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Marion Bethel (MA '76) recently completed a documentary film entitled Womanish Ways: Freedom, Human Rights & Democracy, The Women's Suffrage Movement in the Bahamas -- 1948-1962. The movie celebrates the vision, spirit, creativity and work of women in The Bahamas who struggled through the eras (pre-emancipation, post-emancipation, pre-independence and post-independence) for the freedom and enfranchisement of all Bahamians.


Leonard J. Garigliano (EdD '72) will be receiving the Adelphi University’s Alumni Achievement Award. Garigliano taught science, specifically biology, at the middle school level for 10 years. After his time at TC he worked at Salisbury State College for 24 years. For more information on Garigliano, click here.


Kevin Kinser (EdD '00), an associate professor at University at Albany-State University of New York's School of Education, was named NAFSA’s Senior Fellow in Internationalization. Kinser’s expertise is in for-profit higher education, international higher education policy, and higher education quality assurance. For more information on Kinser and his new position, click here.


Dolly Lambdin (MA ’74) is now the President-Elect of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Lambdin received her EdD from University of Massachuttes before moving on to teach at the University of Texas at Austin for 35 years. For more information on Lambdin and her new position, click here.


Do you have exciting news to share? Be sure to let us know! Email us at tcalumni@tc.edu, fill out the Class Notes form here or share your news on Facebook.

Teachers College News

Mini Moments with Big Thinkers

"Mini Moments with Big Thinkers"
is a series of two-minute video segments that feature prominent TC faculty, faculty emeriti, alumni, administrators, and others discussing groundbreaking ideas, research and initiatives born at the College over the past 50 years. Visit www.tc.edu/bigthinkers every week to watch a new Mini Moment. Tune in weekly!

This week's edition features Warner Burke who chairs TC's Department of Organization and Leadership.

Extraordinary Gift of Support
Teachers College has received an extraordinary $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. O’Neill. The gift reflects both Mrs. O’Neill’s passion for supporting aspiring teachers who demonstrate a commitment to teaching in New York City and her goal of removing financial barriers to fulfilling that commitment. More here.

Academic Festival
Our fifth annual homecoming event, Academic Festival, took place on April 13 with more than 600 members of the TC Community. For all things Academic Festival - recaps, videos, pictures and more, please visit www.tc.edu/festival. Mark your calendar for Academic Festival 2014 on April 12.

Virtual Events
Were you interested in an event but unable to attend? If so, or if you want to be part of the audience again, you can watch many of our programs online. Simply visit our Youtube channel (TeachersCollegeCUNYC) or TC blip.tv channel to see what you've been missing.


Support TC

With June officially upon us, we are now only three months away from closing out the books for 2013. Even though the College's 125th Anniversary is a year-long celebration, August 31 marks the end of the TC Fund's fiscal year. That means, for your gift to count as a 2013 contribution, it needs to be received on our records by August 31.

As a valued member of the Teachers College community, you know that our faculty, students and alumni lead the way in shaping human learning, development and well-being across the world. Every aspect of the College, whether it be scholarships, academic programs or faculty initiatives, is underwritten by the TC Fund. Your annual fund support makes a significant difference in the future of our students and the lives they will affect. With our Trustees offering to match dollar for dollar, all leadership gifts of $1,000 or more (below), now is the best time to make your 2013 contribution go even further for the College. Click here to make your gift online today and help us reach our goal of $2.04 million by August 31. Every gift counts, and we thank you!

Provide a $5,000 Scholarship with a $2,500 Gift: TC Trustees will match, dollar-for dollar, your gift of $2,500 to provide a one-year $5,000 Annual Fund Scholarship to a student with demonstrated need. The Trustees will contribute up to $125,000 in this effort. The scholarship will be named in your honor, and you will also receive recognition in our Annual Report as a John Dewey Circle Member - at the Scholars Circle level.

