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2015-2016 Scholarship Recommendation Upload

By etchasonra
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 12:43 pm — 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year.  All recommendations MUST be submitted using the online form below no later than midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015.

2015-2016 EHHP Scholarships

By etchasonra
Posted on 23 February 2015 | 12:42 pm — 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year.  All applications and supporting documents MUST be submitted using the online form below.  The deadline to apply (and for all recommendations to be submitted online) is midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Please carefully review the description of available scholarships and make note of the requirements for those scholarships for which you may be eligible.  It is recommended you consider the preferences and requirements for these scholarships when drafting your personal statement.  Although not all scholarships require recommendations, applicants are encouraged to provide them when possible.

Before beginning your application, please note:
– Your application will be used to consider you for all scholarships for which you are eligible, thus you only need to submit ONE application.
– You may only complete and submit this form ONCE. There is no option for saving and returning to this application, so be sure you have all required documentation before you begin your application.
– All application materials must be included at the time of online submission (with the exception of recommendations which must be submitted by the faculty member separately).
– All materials must be uploaded to the candidate’s online application. No paper or incomplete applications will be accepted.
– Financial need will be determined by a student’s FAFSA application.  For questions about the FASFA or related financial aid inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid office.
– Recommendations may be uploaded here:  Please keep in mind, it is YOUR responsibility as the applicant to request recommendations.

2015-2016 Scholarship Application

Local Address

Please identify the state you reside in (as used to determine your tuition rate.)

Click here for directions on how to upload your unofficial class history. Must be uploaded as a PDF named as lastname_firstname_degreeworks.PDF

Click here for suggestions on crafting an effective resume. Must be uploaded as a PDF named as lastname_firstname_statement.PDF

Should be an essay of no more than one page outlining your education, experience and any community/volunteer service related to your major. Please also indicate your future career goals, your commitment to your chosen major, and other information as indicated in the scholarship descriptions posted online.
Some, but not all, scholarships require one or more recommendations from faculty or other individuals. It is the applicant's responsbility to request any recommendations and to provide the appropriate information for uploading these documents. The recommendation upload link is:
Some, but not all, scholarships are contingent upon financial need. Please check only those fields that apply to you.

For consideration for the Goizuetta Fellows Scholarship, please upload documents certifying you have passed the Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), conducted by a certified instructor, at a minimum of intermediate low level.
This information may be considered as a preferential factor for some scholarships.

Students in the Spotlight: Fall & Winter 2014

By etchasonra
Posted on 12 January 2015 | 12:33 pm — 

Fall 2014

Junior Exercise Science major, Melba Madamba, will be travelling to Dallas, TX to attend the 2014 Facing Race Conference from November 13-15, with Kristi Brian from the Office of Institutional Diversity. A big thank you to Michael Hemphill for helping Melba to secure travel funding!

Maria Royle, a graduate student in the MAT program, was featured in the Graduate School Blog’s spotlight on diversity.

Jenna Patterson, a December 2014 Public Health graduate, was admitted into the University of Capetown (South Africa) MPH program!

Winter 2014

Graduate student, Sarah Houser, was awarded a $50 graduate student professional development grant to attend the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Constructivist Teaching held on December 5-6, 2014.

Physical Education major, Cameron Brown, has been selected to receive the Southern District SHAPE Future Professional Award at the convention to be held in Atlanta, GA in February 2015.

Aimee Herring, graduate student in our Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy Program, presented at the South Carolina Art Education conference with Tracey Hunter-Doniger. Her research presentation, “From Frills to Essential Skills: Changing the Perceptions of Art”, discussed pre-service teachers’ perceptions of teaching the creative art, and received a $250 graduate student presentation grant.girl

Public Health senior, Morgan Carter, presented on the causes of residential instability amongst African American mothers and children at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in San Antonio, TX from November 12-15, 2014. Morgan is shown in picture on left.

The Public Health Society had a successful fall semester, which included electing a new Executive Board.

