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August 2014 Newsletter

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 A Message from Alumni Relations


The Alumni   Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished   Alumni & Early Career Awards - the highest honor bestowed on TC   Alumni by the Alumni Association.   We invite you to nominate TC graduates who   have distinguished   themselves in their fields and have earned high respect among   their   colleagues and the general community, and whose 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!


Featured Video

   PBS NewsHour features after-school program at TC Alumnus Ramon Gonzalez' (Ed.D. '13)  Middle School 223 in the Bronx. "[Kids] are choosing to stay here. I think it's because we have these different choices that they can make. And they feel like they're getting smarter."
   Watch the video here.

Alumni Spotlight


   Josh Harvey (M.A. '14) is the Lead at UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo.       A unit of UNICEF Kosovo, the Lab is home to a multidisciplinary team working across sectors and fields to identify methods, partners, technologies,       and tools that promise to unlock new uses of information and technology for the advancement of child rights via       their technology design and development consultancy, amplify the voice of young rights holders through their youth       advocacy platform, and empower marginalized youth to be agents of change and partners in development through its       social impact incubator.  Harvey, together with           coauthors from social innovation labs around the world, haspublished Labcraft: How Labs Cultivate Change through Experimentation and


Alexander Marrero (M.A. '10) made his conducting debut this year with the Southern Hudson Valley Youth Symphony. The full orchestra performed the original version of the "Can-Can" from Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach.


 TC News


TC's New Campaign Leaders
       TC President Susan Fuhrman has announced Trustees Marla Schaefer (M.A. '03) , Leslie Nelson  and Bill Rueckert as the new leaders of the College's $300 million campaign, Where the Future Comes First: The Campaign for Teachers College. The new campaign leaders approach their new jobs with a wide range of experience in business, education, and private foundations. But they are united in their passion to advance TC's positive impact and influence around the world by supporting the critical work being done every day by faculty and students. Read More...


JPMorgan Chase's REACH
       TC's 125th anniversary Gala celebration was the official coming out party for REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem) -- the new name for the College's partnership with a group of local pre-K-'"12 Harlem public schools. REACH, (supported partly by a $1 million grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation) developed and administered by TC's Office of School and Community Partnerships, aims to improve educational outcomes in high-need public schools and to demonstrate how universities can partner with schools in distressed communities to provide improved instruction, expanded learning opportunities for students, promote students' health and well-being, and family support. Starting on September 1, JPMorgan Chase ATM machines in New York City will proclaim "JPMorgan Chase proudly supports Teachers College with $1 million for  REACH: Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem, and a shared  commitment to a bright future for NYC children." Stay tuned for more information.


     Global Competence Certificate: Applications Due August 15
The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the first of its kind graduate level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by leading education experts - Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society, this 15-month, online program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning into their teaching practice, and preparing their students for the global reality beyond the classroom. Apply Today.


 Career Services


Be a part of the annual Meet the Firms Networking event in September! (Bring Alumni ID; Professional Business Attire Required.) Register in TCCS LINK in advance to save your spot. Mark your calendar: September 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Employer Networking takes place on the first floor of Horace Mann while Student & Alumni Networking takes place in Everett Lounge. Also, the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is scheduled for October 1 at Lerner Hall.  Early bird rate ends 9/1!


 Support TC

  You  have a tremendous opportunity to make an impact on TC's ambitious students and  renowned faculty, while  extending TC's  legacy as an institution that transforms  the education, health and well-being of individuals and communities.  



The TC Fund  provides critical support for priority projects at the College, allowing  research and new community initiatives to thrive.  The TC Fund also supports student financial  aid, providing the best and brightest scholars with the opportunity to pursue  their academic dreams and encouraging their development as the next generation  of academic leaders.
   Every year, alumni and friends  donate more than $2 million to the TC Fund.   The College relies on your generosity.  Our fiscal year ends on August 31,  there is still time for you to participate and make a difference. Make your gift today.

Alumni Bookshelf


 Valerie Bang-Jensen (Ed.D. '96)           co-authored Books in Bloom.


Ojoma Edeh Herr (Ph.D. '98) authored Ojoma's Song


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August 15: Global Competence Certificate Applications Due
September 1: JP Morgan's REACH Launch
September 9: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Alumni Reception
September 10: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alumni Dinner
September 18: Meet the Firms Networking Event
September 21: Tokyo, Japan: MyShare Event
September 26: Seoul, Korea: A Night of New York Jazz in Autumn (Save the Date)
September 30: Boston, MA: TC Connections
October 1: Atlanta, GA: TC Connections
October 1: iRelaunch Work Conference (TCCS)
October 6: Maxine Green Memorial (Save the Date)
October 7-8: Making Conflict Work
October 8: State of the College (Save the Date)
October 14: Tisch Lecture (Save the Date)
October 21: Coral Gables, FL: TC Connections
October 22: San Francisco, CA: Issues Surrounding the Common Core
October 22-23: Strategic Agility in Practice
October 24: Chicago, IL: TC Connections
October 25: Kuo Ping Wen Conference (Save the Date)
October 28: George Bond Memorial (Save the Date)
October 29: Los Angeles, CA: TC Connections
October 30: Washington, DC: TC Connections
October 30: Chicago, IL: Prosost on the Road Series featuring Ernest Morrell
November 3: Paris, France: Alumni Event with Susan Fuhrman
November 3: Philadelphia, PA: TC Connections
November 7: San Francisco, CA: TC Connections
November 13: San Diego, CA: TC Connections
January 14, 2015: Washington, DC: Alumni Reception in conjunction with FPI
April 11, 2015: Save the Date! Academic Festival 2015

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Published Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014


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