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Counseling Education Student Presents at Conference

Counseling Education Student Presents at Conference

Counseling Education student, Renu Suddapalli, recently presented her academic work at a conference. Suddapalli presented at the Race Challenge Conference held in October at Boston College. The theme of the 2019 conference was, “Race, Culture, & White Heterosexual Male Privilege (WHMP): Survival, Resistance, and Healing in the Current Social Climate.” The conference is sponsored by the Institute...

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Continuing Education and Professional Development Department wins United States Distance Learning Association award.

Continuing Education and Professional Development Department wins United States Distance Learning Association award.

The School of Education’s Continuing Education and Professional Development Department (CEPD) has won the United States Distance Learning Association’s prestigious 2020 Impact Award. The Impact Award honors outstanding projects featuring significant impact, reach, and understanding of diverse cultures, originating either in the U.S. or internationally; and extending across two or more organizations. This award is...

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Buckmiller Appointed Director of LEAD

Buckmiller Appointed Director of LEAD

Drake University Provost Sue Mattison has appointed Dr. Tom Buckmiller, Associate Professor of Education Leadership, as faculty of Leadership Studies and Director of the LEAD concentration.  Dr. Buckmiller, currently in his eleventh year at Drake, says, “I’m excited to take on this role and look forward to the opportunities to build this program in the School of Education and...

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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...

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Education for a Lifetime: Dean Janet McMahill’s 30+ Years at Drake University

Education for a Lifetime: Dean Janet McMahill’s 30+ Years at Drake University

Before Janet McMahill joined the faculty at Drake University, she had been a scholarship chairman, chaplain and secretary of Alpha Phi sorority, Panhel Rush secretary, candidate for Greek Week Queen, and a Miss Drake Finalist. She also served on Drake’s National Alumni Association Board of Directors; was selected for the leadership honor society Mortar Board...

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Dr. Beisser Hosting Pre-Conference Workshop

Dr. Beisser Hosting Pre-Conference Workshop

Sally Beiser, Talented and Gifted Professor, will be hosting a pre-conference workshop on October 13th for the Iowa Talented & Gifted Association’s Annual Fall Conference. The conference, held on October 14th-15th, will offer a variety of keynote speakers and breakout sessions to both general and special education teachers. Dr. Beisser’s workshop is centered around the...

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Rehabilitation Counseling Program Rated a Best Graduate School for Health

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Rated a Best Graduate School for Health

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program offered through the School of Education at Drake University was recently rated as one of the Best Graduate Schools for Health according to the U.S.News and World Report. This ranking is based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to administrators and faculty of accredited degree programs. Respondents rated the...

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School of Education Partnership with Kosovo

Dr. Sally Beisser and Dr. Jennifer Thoma from the Drake University School of Education (SOE) are traveling to Kosovo March 1-8 in continuation of the partnership between Drake University and the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST). Dr. Beisser and Dr. Thoma will conduct professional development workshops in contemporary teaching methods for faculty...