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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Outstanding Graduates of the College of Education’s Class of 2018

2018 outstanding graduates
Each year the College of Education recognizes a group of exceptional students as its Outstanding Graduates.  These outstanding graduates are selected from each department at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels based on their academic performance and dedication to their field. In turn, these students then select the most influential faculty member of their academic career. Outstanding Graduates and their Most Influential Faculty members will be recognized at the COE Commencement Ceremony on May 13, 2018.

The Informed & Inspired Team caught up with the 2018 COE Outstanding Graduates to learn how they plan to go out and make a difference in their communities after graduation and also what their favorite SDSU memories are!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Michelle Xiong

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Michelle Xiong
Born last but not least, Michelle Xiong is the youngest of 10 and grew up to become a college student body president. Her big family ties have translated over to her love for cooking and sharing meals with everyone. She loves reading, writing and much more; check out this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff to find out what thrill-seeking experiences she enjoys!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

COE’s Dean Johnson to Retire in June

Dean Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.
After more than 30 years in education, Dean Johnson will be starting a new chapter.

Dr. Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., will leave his position as dean of the College of Education in June.

“I have especially enjoyed the opportunity to help individuals grow in their roles as students, staff, or faculty,” said Johnson, COE’s dean since 2013 and is also the interim deal of San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies. “I have enjoyed helping so many caring, committed individuals pursue their personal and professional goals.”

2018 Quest for the Best Winners Named

For more than three decades, San Diego State University’s Quest for the Best Vice Presidential Student Service Awards have recognized outstanding student leaders who aide in promoting the university’s mission.

The Quest for the Best Awards, given each year in April, recognize student achievement in four key areas: academic excellence, student involvement, community service and leadership development.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

College of Education Representation at AAHHE

 Dr. Marissa Vasquez - AAHHE
SDSU's College of Education was well-represented in the 2018 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) conference this past March. In addition to the prestigious accomplishment of Dr. Marissa Vasquez being awarded Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Service/Teaching Award, we had two joint doctoral students Gabriela Kovats Sanchez and Anthony Villarreal, named as graduate fellows. There were also three undergraduate students who presented at the conference, all of whom are affiliated with the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) - Bryan Osorio, Anthony Mota, and Oscar Duran. 

More information can be found on the AAHHE website and in the full AAHHE program.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hundreds of High School Students Participate in (STEM)2 Exploration Day

STEM Squared Exploration Day participants
About 200 high school students participated in (STEM)² Exploration Day, an on-campus, day-long event focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The students  came from 12 partner high schools in the Sweetwater Union High School, Grossmont Union High School and San Diego Unified School Districts.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

College of Education Student Research Symposium Winners

SRS: Student Research Symposium
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2018 SDSU Student Research Symposium.  This year more than 520 students presented research and creative projects.  We are especially proud of the winners of the College of Education! This year, six of our students received special recognition. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Office of Student Services Prepares for Another Great Commencement

Lisa and Jackie assemble dressers for the furniture bank
This spring, SDSU College of Education’s Dr. Lisa McCully, Director of the Office of Student Services, and Jackie Fuller, Recruitment, Advising, and Commencement Coordinator, traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend the annual North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) conference.

Friday, April 13, 2018

COE Moves Up Again in 2019 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Hardy Tower at SDSU
U.S. News and World Report has released their 2019 Best Graduate Education School Rankings and once again, SDSU has risen.  Our College of Education is now ranked #54 among all Colleges/Schools of Education in the nation.  Last year, the SDSU College of Education was ranked #57. The strong rankings are due in part to the reputation College of Education faculty have developed as leaders in their various disciplines. As well, the strong rankings are influenced by the success of College of Education faculty in acquiring funding for their research.  While SDSU is now ranked 54th among all universities, it is ranked 43rd among public universities.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

COE Awards More Than $200K in Scholarships

student holding scholarship check
Every year, the College of Education awards scholarships to dozens of students to help them with tuition, research travel, books or supplies. During this current school year, COE awarded more than $200,000 to 83 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate student Darlene Marentes is one of them. She got $1,035 that she used to buy textbooks for the fall and spring semester.

Monday, April 9, 2018

COE Counseling Center Helps Clients, Future Counselors

From left to right: Dr. Nellie Tran, Dr. Juan Camarena, Dr. Letty Pileski and Letti Estrella
Having problems with your spouse, children, or at work, but don’t have the means to pay for a counselor or family therapist?

The Center for Community and Counseling Engagement (CCCE) can help.

Friday, April 6, 2018

New Report Exposes High Suspensions of Black Males in San Diego County

Drs. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III
A new report, Outside Looking In: Suspension as a Form of Exclusion in San Diego County, was released today by researchers from Black Minds Project at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the UCLA Black Male Institute. The report offers insight into disparities in suspensions in public schools in San Diego County.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Andrea Saltzman Martin

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Andrea Saltzman Martin
If you’re looking for some delectable recipes, look no further...Andrea Saltzman Martin, the College of Education Instructional Designer, is willing to share hers!  Not only is she passionate about her career in technology, but she’s also got the same enthusiasm in the kitchen. Read more on this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff to find out more about this chocolate and animal loving chameleon!

Monday, April 2, 2018

SDSU Students Teach, Explore in Costa Rica

Liberal Studies students in Costa Rica
While most students took a break to hit the hot spots during Spring Break, 22 San Diego State University students decided to spend their vacation teaching children and exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

K-12 Students to Learn to Write, Produce Books Thanks to IFF

Katie Sciurba
A group of 20 elementary, middle or high school students will learn to write, edit and produce their own hardbound books thanks to a grant from the College of Education’s Improving Futures Fund.
The project will be part of Write to Rise, a new program spearheaded by Dr. Katie Sciurba, a faculty in the School of Teacher Education.