PiE: Partners in Education

The Newsletter of the College of Education at Texas Tech University

January, Volume 1, Issue 1

 In this issue. . . . . .








College Development Officer Retires


Karen Jacobsen (left), long-time staff personnel, will retire March 1.  While she is the College Development Officer at the moment, she has had many different positions since she joined the College of Education in 1997. For example, she has recruited students, developed programs, raised money, and awarded scholarships, to name of few of her tasks over the years.  After she studies cooking in France in February, she will have the time to develop into the gourmet cook that she has long wanted to be.  Perhaps she will be the next Julia Child! (Please continue.)










College Partnership Nets $200,000 for College Readiness Projects


This grant is designed to support college and career readiness projects, emphasizing the statewide Generation Texas marketing campaign. The campaign is the latest initiative of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to meet the goals of the Closing the Gaps by 2015 Strategic Plan, which seeks to increase the college-going rates of Texans. Targets set in 2003 are falling short of the goals for Hispanics and African Americans, so these populations will be especially targeted for services. (Please continue.)                          







New Teacher Educator Program Among First in Nation to Adopt Video Technology


Through TechTeach and Teachscape programs, the College of Education works toward creating measurably the best teachers in the state of Texas and the nation. (Please continue.)








New Era of Technology Integration Begins in College


The College has taken several steps that will make 21st century technology an integral part of the experience of every graduate of the College of Education. (Please continue.)






Curriculum and Instruction's First Doctoral Cohort Meets for Orientation


January 14 and 15, 2012, the first cohort of the Curriculum and Instructions's online doctoral program students met for a face-to-face meeting with the faculty with which they will be studying for the next several years. (Please continue.) 






College of Education Faculty Becomes President of Emporia State


Regent Ed McKechnie, Chair of the Board of Regents at Emporia State, says that "Dr. Michael Shonrock rose to the top of an exceptional field of candidates, and we’re extremely impressed by his experience, enthusiasm and passion he will bring to ESU and the Emporia community." The College of Education is pleased to see one of its long-time faculty members placed in this honored position. Congratulations, Dr. Shonrock. (Please continue.)









Dr. Stacy L. Carter, Special Education, Receives Prestigious Award


Dr. Stacy Carter, Special Education, has once again demonstrated his academic prowess by being awarded this coveted award. It is with great pride that the College of Education recognizes Dr. Carter for this award.  (Please continue.)










Faculty Member Serves as an Editor of New Book


Dr. Aretha Marbley, who was  awarded as the Outstanding Counselor Educator Advocate for the state of Texas by the Texas Counselors for Social Justice (TxCSJ), served as one of the editors of  Diverse Millennial Students in College:Implications for Faculty and Student Affairs. This work was edited by Fred A. Bonner II, Aretha F. Marbley, and  Mary F. Howard Hamilton. (Please continue.)









Gifted & Talented Advocate of the Year Awarded to Janie Ramirez, College Outreach Specialist


Janie Ramirez is an advocate for every under-represented student in the Lubbock area and works tirelessly on their behalf.  This includes work with the gifted and talented students of this population, for which she is recognized as Gifted and Talented Advocate. (Please continue.)