A Message from Alumni Relations
Global TC Day is finally here! Our multi-week, multi-city celebration of our dynamic Teachers College community is officially underway. We have so much to celebrate this summer, as the TC campaign, "Where the Future Comes First," has soared beyond $200 million! Alumni have been instrumental in supporting the Campaign and everything TC-',-' so we hope you will come out to celebrate this great moment with us. We're excited to connect with you at a variety of events for alumni, family, students and friends in approximately 40 cities in 13+ different countries around the globe. We urge all of you to get involved by seeking out an event near you, or even offering to host one in your area. You can see all Global TC Day event listings to the right or by visiting www.tc.edu/globaltcday. New events have just been added in Atlanta, San Diego, Boston and Mexico City! Please join us for these festive gatherings celebrating the TC Way and the generosity of our alumni and friends around the world, and don't forget to join the conversation online using #GlobalTCDay on social media.
Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni
News from Global TC Day Hosts:
Lin Lougheed (Ed.D. '77), author of TOEIC, recently visited TOEIC teachers and writers in Japan to hear how they use the "classic" Longman Preparation Series for the TOEIC in their classrooms and how the Longman series has been used as the model for the many local and international preparation books to follow. Read More from Lougheed's trip here. Lougheed has helped arrange a rare opportunity to visit David Fairchild's home and private garden at the Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden exclusively for Global TC Day in Miami on July 28. | Rattana Lao (Ph.D. '12) will lead an informal discussion of interesting issues in comparative and international education at the Global TC Day potluck in Bangkok, Thailand on July 21. Rattana has also just published a book entitled, "A Critical Study of Thailand's Higher Education Reforms: The culture of borrowing," on May 13, 2015. | Maritza Macdonald (Ed.D. '95) was featured in the latest issue of TC Today magazine for her support of the nation's first museum-based master's degree program for K-12 science teachers at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, where she is Senior Director of Education Policy. Macdonald will co-host Global TC Day in Teaneck, New Jersey on July 29.
Alumna Rachel Moore (M.A. '94), formerly of New York's American Ballet Theatre (ABT), has been named the new president and CEO of the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. Moore will begin her new role in October. Photo by Stephen Lovekin. Read More>>
Honors and Awards
Alumni Valerie Camille Jones (Ed.D. '11) and Chance Nalley (M.E. '13), also a current doctoral student, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, for Georgia and New York states, respectively. The award is given annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. Read the official White House press release, here. | Alumna Lauren Bakian (M.A. '12), a graduate of TC's Literacy Specialist program, is one of 12 New York City teachers to receive New York City's 2015 Big Apple Award. The recipients, who were chosen from an initial pool of over 4,500 nominees, were honored in a ceremony at Manhattan Supreme Court. Read more. | Pascal Tone (M.A. '69) received an honorary doctorate from Franklin University Switzerland, which he cofounded in 1969 and where he serves on the Board of Trustees, of which he was elected Chairman in 2010. | Jill Jayne's (M.S. '07) "Jump with Jill" 'Get me Goin' danceable music video was nominated for an Emmy by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the Children/Youth/Teens -- News Feature category. Read more here.
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Alumna Performs in Show Produced by Damon and Affleck
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni (M.A. '97) is the writer, performer and co-producer behind One Drop of Love, a multimedia solo show co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. One Drop of Love is a funny, interactive and moving performance that explores history, family, race, class, justice and love, aiming to answer the question of how our belief in race affects our most intimate relationships. The show is currently traveling around the U.S., and was recently attended in California by several other TC Alumni. View the show's trailer here>>
TC Staff and Faculty to Attend Global TC Day Events
Several TC staff and faculty members will be on-hand as our alumni and students gather around the world to celebrate Teachers College and connect with one another. Notable attendees will include Suzanne Murphy (M.E. '99), TC Vice President for Development and External Affairs, Rosella Garcia, TC Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Cheng Davis, TC Special Advisor to the President for International Advocacy in Tokyo and Taipei; A. Lin Goodwin (Ed.D. '87), Vice Dean, Professor of Education and Co-Director of the joint program with TC and NIE in Singapore; Noah Drezner in Paris; TC Dean and Provost Tom James in St. Paul; Jessica Riccio (Ed.D. '08), lecturer in the Mathematics Science & Technology department in Teaneck; and TC Director of College Event Planning Trish McNicholas in Miami. Don't miss these wonderful opportunities to get to know these key members of our TC faculty and staff.
