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August 2015 | TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters
                                                                             

A Message from Alumni Relations

                 

Global TC Day celebrations came back this summer - bigger and better than ever - and we still have one event to go! A  Dominican Republic will round out an incredible month of reconnecting with our alumni, student and friends around the globe. Thank you so much to all those who joined us at our 42 events worldwide; we loved seeing each and every one of you and hearing about the exciting things you all are doing and the major impact you are making both locally and globally.  Be sure to share pictures from the events you attended on social media using #GlobalTCDay, or send them to tcalumni@tc.edu. We'll send a full event recap soon.
                     
In the meantime, we want to hear from you! Tell us: Where is your favorite spot on TC's campus, and why? Send answers to tcalumni@tc.edu with the subject "TC Today: Favorite Spot on Campus." Your response could appear in the next issue of TC Today magazine, the official alumni magazine of Teachers College.


We hope you will continue to keep us in the loop by attending future events and sharing your news with us.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni

                                                                                                                                                                                        


The Alumni   Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards - the highest honor bestowed on TC Alumni by the Alumni Association.   We invite you to nominate TC graduates who   have distinguished   themselves in their fields and have earned high respect among   their   colleagues and the general community, and whose impact is felt on a     national or international level. Recent graduates who have graduated   within   the past 10 years, have earned distinction in their field, and   who   demonstrate further future potential will be honored with the   Early Career   Award. Do you know an alumnus or alumna who meets these   criteria? Nominate him or her   today!

                             
                             
                             
TC alumnus Daniel Schwartz (Ph.D. 92, M.S. '88), an expert in human cognition and educational technology, has been named the next dean of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education (GSE). Read More>>


New Alumna and Scholarship Recipient Choumika Simonis (MS '15) is putting her degree in Community Health Education to work in Harlem and beyond. Choumika, who received the Debra Heinrich (MA, Nursing Ed) Scholarship and the Hearst Centennial Fellowship, has helped promote health equity in underprivileged communities, especially for children, and is looking to further contribute her skills and knowledge to several health-oriented fellowships, as well as attend medical school. The Heinrich and Hearst scholarships provide critical financial aid for students, like Choumika, who will build on TC's legacy of educational excellence. You can also support talented TC students with a gift of scholarship aid to the TC Annual Fund Scholars program.
                         
Maryellen Gilroy (Ed.D. '87) received the ASACCU Founders' Award. The award is given by the board of directors from time to time to honor an individual, institution, or organization for exceptional contributions to ASACCU and/or Catholic higher education.
                         
We want to hear from you!
Share your alumni news with us on social media using the hashtag #TCAlumni, submitting your class notes online or by emailing tcalumni@tc.edu.

                                                                                                     

Featured Video

                   

Hollingworth Science Camp
The Hollingworth Science Camp is a unique blend of dynamic, interactive, creative learning experiences combined with camp activities that children traditionally associate with summer fun! Through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that emphasizes the doing of science. Here's a recap of some of the fun times from this year's camp lead by Lisa Wright (Ed.D. '87) along with other alumni and students. Be sure to look at the camp's Twitter Feed @HollingworthSci for a play by play of the campers day!       We're excited to share more on this year's camp experience in the September edition of our Alumni Newsletter.

                   
                                                                                                     

TC News                   

                   


Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History
The conference will be held in November 2015 at Teachers College with the goal of providing a forum for presentation and discussion of ideas, issues, information, and research approaches utilized in the historical investigation of art education within local and global contexts. It will offer opportunities to engage with the rich resources in art education history at TC and beyond, explore more sophisticated approaches and methods of historical research, encourage interest in historical research, and extend the conversation on how meaning is produced in historical research trends and representations. This conference comes two decades after the last academic conference on the history of art education held at The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. TC's legacy of "firsts" begins with the College itself and is based on the focus of renewing this legacy through TC's Campaign; this is the "first" history of art education conference taking place in the 127 year history of the College as well as that of the Program in Art & Art Education. Read More >>

