Education News: Academic Year 2015-2016

Smart Choice expanded at CASC

The partnership between Northeastern State University and Carl Albert State College has taken another positive step. This fall, the first cohort of elementary education and special education majors will benefit from the Smart Choice transfer program between both institutions.

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The CLARION Newsletter Fall 2015

Inside This Issue:

  • Message from the Dean
  • Fall Opening Meeting Highlights
  • 2015 Faculty Awards
  • The Counselors Corner
  • White House Convening on College Counseling
  • Department of Psychology and Counseling Gain National Accreditation
  • Bagley Reunion 2015
  • SNAG Golf Annual College of Education Fundraiser
  • NSU Robotics RACE Team Hall of Fame Inductees Highlights
  • KIPP 8th Annual College Day
  • Alumni Spotlight

The College Clarion Newsletter Fall 2015 (pdf)

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Task Force Recommendations

Dr. Debbie Landry, Dean of the College of Education, served on Oklahoma's Teacher Shortage Task Force. Dr. Landry wrote a summary on the Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Task Force Offers Recommendations located on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's (AACTE) blog, Ed Prep Matters.

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Task Force (pdf)

Special Education Candidate Wins Award

Breanna Potter, from Sallisaw, recently received the Indian College Student of the Year award at a ceremony on December 2, 2015 at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur. This was part of the 36th annual Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education. Potter is a member of the Cherokee Nation and is a senior at Northeastern State University (NSU), majoring in Special Education—Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

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COE Master's Student Takes Class From Woodall Public Schools to the White House

Northeastern State University Master of Education in Teaching student Dr. Geary Don Crofford took four of his Cyber cats Robotics Team members to Washington D.C. for the 2016 White House Science Fair on April 12 and 13, 2016.

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Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree Named 2016 DaVinci Fellow

Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree, COE assistant professor of psychology, was awarded the honor of being named a 2016 DaVinci Institute Fellow. Dr. John deBanzie, professor of biology, was also named a fellow this year. The award recognizes innovation and creative responses to unique challenges in the classroom. This honor includes a $1000 cash award and will be conferred at the DaVinci Institute Honors and Awards Ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center on April 1, 2016. Oklahoma is one of only 13 recognized Districts of Creativity in the world. It is the only state in the U.S., and the only location in North American to own this recognition. Congratulations to both Dr. Keller-Dupree and Dr. deBanzie for this prestigious recognition of your innovation and creativity.

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NSU Hosts Robotics Education & Competition State OK Championship

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation will hold the State Oklahoma Championship at NSU in Tahlequah on March 5, 2016. The event is expected to attract more than 88 teams with students from elementary, middle, and high school competing in the VEX IQ Challenge and the VEX Robotics Competition with a full day of robotics matches.

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Announces the State Oklahoma Championship (pdf)

Celebration of Teaching

NSU's College of Education hosted their annual Celebration of Teaching event for middle and high school students on January 26, 2016. 

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NSU Graduate Nick Hughes 2016 OK School Counselor of the Year

Mr. Nick Hughes, NSU M.S. in School Counseling Graduate, was named 2016 Oklahoma School Counselor of the Year. Nick is the counselor at Limestone Academy in Sand Springs.

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COE Welcomes Back Student 15 Years Later

Adam Brown started studying Early Childhood Education in 1995 at Northeastern State University when he was 20 years old. While he enjoyed school, at the time Brown wanted nothing more than to become a firefighter. He left in 1998—without completing his degree. Fifteen years later, after retiring from his dream job due to injuries, Brown returned to NSU and resumed his Education degree, with tremendous guidance from faculty and staff.

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