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Degree Program Information Session - Oct. 1

Join us Tuesday, October 1, for our next information session to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We’ll provide the dinner wraps and information — just bring your questions!

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Children's Author Maria Gianferrari - Oct. 2

Join children’s author Maria Gianferrari for a talk, booksigning and reception on October 2! Part of the Graduate Education Speaker Series.

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Fall 2019 Graduate Education Newsletter

The latest edition of the Graduate Education Newsletter is now available for reading. Read about alumni promotions, summer activities and the cover photo from a study abroad experience in Germany!

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Faculty & Staff News

  • Thornton #3 in top 100 ethical leadership Twitter accounts

    Linda Fisher Thornton (@leadingincontxt) ranks #3 in the Top 100 accounts on Ethical Leadership on Twitter according to Finster Data. Her book, 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (@7lenses), is also on the list at #11.

  • Haggerty quoted in Style Weekly feature

    Dr. Abbi Haggerty, adjunct assistant professor of nonprofit studies and executive director of the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA), is quoted in a Style Weekly feature on the impact of the RPAA in the ten years since the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts opened.

  • Laing achieves CliftonStrengths Coach certification

    Kathy Laing, GC’08, GC’16, program manager for the Institute on Philanthropy at SPCS, has earned the designation of Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach for coaching individuals and groups using their CliftonStrengths.

  • Stern co-produces documentary film

    Garrett Stern, GC’18, senior program manager for professional education, is co-producer of The Seed Saver, a short documentary film released by ITVS’s Indie Lens Storycast. The film explores a young Korean-American farmer’s mission to save heritage seeds from her native Korea.

  • Roberts discusses latest book on Virginia This Morning Dan Roberts, professor of liberal arts, chair of the liberal arts program, and executive producer and host of A Moment in Time, discussed his bookMaster American History in 1 Minute a Day, on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6.
  • Dixon releases digital album EP

    Mike Dixon, SPCS adjunct instructor of liberal arts, recently released worldwide a new digital album EP, Aquarium, blending orchestral soundtrack, new age and electronic elements. Dixon is teaching a full survey of popular American music in fall 2019.

  • Laing leads workshop session on nonprofit fundraising innovations

    Kathy Laing, GC’16, led a breakout session workshop titled “The New Frontier of Philanthropy – A Survey of Fundraising Innovation” at the 21st annual Virginia Fund Raising Institute, July 24-25, 2019. 

  • Lee named William & Mary's chief human resources officer

    Dr. Christopher D. Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor of HR Management, has been named William & Mary’s next chief human resources officer. He takes the role after serving as associate vice chancellor for human resource services for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). 

  • Maurakis receives grant for research project

    Visiting research scientist & SPCS adjunct professor Eugene G. Maurakis has been awarded funding from the Virginia Academy of Science for his research project, “Testing the General Public’s Knowledge and Attitudes of Nest-building Fishes in Virginia.”

  • Edinger published in Journal of Psychology

    Adjunct professor of education Dr. Matthew Edinger recently published an article with Suzanne Edinger titled Improving Teacher Job Satisfaction: The Roles of Social Capital, Teacher Efficacy, and Support in the Journal of Psychology.

Alumni & Graduate News

  • Nicole Arnold, GC'18, named assistant principal at Powhatan High School

    Nicole Arnold, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Powhatan High School in Powhatan County Public Schools. Arnold earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Beverley Steele, GC'18, named assistant principal at Freeman High School

    Beverley Steele, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Douglas S. Freeman High School in Henrico County Public Schools. Steele earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS, and earned the Catherine S. Fisher Book Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in May 2019.

  • Charlie Goad, GC'16, named associate principal at Longdale Elementary School

    Charlie Goad, GC’16, has been named associate principal at Longdale Elementary School in Henrico County Public Schools. Goad earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Chaz Barracks, '11, GC'16, named CFD Dissertation Fellow in at UR

    Chaz Barracks, ’11, GC’16, has been named CFD Dissertation Fellow in Rhetoric & Communication at UR for the 2019-20 academic year. The Consortium for Faculty Diversity supports doctoral students in completing dissertations through the Dissertation Fellowship. Barracks is earning a Ph.D. in VCU’s Media Art & Text interdisciplinary program.

  • Valerie Mooney, GC'18, named resource teacher at Harvie Elementary School

    Valerie Mooney, GC’18, has been named a resource teacher at Harvie Elementary School in Henrico County Public Schools. Mooney earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Grace Davis, GC'17, named mission impact & stewardship officer

    Grace Davis, GC’17, has been named Mission Impact and Stewardship Officer in the Richmond office of World Pediatric Project. Davis earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies (MNS) degree through SPCS. World Pediatric Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to heal critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world.

  • Chris Mazella, GC'18, named assistant principal at Fluvanna Middle School

    Chris Mazella, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Fluvanna Middle School in Fluvanna County Public Schools. Mazella earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

  • Emma Florek, '13 and GC'19, named teacher of the year in New Kent County

    Emma Florek, ’13 and GC’19, has been named New Kent County Public School’s Teacher of the Year for 2019. Florek teaches art at New Kent Middle School. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art with an Education minor in 2014, and earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in August 2019.

  • Ashley Reynolds, GC'18, named assistant principal

    Ashley Reynolds, GC’18, has been named assistant principal at Central High School in King & Queen County Public Schools. Reynolds earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at SPCS and previously served as sixth-grade team leader at Chickahominy Middle School in Hanover County.

  • Melanie Phipps, GC'12, named principal of Quioccasin Middle School

    Melanie Phipps, GC’12, has been named principal of Quioccasin Middle School in Henrico County Public Schools. Phipps earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through SPCS.

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Osher’s on fire!
Today we're at Thomas Nelson Community College's Historic Triangle Campus for today's College Transfer Fair.
The SPCS Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program is featured in the @RichmondMag Fall 2019 Virginia College Guide!
Our recent partnership with @virginia.tech to offer our program in Roanoke is highlighted, as is our program specialist, @bobbyfaithful.
#urbrewer #vacraftbeer #rvabeer #virginiacollegeguide #rva #spcs #urichmond
We're proud that our SPCS Paralegal Studies program has been named the top paralegal program in Richmond for the third consecutive year, according to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual Reader Rankings for 2019.
2019 marks the third year the Virginia Lawyers Weekly has published its Reader Rankings.

#spcs #spiderpride #paralegalstudies #urichmond #valawyersweekly
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#richmondmagazine #bestofrva #rva #spcs #urichmond #spiderpride @richmondmag 
Photo from Richmond Magazine by Jeff Saxman, lettering by Sarah Barton, special thanks to David Roberts.
Today we start the fall 2019 semester at @urichmond #SPCS!
Registration for fall professional education & lifelong learning classes through Think Again is now open!
We're at the SunTrust Fiscal/Physical Well-Being Fair sharing information about our professional education programs and degrees.
TODAY at Three Notch'd RVA Collab House!
Staff & instructors will be at @threenotchdrva in Scott's Addition.
#politics #campaign #management #lobbying #grassroots #spcs #urbrewer
Last evening, SPCS Dean Jamelle Wilson offered remarks at the Tap Into oUR Network event at @Hardywood.
TODAY at Three Notch'd RVA Collab House!
Join Coach Huesman and the Richmond Spiders Football team for Richmond Spiders Night at the Diamond ⚾️!

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