Double the Value of Your John Dewey Circle Membership: With the goal of growing the John Dewey Circle by 125 members this anniversary year, our Trustees will match dollar-for-dollar, new or renewed Dewey level gifts of $1,000 or more, up to $125,000.

Begin Your Own Legacy of Philanthropy: TC has a rich legacy of firsts. Honor those firsts and the 125th anniversary with your first-time gift of $125 to the TC Fund.

Strengthen Your TC Fund Support: In celebration of our anniversary, help us provide more support for our students, research, programs, and faculty by increasing your gift by $125 today! We hope you will consider taking advantage of these wonderful opportunities to help make your annual gift go even further for TC. Every aspect of the College, whether it be academic programs, faculty initiatives, or scholarships is underwritten by the TC Fund. Click here to learn more about the John Dewey Circle and to make your gift online today. Thank you for your continued support


Alumni Publications
To read about our TC authors, please click on the links below.

BookFrancine Fabricant (ME '01) recently co-wrote a book entitled "Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work". Fabricant is a career counselor and career development instructor in the New York area and currently serves as an affiliate member of TC's Alumni Council.


BookJose Hermann Cuadros (EdD '03) recently wrote a book entitled "Parental Perceptions of Mental Retardation as Disability". Cuadros' book elaborates on his doctoral thesis in special education and presents parental and specialist perspectives about mental retardation as disability.



Are you an alumnus or alumna with published works? For consideration in a future bookshelf section, send information on your work to tcalumni@tc.edu, subject: Alumni Publications.

Gottesman Library




The Gottesman Library Newsletter is available here.
If you are interested in learning more about events hosted by the Gottesman Library or about available library services please visit http://library.tc.columbia.edu/education. You can also follow up on Twitter @LibraryTC.

New Mobile Publication - NLT
The EdLab has announced the launch of the New Learning Times (NLT), a new daily publication covering innovation in education. Alumni can keep up with the new generation of innovators and innovations in learning by registering free for the New Learning Times. Read NLT on the go; the New Learning Times is available for smart phones and tablets as well as on the web.


Department Center

Read below for more information on each department and for ways to reconnect.
TCCS Career Corner

Tap into TCCS!
TCCS encourages you to take advantage of the many career resources available to you. To review a list of services offered through TCCS, please click here. Join the Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University LinkedIn Group to connect with students and fellow TC alumni, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, and learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events. Feel free to like TCCS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? To discuss recruiting efforts, please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations in TCCS at 212.678.3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu

For further assistance regarding TC Career Services, please contact the TCCS office at careerservices@tc.edu.


Additional Career Service Resources Include:

  • TCCS Alumni Listserv
  • Alumni Mentor Program (TCCS LinkedIn Group)
  • TCCS Events (through TCCS LINK via myTC portal)
  • Online Access to TCCS Workshops, Panels and Webinars(through TCCS LINK via myTC portal)
  • June 19 - Alumni Career Development Webinar Series - "Doing Well by Doing Good: How to Land a Job in the Nonprofit Sector" from 12:00-1:00 pm.
  • Columbia Alumni Networking Events
  • CU Center for Career Education Volunteer Opportunities


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    June Alumni Newsletter

    Congratulations, Graduates!
    Commencement ceremonies took place in May for our Master's and Doctoral candidates welcoming our newest alumni into the Alumni Association. To read more about our commencement ceremonies and speakers, click here. Welcome to the Alumni Association, TC Grads!

    Alumni Association
    The Office of Alumni Relations would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the 2012-2013 Alumni Council Members. We would also like to especially recognize those Alumni Council members whose terms ended in May 2013:

    Susan Diamond
    Peter Dillon
    Martiza Macdonald
    Maryalice Mazzara
    Diane Sunshine

    Additionally, we extend our thanks to all of the Committee Co-Chairs for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

    Awards & Recognition: Diana Newman and Mitchell Thompson
    International Outreach: Marion Boultbee and Fred Brodzinski
    Nominating: Susan Diamond and Patrick McGuire
    Programs & Resources: Peter Dillon and Jeffery Putman

    We would also like to thank the Executive Committee leadership: President, Adam Vane, and President-Elect Patrick McGuire who have kept the council focused on its mission of (re)connecting alumni to TC.