Teaching Fellow, Emily Hoisington, was featured in the student-run magazine, The Yard, for her work with Charleston Hope. Charleston Hope is a non-profit organization Emily founded during her senior year in high school that aims to provide underprivileged students with the necessary schools supplies, as well as Christmas gifts during the holiday season.

Faculty and Staff Happenings: Fall & Winter 2014

By etchasonra
Posted on 12 January 2015 | 12:20 pm — 

Faculty and Staff Highlights

Julie Dingle Swanson’s article, Advanced Placement Academy: A Case Study of a Program Within a School, has been selected for publication in the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.

Denis Keyes was interviewed by the Associated Press regarding the disappearance of Etan Patz in this article: Confession is focus of NYC missing boy hearing.

Jon Hale was recently awarded a book contract from Columbia University Press for his book, The Freedom Schools: A History of Students on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement.

Susan Flynn was selected to receive the 2014 SCAPES Teacher of the Year Award – Higher Education Physical Education Level.

Thank you to Sue Balinksy for her collaboration with the American Heart Association. The first deposit at the beginning of October for Jump Rope for Heart was $485.41!

Matt Page was interviewed by ABC News 4 Charleston and WCSC Live 5 News regarding the transmission and treatment of Ebola. For more information about Ebola, you can check out Matt’s Q&A in The College Today.

Antonio Ellis and Jon Hale were selected to serve on the editorial board for the Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education Journal, published by the Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay.

Michael Flynn has received a Faculty Research and Development award in the amount of $4,000 for his proposal titled, “Sticky cells, heart disease risk, and the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise.”

Andrea DeMaria, along with assistant professor in the department of Communication, Beth Sundstrom and Interim Executive Vice President for Student Affairs, Jeri Cabot, launched the ‘It’s Your Place’ campus-wide campaign on October 15, 2014. This campaign educates on topics related to sexual misconduct and bystander intervention, empowers campus and community members, and advocates for informed, empowered, and active bystanders. Check out this video from the campaign. News 2 also did a feature story on this initiative.

Jon Hale is an invited speaker to Tuogaloo College, Miami University of Ohio, and Mississippi State University conferences celebrating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

Antonio Ellis has three book chapters in the press, as well as an upcoming book review publication:

  • Hartlep, N.D., & Ellis, A.L. (In-Press). The “Model Minority” Myth: A Critical Race Theoretical Analysis of Asian Americans in America’s Most Segregated City. In Nicholas Hartlep (Ed.), Killing the Model Minority Stereotype:Asian American Counter-Stories and Complicity. Information Age Publishing.
  • Ellis, A.L. (In-Press). The Murder of Trayvon Martin: What Suspicious Looks Like. In Venus Evans Winters (Ed.),(Re) teaching Trayvon Martin. Sense Publishers.
  • Ellis, A.L. (In-Press). Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ed.D. Leadership Programs: A Catalyst for Social Justice Practitioners. In Virginia Stead (Ed.), Ed.D. Programs as Incubators of Social Justice Leadership.Sense Publishing, The Netherlands.
  • Ellis, A.L., (2014, November) The Model Minority Stereotype: Demystifying Asian American Success by Nicholas Hartlep. Studies on Asia: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Asian Studies

Thank you to Courtney Howard for being our representative and helping in the coordination of the Charleston Region GradNation Community Summit that took place on October 31, 2014.

John Sieverdes was chosen to be an abstract reviewer for the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s conference proceedings for 2015.

Katie Pfile was selected to become a CAATE Site Visitor, she will be participating in the on-campus site visit process for athletic training education programs seeking initian and re-accreditation status. Her first training session will take place in June 2014 in St. Loius, MO.

Kendall Deas’s proposal for his newly developed course, Education Law, was unanimously accepted by the curriculum committee of The Honors College. His course will be taught during the Spring 2016 semester.

