The Graduate School honors excellence in graduate teaching and professional development

Tarek Aziz
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On April 22, 2009, the Graduate School recognized graduate students who have completed the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) and the Preparing the Professoriate (PTP) programs. Nearly 70 colleagues, friends, family members, faculty, and staff attended the ice cream social to celebrate NC State’s commitment to teaching excellence and professional development opportunities for graduate students.

Provost Larry Nielsen congratulated the students and stated, “Teaching is at the core of the mission of the university.” He explained how important it is to take time to recognize graduate students who have teaching responsibilities and who have spent additional time beyond their own coursework and research learning how to teach effectively.

Dr. Duane Larick, Dean of the Graduate School, highlighted the importance of offering training, support, and professional development opportunities for graduate students through the Preparing Future Leaders initiative. Larick noted, “The Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) initiative is the jewel of the Graduate School.” He described the overall growth and success of the PFL initiative, which has delivered 116 professional development workshops and seminars to more than 2,100 graduate students since it was established in 2007.

Provost Nielsen and Dean Larick recognized 31 students who have successfully completed the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching program and honored 18 students who successfully completed the Preparing the Professoriate program. Both of these programs are part of the Graduate School’s Preparing Future Leaders initiative, designed to offer training, support, and professional development experiences for graduate students.

2008-2009 CoAT Graduates
Amit Awekar - Computer Science
Eric Bancroft - Mathematics
Erin Bancroft - Mathematics
Dr. Geoffrey Bell - Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Steve Bernacki - Plant Biology
Karen Bliss - Mathematics
Christian Casper - Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Jeff Dalton - Liberal Studies
Jeremy Green - Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Janine Haugh - Mathematics
Andrea Hunt - Sociology and Anthropology
Brenda Johnson - Zoology
William Johnstone III - Zoology
Ali Kefeli - Industrial and Systems Engineering
Taylor Krohn - French
Lucas Layman - Computer Science
Louis Levy - Mathematics
Hosun Lim - Textiles
Brandon Mayes - Computer Science
Colleen Munro-Leighton - Chemistry
Kylie Parrotta - Sociology and Anthropology
Ryan Pekarek - Horticultural Science
Christin Phelps - Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Brandon Puckett - Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Leigh Samuel - Technical Communication
Scott Sink - Forestry
Derek Sollenberger - Computer Science
Summar Sparks - English
Stephanie Teixeira-Poit - Sociology and Anthropology
Lisa Tichavsky - Sociology and Anthropology
Robert Watson - Mathematics
Stacy Weiss - Curriculum & Instruction
Li Yang - Industrial Engineering

2008-2009 PTP Fellows
Ali Kefeli - Industrial and Systems Engineering
Alex Capaldi - Mathematics
Amy Gaffney - Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media
Angela Shores - Counselor Education
Bilgen Yuncu - Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Callie Prater - Entomology
Cary Rivard - Plant Pathology
David Padgett - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Eric Tucker - Chemistry
Jessica Springer - Industrial and Systems Engineering
Joseph Burdis - Mathematics
Katie Liszewski - Mathematics
Mary Bridget Kustusch - Physics
Matthew Krachey - Zoology and Biomathematics
Michael Allocca - Mathematics
Dr. Shawn Holmes - Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
Dr. Travis Breaux - Computer Science
Tarek Aziz - Civil Engineering

For more information, visit the Graduate School’s Preparing Future Leaders web site:
http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/preparing-future-leaders/index.php

Contact:
Dr. Barbi Honeycutt
Director of Graduate Teaching Programs
barbi_honeycutt@ncsu.edu

Dr. Melissa Bostrom
Director of Graduate Academic Programs and Professional Development
melissa_bostrom@ncsu.edu


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