    We would also like to remind you that all alumni are welcome to get involved and join a committee. If you are interested in doing so or would like more information about how to nominate yourself or a fellow TC graduate for the Alumni Council, please visit www.tc.edu/alumni/getinvolved.

    Commemorative 125th Anniversary Alumni Directory
    Teachers College has launched a Commemorative 125th Anniversary Alumni Directory project. We have partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to produce our directory and to manage a significant data update. For more information visit www.tc.edu/alumni/directory.

    Stay Connected for our 125th Anniversary
    There are many ways to be a part of our 125th Anniversary so be sure to stay connected to keep up with us and to stay informed. We will share events with you online, post reminders and share stories on Facebook and Twitter, share images on Instagram, network on Linkedin and more. Stay connected and join the conversation using #TC125.

    Share this newsletter with your fellow TC alumni to help them stay connected.

    Upcoming Alumni Events


    June 5 - Provost Series
    Provost Tom James will be hosting the second installment in the 2012-2013 Provost's Series. The spring event will feature W. Warner Burke, the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology & Education and Chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership at TC. Warner's talk is entitled "Learning Agility: The X-Factor for Effective Leadership?" The Provost Series provides a wonderful opportunity for TC Fund donors to engage in dialogue about important trends and ideas in education, health and psychology. The event is also a way to showcase the path-breaking work of our faculty and students.
    For more information about the TC Fund or the Provost Series, please contact Mark Lee at 212.678.3411.

    June 7 - The 10th Annual Cahn Fellows Program School Leadership Celebration & Conference
    Session topics will include: improving the performance of learners and instructors, addressing the needs of diverse school communities, assessing knowledge through technology and strengthening instructional roles and strategic partnerships.
    Hosted by:
    The Cahn Fellows Program
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Milbank Chapel, Teachers College
    For more information or to RSVP, please email cahnfellows@tc.edu.

    June 10-July 31- Community Art Studios: Summer Session
    Summer is here - pursue your vision, refresh your creative spirit and explore in an inspiring environment. This class is designed for professionals, returning artists, and beginners. Open studios all week.
    Hosted by:
    TC's Art and Art Education
    Time: Mondays 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Location: 445 Macy Gallery, Teachers College
    For more information please contact Marty Spence or Catherine Rosamond or by calling 212.260.0889. View the session flyer here.

    June 18 - Grace Dodge Society Luncheon

    The Grace Dodge Society is hosting its annual Luncheon in celebration of those individuals who, through their generosity and commitment, have provided for Teachers College in their will, trust or through other planned gift at a new location this year. TC President Susan Fuhrman and William (Bill) Rueckert, Chair of the Grace Dodge Society will share the stage with special guest speakers.
    For more information about the The Grace Dodge Society or the luncheon, please contact Mary Amoon-Hickey at 212.678.3392.

    June 18 - Singapore: Bernd Schmitt - The Century of the Asian Consumer
    The Century of the Asian Consumer The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), the Columbia Business School, and the Columbia University Club (Singapore) invite you to join us and our distinguished speaker, Professor Bernd Schmitt, for "The Century of the Asian Consumer"--a conversation about Asia's emergence as the most important market in the world. The program will include remarks by special guests from campus Donna MacPhee '89CC, vice president for alumni relations, president, Columbia Alumni Association, and Janet Rossbach, executive director, alumni relations, Columbia Business School.
    Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
    Fullerton Hotel Straits Room, Level 4 1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178
    For more information, please visit the Columbia University Club (Singapore) website.

