Introducing Our 2018 SOE Commencement Speakers

Posted on April 18, 2018

On behalf of the SOE Commencement Speakers Committee, we are pleased to announce that Shameeka Wilson, B.S. in Professions in Deafness candidate, and Morgan Ritchie-Baum, MLIS in Library and Information Studies candidate, have been chosen to address the Class of 2018 graduates at the SOE Commencement ceremony on May 4, 2018.

Shameeka Wilson is a senior in the Professions in Deafness: K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Preparation Program. She is also enrolled in the ME.d program in Teacher Education and Higher Education with a focus on TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Scholarship funding has afforded her opportunities to participate in international experiences such as a three-week study abroad experience to Shanghai, China, which enhanced her global awareness and cultural diversity. Shameeka’s dream is to teach abroad, return to obtain her Ph.D. in applied linguistics, and advocate for bilingual-bicultural instruction. She is proud to be a member of the first graduating cohort of the Teacher Education Fellows program, and excited to be starting a job with Asheboro City Schools after graduation.

Morgan Ritchie-Baum is a Master in Library & Information Studies Candidate with a defined interest in public libraries. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Otterbein University in 2010. While at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Morgan has been a Graduate Assistant in the School of Education Dean’s Department, coordinating technology resources and services for students, faculty, and staff in the Teaching Resources Center. Morgan is a recipient of the M. Sangster Parrott Fellowship and a 2018 School of Education Graduate Scholar Award. Her research interests and professional passions revolve around how people and communities experience, process, and are unified through the power of information and, conversely, how information professionals can involve, engage, and be better informed by their communities. Morgan is looking forward to beginning a career with Greensboro Public Library after graduation.

We are thrilled to have these two outstanding School of Education graduates address the Class of 2018. Congratulations to both of our speakers!