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2014 ELLC Doctoral Externship

November 14th, 2014 by Stephen


On Saturday September 20th, 2014, 16 Plymouth State doctorate students completed their doctoral externship at the Welcome Center and Ice Arena at Plymouth State University. Each candidate got the chance to speak on behalf of their respective topic and was recognized for their accomplishments followed by the presentations. This is an annual event hosted by Dr. Marcel Lebrun, chair of the Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum department. Thank you to all who came and congratulations to all the doctoral candidates! Next year’s event will take place on Saturday September 19th, 2015. More photos from the externship here.


Reading & Writing Awards

June 11th, 2014 by Deborah
President Sara Jane Steen presented The Dennise Maslakowski Education Award to Judith Lavoie and Pearl Sandy at the 21st annual EDies Award ceremony on June 7th, 2014.  Pearl Sandy and Judith Lavoie, who worked closely with Dennise Maslakowski to lay the foundation for, and continue the development of, the Plymouth State University Graduate Reading and Writing Programs, were honored for their lifetime achievement in the field of literacy.
Donna Ciocca, Teaching Lecturer in the Reading and Writing Program was awarded the ‘Reading Teacher of the Year’ award by the Granite State Reading Council at the 21st annual EDies Award ceremony on June 7th, 2014.  As stated in the program:  “This award is given to a person that exemplifies a master teacher of reading, someone that encourages reading in a variety of ways, using current research to drive instruction, supporting and teaching students, colleagues and new educational professionals to help build a literacy -rich community of learners.”

Ann Berry – Faculty Fellow

June 10th, 2014 by Deborah

Congratulations!!  to Dr. Ann Berry, Assistant Professor who has been honored as a Faculty Fellow for her research in special education teacher retention in rural areas by the Center For Rural Partnerships.  Please follow the link for more information. Ann Berry

Tower of Power

June 4th, 2014 by Deborah

Dr. Michelle Jutras Nolan, of the Tower of Power Year Round Cohort II, successfully defended her dissertation on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Dissertation title: A Qualitative Study Exploring Teachers’ Perceptions and Ideas About How Their International Travel Study Experiences Impact Their ClassroomsCommittee Members: Dr. Mary Ann McGarry (Chair), Dr. Gara Field, and Dr. Kathleen Norris



PSU’s EdD Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies, May 17th

May 19th, 2014 by Deborah

2014 PSU Doctors of Education in their signature PSU green gowns!
Year Round Cohort II, Tower of Power
Delilah Smith, with her Dissertation Chair Nancy Strapko
Lisa Bozogan, with her Dissertation Chair Christie Sweeney
Deb Nary, with her Dissertation Chair Kathleen McCabe
Summer Cohort I, Summer Camp
Kathleen Patenaude, with her Dissertation Chair Kathleen Norris




2013-14 TIGER Touring Season

May 16th, 2014 by Deborah
TIGER is taping our 2013-2014 Touring Season in Silver on Friday, May 23.  We would love to invite any PSU employees who wish to see the show to come to Silver Center where TIGER will perform on the Hanaway Stage at 11AM!  It’s a great opportunity to see TIGER, PSU’s Emmy Award-winning Educational Theatre troupe in action.  Lots of original music, dance and theatre tackling the difficult subject of bullying based on the writing of children. Please join us!

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

May 15th, 2014 by Deborah

PSU’s Doctor of Education student, Kathleen Patenaude defended her dissertation on Tuesday, April 29.  Dissertation Title:  Exploring the Lived Experience of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Enrolled in a RN-BS Completion Program Participating in a Cultural and Clinical Immersion Experience in Senegal, West Africa

Student Showcase of Exellence

May 7th, 2014 by Deborah

The Special Education Program of the ELLC department had two students participate in the Student Showcase of Excellence on April 25, 2014 at PSU.  Click here to view the evening’s program Showcase Program.

Empowerment Evaluation in Pakistan

April 15th, 2014 by Deborah

The Pakistan Educational Leadership Project has involved educational leaders from all areas of Pakistan, in public and private sector schools and universities, in summer institutes in New Hampshire over a ten-year period.  The inclusion of a special institute in 2007 dedicated to the design of an evaluation for this project engaged the participants in developing their own evaluation design, an example of empowerment evaluation in action.  Please click this link for additional information.

Pet Therapy Night

March 21st, 2014 by Deborah

Dr.’s Ann Berry and Kathleen Norris participated with their dogs, Walker and Baloo, in the Pet Therapy night at Langdon Woods on Thursday,February 20th.

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