                   

TR@TC2
Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) is excited to announce that it has been extended a generous grant award from the U. S. Department of Education's Teacher Quality Partnership initiative to prepare high quality teachers! TR@TC2 is currently recruiting applicants interested in completing a masters degree program, including a teaching residency at partnering New York City public schools and eligibility for a New York teaching certification. Completion of the Secondary Inclusive Education program leads to 7-12 certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities; Teaching Speakers of Other Languages towards K-12 certification; and Science Education-Biology towards 7-12 certification.When applicants are accepted into their academic program and into TR@TC2, they are supported by well regarded, experienced mentor teachers, supervisors, faculty, and staff throughout the 18-month academic program and into the first two years of teaching.  Teaching Residents are eligible to receive a $30,000 living stipend, a substantial scholarship, and financial assistance for health insurance. For more details, including application guidelines, program requirements and scheduled information sessions, visit www.tc.edu/TeachingResidents. Read more about the program from Vice Dean Lin Goodwin here.

                                                                                                     

Career Services

                   

Be our next Alumni Expert Speaker
Check out the newest collaboration between the  the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, the Career Webinar Series, a free series offered exclusively to Teachers College alumni and brought to you by the 21st Century Leaders Committee and Alumni Council.  We are  seeking speakers from a variety of career backgrounds to share their approaches and tips for navigating today's employment world. If you have ideas for an upcoming webinar, please contact us.

                   

Meet the Firms
Meet the Firms Networking Event returns on Thursday,  September 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at TC. This event, hosted by Career Services, is for students and alumni to network with professionals within their field to learn more about Human Capital, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Human Resources Leadership, Mediation/Conflict Resolution, traditional Human                       Resources Functions and Consulting positions. In addition, students and alumni will learn about competencies specific employers look for and strategies to pursuing employment. Although some employers will be recruiting for specific positions, this is not theonly focus of the event. This is an opportunity for students and alumni to broaden their network by connecting with employer                     representatives. Register via TCCS Link.
                   
             

                                                                                                     

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Each and every day, the TC Fund provides vital support to all areas of the College, allowing our research and many community initiatives to flourish.  It also supports student financial aid, providing the best and brightest scholars with the opportunity to pursue their academic dreams while advancing their development as tomorrow's academic leaders. If you received financial aid while attending TC, conducted groundbreaking research as part of your program, or were challenged and mentored by an extraordinary faculty member in your field - these experiences were all supported and made possible through contributions to the TC Fund.  Its impact is far-reaching, across all areas of the TC experience.

Alumni and friends like you donate more than $2 million to the TC Fund annually. Now is the time to support TC's brilliant students and faculty. Your unrestricted support and commitment ensures that we have the financial flexibility to address our educational needs and keep TC at the forefront of education, health and psychology. TC's fiscal year ends on August 31. Make your gift to the TC Fund today.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Creations | #TCMade

                   

Nicholas Chiarkas (Ed.D. '81) published, Weepers, a mystery/thriller set in New York City, during 1957. Weepers is a story about murder, courage, connections and revenge in a neighborhood where good and evil commune. Here in the Two Bridges neighborhood, if you drop a rock into the East River, the ripples will go all the way to Italy.In the end, Weepers shows us that the courage of the underdog, despite fear and moral ambiguity, will conquer intimidation.

                   

TC Associate Professor  and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST), Thomas Hatch, published Managing to Change How Schools Can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times. This book shows how school improvement efforts are often undermined by the changing conditions around schools, as well as by some of the very policies and programs designed to help them make improvements.

                                                      

Are you an alumnus/a with creations or published works? For consideration in a future newsletter, send information on your work (writing, art, music, apps, etc.) to tcalumni@tc.edu, subject: Alumni Creations, submit your work online or share your publication news with us via social media using the hashtag #TCMade.

