New Perspective on Service-Learning Lands Recent College of Education Alumna Dissertation of the Year Award

Elisabeth Fornaro

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.

Owls in Spain: Recent Education Graduate Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Elaina Hawkins

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. 

Gallery of Success Honoree Shares the Story of His Career

Bill McDonough

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.

William McDonough '89 Inducted into College of Education Gallery of Success

Bill McDonough

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.

Alumnus receives heartfelt award

Chris Callahan

“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.” 


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