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An Education Scriptwriter Who's Canned the Spinach
An Education Scriptwriter Who's Canned the Spinach

Scott Cameron (M.A.'96) believes in a sweet spot where education meets entertainment. It's a view he developed at Teachers College
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Gift from Faculty Emerita Ann Boehm Supports School Psychology Scholarships
Gift from Faculty Emerita Ann Boehm Supports School Psychology Scholarships

Ann E. Boehm (Ph.D. '66), TC Professor Emerita of Psychology and Education, has made a lifetime bequest to TC that could ultimately exceed $5 million.
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Generosity as a Matter of Policy
Generosity as a Matter of Policy

Since the creation of its Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis in 2010, Teachers College has enhanced its standing as a preeminent training ground for future education policy leaders.
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Water Under the Bridge

Olivia Hooker

Olivia Hooker

A U.S. Army publication writes about Olivia Hooker, a 98-year-old former college professor and graduate of Teachers College who was one of the first African American female members in the Coast Guard SPAR program during World War II.

The story reports that after teaching third grade in Columbus, Ohio, Hooker applied to the Navy multiple times but was denied due to a technicality. After writing to the Navy to dispute her rejection, Hooker was accepted, yet had already made up her mind to join the Coast Guard in February 1945.

“The Coast Guard recruiter was just so welcoming,” says Hooker. “She wanted to be the first one to enroll an African American.”