Over the course of the Fall semster, John Sieverdes has had 5 articles accepted for publication:

  • Sieverdes, J.C., Nemeth, L., Magwood, G.S., Baliga, P., Chavin, K.D., Ruggiero, K.J., & Treiber F.A. (In press). African American Kidney Trasnplant Patients’ Perspectives on Challenges on Living Donational Process. Progress in Transplantion.
  • Bergamin, M., Gobbo, S., Zanotto, T., Sieverdes, J.C., Alberton, C.L., Zaccaria, M., & Ermolao, A. (In press). Influence of Age on Postural Sway During Different Dual-task Conditions. Frontiers in Medicine: Geriatric Medicine.
  • Sieverdes, J.C., Raynor, P., Armstrong, T., Sox, L., Baliga, P., Srinivas, T., & Treiber, F.A. (In press) Attitudes About Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors for Dialysis Patients on Transplant Waitlists. Progress in Transplantation.
  • Rasotto, C., Bergamin, M., Sieverdes, J.C., Simonetti, A., Zaccaria, & M., Ermolao, A. (In press). A Tailored Workplace Exercise Program for Women at Risk for Neck and Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders; A Randomized Trial.
  • Bergamin, M., Sieverdes, J.C., & Ermaolao, A. (In press). Metabolic and Cardiovascular Responses During Aquatic Exercise in Water at Different Temperatures in Older Adults.

Andrea DeMaria recently had two papers accepted for publication (*denotes student):

  • Sundstrom, B., Baker-Whitcomb, A., DeMaria, A. L. A qualitative analysis of long-acting reversible contraception. Maternal and Child Health Journal. You can read this article online ahead of print here.
  • Sundstrom, B., DeMaria, A. L., *Meier, S., *Jones, A., *Moxley, G. E. It makes you rethink your choice of the Pill: Formative research to conduct a contraceptive access campaign. Journal of Health Communication.

“It makes you rethink the choice of the Pill” will be the second publication acceptance for the Women’s Health Research Team.

Sophia Rodriguez’s article, “We need to grab power where we can: Teacher activists’ responses to policies of privatization and the assault of teachers in Chicago,” will be published early 2015 in WORKPLACE: A Journal of Academic Labor.

Sophia Rodriguez was also recently invited to review manuscripts for the journal, Educational Studies, for her expertise in sociology of education and post-structural theory.

Quinn Burke’s co-authored book with Yasin B. Kafai, Connected Code: Why Children Need to Learn Programming, was recently nominated for the American Education Research Association’s (AERA) annual Best Book award.

Jon Hale was interviewed on Brown vs. the Board of Education on Walter Edgar’s Journal (Public Radio) on November 28, 2014. Click here to listen to the full interview.

Grant News

Big congratulations are in order for Julie Dingle Swanson and Denise Zacherl of Charleston County School District, who received a $2.5 million grant to create talent development academies in economically disadvantaged schools.

Julie Dingle Swanson also received a grant from the South Carolina Department of Education for the Gifted and Talented Graduate Course Program. The grant will provide tuition free courses for teachers seeking endorsement in gifted education as well as provide funding for three advanced courses in gifted education.

William Veal received confirmation for the second year of a three-year grant with the South Carolina Department of Education – Math, and Science Partnership. The second year of the grant totals over $400,000 and will be used to help train local math and science teachers on reform-based math and science initiatives.

Andrea DeMaria, along with Assistant Professors in the department of Communication, Beth Sundstrom and Merissa Ferrara, submitted an NIH R03 grant, titled: Testing a contraceptive decision making health communication campaign: A group pretest-post test quasi-experimental study.

Faculty and Staff Professional Development and Service

As Vice President of Southern District SHAPE America, Susan Flynn recently conducted the SD Future Professionals Leadership Conference from September 25-27, 2014 in Johnson City, TN.

Renard Harris presented at the SC Summit on STEM Education in Spartanburg, SC from September 29-30, 2014.

Bonnie Springer presented at the Developmental Theory Leadership Summit at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA from October 6-8, 2014.

Cynthia Hall, Director for the Lowcountry Hall for Science and Math, and two of her students attended the South Carolina Marine Educators Conference in Beaufort, SC on October 4, 2014.