TC Faculty in the News
TC's Derald W Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education and author of the recent "Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race" (John Wiley & Sons, 2015) discussed the Rachel Dolezal case on CNN. Sue has done substantial research on racial and ethnic identity and microagressions and published numerous books on the topic. Sue was also quoted recently in BloombergView regarding microaggressions on university campuses. To view Sue's CNN interview, click here. | Faculty member Noah Drezner, Associate Professor of Higher Education, has received the John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in recognition of "The Social Base of Philanthropic Fundraising in Higher Education: How Frames and Identity Matter." Drezner's research seeks to understand the correlations between donors' identities and their likelihood to give to higher education (and at what level). To read more about this prestigious award, click here. TC Alumni have a unique opportunity to meet and hear from Noah Drezner in Paris, as he will host a Global TC Day gathering there on Saturday, July 11.
TC Launches NTN@TC
With early career attrition continuing to plague our nation's schools. TC has launched the New Teacher Network at TC (NTN@TC). The unique professional development program will expand and deepen TC's support of education students as they transition to the pre-K-12 classroom by providing recent TC graduates with mentoring, practical resources and opportunities to collaborate with TC colleagues in the critical first three years of teaching. Current NTN@TC members from English Ed, Social Studies Ed, Science & Math Ed departments members are building publication projects into their classrooms, sharing ideas in an online forum, and reaching out with needs as they come up. Recruitment for 2015-16 cohorts is OPEN! To learn more about NTN@TC email CPET_Admin@tc.columbia.edu. Read More >>
Opportunities to Network at Global TC Day
Summer can be a very quiet time for job searching, but it is also a crucial time for making contacts and staying on top of networking. Don't fall into radio silence over summer break; instead, make a commitment to building your network and connecting with other TC Alumni in your area by attending Global TC Day events. These worldwide, locally-hosted gatherings are invaluable opportunities to meet with alumni and friends and re-connect with the diverse Teachers College community. See the full event listings at right and on tc.edu/globaltcday to find an event in your area!
In the meantime, be sure to check out the newest collaboration between the the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, the Online Career Development Speaker 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.
TC Fund Donors: A Collective Force
TC Fund donors are a worldwide force. Alumni and friends around the globe, in places like Belgium, Trinidad & Tobago, China, Brazil, Greece, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Canada, just to name a few, all come together yearly to create a global community of donors. Their vitally needed support is put to good use in advancing TC's academic programs and faculty research, and most importantly, in providing critical financial aid for students who will build on TC's legacy of educational excellence.
As we celebrate #GlobalTCDay this month, we ask you to join this international donor community in helping us reach our $2.08 million goal before August 31. Please visit us online at www.tc.edu/givetotc and make your gift to the TC Fund today. To learn more about how your contribution can have an even larger impact for TC, click here for information on our annual giving societies and our Annual Fund Scholars program. Whether you live in New York or Taipei, when you make a gift to the TC Fund you join a strong and influential group of alumni and friends who come together to make a difference within the College's walls and beyond. We succeed because of your involvement. Thank you for in advance for your participation and support!
Alumni Creations | #TCMade
Alumnus Keiichi Ogawa (Ph.D. '99) recently published Comparative Analysis on Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, based on five years of case studies and research reviewing the expansion of primary education, policies prompting free primary education intervention and the challenges of implementation in four African nations.
Aurelie Athan (Ph.D. '11), Full-Time Lecturer and Program Coordinator of the Master's Program in the Department of Clinical Psychology, and fellow alumna Heather L. Reel (M.A. '14) published Maternal Psychology: Reflections on the 20th anniversary of deconstructing developmental psychology in Feminism & Psychology. Based on their efforts to critically examine the dominant theories of psychology that pervade their classrooms research, the commentary also addresses the emerging field of maternal psychology as an outgrowth of the intersection of feminist, clinical, and developmental disciplines.
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