    June 18-20 - Jakarta, Indonesia: "Intersections of Power, Politics, and Conflict in East Asia"
    The three-day conference will parse the shifting dynamics of regional power and highlight the remarkable scholarship that is keeping apace of the region's dynamism. The conference will draw on the Columbia faculty's regional expertise in East Asia and will provide a comparative analysis of the varying political and security concerns in Northeast and Southeast Asia. The Jakarta event is the first major symposium held by Columbia University in Southeast Asia and reflects the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's commitment to enhancing the understanding of an area that sits on the fault lines of global change.
    Hosted by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) of Columbia University, The Australian National University and The Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
    Location: The Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta
    For more information visit the WEAI page here. To register, click here. Registration is required.

    June 19 - Book Talk - goodenoughmothering with Author Elaine Heffner (EdD '86)
    TC Alumni, educators and mothers are invited to this event with psychotherapist and educator Elaine Heffner (EdD '86), who discusses her new book, goodenoughmothering, featuring selections from goodenoughmothering.com, her blog that reflects and addresses parents' concerns.
    Time: 4:00 pm
    305 Russell Hall, Teachers College

    June 19 - Washington, DC: All Politics is Local
    Come join other TC-in-DC alums watch NBC 4 reporter Tom Sherwood welcome Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of the DC Public Schools, to the June edition of "All Politics is Local". During this conversation, Sherwood and Henderson will discuss current issues facing the DC public schools.
    Hosted by: TC-in-DC Regional Group
    Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

    Location: Abraham Lincoln Hall at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, near the Eastern Market metro (orange and blue lines).
    For more information or to register, click here or call 202-549-4172. Sign up soon, these free tickets will go fast!

    June 21: Washington, DC: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
    The TC-in-DC Regional group will be meeting for Jazz in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. Be there as Hendrik Meurkens plays. The group will meet in the grass near the "Chair Transformation" Sculpture (left) (number 11 on the map here). If you are having trouble finding the group call 202-560-8202 on the day of for directions. This is a family friendly event. Feel free to bring family, blanket, a picnic, etc. More information about the event here.
    Hosted by: TC-in-DC Regional Group
    Time: 5:00-7:00pm
    Location: National Gallery of Art
    For more information or to register, please visit the TC-in-DC Regional Group Facebook page or email tcindcalumni@gmail.com.

    June 24 - August 26 - TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University
    TESOL logoThis intensive 8-week summer program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is geared to recent college graduates, current English teachers who want to improve their skills, and career-changers and balances practical, hands-on teaching experience with cross-cultural awareness and information on how English is structured, learned, and used.
    Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
    For more information or to register, please go here.

    June 25-26- Catalyzing Strategic Mindsets: Strategic Thinking and Leadership Practices for Sustainable Futures Workshop
    This 2-day experiential program provides participants with the tools and practices to effectively apply strategic thinking for organizational learning and creating innovative solutions that establish a sustainable advantage for their organizations. Participants will leave with an enhanced ability to apply these practices in their organizations. Featured faculty: Lyle Yorks and Harold Penton
    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (each day)
    Location: Teachers College
    For more information or to register, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/ce/strategic. As a TC alumnus and to commemorate our 125th anniversary, CE is offering a 12.5% discount. Use the discount code TC125 when you register.


    July 8 - 12 - The School Law Institute 2013
    Join national leaders in education law to discuss critical issues of law, policy, and practice. We will cover a range of topics including charter schools, standardized testing, serving English language learners and students with disabilities, and free-speech rights of students and teachers. Among our renowned presenters are John King Jr. (New York State Commissioner of Education), Gary Orfield and Patricia Gandara (Co-Directors of the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles), Rhoda Schneider (General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Education), and Jay P. Heubert (Teachers College Professor of Law and Education).
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: William and June Warren Hall, at 115th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
    Registration is now open. For more information, please visit www.tc.columbia.edu/schoollaw/ or contact Kathryn Smeglin/Charley Burkly.

