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EHHP 2019 Year-in-Review

Posted by: murphys2 | December 18, 2019 | No Comment |

As we near the beginning of a new year and look forward to new goals, we take the time to celebrate and reflect on moments and accomplishments from the past year. Thank you to our students, faculty and staff for making 2019 a success. Here’s a look back on some highlights in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance:

January 2019

Dr. Stephen Redd from the Centers for Disease Control was invited to deliver the first lecture as part of the Joseph J. Schott Health and Human Performance Speakers Series.

February 2019

The Department of Teacher Education hosted Beyond Minimally Adequate: The Teacher’s Voice for Change to provide teachers the space to share their visions for the future of education in South Carolina.

March 2019

Over 60 hiring schools and school districts participated in the 2019 Teacher Employment EXPO to connect and network with graduating senior teacher education majors and alumni seeking jobs.

May 2019

EHHP hosted a piazza party during Spring Alumni Weekend to connect graduating seniors with alumni to strengthen the EHHP alumni community. It was a wonderful time celebrating achievements and catching up!

At the Spring Commencement Celebration and Awards Ceremony, EHHP recognized its first alumni of the year from the Department of Teacher Education, Mrs. Jane Gambrell, and the Department of Health and Human Performance, Dr. Emily Darr.

A one-year Master of Arts in Teaching program for elementary education launched and accepted its first class of students.

Due to Dr. Fran Welch being named as interim provost, EHHP welcomed Dr. Courtney A. Howard into the role of acting dean and Dr. Andrew H. Lewis as the acting associate dean.

June 2019

The College of Charleston, EHHP and the N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center hosted the eight annual Early Childhood Summit which provided a space and fostered professional development among early childhood leaders, administrators and educators.

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Southern District Leadership Council named an award in honor of Dr. Andrew Lewis. The Andrew H. Lewis Diversity Advancement Award honors a person who has made a meaningful contribution in support of ethnic minorities in the SHAPE America Southern District.

August 2019

Three faculty members from the Department of Health and Human Performance, Brian Bossak, Morgan Hughey and Kate Pfile, were recognized as the first cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows through the Honors College.

September 2019

Call Me MISTER celebrated its new class of members and recognized their commitment to the program at its signing day event.

Ashley Brown, an instructor in HEHP, received the Excellence in Instruction Award from the American Canoe Association, the largest paddle sport professional organization. The award is given to the top instructor in North America across all disciplines and represents outstanding contributions to paddlesport education and instruction.

October 2019

The Chuck and Sara Calhoun Davis Foundation and EHHP hosted the Jeremy’s Scholarship golf Tournament in support of aspiring teachers. All funds raised, over $96,000, were invested in the Jeremy Warren Vann Memorial Scholarship which covers tuition for exceptional students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and promise as an exceptional teacher.

The Department of Teacher Education won the Best Table Display at the Majors and Minors Fair.

November 2019

Dr. Tracey Hunter-Doniger received the 2019 South Carolina Art Education Higher Education Level Educator of the Year Award from the South Carolina Art Education Association. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates outstanding teaching and program development.

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