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Spring 2022

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Spring 2022

A Message from Dean Stacy Reeder

Study Abroad Returns to JRCoE

JRCoE students and faculty are once again traveling abroad after a two-year hiatus.

JRCoE Alum Named President of Ferris State

Bill Pink earned his doctorate from the College of Education in 2004.

Lackey Named OAEA President

Social Studies Education junior Jacie Lackey will serve as OAEA president for 2022-23.

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ECE Students Collaborate with Architecture

Students worked to propose a nature-based outdoor learning environment for the Institute of Child Development.

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In Memorium: Gerald Gurney

Gurney served as a faculty member in the department of educational leadership and academic curriculum.

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In Memorium: Courtney Vaughn

Vaughn was the first woman promoted to full professor in the department of educational leadership and policy studies.

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Faculty Honored at Creative and Research Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships honored several JRCoE faculty at the ceremony in April.

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Horm and Hott Named Associate Directors

Both were selected to help the Institute for Community and Society Transformation realize its strategic vision and goals.

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2022 Celebration of Education

JRCoE faculty and staff were honored at the event on April 29.

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Velázquez Examines Puerto Rican Educational Community

The book delves into the post-war migration of Puerto Rican men and women to Chicago and their children’s entry into city schools.

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Retirements in JRCoE

Several faculty and staff concluded their distinguished careers in the college in 2021-22.

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Doughty to Lead JRCoE Advancement; OU Giving Day a Success

Jenn Doughty will lead all advancement initiatives for the College of Education. Meanwhile, the college had a successful day of fundraising on OU Giving Day.

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2022 Spring Convocation

Degrees were conferred to 176 JRCoE students at the May 14 ceremony.

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Faculty and Staff Honored with Campus Awards

They were honored for their outstanding work at recent campus awards events.

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Graduate Student Earns OU Honors

Jasmine Henry was recognized for her work as the outreach coordinator for the Gender + Equality Center at OU.

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OU Tulsa Doctoral Student Wins Milliken Educator Award

EACS doctoral student Aubrey Flowers was honored with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.

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