Elisabeth Fornaro, EDU ‘18, recently received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). A recent graduate with a PhD in urban education, Fornaro’s research has focused on directing the spotlight of service learning back to the K-12 setting. More specifically, she has expanded the conversation about its benefits to include the positive impacts it has on teachers and their well-being, especially in challenging educational contexts.
Elaina Hawkins, EDU ‘18, has joined the ranks of Fulbright Scholars as she prepares to leave for Spain in the fall. She will live in the region of Galicia and serve as an English teaching assistant in a high school in Spain where she will help with English instruction and community engagement. Hawkins received her B.S.Ed in secondary education with a concentration in Spanish in May.
Temple graduates represent approximately 15% of the recipients of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award for 2018. This honor recognizes teachers who have demonstrated “excellence in promoting learning at the highest levels.”
Bill McDonough EDU '89 is the President and CEO of Constellation, a "growing partnership of mutual liability insurers that unite to provide solutions and support to physicians", such as insurance for medical malpractice lawsuits and providing stress management for both the physicians and the injured patients. Based out of Saint Paul, MN, Bill's main role is to provide leadership in both financial and operational direction.
Ricky Strickler, a graduate from Temple’s Master’s of Urban Education program, is breaking down barriers to music education for Philadelphia’s youth. The Aspiring Young Artists Project is an example of how to create an intersection between education, music, and the community.
The College of Education is pleased to announce that Mr. William McDonough is the 2017 College of Education Gallery of Success inductee. Mr. McDonough is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation, a Mutual Insurance holding company, comprised of medical liability insurers in the United States. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and currently has three operating insurance companies, Arkansas Mutual, MMIC and UMIA, and two non-insurance subsidiaries.
Todd Price, EDU ’99, was named the Commonwealth’s principal of the year. After graduating from Temple and working in Philadelphia, alumnus Todd Price moved to Pittsburgh and soon became a principal in the Montour School District, just outside the city.
“I had the opportunity to be a part of cohort with extremely intelligent and progressive thinking students and staff as well as having amazing English Education professors that focused on instituting lessons, teaching practices and philosophies.”
Kathleen Kies, EDU ’75, graciously gifts her doctoral regalia to an exceptional Temple University student.