    July (& August) 2013 - Math Camp - Integrating the Common Core Shifts into Mathematics Instruction
    The goal of MathCamp is to help teachers apply the shifts specified by the Common Core Mathematics Standards into their classroom instruction. We will deepen not only your content knowledge but also the critical pedagogical content knowledge which leads to richer explanations and more complete representations, all of which strengthen the foundations of mathematical meaning.
    July 22-26:
    Elementary School Educators
    August 12-16: Middle School Educators
    For more information or to register go www.tc.columbia.edu/cps/mathcamp.

    July 9 - August 31 - The Columbia Environmental Education at a Distance (CEED) program
    The CEED online program is readily accessible to teachers across the country, offering distinguished continuing education to those outside of Columbia's immediate vicinity. Based on the Integrated Ecology Curriculum program-developed and tested over a period of more than five years by Columbia faculty--CEED combines the flexibility of online education with the live support of expert mentors. Participating middle school teachers learn to create curriculum and practice methods that prepare their students to apply real-world concepts, knowledge and skills. CEED's project-based methods and focus on field experience also promote student academic engagement, which extensive research shows is consistently highly correlated with academic outcomes and graduation rates.
    Hosted by: Teachers College, Columbia University and Columbia University's CEED program.
    For more information or to register visit www.tc.columbia.edu/CEED/learnmore.html.

    July 25 - Global TC Day
    Save the date and celebrate with us in your own backyard. As Teachers College celebrates its 125th Anniversary the Office of Alumni Relations is preparing to celebrate this milestone worldwide! This is an exceptional opportunity for us to reconnect with alumni around the globe and for you to connect with alumni living and working near you. Help us build and strengthen our TC Network by helping us to coordinate an event in your area!

    We will celebrate Global TC Day on (and around) July 25, 2013, with multiple, simultaneous events all around the world, both formal and informal, hosted by regional TC alumni. We hope by celebrating this day in July that you will also include current students home for the summer, as well as newly admitted students who are preparing to move to New York and begin their tenure at TC.

    We are putting together resources to support your alumni event -- be they small gatherings or larger, more formal events. If you are interested in hosting an event at your home or business or in helping us to coordinate one of these exciting events, email the Office of Alumni Relations at tcalumni@tc.edu. We can also share ideas for the kinds of events that would work well for the alumni base in your area. Click here or a list of events currently in progress.
    Join the conversation online using #GlobalTCDay.

    Mark Your Calendar

    August 12-16 2013 - Math Camp
    Integrating the Common Core Shifts into Mathematics Instruction for Middle School Educators at Teachers College.
    For more information or to register go www.tc.columbia.edu/cps/mathcamp.

    August 30: Washington, DC: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
    The TC-in-DC Regional group will be meeting for Jazz in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art. Be there as Bruno Nasta and U.S. Naval Academy will play. The group will meet in the grass near the "Chair Transformation" Sculpture (left) (number 11 on the map here). If you are having trouble finding the group call 202-560-8202 on the day of for directions. This is a family friendly event. Feel free to bring family, blanket, a picnic, etc. More information about the event here.
    Hosted by: TC-in-DC Regional Group
    Time: 5:00-7:00pm
    Location: National Gallery of Art
    For more information or to register, please visit the TC-in-DC Regional Group Facebook page or email tcindcalumni@gmail.com.

    Additional Continuing Professional Studies Opportunities
    Use the discount code TC125 for 12.5% discount.

    September 12: Design Thinking for Business Challenges: Using Design Thinking to Tackle Organizational Changes

    October 16
    - Leveraging Invisible Organizational Networks for Visible Change Workshop

    October 17-18 - Conflict Intelligence (CIQ) Harnessing the Power of Conflict and Influence at Work

    October 19: Advanced Organizational Development: Guiding Organizations through Permanent Whitewater

    For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit www.tc.edu/alumni/ or email tcalumni@tc.edu. For a full calendar of events happening on TC's campus, visit http://www.tc.edu/calendar/.

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    Published Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013