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Faculty and Staff Notes: Spring 2022

Learn about the accomplishments and achievements of the College of Education's faculty and staff during the Spring 2022 semester.

May 31, 2022Faculty and Staff

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USF College of Education welcomes Peter Trakas as new director of Gus A. Stavros Center

The USF College of Education welcomes Peter Trakas, EdD, as the new director of the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education. In this role, Trakas will lead the Stavros Center in its mission of advancing the effective teaching and integration of economic education, free enterprise and financial literacy into K-20 curricula.

May 27, 2022Centers and Institutes, College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

Group photo at Stavros Center check presentation

Gift from Coca-Cola Beverages Florida supports USF Stavros Center’s ‘Sustainability Superheroes’ initiative

The Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education received a $40,000 gift from Coca-Cola Beverages Florida to support Sustainability Superheroes, a professional development program that provides Florida teachers with sustainability training, mentorship and resources.

May 19, 2022Centers and Institutes

Tritle Award faculty recipients

Two Education faculty receive Margaret Burlington Tritle Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award

Two faculty members in the USF College of Education were selected to receive the 2021-22 Margaret Burlington Tritle Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, an annual award presented to college faculty members who demonstrate exemplary teaching.

May 18, 2022Faculty and Staff

USF Education building exterior wall

College of Education Year in Review

From welcoming a new dean and students back for in-person activities across our three campuses to celebrating numerous gifts and awards in support of access and opportunity, the 2021-22 academic year has been a memorable one for the College of Education.

May 12, 2022College of Education News

USF graduate standing outside the College of Education building with decorated graduation cap

Photo Gallery: Spring Class of 2022 Graduation Caps

Check out some of the graduation cap designs created by College of Education graduates that caught our eye during USF’s spring commencement ceremonies.

May 11, 2022Student Life

Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears poses with her colleagues at the PACE Programme in The Bahamas

USF associate professor marks symbolic milestone in her efforts to help teen mothers in The Bahamas

Equity is at the heart of Ruthmae Sears’s research and passion for continuing education. Her desire to help young women succeed brings a new level of pride to the USF associate professor of mathematics education and associate director of the USF Coalition for Science Literacy. She just returned from The Bahamas, where she grew up, to celebrate a significant milestone for a program she’s been supporting for 16 years.

May 10, 2022Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff

College of Education Graduation with Distinction Recipients - Spring 2022

Two students receive College of Education Graduation with Distinction Award

Two undergraduate students were selected to receive the College of Education's Spring 2022 Graduation with Distinction Award. The Graduation with Distinction Award is presented to select undergraduate students in the College of Education who stand apart from their peers based on their academic excellence, professional development, community service, research and scholarship while a student at USF.

May 5, 2022Academics, College of Education News

Jennifer Rinck

College of Education welcomes Jennifer Rinck as new director of community relations, engagement

The USF College of Education welcomes Jennifer Rinck, PhD, as its new director of community relations and engagement.

May 4, 2022College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

EDU Alumni Award recipients

USF College of Education announces recipients of 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The USF College of Education is proud to announce the recipients of the College’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

May 2, 2022Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

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Doctoral student receives USF Golden Bull Award

Michelle Angelo-Rocha, a graduate student in the College of Education, was awarded the USF Golden Bull Award, one of the highest honors presented to deserving undergraduate and graduate students at the university.

April 25, 2022Student Life

USF Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion across One USF

Several events this spring are highlighting the impact and accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and community partners as a reflection of USF’s core commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

April 22, 2022Faculty and Staff

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.