UW College of Education E-news
July 2009

Thanks for reading the College of Education E-newsletter. We aim to keep you informed about breaking news, developing project, and upcoming events. In keeping with the University's promise to conserve resources, we are decreasing our print communications. This special edition E-newsletter is dedicated to Graduation 2009.

Congratulations to the graduates! We wish you the best and invite you keep in touch! Show your support and become a Facebook “fan” of the College of Education  or follow UWCollegeofEd on Twitter  for breaking news, events and education information.

In the Spotlight

Vice Provost Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor's Keynote Address
Beloved alum, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Ed Taylor, brought on laughter and some tears with his graduation keynote address. Watch the video.

Dean Wasley's Graduation Speech
Each year, Dean Pat Wasley delivers a stirring speech to attendees before ringing the official graduation bell. Read her speech.


Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith, the Pioneer:
Distinguished Graduate Award

A pioneering spirit drew Deborah Smith to the College of Education, where she worked with such visionaries as Tom Lovitt and Norris “Norrie” Haring. "They were doing work that no one was thinking about," Smith says. More.

Kevin Gallagher

Kevin G. Gallagher, the Guru:
Teacher Mentor Award

We caught up with Kevin G. Gallagher, our 2009 Mentor Teacher Award winner. Kevin, a teacher education program alum, shared about his “addiction” to teaching, the politics of leadership, and the circumstances that led to him holding hands with Maya Angelou. Read on!

Leah Bricker

Leah Bricker, the Author:
Gordon C. Lee Award

Leah Bricker won the 2009 Gordon C. Lee Dissertation Award for her dissertation on a controversial, yet contemporary topic. Read why Bricker’s work on youth argumentation and science learning is the most outstanding dissertation of 2009. More.

Eligio Martinez Jr.

Eligio Martinez Jr., the Natural:
Graduate Student Leadership Award

A natural born leader, Eligio Martinez Jr. brings wit, humor and heart to his work in the Office of Multicultural Recruitment and Retention, GO-MAP, and local high schools. Learn about Martinez's critical work at the College of Education. More.

Cassady Glass Hastings

Cassady Glass Hastings, Triple Threat:
Graduate Student Leadership Award

Her adviser calls her a triple threat. Our faculty president can’t say enough about her value. Learn about Cassady Glass Hastings’ leadership in conversations about the recent budget cuts. More.


Graduation 2009 Photo Album
We’ve assembled some of the best photos from Graduation 2009. If you’ve got your own photos to submit for online posting, please e-mail them to us.


2009 Graduation Program
We’ve received many requests for the official graduation 2009 program. If you are interested, access the full version of the program here.

Share Your News

Share your professional activities/accomplishments, or tell us about an award, a new job or other news with the College of Education community in the next issue of our E-newsletter. Please e-mail: mrein@u.washington.edu.

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