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TC Where the Future Comes First
October 2015 | TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters
                                                                             

A Message from Alumni Relations

                 

The Office of Alumni Relations is bringing Teachers College to You! We know you can't always be in New York so we're taking some of TC's leadership -- faculty and staff alike -- on the road. Together, we will provide the best and latest news in faculty research and exciting information and insights on the current trends in learning. Keep an eye on our event calendar as events pop up regularly. This fall we're already heading to Orlando, Seattle, the Bay Area, Sao Pulo, Rio de Janiero, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Denver and London! You can also join us virtually each month as part of our career development webinar series. Be a part of all that TC has to offer on and off campus. We hope to see you at our next event near you.
                 

                     
                    In honor of Veterans Day, we'd like spotlight some of our alumni who have served. Please share your story with us here or by emailing us directly.

                 

                                                                                                     

Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni

                                                                                                                                                                                        


 William Campbell (M.A. '64) received a 2015 Columbia Alumni Medal. Alumni Medalists are recognized for building Columbia's community-'"whether regionally, online, in specific schools, or in cross-campus initiatives.
                             
                             
                             
John King (Ed.D. '08) has been named U.S. Secretary of Education. He will succeed Arne Duncan, who has held the post since 2008. As New York State Commissioner of Education from May 2011 to January 2015, King presided over New York's rollout of the Common Core State Standards and championed the Dignity Act, which sought to prevent bullying in schools. He left earlier this year to become a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. In 2012, King received TC's Distinguished Alumni Award, presented at the College's Academic Festival. He was also interviewed for TC's Oral History project and featured in the College's 2013 web series, "Mini-Moments with Big Thinkers."
                         

                           

 

                           

 

                           

 


Alumna Belinda Miles (Ed.D. '00) was inaugurated as the third president of Westchester Community College on Friday. Many alumni were among her honored guests celebrating alongside her including TC President Susan Fuhrman (Ph.D. '77) and Marcia Keizs (Ed.D. '84), President of York College, in addition to her dissertation advisor Sharon McDade, a former faculty of TC's Higher Education program. The TC legacy is long and strong at WCC where Joseph Hankin (Ed.D. '67) served as the president for 42 years - the longest tenure held in a US Community College. Miles mentioned the impact Teachers College has made in her career as an educator and leader.
See video highlights of the event here.

                           
                           
Driven by the essential question, "If one could design any school to foster the best prepared students in the world, what would it look like?" Jeff Wetzler (Ed.D. '13), recently co-founded Transcend, a nonprofit that leads innovation in school design in close partnership with visionary school operators around the country. Transcend focuses on innovation in every aspect of the holistic design of schools - from the aims of school, to students' experience, to the use of time, to the roles of educators and families and surrounding communities, to physical space, and much more - to prepare all students for far greater success in the 21st century.
                                                                                                                                        

                                                    

We want to hear from you!
Share your alumni news with us on social media by using the hashtag #TCAlumni, submitting your class notes online or by emailing tcalumni@tc.edu.

                                                                                                     

Featured Video

                   

Career Development Webinar Series
This webinar series is a collaboration between the the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations is offered free and exclusively to Teachers College alumni Our first webinar in the series was Education Startups and Entrepreneurship: Bringing Your Knowledge and Skills to the World presented by Gayle Allen (Ed.D. '08).                        Experience the webinar here.
                       
You can also register today for our upcoming webinar, Marketing Your Education: How to Highlight Your Classroom and Experiential Learning in Your Job Search, on October 29.                        
                       
If you have ideas for an upcoming webinar or wish to serve as our next alumni speaker, please contact us.

                   
                                                                                                     

TC News                   

                   

Where the Future Comes First
TC's Where the Future Comes First Campaign has raised a record $218 million toward our $300 million goal. Be on the lookout tomorrow, 10/7, as we launch a new campaign website showcasing all that we've accomplished and the ways you can join in! Share your TC story, tell us what you think about important issues of the day, or volunteer and help shape alumni programming. Share the news on social media using #TCFutureFirst. ENTER TO WIN AN iWATCH: The first 500 visitors to sign up will be entered into a free drawing to win an iWATCH with a "TC Blue" band!

