Thompson receives Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

  • Dr. Anita Thompson, sociology lecturer, within the Department of Government and Sociology,  recently received a short-term Woodrow Wilson National Career Adjunct Faculty Enhancement Fellowship.
  • The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides each Fellow with a research stipend and guidance from/access to an assigned mentor and a small professional network of former Fellows.  A total of two Adjunct Faculty Fellowships are awarded each year.
  • The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities.

 

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Alumna selected as Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellow

  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation selected 60 WW Georgia Teaching Fellows for 2016. Among them is Georgia College and State University 2016 B.S. graduate Kendall Brown.
  • The highly competitive program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math—the STEM fields—and prepares them specifically to teach in high-need secondary schools.
  • Each Fellow receives $30,000 to complete a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program based on a yearlong classroom experience. In return, Fellows commit to teach for three years in the urban and rural Georgia schools that most need strong STEM teachers. Throughout the three-year commitment, Fellows receive ongoing support and mentoring.

Dr. Costas Spirou named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) selected 33 emerging college and university leaders for the 2016-17 class of ACE Fellows, which includes Dr. Costas Spirou, interim associate provost for academic affairs and director of graduate studies. Spirou was the only administrator selected from a Georgia institution to serve as an ACE Fellow for 2016-2017.

His latest book, “Building the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago” (with D. Judd) will be published by Cornell University Press this fall. Spirou maintains an active public scholarship agenda and his activities have received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Ford Foundation and the Sam Walton Foundation.

Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program—the longest running leadership development program in the United States—focuses on identifying and preparing the next generation of senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Talking Points:

  • 33 emerging college and university leaders were selected from the 2016-17 class of ACE Fellows
  • Dr. Costas Spirou was the only administrator selected from the state of Georgia to serve for this year’s class
  • The ACE Fellows program is the longest running leadership program in the U.S. – it focuses on identifying and preparing the next generation of senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities.