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Congratulations Graduates!

We’re proud of the SPCS Class of 2022! Learn more about the ceremony and check out photos and video coverage on our Commencement page. If you’re a graduate, be sure to activate your UROnline directory account so we can stay in touch. Congratulations, SPCS grads!

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Ann C. Hodges
Hodges Writes Op-Ed on Union Dispute

Ann Hodges, SPCS paralegal studies program chair and law professor emerita, penned a guest column for The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, focused on efforts of Wisconsin nurses to have their union representative recognized for collective bargaining by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority (UWHCA).

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Participates in Policy Symposium

Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean and chair of graduate education, participated on the education panel of a policy symposium with current- and former-staffers of Congressman Bobby Scott, who represents the 3rd District of Virginia and is chair of the House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee.

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Bob Spires
Spires Contributes to Report on Trust, Human Trafficking

Bob Spires, associate professor of education, contributed to an Arise report by Monti Datta, associate professor of political science, titled “Trust and Liberation.” The report studies the relationship between trust and the prevalence of human trafficking globally, and it finds trust levels to be a reliable predictor of human trafficking & the cross-national variation of slavery.

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Katherine (Kate) Maurer Cassada
Cassada Re-Elected as VPEL President

Kate Cassada, associate professor of education and chair of educational leadership & policy studies, has been elected to a second term as president of Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership (VPEL). VPEL is a statewide organization of university professors that prepare public school administrators and supervisors at the masters, educational specialist and doctoral levels.

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