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

A Message from Alumni Relations

                 

As we welcome our newly admitted students to campus (you'll see them paying close attention during one of the many sessions above) we can't help but feel a renewed energy and excitement for things to come. We look towards the fall with a continued resolve to create new and exciting programming for you.
                   
                    We've partnered with Career Services on a monthly Career Webinar Series. Join us for  our first event with Gayle Allen (Ed.D. '08) on September 29. Are you interested in being our next alumni speaker? We want to hear from you. You can still connect with Career Services at our Breakfasts and our Networking Nights throughout the year.
                     
We also want to remind you to update your information. Did you get married, get a promotion, move, publish your memoirs or create a new app - or know of an alumnus/a who did? Let us know. Or if you know of an alumnus/a deserving of a Distinguished Alumni or Early Career Award, please nominate him/her today as the deadline is quickly approaching on September 4.
                 

We hope you will continue to stay connected by attending future events and sharing your news with us.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni

                                                                                                                                                                                        


                              Congratulations to our newest TC Alumni! Graduates from the joint Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change (MALEC) program took part in their local NIE convocation exercises  in Singapore in July. The program is designed and run by TC Alumni, pictured here, center. From L-R: Lin Goodwin (Ed.D. '87), Mary Anne Heng (Ed.D. '99), Christopher Deneen (Ed.D. '04) and Christine Lee Kim-Eng (Ed.D. '92). (Photo courtesy of Professor Goodwin.)

                           


                             
The deadline for Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards nominations is quickly approaching! These awards are the highest honor bestowed on TC   Alumni by the Alumni Association and  we invite you to nominate TC graduates who   have distinguished   themselves in their fields. Have they earned high respect among   their   colleagues and the general community, and is their 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!


                           

Abrupt Departure, a sculpture by Judith Peck (M.E. '75) (above), has been included in the forthcoming NEXUS Exhibition, an international juried fine art show, September 13 - October 8 at the Arts Guild of New Jersey in Rahway.
                             
                             
                             
City Abstract
, art by Andrew Buck (Ed.D. '15) (above) was also accepted into the Huntington Arts Council's Juried Art Exhibit "Driven to Abstraction."
                         
                         

Turner Classic Movies will be featuring "100 Years of W.C. Fields." His granddaughter, Alumni Council member, Harriet Fields (Ed.D. '81), will co-host the event with Ben Mankiewicz. Tune in on September 4 at 8:00 p.m. (Photo courtesy of WCFields.com)                                                       

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

                   

The Metamorphosis at TC
The Metamorphosis is the title of Franz Kafka's story of a man who awakens one morning having turned overnight into a cockroach-'"but it also describes the experience of a group of teachers and high school students this past July in Literacy Unbound, a summer professional development institute for high school English teachers at TC. Photo by Erick Gordon (Ed.D. '13)
Read more >>

                   
                                                                                                     

TC News                   

                   


Join The TC Community Choir
The TC Choir provides a space for TC and Columbia community members to come together in song. We sing (click on image, left) a diverse array of music, drawing on the musical interests and expertise of all our members. We seek to engage all levels of experience, providing growth opportunities for all through vocal training, collective singing, shared leadership, and joyous performances at TC and in the community. Music will be taught in multiple ways; reading music notation is not required. No auditions- everyone is welcome!For information on registration, please email musiced@tc.edu.Questions about the choir? Contact  Dr. Nicole Becker at nbecker@tc.columbia.edu.

                   

LEO | SMBI
In early October, LEO, the Spirituality Mind Body Institute Wellness Center at Teachers College will re-open! LEO, within the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at TC, is the foremost, Ivy League, spiritually integrated wellness center for graduate training. Their innovative offerings are grounded in the science of spiritual life--promoting inner work for outer change. LEO offers a developmental space within the multiple disciplines of TC and spiritually integrated work that is accessible to all, and establishes vibrant spiritual communities that nurture the individual to serve the whole, as well as spiritually oriented weekly groups and periodic guest workshops. Email SMBI for more information or  visit the center in the New Residence Hall on the ground floor at 517 West 121st Street.

                                                                                                     

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 the only 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.

                                                                                                     

Support TC

 

Thank You for Your Support
 Thank You to our alumni and friends who made gifts to Teachers College in 2015! Because of your support, TC students and faculty will be better equipped to continue the groundbreaking work that creates a smarter, healthier and more just society. We are especially grateful for your support of TC scholarships and financial aid, including our Annual Fund Scholars program. Your dedicated philanthropy makes it possible for students to pursue their studies at TC without crippling debt. TC Students are the future. They will contribute to the education, prosperity and well-being of individuals and communities throughout the world. We want to be the first choice for the most talented and promising master's and doctoral students. Help us! Make a donation to the TC Fund through financial aid or scholarships!

