UNC Greensboro

Cammarano Named First Recipient of Short Fellowship

Alex Cammarano head shot next to UNCG School of Education logo all set on a blue background

The Paula and Rick Short Endowed Fellowship in Education was established in the spring of 2023 and Department of Counseling and Educational Development doctoral student Alex Cammarano has been named the first recipient of the award. 

Storytime-to-Go in Hillsborough, N.C.

Black bag with Orange County Public Library Storytime logo

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented children and their caregivers with a myriad of challenges. One of these is a long pause on public events, including Storytime at the library. Libraries have nimbly added many virtual offerings, but nothing can replace the treasured experience of being read to in person, from a book that a young child can reach out and touch, with related activities available to support early literacy.

Latinx Mental Health Kits

Latinx mental health kit

Many Latinx clients experience stigma when grappling with a mental health concern and are unsure how to talk about what they are experiencing. The Latinx Mental Health Kit is a box full of culturally sensitive mental health resources for Latinx clients which serves as a launch pad for discussing their experiences and concerns.

College: What’s the Best Fit For Me?

Students hold and use VR goggles

High school students who will graduate soon and do not have financial and travel resources to visit college campuses for on-site tours miss an opportunity to “see” the school and have experience of feeling whether they feel a fit with the school. It’s difficult to make a decision about attending a college you’ve never visited.

Increasing Health Literacy Through Public Library Programs

A collection of heart health books on a table

Health literacy is a person’s capacity to understand and utilize health information. This is both a national and local community issue. In Gwinnett County near Atlanta, Ga., heart disease and mental illness are the leading causes of death. This project involves developing a partnership with the local health department and hospitals to bring medical professionals into the library for heart health literacy workshops.

Interactive Student Conflict Resolution Mat

Students work to resolve a conflict on a mat

The Interactive Student Conflict Resolution Mat (ISCRM) is a conflict resolution tool intended for use by elementary school students. Many students experience disagreements with a peer, and these disagreements can cause classroom disruptions when students seek teacher assistance for conflict resolution.