                   

TC to Present "A&H in the City"
Event Series for Arts and Humanities Alumni
The department of Arts & Humanities is excited to announce its new initiative, "A&H in the City," a free event series for A&H alumni.  "A&H in the City" will host two interactive events per semester combining intellectual engagement, social connection, and innovative programming.  Events will provide opportunities to connect with fellow alumni, engage with current faculty, and soak in all that premiere cultural institutions such as The Museum of The City of New York, Alvin Ailey Dance Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center have to offer.  The first event will take place on November 7th from 1-4pm at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. Find more info and to RSVP, please go here.

                                                                                                     

Career Services

                   

Alumni Networking Opportunties
 Join fellow NYC area alumni for informal networking in NYC. Be prepared with your elevator pitch and with plenty of business cards to distribute. This event is for alumni only. This year we will alternate our networking events - networking breakfasts dates are Nov. 3, Feb. 2, and Apr. 5; networking nights are Dec. 1, Mar. 1 and May 3. Co-hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Career Services.
                     
                   

                                                                                                     

Support TC

                                       

Meet Kena Gibson
 With a University Math instructor for a father, new student Kena Gibson, our 2015-16 Lily E. Christ and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar, always had a passion for mathematics.  Her love of math led her to TC to pursue her Ed.D. in Mathematics Education at Teachers College.  She says "Being a student at Teachers College has made a monumental impression on me and I will be a better mathematics teacher and overall citizen due to my encounters here."  Providing more financial aid for students like Kena is our top priority at TC.  Visit www.tc.edu/givetotc to make a gift of financial aid to the TC Fund today. Learn about our Annual Fund Scholars program and read testimonials from our fantastic students who directly benefit from your generosity here.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Creations | #TCMade

                   


Shokry Eldaly II (M.A. '11)
published in an anthology titled The City that Never Sleeps: Poems of New York alongside writers that include Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Maya Angelou, Lorca, Adonis, e.e. cummings, Ginsberg, and Walt Whitman.                       
                       
Elizabeth Upton (M.A. '89) wrote Maxi the Little Taxi -  a children's book to be published in 2016.                       
                       
Sean K. Murphy (M.A. '13) has invented a new patent-pending personality assessment tool called the Primal Personality Assessment (TM) and it identifies motivations - the drivers of human behavior and decision making.
                   

                                                      

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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October 6: TCCS/Alumni Networking Happy Hour
October 7: State of the College and Elaine Brantley Memorial Awards
October 8: 3rd Annual Edmund Gordon Lecture | Sonia Nieto on "50 Years in Public Education: Reflections on a Fulfilled Life"
October 12: The Third Annual Columbus Day Symposium
October 14: Orlando, FL
Dinner and Discussion at Disney
October 14: Perkins Platform
The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness
October 16-17: 5th Annual Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)
October 17 & 23: Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis
October 19: Seattle, WA
The Resiliency of the Human Spirit featuring Judy Pigott & George Bonanno
October 19: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Alumni Dinner at Zuka
October 19: The Negotiator -- A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell
October 21-22: Bay Area, CA
Learning Agility at Google
October 21: Sao Pulo, Brazil
Alumni Dinner at Figueria Rubyiat
October 21: Perkins Platform
Teacher Evaluation Controversy: the Value Added Model
October 22-23: Leadership Institute for School Change: Building Capacity by Supporting Adult Development
October  23: Transforming Conflict From Within: Leadership Interventions in Long-term Conflicts
October  24: Save the Date | Tom Sobol Memorial
October  25: Tokyo, Japan
Sophia University & Teachers College, Columbia University Partnership Agreement Symposium
October  29: Career Webinar Series | Marketing Your Education: How to Highlight Your Classroom and Experiential Learning in Your Job Search
October  30: Scottsdale, AZ
President's Lunch
October  30: Healing and Reconciling Relationships in Conflict
November 3: TCCS/Alumni Networking Breakfast
November 6: Advanced Practicum in Conflict Resolution, Part I
November 6: Denver, CO
TC Alumni at ASHE featuring Associate Professor Noah Drezner
November 7: A&H in the City
The Museum of the City of New York
November 8: Philadelphia, PA
President's Brunch
November 9: Spiritual Child Conference: Educational Practices and Youth Development
November 9: Save the Date | STEM Talk with Seth Andrew (Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States)
November 19-22: History of Art Education Conference | Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History
Fall 2015: The Sexuality, Women and Gender (SWG) in Psychology and Education Certificate |   Global Competence Certificate (GCP) |
 Advanced Diabetes Topics Certificate Program
                                                                                                     