                                                                                                     

Alumni Creations | #TCMade

                   

Taylor Watson (M.A. '05), with his band, Son de Brooklyn, recorded and released a new album, Manda a Su Nganga.

                   

TC Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership, Ellie Drago-Severson, published Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools.
                     
You can hear from the author (and Jessica Blum-DeStefano, Co-instructor at Columbia University's Principal Academy and Adjust Instructor at Bank Street College of Education) during Leadership Institute for School Change: Advancing Your Practice of Supporting Adult Development. This 2-day interactive workshop provides participants the chance to dive even deeper into the theory and practice of supporting adult development (both others' and our own) in our schools and organizations.  Register here.

                                                      

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.

                                                                             
Alumni Updates
                                                                                                     
#TCStudents
        
Events
Fall 2015: The Sexuality, Women and Gender (SWG) in Psychology and Education CertificateGlobal Competence Certificate (GCP) | Advanced Diabetes Topics Certificate Program
September 2: Fundamentals of Cooperation & Conflict Resolution
September 4: Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards Deadline
September 10: IRS Tax Workshop for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofit Organizations
September 11: Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution
September 13: DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention
September 16: Managing Conflict in Organizations
September 19: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
September 19: School Violence Prevention & Intervention
September 23: Equity in Education: What does it Mean presented by Brian Perkins (Ed.D. '97) and The Perkins Platform
September 24: TC Career Services: Meet the Firms
September 29: TC Career Service Alumni Career Development Webinar: Education Startups and Entrepreneurship: Bringing Your Knowledge and Skills to the World
October 6: TCCS/Alumni Networking Happy Hour
October 8: 3rd Annual Edmund Gordon Lecture
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: Alumni Event featuring Judy Pigott & George Bonanno
October 21-22: SAVE THE DATE: TC in the Bay Area
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  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 9: Spiritual Child Conference: Educational Practices and Youth Development
November 19-22: History of Art Education Conference, Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History
                                                        

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Published Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015

September 2015 Alumni Newsletter

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

A Message from Alumni Relations

                 

As we welcome our newly admitted students to campus (you'll see them paying close attention during one of the many sessions above) we can't help but feel a renewed energy and excitement for things to come. We look towards the fall with a continued resolve to create new and exciting programming for you.
                   
                    We've partnered with Career Services on a monthly Career Webinar Series. Join us for  our first event with Gayle Allen (Ed.D. '08) on September 29. Are you interested in being our next alumni speaker? We want to hear from you. You can still connect with Career Services at our Breakfasts and our Networking Nights throughout the year.
                     
We also want to remind you to update your information. Did you get married, get a promotion, move, publish your memoirs or create a new app - or know of an alumnus/a who did? Let us know. Or if you know of an alumnus/a deserving of a Distinguished Alumni or Early Career Award, please nominate him/her today as the deadline is quickly approaching on September 4.
                 

We hope you will continue to stay connected by attending future events and sharing your news with us.

                                                                                                     

Alumni Spotlight | #TCAlumni

                                                                                                                                                                                        


                              Congratulations to our newest TC Alumni! Graduates from the joint Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change (MALEC) program took part in their local NIE convocation exercises  in Singapore in July. The program is designed and run by TC Alumni, pictured here, center. From L-R: Lin Goodwin (Ed.D. '87), Mary Anne Heng (Ed.D. '99), Christopher Deneen (Ed.D. '04) and Christine Lee Kim-Eng (Ed.D. '92). (Photo courtesy of Professor Goodwin.)

                           


                             
The deadline for Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards nominations is quickly approaching! These awards are the highest honor bestowed on TC   Alumni by the Alumni Association and  we invite you to nominate TC graduates who   have distinguished   themselves in their fields. Have they earned high respect among   their   colleagues and the general community, and is their 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!


                           

Abrupt Departure, a sculpture by Judith Peck (M.E. '75) (above), has been included in the forthcoming NEXUS Exhibition, an international juried fine art show, September 13 - October 8 at the Arts Guild of New Jersey in Rahway.
                             
                             
                             
City Abstract
, art by Andrew Buck (Ed.D. '15) (above) was also accepted into the Huntington Arts Council's Juried Art Exhibit "Driven to Abstraction."
                         