William Veal recently conducted a workshop for all public universities in Arkansas on developing secondary science SPA reports for CAEP in Little Rock, AR.

Mary Ann Hartshorn just returned from New Orleans, LA where she presented at the SPHS (Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences) Conference. She was on a panel discussion entitled “Being in the Lifeworld of Teaching: Balancing the Need for Developing Our ‘Potentiality-for-Being’ Amidst Current Pedagogical Requirements. Her topic at the panel was “Steering Our Craft Through Test Infested Waters.”

Anne Gutshall will be presenting at the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES) Conference in Fort Worth, TX on November 5-8.

Andrew Lewis will be traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC on November 14, 2014 to present at the Annual Convention of the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Angela Cozart will be presenting at the National Association for Gifted Children Convention and Exhibition in Baltimore, MD from November 13-16, 2014.

Courtney Howard served as co-chair for the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) Annual Conference that took place October 16-17 here on the Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC.

Candace Jaruszewicz will be traveling to Brazil mid-November to work with early childhood teachers at the Pan American School in Salvador.

Harriet Hetzel will be attending the 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Nation Convention in Orlando, FL from November 19-22, 2014.

Matt Page is presenting at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, LA later this month.

Sue Balinsky is attending the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit in New Orleans, LA later this month.

Susan Flynn participated in a professional development workshop for teachers in Greenville, SC from October 15-16, 2014.

Mary Ann Hartshorn presented at the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS) Conference in New Orleans, LA in late October where she was part of a panel that presented on “Being in the Lifeworld of Teaching: Balancing the Need for Developing Our ‘Potentiality-for-Being’ Amidst Current Pedagogical Requirements”. Her personal topic on this panel was “Steering Our Craft Through Test Infested Waters.”

Susan Flynn and Michael Flynn presented to teachers at East Normal University in Shanghai, China from October 23 to November 2, 2014.

Charissa Owens attended the CERRA Teacher Cadet annual conference from October 29-30, 2014 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Michael Hemphill, Scooter Barnette, Thomas Carroll, Andrew Lewis, and Karen Smail travelled to Myrtle Beach, SC on November 13-14, 2014 for the South Carolina Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD) state conference, along with 20 Health and Human Performance students.

Matthew Page gave an oral presentation entitled “Perceptions of Discrimination against Gay and Bisexual Men in South Carolina” at the 142nd Annual American Public Health Meeting on November 17, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Recent graduate of the B.S. in Public Health program, Nicole Chapman, was co-author.

The Women’s Health Research Team presented two posters at the American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans in late November. The picture on the left is current Public Health senior Malka Fox-Epstien, and the photo on the right is recent graduate, Jackie Payne.

Candace Jaruszewicz, alongside Mary White and Jane Hart, recently presented their research, “Loose Parts: Imaging Outdoor Spaces from a Constructivist Perspective”, at the Association for Constructivist Teaching annual conference on December 5, 2014.

Michael Flynn and Susan Flynn will be travelling to West Lafayette, IN from December 10-14, 2014 to present for the TECHFIT showcase.

The South Carolina version of the TECHFIT showcase will be held in the TD arena on December 16, 2014 from 10-2.

William Veal will be conducting an external review of the Education Department at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA from January 28-30, 2015.

Quinn Burke, along with two colleagues from Clemson University, was invited by the South Carolina Business Education to lead a discussion about the potential to broaden computer science education within South Carolina middle and high schools at their annual meeting to be held from January 28, 2015 to February 1, 2015.

Rachel Etchason and Courtney Howard will be presenting at the Beyond School Hours XVIII Conference from February 18-21, 2015 in Orlando, FL.

Mutindi Ndunda’s proposed project,  has been selected for a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Her project will take place in the Summer 2015 from May to July.

