Recent student and alumni accomplishments

Calvin proposes workshop on work-life balance of graduate student parents

Victoria Calvin, ('05, M.S. '12) in Human Development and Family Studies, proposed a workshop for the National Council on Family Relations entitled: Striking a Balance and Need for Support: Work-life Balance Issues of Graduate Student Parents. The presentation was based on her master's capstone project with Dr. Arminta Jacobson.

Yamuna Teter and Katie Clayton, undergraduates in the Human Development and Family Studies program, shared their stories as student parents, their challenges and the support and strategies that made a difference.

Amy Newman (UNT) and Jenna McFarland (TWU) prepared the research for the undergraduate presentation and also conducted a survey of the CCAMPIS parents at UNT about services, the results of which were included in the workshop.

Fraley promoted to executive director

Tracie Fraley (M.Ed '94), principal at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, has been promoted to executive director over Thomas Jefferson High School and the elementary and middle schools that feed into it. Full story at Denton Record Chronicle.

Maben's paper selected by Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Comm.

Sarah Maben's (Ph.D. '10) Experiential learning labs in public relations programs: Characteristics of undergraduate student-run public relations firms on U.S. college campuses was selected as the best paper at the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communications at its annual symposium research conference this past fall. The paper came from her dissertation. Maben now is Co-director, Texas Social Media Research Institute Editor, Journal of Social Media in Society Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies Tarleton State University.

Olivares-Urueta featured in Hispanic Outlook

Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education program, was featured in the January 2013 issue of Hispanic Outlook, in an article on the Texas HACU meeting that brought together Latino scholars from across the country. Olivares-Urueta currently serves as the Director of Student Services at Tarrant County College and is working on a dissertation exploring the pathways of Latino alumni who completed degrees in graduate Allied Health programs.

Renaming of building honors Dennis Stephens

The Denton school district's Central Services Building is being renamed to honor COE alumnus Dennis E. Stephens ('72, M.S. '76), an employee who is retiring after 41 years with the district and has overseen the hiring of more than 3,000 employees. Full story at Denton Record Chronicle.