                                                                             
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September 4: Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards Deadline
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November 19-22: History of Art Education Conference, Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History
                                                                                                     

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Published Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

August 2015 Alumni Newsletter

Teachers College Columbia University                                                                                                       
TC Where the Future Comes First
August 2015 | TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters
                                                                             

A Message from Alumni Relations

                 

Global TC Day celebrations came back this summer - bigger and better than ever - and we still have one event to go! A  Dominican Republic will round out an incredible month of reconnecting with our alumni, student and friends around the globe. Thank you so much to all those who joined us at our 42 events worldwide; we loved seeing each and every one of you and hearing about the exciting things you all are doing and the major impact you are making both locally and globally.  Be sure to share pictures from the events you attended on social media using #GlobalTCDay, or send them to tcalumni@tc.edu. We'll send a full event recap soon.
                     
In the meantime, we want to hear from you! Tell us: Where is your favorite spot on TC's campus, and why? Send answers to tcalumni@tc.edu with the subject "TC Today: Favorite Spot on Campus." Your response could appear in the next issue of TC Today magazine, the official alumni magazine of Teachers College.


We hope you will continue to keep us in the loop by attending future events and sharing your news with us.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni

                                                                                                                                                                                        


The Alumni   Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards - the highest honor bestowed on TC Alumni by the Alumni Association.   We invite you to nominate TC graduates who   have distinguished   themselves in their fields and have earned high respect among   their   colleagues and the general community, and whose impact is felt on a     national or international level. Recent graduates who have graduated   within   the past 10 years, have earned distinction in their field, and   who   demonstrate further future potential will be honored with the   Early Career   Award. Do you know an alumnus or alumna who meets these   criteria? Nominate him or her   today!

                             
                             
                             
TC alumnus Daniel Schwartz (Ph.D. 92, M.S. '88), an expert in human cognition and educational technology, has been named the next dean of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education (GSE). Read More>>


New Alumna and Scholarship Recipient Choumika Simonis (MS '15) is putting her degree in Community Health Education to work in Harlem and beyond. Choumika, who received the Debra Heinrich (MA, Nursing Ed) Scholarship and the Hearst Centennial Fellowship, has helped promote health equity in underprivileged communities, especially for children, and is looking to further contribute her skills and knowledge to several health-oriented fellowships, as well as attend medical school. The Heinrich and Hearst scholarships provide critical financial aid for students, like Choumika, who will build on TC's legacy of educational excellence. You can also support talented TC students with a gift of scholarship aid to the TC Annual Fund Scholars program.
                         
Maryellen Gilroy (Ed.D. '87) received the ASACCU Founders' Award. The award is given by the board of directors from time to time to honor an individual, institution, or organization for exceptional contributions to ASACCU and/or Catholic higher education.
                         
We want to hear from you!
Share your alumni news with us on social media using the hashtag #TCAlumni, submitting your class notes online or by emailing tcalumni@tc.edu.

                                                                                                     

Featured Video

                   

Hollingworth Science Camp
The Hollingworth Science Camp is a unique blend of dynamic, interactive, creative learning experiences combined with camp activities that children traditionally associate with summer fun! Through a developmentally appropriate curriculum that emphasizes the doing of science. Here's a recap of some of the fun times from this year's camp lead by Lisa Wright (Ed.D. '87) along with other alumni and students. Be sure to look at the camp's Twitter Feed @HollingworthSci for a play by play of the campers day!       We're excited to share more on this year's camp experience in the September edition of our Alumni Newsletter.