Center for Partnerships to Improve Education (Spring 2014)

By seperry
Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:47 pm — 

Our Center for Partnerships to Improve Education (CPIE) is actively involved in local classrooms through two ongoing initiatives. Funded, in part, by the Alcoa Foundation, the Math Improvement Project provides professional development to local teachers and our own faculty on the nationally known Algebra Project approach to teaching math.  The Classroom Library Project offers diversity focused children’s books to C of C clinical interns and the classrooms in which they work. In the fall semester, interns select books that deal with sensitive issues such as death/dying, chronic illness, mental health, and disabilities. In the spring semester, interns select books written by or about African Americans.  Participating interns are expected to incorporate at least one of the books in their instruction and submit a reflective essay about the experience. Visit for more information about CPIE.

Catching Up with Alumni (Spring 2014)

By seperry
Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:13 pm — 
  • Otto German ’73 is the assistant athletic director for compliance for the College of Charleston’s athletic department. He recently celebrated his 40th year working at the College.
  • L. Cherry Daniel ’75 has been re-elected to the College of Charleston’s Board of Trustees.  Cherry is executive director of South Carolina Virtual Charter School and lives in Charleston.
  • Joyce Matthews Runyon ’77 spent the last two years caring for her mother who has Alzheimers. While a difficult journey, she feels blessed to be able to care for her.
  • Mary Clark Coy ’79 published, “To Hear Them Tell It: Memories of Growing Up in Charleston.” Her book will be available through Amazon and Charleston Guide Books.
  • Elizabeth Belser Fair ’81 is the law clerk for the Honorable Ralph King Anderson III, Chief Administrative Law Judge with the South Carolina Administrative Law Court in Columbia, SC.
  • Michael Parlor ’81  is a surfing coach and mentor to students in Buena Park, CA. His students have gone on to compete as professional surfers in events such as the US Open of Surfing.
  • Genevieve Howe Hay ’82 was selected to receive the Distinguished Advising Award by the College of Charleston and was also the recipient of the ExCEL Award for Faculty of the Year.  Genny is an associate professor of Teacher Education in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance.
  • Linda Cogswell Grandy ’84 is the development director with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in Greenville, SC.
  • Phyllis Nickas Gates ’88 is a master teacher at the College of Charleston’s N. E. Miles Early Childhood Education Center.
  • Mary Youngblood Kent ’88 and her husband, Marshall, hosted a send-off reception at their home in Atlanta for incoming College of Charleston freshmen in August.  Their daughter, Margaret Kent is a current student at the College.
  • Paula Graham Huggins ’90 was named Teacher of the Year for Dorchester County School District 4.  She teaches at Clay Hill Elementary School and has been a teacher for 23 years.
  • Rhonda Puckhab Myers ’90 joined St. Christophers Camp on Johns Island as the conference center administrative assistant.
  • Lisa Trott ’90 was named Teacher of the Year for the Charleston County School District.  She is a teacher at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary.
  • David Battey ’91 is the IT coordinator in the College of Charleston’s Office of Research and Grants Administration. He has worked for the College for 20 years.
  • Tom Carroll ’91 is a senior instructor in the Health and Human Performance department at the College. He has been working at the College for 10 years.
  • Craig Tangeman ’91 recently completed the Disney Marathon in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. He participated and raised funds in honor of his father, cousin and other family and friends who have been impacted by these diseases.


