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Graduation Celebration & Regalia Pickup - April 26

Graduating students are invited to join the SPCS Alumni Association on April 26 for a graduation celebration and regalia pickup event. Even if you don’t have regalia to pick up, come celebrate your accomplishments with us!

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SPCS Night Awards Ceremony - May 8

Our awards ceremony for graduating degree-seeking students is SPCS Night, held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in the Modlin Center for the Arts. Invited guests have received invitations.

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  • Spires presents on rural Cambodian border youth

    Assistant professor of education Bob Spires presented An Exploratory Case Study on Rural Cambodian Border Youth: Social & Educational Barriers with Implications for Development with a colleague from Colorado Mesa U at Education for Sustainability: CIES 2019, April 14-18.

  • Raymond presents on programming for au pairs

    SPCS senior program manager Mary Catherine Raymond, C’17, presented a session titled “Professional Development & Personal Enrichment Programming for Au Pairs Living in the U.S.” at the 9th Annual Continuing Education Training Institute (CETI) on April 15-16, 2019.

  • Milby quoted in Scholastic Raise a Reader blog

    Director of reading in the education department Tammy Milby is quoted throughout the Scholastic blog article 7 Important Questions to Ask Your Child During Story Time that encourages parents to “amplify the benefits” of story time as they read with their children.

  • Myers hired at Va. Dept. of Education

    Adjunct assistant professor of education Dave Myers has been named assistant superintendent of data for the Virginia Department of Education. He is stepping down from his position as superintendent of New Kent County Schools effective April 24, 2019.

  • Laing quoted in AP article

    Program manager of the Institute on Philanthropy Kathy Laing, C’08, GC’16, is quoted in an Associated Press story on the nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center’s firing of its co-founder. The story has appeared in dozens of additional publications.

  • Hocutt presents at national conference

    SPCS web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts Daniel Hocutt, R’92 and G’98, recently presented research on holding digital search algorithms accountable at the annual conference of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) in Pittsburgh.

  • Nielson files SCOTUS amicus brief

    SPCS associate professor & assistant chair of liberal arts Erik Nielson joins artist Killer Mike and other rappers, scholars and industry leaders in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of rapper Jamal Knox, convicted based largely on his lyrics.

  • Spires addresses human trafficking

    Assistant professor of education Bob Spires published an opinion titled There’s No Way to Stop Human Trafficking by Treating It as an Immigration Enforcement Problem in which he notes that grassroots nonprofits may more effectively address the root causes of human trafficking.

  • Hocutt presents at national symposium

    Daniel Hocutt, web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts in SPCS, presented “UX Studies of Complex Websites: Proposing Methods for Studying Posthuman UX” at the 2019 Symposium for Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) held February 25-26 in Shreveport, La.

  • Wilson recognized for leadership

    SPCS dean Jamelle Wilson is featured in a Facebook post by Karla Redditte, NBC12 news anchor. The post highlights Wilson’s accomplishments as the first African American and first woman to lead Hanover County Public Schools as superintendent.

Alumni & Graduate News

  • Tiffany Stuart, C'17, recognized as Spotsylvania County Schools 'Superstar'

    Tiffany Stuart, C’17, was recently recognized as a 2018-19 Spotsylvania County Public Schools “Superstar” for her dedication to students, school and community in achieving above and beyond her job description. Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree through the School’s now discontinued Fredericksburg Weekend College program at Germanna Community College.

  • Tracey Zaval, GC'17, named 2018 Social Studies Teacher of the Year

    Tracey Zaval, GC’17, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Middle School Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council on the Social Studies (NCSS). The award was announced at the NCSS Annual Conference, where Zaval led a session titled “Tonight in the Classroom — Incorporating The Tonight Show’s Games Into Your Classroom.”

  • Bianca Spurlock, GC'12, named emerging leader by national library association

    Bianca Spurlock, GC’12, has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Emerging Leaders program. Spurlock earned a Master of Liberal Arts and now works as the middle and upper school librarian at St. Catherine’s School.

  • Jimmy Comer, GC'17, featured for good work in the RVA community in Boomer magaine

    Jimmy Comer, GC’17, is recognized for “working behind the scenes for good in the RVA community” in an article titled Jimmy Comer: A One-Man Band in the October-November 2018 edition of Boomer magazine. Comer earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 2017.

  • Monica Jefferson, GC'18, featured decision maker in Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Monica L. Jefferson, GC’18, is featured as a Decision Maker in the October 21, 2018, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Business section. Jefferson earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies degree in 2018.

  • George Fohl, GC'17, named Chesterfield County gifted coordinator

    George Fohl, GC’17, has been named Gifted Education Coordinator for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Fohl completed the post-master’s certificate in educational leadership & policy studies in December 2017.

  • Peggy Boon, GC'17, named principal of Bishop Sullivan High School

    Peggy Boon, GC’17, has been named principal of Bishop Sullivan High School in Virginia Beach, Va. Prior to this appointment, Boon served as Dean of Faculty and Academics at Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond. She earned a M.Ed. in educational leadership & policy studies at SPCS.

  • Padraic Hampton, GC'18, named lead teacher

    Padraic Hampton, GC,’18, who earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in May 2018, has established and will serve as Lead Teacher for the Swansboro Elementary School 5th Grade Success Academy. The Academy supports academic achievement of students as they transition to middle school. Hampton was also named the 2018 Teacher of the Year for Swansboro Elementary School.

  • Manyang Kher, C'14, lauded for sustainable development

    Manyang Reath Kher, C’14, is recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) for establishing 734 Coffee, a Richmond-based impact-focused business that supports a scholarship program for Sudanese children and employs over 100 people.

  • Brittany Schaal, GC'16, hired as risk manager at Capital One

    Brittany Schaal, GC’16, has been hired as Risk Manager, Crisis Management with Capital One. Schaal has served as the University’s Director of Emergency Management, completing her service on August 17, 2018. Schael earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies through SPCS.

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If you're in class on today, you need snacks for strength & energy to fuel your dedication to completing your degree.

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Stop by Jepson Hall on Stern Plaza today, March 30, 11:45am–1:30pm, to grab some munchies.

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Spiders & Hops is less that 2 weeks away!

Join us at @kindredspiritbrewing on April 11 for our fundraising social!

Tickets are available for $20 including 2 beer tickets or $10 including 2 soft drink tickets.

Generous sponsors ensure funds go toward SPCS scholarships.
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