LINK-2-LEAD Stakeholder Meeting – Wednesday, March 25

We invite you to join in a LINK-2-LEAD stakeholder meeting in which we discuss our partnerships at the national, state, and local levels, as well as what we have accomplished together. Also, you will have an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions that will strengthen these partnerships and further improve impact. Please save the date and join us if your schedule permits. We look forward to seeing you soon. Together, we can make a difference.

Partnerships: Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


UNCG School of Education, Room 222

Please RSVP to Kara Battin Holden ( by March 20th.

*** Refreshments will be provided***


The LINK-2-LEAD team

Faculty/Staff Excellence Day – Friday, March 27

Excellence Day for faculty and staff will be March 27, 2015, at the EUC Auditorium. The campus community is invited. Service pins as well as faculty and staff awards will be presented.

American Sign Language Idol – Sunday, March 29

The 2015 American Sign Language Idol theme will be ”From My Heart to Yours.” The theme represents the ASL Idol acts’ appreciation for the community of deaf and hard of hearing members who support the Professions in Deafness program at UNCG. The acts want to share a piece of themselves through their songs that inspire us to move past the barriers, to celebrate personal triumphs, and to promote the spirit of togetherness.

ASL Idol will be Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m., at UNCG’s Elliott University Center Auditorium. General admission is $5; children 6-12 is $3. Follow the hashtag: #ASLidol2015

Donations and ticket sales will go to help people attend Camp Dogwood, a camp for deaf and blind patrons located near Lake Norman.


Mentoring/Advising/Supervising (MAS) Awards – Nominations extended through Monday, March 30

View criteria and nomination form here: MAS Award nomination 2015


Liberty in North Korea Event – Monday, March 30

LiNK events are engaging and educational presentations. They use a combination of speaking, videos, audience interaction and photos to connect audiences to the people behind the stories and provide a comprehensive look at North Korea. This event is unique and offers a look at North Korea most people have never had.

For more information:



Fall 2015 Advising and Registration Appointments – Through March 31

The office has begun Fall 2015 advising and registration appointments.  This peak advising period will run now through March 31.  Walk-in appointments will be placed on hold during this time, and become available again on April 1.


SOE Scholarships – Applications due Wednesday, April 1

School of Education scholarship flyer


Birth-Kindergarten Initial Licensure Program Grant Funding Opportunity– Applications due Wednesday, April 1

Funding is available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for qualified students in the BK:ILP who wish to gain specialized experience in early intervention and early childhood special education. Ten spaces are available for the first cohort, beginning Fall 2015.

The grant will provide full tuition support and a stipend to assist in covering program expenses for selected students. With this support, students will:

  • Complete the BK:ILP course of study
  • Complete an additional one credit hour Seminar in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Participate in expanded field experiences in early intervention and early childhood special education
  • Participate in professional and peer mentoring and induction activities
  • Complete a service obligation after graduation.For further information about this grant funding opportunity contact Kimberly Terry, Project Coordinator, at For further information about the program contact Dr. Margaret Gillis at

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“Project Runway” star Justin LeBlanc Presentation and Q&A – Friday, April 24

Save the Date!  On April 24, 2015, Justin LeBlanc, will be coming to UNCG to share his experiences as a fashion designer, as one of the finalists on the TV show “Project Runway” and of his growing up years being a deaf person. LeBlanc is a native of Raleigh, NC and teaches at NC State University. Starting at 1:00 pm in the School of Education Building, he will give a one-hour presentation followed by a one-hour Q&A session and then a Meet and Greet with refreshments.  This event is being sponsored by the School of Education and the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies program in the Bryan School of Business.


North Carolina Science Festival – Saturday, April 25


Triad Teacher Researcher Conference – Wednesday, April 29

This conference is for ALL educators at ALL levels. Please encourage your undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to submit, along with community members. If you have questions or special needs, please email Amy Vetter at Visit our website at:


2015 TASH Regional Conference – Friday and Saturday, May 15-16

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Commencement Guide Available Online

The SOE’s 2015 Commencement information is available online here. Information about summer graduates, registration, and guests and much more has been posted. 


 Faculty Regalia Rental Information – Due Tuesday, March 31

The Dean’s Office will be providing rental regalia again for any faculty requesting it for graduation. Faculty members will be responsible for picking up and returning regalia to the student store. Please email Laura Caroline Spell ( with your advanced degree information, university of highest degree received, your height, and regalia pieces needed.

