Carol Chase Thomas Honors Former Instructor, Mentor

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by Valerie Sagan Overlan Alma Lee Allen had a lasting influence over the elementary special education students she taught, over the Fayette County (Ky.) Board of Education where she served many years as a special education consultant, and over countless aspiring special education student teachers at the University of Kentucky … Read More

Emeritus Faculty Member Leslie Martin Dies

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Leslie Martin, a retired professor and administrator at the University of Kentucky, died Jan. 21 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 92. “Dr. Martin had a long and distinguished career at the University of Kentucky,” said Rosetta Sandidge, interim dean of the UK College of Education. “After his … Read More

UK Announces the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab

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by Amanda Nelson The University of Kentucky has committed $1.5 million over the next three years to launch the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab: A Partnership for Next Generation Learning, housed in the UK College of Education. In a global economy fueled by ever-evolving technology, the partnership aims to spark powerful, … Read More

Distance Education Graduate Certificate Program Graduates First Class

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by Brad Duncan With an ever-increasing demand for online distance learning programs by students at all levels, developing adequate programs to meet the needs of these students has become a crucial enterprise. To assist the professionals who now find themselves creating these programs, the University of Kentucky College of Education … Read More

Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Honors Graduates from Florida

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A recognition ceremony was held recently in Melbourne, Fla., to honor six graduates of the Web-based master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling faculty members Ralph Crystal and Sonja Feist-Price took part in the celebration as the six rehabilitation counselors with the Florida Division … Read More

Three Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Internationalization Grants

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College of Education faculty members Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Jane Jensen are the inaugural recipients of small grants provided to support projects geared toward program improvement with research and/or curricular implications and designed to enhance international partnerships. The three projects that will receive funding incorporate international travel as an … Read More

Natasha Mamaril Earns Fellowship

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Natasha Mamaril, a master’s degree student in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, received a 2008-09 International Fellowship from the American Association for University Women (AAUW). Formerly a chemical engineer for 3M, Mamaril will spend her fellowship year conducting a thesis project entitled “Through the Pipeline: A Qualitative Investigation … Read More

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