Montgomery ’24. When it comes to fostering a strong relationship between herself and her mentees, Montgomery understands that representation matters, and being able to relate to the students she advises is just as important as the advice being...
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Professor Derek Seward Offers Tips for Talking to Kids About Transportation Disasters

Families across the nation are heading out for spring break and planning summer getaways, but recent headlines about transportation disasters may have children feeling a bit anxious about traveling. Derek Seward is a professor in the Counseling and Human Services Department at Syracuse University’s School of Education. He shares some signs parents should watch for...
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From Village to City, Frehiwot Wuhib G’17 Has Experienced the Enduring Power of Mentorship

Frehiwot Wuhib G’17 credits her parents as her first mentors. “They are the ones who implanted courage in the value of hardship and belief in myself,” she says, noting access to quality education was their priority. Her parents strongly believed the only way out of poverty was to exceed in education. They’d remind her and...
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Ann Covitz ’62: A Gift to Celebrate Life, Exploration, and the Mother-Daughter Bond

It’s 10:30 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, as Ann Covitz ’62 answers the phone and reflects on her life from the other side of the world. Hers is a story that deserves to be told, and one no parent ever wants to experience. It’s about a final act of love to forever connect a mother and...
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Professor George Theoharis Publishes Second Edition of “The School Leaders Our Children Deserve”

Addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a political climate of national resistance to DEI, Syracuse University School of Education Professor George Theoharis has published the second edition of The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform (Teachers College Press, 2024), a bestselling book on school leadership,...
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Professor James H. Rolling Jr. G’91 Elected to The Cooper Union Board of Trustees

James Haywood Rolling Jr. G’91, who since 2007 has been a dual professor of Arts Education and Teaching and Leadership in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and School of Education (SOE), acceded to the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in February 2024....
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Professor Courtney Mauldin Awarded MetLife Foundation-Lender Center Racial Wealth Gap Grant

Professor Courtney Mauldin is a co-investigator on a new Syracuse University research project that is one of nine that study issues contributing to or helping alleviate the  racial wealth gap in the United States.  The awards are funded by a MetLife Foundation grant that supports research and community programming over three years to examine the racial wealth gap’s...
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Huey Hsiao Joins Syracuse University School of Education as Assistant Dean for Student Success

A higher education administrator with more than 20 years of experience in roles across advising, recruitment, program management, international education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, Huey Hsiao returns to Syracuse University as School of Education (SOE) Assistant Dean for Student Success.  As Assistant Dean, Hsiao will enhance student success and belonging as leader of SOE’s...
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School of Education Mourns the Passing of Life Trustee Doris ‘Dottie’ L. Payson ’57

Doris “Dottie” Payson ’57 first parlayed a bachelor’s degree in education from Syracuse University into a teaching career in the Brooklyn School District. But her passion for travel and learning about the wonders of the world led to her second career in the travel industry, serving clients at Jeffrey’s World of Travel, Ltd. in Great...
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Resurrecting Song: Professor Wendy Moy’s New Book Documents Choral Music’s Resilience During COVID-19

In her new book, Wendy Moy, Professor of Music Education in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Education, brings together first-person accounts to offer a sometimes heartbreaking, many times joyful portrait of how choral musicians weathered the coronavirus pandemic. In doing so, Resurrecting Song: A Pathway Forward for the Choral...
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