SOE Commencement Name Readers

If you are interested in being a name reader at the SOE Commencement ceremony, please contact Laura Caroline Spell ( at your earliest convenience.

Faculty and Student SOE Commencement Registration Now Open

All faculty who plan to participate in the School of Education Commencement should fill out the Faculty RSVP Commencement Form. Please RSVP your participation interest no later than Thursday, April 23.

Students graduating in May or August interested in participating in the Ceremony will need to complete the SOE Commencement Student Registration Form by Friday, April 3 for inclusion in the printed program. PLEASE NOTE: Doctoral students need to have defended by Friday, April 3 in order to have their names listed in the May Commencement program. If Doctoral students defend before SOE Commencement, but after April 3, they are still allowed to walk in the SOE Commencement ceremony, however their names will not be listed in the Commencement program. If your defense date is after April 3, please note the date of your defense on your registration.


Student Speakers for SOE Commencement

We are currently seeking nominations for student speakers for the 2015 SOE Commencement ceremony. Please submit names of nominated student speakers to Laura Caroline Spell at Students should be prepared to submit proposed remarks no later than March 27 to Remarks should be no longer than 600 words in length.


SOE Research Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 10

The Research Awards Ceremony this spring will be held on April 10, from 9-12 p.m. in Room 224 SOEB.  The format will be similar to that of last year’s ceremony. We will have a video of faculty and graduate students talking about their research, three-minute thesis talks from the top graduate researcher from each department, as well as short presentations by last year’s faculty research award recipients, Dr. Holt Wilson and Dr. DiAnne Borders.  The ceremony will conclude with Dr. Wilson and Dr. Borders will handing out the research awards for this year’s recipients.





SOE Technical Support and Website Update Procedures


As of July 1, Bob Englert and Doug Taylor, Technical Support Analysts from the Bryan School, are assisting SOE with technical support requests.

Faculty and staff should email all technical support requests to and 6-TECH will be notified so an incident ticket can be created and Bob, Doug, and Sandra will be notified.

Note: The above email address should only be used to report the initial technical requests to 6-Tech and not as a direct communication method to Bob and Doug. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Bates-Hart (smbatesh@uncg.eduor 334-3402).



Note: This does not include grant funded projects.

  1. All web updates and additions must be approved by your department chair or manager. Once approved, complete and submit the form below.
  2. Faculty/staff needing content changes on the website will need to complete a request using the following form: SOE Web Update Request Form
  3. Accompanying attachments and image files should be sent to by the requestor.
  4. Web updates will be made by a SOE Website Content Contributoror DCL Web Specialist. Faculty/staff will receive an email confirmation when their request has been completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Bates-Hart ( or 334-3402). 




Senior Sydnie Dale has been selected to receive a Student Excellence Award.  She will be celebrated at the 53rd Student Honors Convocation, Tuesday, April 28th 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

CED Master’s student Haleigh Scherma has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 NBCC Minority Fellowship Program as a funded Fellow for her dedication to the LGBTQIA population, based on her plans to serve this minority group post graduation. This program is made possible by grants awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NBCC Foundation has been contracted by NBCC to administer 40 master’s-level counseling fellowships of up to $5,000 for mental health counseling students. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations, and commit to providing mental health services to underserved minority transition-age youth (16–25) populations.


Congratulations to all CED faculty and alumni who received awards at the ACA conference in Orlando! These include the following:

Dr. Laura Gonzalez received the AMCD Emerging Leader Award.

Dr. Catharina Chang received the Jane E. Myers Lifetime Mentor Award from CSI.

Dr. Kelly Wester received the ACA Research Award.

Dr. Christine Murray received the ACA Kitty Cole Human Rights award.

And, Dr. Jane Myers posthumously received the ACA Gary Walz Trailblazer Award.




Congratulations to the Department of Counseling and Educational Development!

The 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings have been released and the CED Counseling program is ranked #2 nationally. This is the highest ranking the programs have ever achieved!


Faculty and Staff Headshots

If you have not had a headshot taken for our SOE directory page, please do so as soon as possible, no matter if you’ve been here 10 years or 10 days. Getting a headshot at University Relations is free and easy – just fill out the online headshot request form. Once you receive your picture, please forward it to Laura Caroline Spell (

Group Counseling at UNCG SHS – Spring 2015

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For more information, visit

Safety Reminder

As we begin the semester we would like to remind faculty and staff to close and lock your doors as you leave your office – even if it’s just to go down the hall. There have been a number of thefts in the recent past so please be aware and responsible for your office space.