                         

Turner Classic Movies will be featuring "100 Years of W.C. Fields." His granddaughter, Alumni Council member, Harriet Fields (Ed.D. '81), will co-host the event with Ben Mankiewicz. Tune in on September 4 at 8:00 p.m. (Photo courtesy of WCFields.com)                                                       

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

                   

The Metamorphosis at TC
The Metamorphosis is the title of Franz Kafka's story of a man who awakens one morning having turned overnight into a cockroach-'"but it also describes the experience of a group of teachers and high school students this past July in Literacy Unbound, a summer professional development institute for high school English teachers at TC. Photo by Erick Gordon (Ed.D. '13)
Read more >>

                   
                                                                                                     

TC News                   

                   


Join The TC Community Choir
The TC Choir provides a space for TC and Columbia community members to come together in song. We sing (click on image, left) a diverse array of music, drawing on the musical interests and expertise of all our members. We seek to engage all levels of experience, providing growth opportunities for all through vocal training, collective singing, shared leadership, and joyous performances at TC and in the community. Music will be taught in multiple ways; reading music notation is not required. No auditions- everyone is welcome!For information on registration, please email musiced@tc.edu.Questions about the choir? Contact  Dr. Nicole Becker at nbecker@tc.columbia.edu.

                   

LEO | SMBI
In early October, LEO, the Spirituality Mind Body Institute Wellness Center at Teachers College will re-open! LEO, within the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at TC, is the foremost, Ivy League, spiritually integrated wellness center for graduate training. Their innovative offerings are grounded in the science of spiritual life--promoting inner work for outer change. LEO offers a developmental space within the multiple disciplines of TC and spiritually integrated work that is accessible to all, and establishes vibrant spiritual communities that nurture the individual to serve the whole, as well as spiritually oriented weekly groups and periodic guest workshops. Email SMBI for more information or  visit the center in the New Residence Hall on the ground floor at 517 West 121st Street.

                                                                                                     

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 the only 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.

                                                                                                     

Support TC

 

Thank You for Your Support
 Thank You to our alumni and friends who made gifts to Teachers College in 2015! Because of your support, TC students and faculty will be better equipped to continue the groundbreaking work that creates a smarter, healthier and more just society. We are especially grateful for your support of TC scholarships and financial aid, including our Annual Fund Scholars program. Your dedicated philanthropy makes it possible for students to pursue their studies at TC without crippling debt. TC Students are the future. They will contribute to the education, prosperity and well-being of individuals and communities throughout the world. We want to be the first choice for the most talented and promising master's and doctoral students. Help us! Make a donation to the TC Fund through financial aid or scholarships!

                                                                                                     

Alumni Creations | #TCMade

                   

Taylor Watson (M.A. '05), with his band, Son de Brooklyn, recorded and released a new album, Manda a Su Nganga.

                   

TC Professor of Education Leadership and Adult Learning & Leadership, Ellie Drago-Severson, published Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools.
                     
You can hear from the author (and Jessica Blum-DeStefano, Co-instructor at Columbia University's Principal Academy and Adjust Instructor at Bank Street College of Education) during Leadership Institute for School Change: Advancing Your Practice of Supporting Adult Development. This 2-day interactive workshop provides participants the chance to dive even deeper into the theory and practice of supporting adult development (both others' and our own) in our schools and organizations.  Register here.

                                                      

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.

                                                                             
Alumni Updates
                                                                                                     
#TCStudents
        
Events
Fall 2015: The Sexuality, Women and Gender (SWG) in Psychology and Education CertificateGlobal Competence Certificate (GCP) | Advanced Diabetes Topics Certificate Program
September 2: Fundamentals of Cooperation & Conflict Resolution
September 4: Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards Deadline
September 10: IRS Tax Workshop for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofit Organizations
September 11: Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution
September 13: DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention
September 16: Managing Conflict in Organizations
September 19: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
September 19: School Violence Prevention & Intervention
September 23: Equity in Education: What does it Mean presented by Brian Perkins (Ed.D. '97) and The Perkins Platform
September 24: TC Career Services: Meet the Firms
September 29: TC Career Service Alumni Career Development Webinar: Education Startups and Entrepreneurship: Bringing Your Knowledge and Skills to the World
October 6: TCCS/Alumni Networking Happy Hour
October 8: 3rd Annual Edmund Gordon Lecture
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: Alumni Event featuring Judy Pigott & George Bonanno
October 21-22: SAVE THE DATE: TC in the Bay Area
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  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 9: Spiritual Child Conference: Educational Practices and Youth Development
November 19-22: History of Art Education Conference, Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History
                                                        

Give to TC

                                                             
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Biobehavioral Sciences
Counseling & Clinical Psychology
Curriculum & Teaching

Education Policy & Social Analysis

Health & Behavior Studies
Human Development
International & Transcultural Studies
Mathematics, Science, & Technology
Organization & Leadership
Klingenstein Center
                                                                                                     
Continuing Professional Studies
                                                                                                     
Gottesman Libraries
           
Events: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible to request reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, alternate format materials, and a campus map of accessible features.By entering the event premises you consent to videotaping, photography, interview(s) and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for public relations, news articles, telecasts, education, advertising, research, inclusion on web sites, fundraising, or any other purpose by Teachers College (TC) and and/or its affiliates. Full photo consent information here. Change of address? Update your information.
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212-678-3215
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