    Craig Tangeman ’91

  • Shirley Hinson ’94 was appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to serve on the Daniel Island Annexation Commission. Shirley is director of government relations at the College.
  • Kimberley Quade Janssen ’94 earned her masters degree in technical education from Lesley College  and a certificate of advanced graduate study in assistive technology from Simmons College in Boston. She and her husband, Ted live in Plainville, MA with their two children.
  • Carrie Herrington Toal ’95 is a senior human resources business partner at Target Corporation. She and her family live in Plymouth, Minn.
  • Robert Wheeless ’96 is the manager of three Department of Defense dependent schools in Beaufort, SC.
  • Joshua Lehman ’00 is a healthcare sales representative for VWR International, LLC and lives in Waldorf, Maryland.
  • Mary Faith Ellis ’00 and Jonathan David Todd, both of Columbia, were married June 25, 2011 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Columbia.
  • Sarah Brewer Verstraten ’01 is an attorney with Willson Jones Carter & Baxley PA in Charleston.  She practices in the area of workers compensation defense.
  • Erin Forsberg Easterling ’02 married James Easterling.  The couple resides in Charleston.
  • Katie Farrell Cannon ’02 is a lead teacher with St. Andrews School of Math & Science in Charleston.
  • Stephanie Wallace ‘ 03 was named Berkeley County School District’s Teacher of the Year.  She teaches a first- and second-grade multi-age class, which is based on a model she and a colleague piloted six years ago at Berkeley Elementary School in Moncks Corner, SC.
  • Lynn Caldwell ’03 is a teacher effectiveness specialist at the Office of Teacher Effectiveness for the Charleston County School District. Lynn trains new teachers and has 40 men and women under his wing.
  • Stephen Infinger ’04 married Rachel Worell.  The couple resides in Summerville.
  • Elizabeth Lynes Maroska ’05 married Andrew Clayton Love in Clover, SC where they reside.
  • Michelle Quarnto ’04 is an EMT with the Charleston County EMS.
  • Stephanie Collier Greene ’05 and her husband Wilson Greene live in Louisville, Kentucky with their daughter Mazie. Stephanie is a literacy coach for Liberty Elementary School.
  • Gregory Libert ’05  is a histotechnologist for a dermatopathology lab in Charleston.
  • Sarah Martenstein Jefferson ’05 is a registered nurse with Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, VA.
  • Lisa Hergatt Sizelove ’07 and her husband Robert Sizelove announced the birth of their son, Charles Adam Rutledge, on June 4, 2013. The family is stationed at March Air Force Base in Southern California. Lisa is doing course work in soil biology in order to assist in running the family farm when her husband retires.
  • Jordan Burnett ’07 and Elizabeth Gissell Burnett ’07 were married in Mount Pleasant, SC in November 2013. The couple will reside in Charleston  when their contract with the Indian Health Service in Gallop, New Mexico is completed.  Jordan earned his doctorate in physical therapy from MUSC in 2010 and Elizabeth is a registered nurse.
  • Jennifer West Fusco ’08 was named Teacher of the Year for Dorchester County School District 2. She is a fifth grade language arts teacher at Beech Hill Elementary School.
  • Shaina Hooker Pavlischek ’08 is a reading and language arts teacher at Mason Preparatory School in Charleston.
  • Jordan Ratliff ’08 is the sessions assistant and clinical office assistant to the chief of breast surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
  • Ernest Brevard ’09 received his Masters of Science in Education degree from Capella Univeristy in March 2013.
  • Stephanie Pate Burgart ’09 and Dennis Burgart were married on February 23rd in Charleston. Stephanie earned her masters degree from Western  Washington University in environmental education and non-profit administration and leadership. The couple will reside in Seattle, WA.
  • Allison Stoll Fender ’09 and Geoffrey Fender welcomed their daughter Eleanor Rose on June 30, 2013.
  • Lauren Hoover ’09 is a first grade teacher at Satchel Ford Elementary School in Columbia, SC.
  • Maurice Miller ’09 finished his contract with the United States Army this summer.  He served one tour in Afghanistan.
  • Kali Oberholtzer ’09 is pursuing her Masters in Exercise Physiology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate assistant at Haverford College.
  • Stephanie Wadsten ’09 completed the didactic program in dietetics at New York University in Fall 2013, where she is studying clinical nutrition to become a registered dietitian.
  • Britney Williamson Bundrick ’10 and her husband, Taylor, welcomed their daughter, Charlotte Evelyn on October 4, 2013. The family resides in Columbia, SC.
  • Tara Dutch Miceli ’10 married Luke Miceli ’10.  The couple now resides in Pasadena, CA.
  • Lauren Peterka Roland ’10 and Stephen Roland were married in June 2013. The couple resides in Charleston where Lauren teaches with the Charleston County School District.
  • Austin Ruedrich ’10 earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Emory University in May. She is a physical therapist at Ohio Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus, OH.
  • Mallory Austin Stewart ’10 and Eric Stewart were married on April 6, 2013. Mallory is a teacher with Charleston County School District.  The couple will make their home in Charleston.
  • Erin Burke Amerson ’11 and William Amerson were married in October 2012.
  • Ashely Leitner Belt ’11 is a special education teacher for Dorchester District 2.  She and Brett Belt were married  in June and live in North Charleston.
  • Andrea Burtt ’11 is an athletic trainer at The Moore Center for Orthopedics and is assigned to the River Bluff High School. She resides in Lexington, SC with her daughter Addison.
  • Shelbie Holbrook Blackwell ’11 and Evan Blackwell were married on June 29, 2013. Shelbie is a kindergarten teacher for Dorchester School District 2 and Evan is a financial planner for Northwestern Mutual.
  • Brittany Harrington Inman ’11 and Michael Inman were married on March 23, 2013.
  • Jessica Tiller Sterling ’11 and John Sterling were married in June and have moved to Orlando, FL.  Jessica is teaching in a fast forward program at Orangewood Christian School.
  • Amy Clemens Yates ’11 and Preston Yates were married in May.  She is a first grade teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School in Charleston and pursuing her M.Ed at the College in the Science and Math For Teachers (SMFT) program.
  • Chelsea Warbington ’11 finished teaching Honors English 2 for ninth and tenth grades along with coaching cheerleading at Stratford High School last spring and now teaches at Hanahan High School.
  • Alexa Albanese ’12 is an associate math teacher for the kindergarten at Murray-LaSaine Elementary on James Island, SC.
  • Caroline Smith Caldwell ’12 and Stephen Caldwell were married in November 2013 in Charleston. Caroline is employed by the Charleston County School District.
  • Thurston Massey ’12 passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 due to injuries in an auto accident. He was a graduate of the College of Charleston and worked as a teacher at Oakbrook Middle School in Ladson, SC.
  • Allyson Townsend McGuiness ’12 and Christopher McGuiness were married on December 21, 2013. Allyson is pursuing her  BS in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina.
  • Jason Williams ’13 is a recreational supervisor with the City of Charleston.

