News

Campaign reaches goal ahead of schedule (Feb 01, 2015)

I am excited to report on the progress of the College of Education’s For IOWA. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa. Thanks to the remarkable support of our alumni and friends, we have reached our goal of $30 million two years ahead of schedule!

In Memoriam: Winter 2015 (Feb 01, 2015)

We are grateful to those who leave the world a better place than how they found it.

“Rookie” teacher takes lead role in Nebraska (Feb 01, 2015)

In five short years, Megan Kinen (BA ’10) has gone from an undergraduate earning an endorsement in gifted education to a gifted-education leader in her district and state.

Sodawasser ‘willing to go the extra mile’ (Feb 01, 2015)

Erin Sodawasser (BS ’12) decided a career as a teacher would be the best way to combine her love of working with kids and her love of science.

Peterson revitalizes Purdue’s School Counseling Program (Feb 01, 2015)

Jean Peterson (MA ’91/PhD ’95), recently retired as professor emerita at Purdue University, where she directed the School Counseling Program that she led through reaccreditation twice and guided to national awards.

Alumni leadership recognized (Feb 01, 2015)

Rich Appel (BS ’88/MA ’95) was named the 2014 Wisconsin Principal of the Year for mid-level academics. Joy Kelly (BA ’89) was named the 2014-15 Iowa Assistant Principal of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa.

Award-winning teacher leader reaches students through teaching, writing (Feb 01, 2015)

Liz Morrison is the coordinator of professional learning at Parkway School District in St. Louis, Mo., and a novelist. She is a National Board Certified Social Studies Teacher and a NCSS National History Teacher of the Year. In addition, she was president of the Missouri Staff Development Council last year.

UI Alumni Association honors Kramer, Becker (Feb 01, 2015)

Two College of Education alumni received the University of Iowa Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, the organization’s highest honor.

Alumni Notes: Winter 2015 (Feb 01, 2015)

Krishna Das (MA ’00) is the program officer for the Office of Global Educational Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Claudia “Ricki” Rickert Isom (BS ’73) received the 2014 William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professional Award.

John Northrup (Feb 01, 2015)

John Northup, an associate professor of school psychology, retired in October. Northup’s primary research interests were ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders.