UNC Greensboro

Positioning Black Men for College Success

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The odds seem to be stacked against Black men in college: Just 40 percent who enroll in undergraduate programs complete their degrees within six years. But at UNC Greensboro, efforts are underway to improve those odds.

Cracking the Code of Communication

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Parents, each with a Bluetooth device in their ears, sit in a play-based early intervention therapy session with their autistic child. As they interact through a series of exercises, they receive instruction, feedback and encouragement audibly through their earbuds. The voice talking to them is a community-based early intervention professional trained by a team of coaches led by Heather Coleman, UNC Greensboro Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services. The goal: support early intervention therapists, who work with families of autistic children to help them better understand and communicate with each other.

Nearly $1 Million Grant Awarded to Add to Trauma-Informed Clinical Supervisor Pipeline

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Looking to increase the number of trauma-informed clinical supervisors and expand and enhance the training opportunities for clinical mental health counseling students, Dr. Jennifer Deaton of UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Cammarano Named First Recipient of Short Fellowship

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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. 

Dawkins Awarded Grant to Assist Libraries Develop Community Relationships

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Looking to help train library practitioners and organizations in techniques for community collaboration and civic engagement along with professional soft skills not typically addressed in Library and Information Science curriculum, Dr. April Dawkins in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Library, Information, and Research Sciences and Dr. Lucy Santos Green of the University of Iowa have been awarded a nearly $250,000 grant for a two-year project. 

Short Family Endows Fellowship for Innovation Efforts

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Graduate students engaged in innovation with the UNC Greensboro School of Education will soon have a new fellowship opportunity available to them thanks to the generosity of Paula and Rick Short who have established an endowment. Recipients of the award will work closely with the School of Education’s Impact Through Innovation (ITI) program which will lend support to the development and implementation of their ideas.

Research Conducted by CED Alumna Helping to Shape Public Policy

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After earning her Ph.D. in Counselor and Counselor Education from UNC Greensboro in 2008, Dr. Elysia Clemens headed west to Colorado and a tenure-track position in the counseling department at the University of Northern Colorado where she remained for over a decade. But then Clemens jumped at the opportunity to move into a role with the University of Denver’s Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab, a unit that assists government agencies and community partners with research into public policy matters.

Wachter Morris Secures $5.6 Million Grant to Address School Mental Health

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Led by Dr. Carrie Wachter Morris, members of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) inside of the UNC Greensboro School of Education have been awarded a $5.6 million grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant, to be used over five years, is a training grant to directly address the large, unmet need for the preparation of mental health professionals in public schools.

Combating a Lack of Internet Services: SOE Assists in Pilot Program to Bring Access to Elementary Students

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When schools moved to remote status during the height of the COVID pandemic, numerous students were unable to fully participate in classes due to the lack of broadband internet access at their homes. Backed by a grant from the United States Department of Education, three members of the School of Education are joining a team led by UNC Greensboro’s Information Technology Services (ITS) unit to combat that issue.