Students in the Spotlight (Spring 2014)

By seperry
Posted on 27 January 2014 | 2:47 pm — 
  • Alumni Brittany Crosby and Amanda Parker and current exercise science students Elisabeth Kilroy and Olivia Crabtree will present “The effect of single-leg stance on dancer and control group static balance” at the Southeast Am College of Sports Medicine meeting with Professor Bill Barfield.
  • Mikaela Hopkins is leading the women’s basketball team’s efforts to educate the Cougar Nation on the importance of being bone marrow donors.  She and her teammates are coordinating a registry drive on campus in February. An op-ed about her efforts appeared in the Huffington Post online.
  • Piper Wilson is conducting a study entitled “Evaluation of the Effects of Yoga Practice on Well-being among College Students” utilizing surveys of students in yoga and sociology classes to evaluate how yoga impacts stress and well-being of fellow Cougars.  Marie Schaner’s study is entitled “Evaluation of the Health Impact of the REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) Program at the College of Charleston”  which explores the health and fitness impact of the REACH Program on participating students. Both students are working with Assistant Professor Matt Page on these bachelor’s essays.
  • Cameron Brown was nominated and selected as the Southern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance student representative. He will work with Instructor Susan Flynn to develop district (13 states) programming and the 2014, 2015 & 2016 conventions.
  • Joe Flynn, senior exercise science student, will be presenting mentored research at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Greenville, SC in February.
  • Tristan Hawkins and Hammed Sirleaf will travel to New York City with Associate Professor Rénard Harris to the National After School Convention where they will present on Teaching and Learning with Engaging Stories (TALES).  TALES is an afterschool program that uses storytelling as an alternative teaching method for socio-economically disadvantaged fourth grade students by embedding content from science, social studies, ELA and math standards into engaging stories.
  • Students in the Teaching Fellows program have logged more than 560 hours of service to the campus, community and local schools.

