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News about SPCS

SPCS students, faculty, staff and alumni regularly succeed inside and outside the classroom. Most of those  accomplishments never make local or national headlines. That doesn’t minimize those accomplishments.

We do our best to recognize media coverage, achievements and promotions and other good news on our main page, but the SPCS Newsroom seeks to provide a more nuanced presentation of SPCS accomplishments by population rather than by type or media.

SPCS Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Tom J. Shields
Shields Featured in Wilder School Award Video

Tom Shields, associate dean for academic & students affairs and chair of the SPCS education program, honored the scholarship and legacy of Dr. John Moeser in an award recipient video from the VCU Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs’ 16th Excellence in Government Awards. Moeser, who posthumously received the Robinson-Hill Expansion of Freedom Award from the Wilder School, was a beloved UR colleague who collaborated with Shields on the SPCS co-sponsored Unpacking the Census project.

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Presents Census Data with Spatial Analysis Lab

Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean for academic & students affairs and chair of the SPCS Education program, presented the most recent Unpacking the Census information at the UR Faculty Hub’s Morning Blend earlier this week. Shields co-presented with Kyle Redican, director of the Spatial Analysis Lab.

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Daniel L. Hocutt
Hocutt Receives Distinguished Article Award

Daniel L. Hocutt, Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts, has received the Frank R. Smith Distinguished Article Award for 2023 from the Society for Technical Communication. The award-winning article, co-written with professors from George Mason University and Central Michigan University, was published in November 2022.

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Sarah Beth Calveric
Calveric Named Va. Region 3 Superintendent of the Year

Sarah Calveric, Adjunct Associate Professor of Education and Caroline County School Superintendent, has been named the Region 3 Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. The award makes Calveric eligible to contend for the Commonwealth’s Superintendent of the Year award to be announced in April.

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