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Published Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

October 2015 Alumni Newsletter

                                                                                                                    

TC Where the Future Comes First
October 2015 | TC Home | TC Alumni Home | Past Newsletters
                                                                             

A Message from Alumni Relations

                 

The Office of Alumni Relations is bringing Teachers College to You! We know you can't always be in New York so we're taking some of TC's leadership -- faculty and staff alike -- on the road. Together, we will provide the best and latest news in faculty research and exciting information and insights on the current trends in learning. Keep an eye on our event calendar as events pop up regularly. This fall we're already heading to Orlando, Seattle, the Bay Area, Sao Pulo, Rio de Janiero, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Denver and London! You can also join us virtually each month as part of our career development webinar series. Be a part of all that TC has to offer on and off campus. We hope to see you at our next event near you.
                 

                     
                    In honor of Veterans Day, we'd like spotlight some of our alumni who have served. Please share your story with us here or by emailing us directly.

                 

                                                                                                     

Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni

                                                                                                                                                                                        


 William Campbell (M.A. '64) received a 2015 Columbia Alumni Medal. Alumni Medalists are recognized for building Columbia's community-'"whether regionally, online, in specific schools, or in cross-campus initiatives.
                             
                             
                             
John King (Ed.D. '08) has been named U.S. Secretary of Education. He will succeed Arne Duncan, who has held the post since 2008. As New York State Commissioner of Education from May 2011 to January 2015, King presided over New York's rollout of the Common Core State Standards and championed the Dignity Act, which sought to prevent bullying in schools. He left earlier this year to become a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Education. In 2012, King received TC's Distinguished Alumni Award, presented at the College's Academic Festival. He was also interviewed for TC's Oral History project and featured in the College's 2013 web series, "Mini-Moments with Big Thinkers."
                         

                           

 

                           

 

                           

 


Alumna Belinda Miles (Ed.D. '00) was inaugurated as the third president of Westchester Community College on Friday. Many alumni were among her honored guests celebrating alongside her including TC President Susan Fuhrman (Ph.D. '77) and Marcia Keizs (Ed.D. '84), President of York College, in addition to her dissertation advisor Sharon McDade, a former faculty of TC's Higher Education program. The TC legacy is long and strong at WCC where Joseph Hankin (Ed.D. '67) served as the president for 42 years - the longest tenure held in a US Community College. Miles mentioned the impact Teachers College has made in her career as an educator and leader.
See video highlights of the event here.

                           
                           
Driven by the essential question, "If one could design any school to foster the best prepared students in the world, what would it look like?" Jeff Wetzler (Ed.D. '13), recently co-founded Transcend, a nonprofit that leads innovation in school design in close partnership with visionary school operators around the country. Transcend focuses on innovation in every aspect of the holistic design of schools - from the aims of school, to students' experience, to the use of time, to the roles of educators and families and surrounding communities, to physical space, and much more - to prepare all students for far greater success in the 21st century.
                                                                                                                                        

                                                    

We want to hear from you!
Share your alumni news with us on social media by using the hashtag #TCAlumni, submitting your class notes online or by emailing tcalumni@tc.edu.

                                                                                                     

Featured Video

                   

Career Development Webinar Series
This webinar series is a collaboration between the the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations is offered free and exclusively to Teachers College alumni Our first webinar in the series was Education Startups and Entrepreneurship: Bringing Your Knowledge and Skills to the World presented by Gayle Allen (Ed.D. '08).                        Experience the webinar here.
                       
You can also register today for our upcoming webinar, Marketing Your Education: How to Highlight Your Classroom and Experiential Learning in Your Job Search, on October 29.                        
                       
If you have ideas for an upcoming webinar or wish to serve as our next alumni speaker, please contact us.

                   
                                                                                                     

TC News                   

                   

Where the Future Comes First
TC's Where the Future Comes First Campaign has raised a record $218 million toward our $300 million goal. Be on the lookout tomorrow, 10/7, as we launch a new campaign website showcasing all that we've accomplished and the ways you can join in! Share your TC story, tell us what you think about important issues of the day, or volunteer and help shape alumni programming. Share the news on social media using #TCFutureFirst. ENTER TO WIN AN iWATCH: The first 500 visitors to sign up will be entered into a free drawing to win an iWATCH with a "TC Blue" band!