Faculty News and Notes (Spring 2014)

By seperry
Posted on 24 January 2014 | 1:25 pm — 
  •  Bill Barfield published “Comparison of Immature Porcine and Human Bone Mineral Density About the Knee: Implications for Graft Pullout Studies” in Current Orthopaedic Practice with student co-author Margaret Hayes and “Use of Cortical Bone Struts for Periprosthetic Fracture Fixation” in Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal. 
  • Laura Brock recently published “Delay of gratification in first grade: The role of  instructional context” in Learning and Individual Differences.  Also, the work from her Minds in Motion grant conducted by our students and grant employees here in North Charleston in 2010-2012 was recently featured in Education Week. Andrea DeMaria recently had an article, “Complications related to pubic hair removal,” published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • Quinn Burke was invited to be one of three keynote speakers this past December at South Korea’s Science and Creativity Annual Conference in Seoul.  Sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Education, this year’ conference focused on ways to integrate introductory computer science as a core technology course across all K-12 South Korean schools.  He is also co-author of two journal articles published this past Fall, including “Epic Win” on the potential of video game making competitions to help spur children’s interest in STEM fields, and “Computer Programming Goes back to School” on the re-emergence of computer programming in U.S. elementary and middle schools.  Both are available online at each journal’s respective website: Learning & Leading through Technology and Phi Delta Kappan Magazine.
  • Wes Dudgeon received funding from the BANA Bottling Company to test the effectiveness of their product at rehydration following fluid loss during exercise.  Seven Exercise Science students will be engaged in the research with Dudgeon.
  • Susan Flynn attended the Southern District Board Meeting for The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Lexington, KY, where she was elected the General Vice-President Elect for SDAAHPERD, a three year commitment.
  • Jon Hale was a guest on Walter Edgar’s Journal, where he spoke about the Civil Rights movement. The radio show is available online.
  • Michael Hemphill  received a College of Charleston Faculty Research and Development award in  the amount of $2,210.
  • Tracey Hunter-Doninger’s article, “Contextual A.R.T. Factors in the Evaluation of Visual Art Educators,” was published in Arts Education Policy Review in the special issue focused on Teacher Evaluation in the Arts. This issue has become a cornerstone for how visual arts educators will be evaluated in SC.  She’s also engaged in research on the infusion of the arts in math and science and a case study related to artists in residence and how their pedagogy brings a sense of urgency to the classroom.  This May, Hunter-Doniger will accompany eight CofC students on a trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy to study the Reggio approach to creative learning.
  • Brian Lanahan is spending the 2013-2014 academic year on sabbatical, spending the fall in Sarajevo, Bosnia and the spring in Washington, DC through a grant from the Woodrow Wilson International Center.
  • Andrew Lewis presented at the SC Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His session was “A Welcoming Multicultural Environment”.
  • Terry Peterson’s book, Expanding Minds and Opportunities, has been published a  second time in order to meet demand.
  • Mike Skinner and several colleagues across SC who also have Project CREATE programs presented “Project CREATE: Evidence of a Decade of Success in Growing You Own in South Carolina” at the Spring 2014 Council for Exceptional Children Convention in Philadelphia.
  • Julie Swanson was selected to present at the Wallace Research and Policy Symposium on Talent Development.
  • Olivia Thompson received a substantial supplement ($650K) to her Farm-to-School grant from The Boeing Corporation.

Connections Newsletter

By Christopher Scott
Posted on 11 November 2009 | 11:44 am

Connections is the primary source of news and information for alumni and friends of the College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance (EHHP). The printed magazine is published annually and is mailed free of charge to alumni, friends and parents who make an annual gift of $25 or more to EHHP. The magazine is also sent electronically to alumni of EHHP.

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