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Student Spotlight Ashley Smith

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Ashley Smith, a December 2013 graduate of the K-12 Special Education: General Curriculum Master of Education program, discussed what she’s gained from her studies in the Specialized Education Studies (SES) department in the School of Education, and what inspired her to choose her path of study.

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“What I’ve Gained from My Experience in Specialized Education at UNCG.”

  • Confidence
  • Community to share/exchange ideas with
  • Weekly advice and support
  • Varying points of view
  • Lifelong friends
  • Professional connections
  • Opportunity to network
  • Knowledge
  • Field experience
  • Essential Learning Opportunities

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Student Spotlight Shuying Sha

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Shuying Sha, a second year graduate student in the Educational Research Methodology department in the UNCG School of Education, talks about her internship experiences, why she loves the ERM department, and her perspective on UNCG and the Greensboro community as an international student.

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My Internship

I am really excited and proud of my accomplishments this past summer! As a second year M.S. & Ph.D. student in the Educational Research Methodology department, I completed two internships through the ERM’s Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS) office, and received great feedback from the clients.

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Student Spotlight Aerin W. Benavides and Lacey Huffling

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Aerin W. Benavides and Lacey Huffling, graduate students in the Teacher Education and Higher Education program in the UNCG School of Education, provide their daily account of life out in the field during the 2013 Rockfish Herpetological Research Experience as part of the HERPs Project.

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Aerin: I love Rockfish!  At this HRE we too get to ‘go to camp’ and stay in the hotel rooms at the lodge on the property. For some reason, this helps me feel that ‘team spirit’ as an integral part of the program, 24 hours a day.   As part of Dr. Carlone’s human research team this year, staying connected to it all helps me as a researcher to have a deeper understanding of all the forces at play. I become a better observer, and my experience as a human researcher at last year’s HRE’s helps me feel confident I can get the job done this year, and improve on it.  My best part of the first day is getting to pick up participants on the way that would not have been able to go to Camp Rockfish otherwise because their families just can’t afford or can’t arrange for transportation from Greensboro to Rockfish (near Fayetteville.)  I was a little sad that David’s (not his real name) mom decided to drive him at the last minute because on the car ride I get to know the kids better. I was picking up Hannah (not her real name), and Sandy’s (not her real name) parents drove her to my house from Winston-Salem.  Sandy was a talker.  Within a few minutes both Hannah and I knew all the places Sandy had lived and had intimate knowledge of her vast array of friends and step-siblings. I even heard all about that time she got suspended from school, and what that terrible teacher was like, and how much she liked art and the art teacher.   Hannah was kind of quiet, but she did tell me she was the oldest, often responsible for her younger siblings’ care, so this week of the HRE (Herpetological Research Experience) sleeping in a cabin with other high school girls was a time for her to be a kid and have fun.  I was glad for her.  I love the feeling I am helping provide this amazing opportunity free of cost to interested low income kids.

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Student Spotlight Candice Jackson

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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Candice Jackson, a graduate student in the Counseling and Educational Development department in the UNCG School of Education, discusses what influenced her to study Counseling and Higher Education, as well as her intentions to pursue a doctorate degree.

1). This August, you will be graduating with a Specialist in Education and a Master of Science in Counseling Degree from UNCG, and will be starting in the doctorate program soon. What influenced you to pursue a doctorate degree in the counseling field?

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Student Spotlight Russell Milazzo

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

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Russell Milazzo, a Senior B.S. in Professions in Deafness candidate in the Special Education Services department in the UNCG School of Education, discusses how his military experience influenced him to pursue a career in interpreting, and what he loved most about performing in ASL Idol.

1). You are currently in the Professions in Deafness (PID) program in the Special Education Services department in the UNCG School of Education. What inspired you to pursue this career?

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Student Spotlight Shureka Hargrove

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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Shureka Hargrove, Ph.D. student in the Educational Research Methodology department in the School of Education, discusses her on the job experiences through her internship with the Educational Testing Service and why she chose to pursue a career in educational program assessment.

1). You are currently in the Ph.D. program in the Educational Research Methodology department at UNCG. Could you talk a little about what brought you to UNCG, and how you developed an interest in program evaluation in the education field?

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Student Spotlight Kathleen Edwards

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Kathleen Edwards, a PhD student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations in the UNCG School of Education, discusses her experiences during her service-learning course at the Interactive Resource Center of Greensboro.

 

1).  You currently are teaching a service-learning course entitled “The Institution of Education” (ELC-301) with the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) of Greensboro this semester – can you describe what students have experienced during this semester while working at the IRC? Have any memorable ‘a-ha’ moments stood out this semester for your students while working at the IRC?

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Student Spotlight Mari Noguchi

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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Master of Library and Information Studies student

Library and Information Studies (LIS) student Mari Noguchi studies in Peru and learns about home.

Story by Heather Hans

LIS Student Mari Noguchi (MLIS, May 2013) took an unexpected turn in her coursework this summer when she considered how she could improve her Spanish language skills and her ability to work with the Latino community in Greensboro.

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Student Spotlight Canesha Hewett

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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Senior, Middle Grades Education Major, Concentrations in Language Arts & Social Studies

Middle Grades Education Major Canesha Hewett discusses her experience in the UNCG School of Education.

 

1). What have you enjoyed most about your classroom student teaching experiences while at UNCG?

I have really enjoyed learning what middle school kids are like as individuals – learning what their interests are, how they function both inside the classroom and at play, and learning how I can tap into their interests and energy to keep them engaged and challenged in the classroom. Being in a class with real kids and learning how to apply college theory on a practical level is where you really develop your teaching methods.

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Student Spotlight Betsy Gaither

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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Elementary Education ‘12

Elementary Education student Elizabeth “Betsy” Gaither recently graduated from the UNCG School of Education in May. During her time as a student she had the opportunity to study abroad as part of a summer exchange program developed by the UNCG Department of Romance Languages with the University of Cadiz, in Spain.

Betsy and 15 UNCG Students lived with a host family, and attended classes at the University of Cadiz. Betsy shares, “Having the opportunity to live and study in another country was such an unbelievable experience; one that I will never forget. Not only have I progressed my fluency in the Spanish language and culture, I have also developed lasting friendships abroad.”

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