                   

TC to Present "A&H in the City"
Event Series for Arts and Humanities Alumni
The department of Arts & Humanities is excited to announce its new initiative, "A&H in the City," a free event series for A&H alumni.  "A&H in the City" will host two interactive events per semester combining intellectual engagement, social connection, and innovative programming.  Events will provide opportunities to connect with fellow alumni, engage with current faculty, and soak in all that premiere cultural institutions such as The Museum of The City of New York, Alvin Ailey Dance Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center have to offer.  The first event will take place on November 7th from 1-4pm at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. Find more info and to RSVP, please go here.

                                                                                                     

Career Services

                   

Alumni Networking Opportunties
 Join fellow NYC area alumni for informal networking in NYC. Be prepared with your elevator pitch and with plenty of business cards to distribute. This event is for alumni only. This year we will alternate our networking events - networking breakfasts dates are Nov. 3, Feb. 2, and Apr. 5; networking nights are Dec. 1, Mar. 1 and May 3. Co-hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Office of Career Services.
                     
                   

                                                                                                     

Support TC

                                       

Meet Kena Gibson
 With a University Math instructor for a father, new student Kena Gibson, our 2015-16 Lily E. Christ and Duane M. Christ Annual Fund Scholar, always had a passion for mathematics.  Her love of math led her to TC to pursue her Ed.D. in Mathematics Education at Teachers College.  She says "Being a student at Teachers College has made a monumental impression on me and I will be a better mathematics teacher and overall citizen due to my encounters here."  Providing more financial aid for students like Kena is our top priority at TC.  Visit www.tc.edu/givetotc to make a gift of financial aid to the TC Fund today. Learn about our Annual Fund Scholars program and read testimonials from our fantastic students who directly benefit from your generosity here.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Creations | #TCMade

                   


Shokry Eldaly II (M.A. '11)
published in an anthology titled The City that Never Sleeps: Poems of New York alongside writers that include Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Maya Angelou, Lorca, Adonis, e.e. cummings, Ginsberg, and Walt Whitman.                       
                       
Elizabeth Upton (M.A. '89) wrote Maxi the Little Taxi -  a children's book to be published in 2016.                       
                       
Sean K. Murphy (M.A. '13) has invented a new patent-pending personality assessment tool called the Primal Personality Assessment (TM) and it identifies motivations - the drivers of human behavior and decision making.
                   

                                                      

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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October 7: State of the College and Elaine Brantley Memorial Awards
October 8: 3rd Annual Edmund Gordon Lecture | Sonia Nieto on "50 Years in Public Education: Reflections on a Fulfilled Life"
October 12: The Third Annual Columbus Day Symposium
October 14: Orlando, FL
Dinner and Discussion at Disney
October 14: Perkins Platform
The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness
October 16-17: 5th Annual Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)
October 17 & 23: Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis
October 19: Seattle, WA
The Resiliency of the Human Spirit featuring Judy Pigott & George Bonanno
October 19: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Alumni Dinner at Zuka
October 19: The Negotiator -- A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell
October 21-22: Bay Area, CA
Learning Agility at Google
October 21: Sao Pulo, Brazil
Alumni Dinner at Figueria Rubyiat
October 21: Perkins Platform
Teacher Evaluation Controversy: the Value Added Model
October 22-23: Leadership Institute for School Change: Building Capacity by Supporting Adult Development
October  23: Transforming Conflict From Within: Leadership Interventions in Long-term Conflicts
October  24: Save the Date | Tom Sobol Memorial
October  25: Tokyo, Japan
Sophia University & Teachers College, Columbia University Partnership Agreement Symposium
October  29: Career Webinar Series | Marketing Your Education: How to Highlight Your Classroom and Experiential Learning in Your Job Search
October  30: Scottsdale, AZ
President's Lunch
October  30: Healing and Reconciling Relationships in Conflict
November 3: TCCS/Alumni Networking Breakfast
November 6: Advanced Practicum in Conflict Resolution, Part I
November 6: Denver, CO
TC Alumni at ASHE featuring Associate Professor Noah Drezner
November 7: A&H in the City
The Museum of the City of New York
November 8: Philadelphia, PA
President's Brunch
November 9: Spiritual Child Conference: Educational Practices and Youth Development
November 9: Save the Date | STEM Talk with Seth Andrew (Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States)
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