Feature Stories

School of Education Welcomes Two inaugural Holmes Scholars

The School of Education has welcomed two new doctoral students from the prestigious AACTE Holmes Scholars program. Tiffany Hamm and Phillandra Smith will pursue their doctoral studies at Syracuse for the next three years while participating in mentorship, leadership, research and policy activities on a national scale through AACTE (the American Association of Colleges for...
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Cleo Hamilton, Tori Cedar, and a group of InclusiveU students and staff attend a Syracuse basketball game

Cleo Hamilton Exemplifies Student Leadership and Commitment

If you ask his friends what makes Cleo Hamilton an outstanding example of Orange spirit, his dedication and determination are two characteristics that stand out. Hamilton is entering his senior year at Syracuse University this fall with one of the highest honors a student can receive, being named a Remembrance Scholar, defying odds along the...
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Fulbright DAI teachers and Joanna Masingila after their cultural presentations to the School of Education

Fulbright DAI Semester Concludes with Lessons Learned in the Classroom and Through Cultural Understanding

At the start of the spring 2019 semester, Syracuse temperatures hovered in the single digits, and even hardened locals balked at the brutal cold and wind. For eighteen teachers, newly arrived from nine countries as far away as the Philippines and Senegal, the extreme weather was a novelty that quickly lost its luster. But the...
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Joanna Masingila addresses graduates at Convocation

2019 Convocation Offers Wise Words to Graduates

The School of Education celebrated its 43rd Annual Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Manley Field House. 336 degree recipients were recognized, including 137 bachelor’s, 135 master’s, 43 Certificates of Advanced Study, and 21 doctoral degrees. Thirteen InclusiveU students were also recognized for completing certificate programs. In her remarks to the class of 2019,...
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Sylvia Montijo

Sylvia Montijo ’19: Becoming an Educator

In a middle school art class in Cuenca, Ecuador, the teacher was having trouble including a student with a visual impairment in activities. Sylvia Montijo ’19, assisting in the classroom through a Syracuse Abroad internship, began working with the student to accommodate his disability. She connected with him, gained his trust and learned how to best work...
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Angelos Skimpas

Angelos Skimpas discovers similarities in cultural differences

Fourth in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients As a teacher and activist in his home of Athens, Greece, Angelos Skimpas knows what it means to organize people around a common goal. This makes his ringing endorsement of the Syracuse University School of Education, the host for him and...
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Hicham Mahda

Hicham Mahda finds understanding through exchanges of food and knowledge

Third in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients A high school English as a Foreign Language teacher from Rabat, Morocco, Hicham Mahda says the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers program has made him an international teacher, “which is a point of great pride in my community,”...
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Dianne Christenson sleds down a snowy hill with her arms in the air

New Zealand Fulbright Scholar finds cold weather, warm community at Syracuse

Second in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients While initially envious of some of her Fulbright colleagues that got sent to Arizona and warmer climates, Dianne Christenson now says she couldn’t be happier that Syracuse was ultimately selected as her destination. Not only because she got to go nearly...
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Ranielle Navarro

Ranielle Navarro brings passion and positivity for science and literacy to Syracuse

First in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients Aware of her status as the youngest person in the group of 18 recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI) spending the semester in Syracuse, Ranielle Navarro, an elementary science teacher from the Philippines,...
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