                   
                                                                                                     

TC News                   

                   


Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History
The conference will be held in November 2015 at Teachers College with the goal of providing a forum for presentation and discussion of ideas, issues, information, and research approaches utilized in the historical investigation of art education within local and global contexts. It will offer opportunities to engage with the rich resources in art education history at TC and beyond, explore more sophisticated approaches and methods of historical research, encourage interest in historical research, and extend the conversation on how meaning is produced in historical research trends and representations. This conference comes two decades after the last academic conference on the history of art education held at The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. TC's legacy of "firsts" begins with the College itself and is based on the focus of renewing this legacy through TC's Campaign; this is the "first" history of art education conference taking place in the 127 year history of the College as well as that of the Program in Art & Art Education. Read More >>

                   

TR@TC2
Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) is excited to announce that it has been extended a generous grant award from the U. S. Department of Education's Teacher Quality Partnership initiative to prepare high quality teachers! TR@TC2 is currently recruiting applicants interested in completing a masters degree program, including a teaching residency at partnering New York City public schools and eligibility for a New York teaching certification. Completion of the Secondary Inclusive Education program leads to 7-12 certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities; Teaching Speakers of Other Languages towards K-12 certification; and Science Education-Biology towards 7-12 certification.When applicants are accepted into their academic program and into TR@TC2, they are supported by well regarded, experienced mentor teachers, supervisors, faculty, and staff throughout the 18-month academic program and into the first two years of teaching.  Teaching Residents are eligible to receive a $30,000 living stipend, a substantial scholarship, and financial assistance for health insurance. For more details, including application guidelines, program requirements and scheduled information sessions, visit www.tc.edu/TeachingResidents. Read more about the program from Vice Dean Lin Goodwin here.

                                                                                                     

Career Services

                   

Be our next Alumni Expert Speaker
Check out the newest collaboration between the  the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, the Career Webinar Series, a free series offered exclusively to Teachers College alumni and brought to you by the 21st Century Leaders Committee and Alumni Council.  We are  seeking speakers from a variety of career backgrounds to share their approaches and tips for navigating today's employment world. If you have ideas for an upcoming webinar, please contact us.

                   

Meet the Firms
Meet the Firms Networking Event returns on Thursday,  September 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at TC. This event, hosted by Career Services, is for students and alumni to network with professionals within their field to learn more about Human Capital, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Human Resources Leadership, Mediation/Conflict Resolution, traditional Human                       Resources Functions and Consulting positions. In addition, students and alumni will learn about competencies specific employers look for and strategies to pursuing employment. Although some employers will be recruiting for specific positions, this is not theonly focus of the event. This is an opportunity for students and alumni to broaden their network by connecting with employer                     representatives. Register via TCCS Link.
                   
             

                                                                                                     

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Give to TC Today
Each and every day, the TC Fund provides vital support to all areas of the College, allowing our research and many community initiatives to flourish.  It also supports student financial aid, providing the best and brightest scholars with the opportunity to pursue their academic dreams while advancing their development as tomorrow's academic leaders. If you received financial aid while attending TC, conducted groundbreaking research as part of your program, or were challenged and mentored by an extraordinary faculty member in your field - these experiences were all supported and made possible through contributions to the TC Fund.  Its impact is far-reaching, across all areas of the TC experience.

Alumni and friends like you donate more than $2 million to the TC Fund annually. Now is the time to support TC's brilliant students and faculty. Your unrestricted support and commitment ensures that we have the financial flexibility to address our educational needs and keep TC at the forefront of education, health and psychology. TC's fiscal year ends on August 31. Make your gift to the TC Fund today.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Creations | #TCMade

                   

Nicholas Chiarkas (Ed.D. '81) published, Weepers, a mystery/thriller set in New York City, during 1957. Weepers is a story about murder, courage, connections and revenge in a neighborhood where good and evil commune. Here in the Two Bridges neighborhood, if you drop a rock into the East River, the ripples will go all the way to Italy.In the end, Weepers shows us that the courage of the underdog, despite fear and moral ambiguity, will conquer intimidation.

                   

TC Associate Professor  and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST), Thomas Hatch, published Managing to Change How Schools Can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times. This book shows how school improvement efforts are often undermined by the changing conditions around schools, as well as by some of the very policies and programs designed to help them make improvements.

                                                      

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