Elizabeth S. Hasseltine (B.S. Ed. ’15, current M.Ed. student, Speech Path & Aud) and the following colleagues from our Speech Pathology & Audiology program published a paper based on their study abroad research entitled “Predicting Stuttering Severity Ratings by Timing and Tallying Dysfluencies Using Praat Software” in Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, Vol . 43, pp. 106–114, Spring 2016:
Shannon F. Black (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Tayler M. Corcoran (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Danika L. DiPalma (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Susan E. Dixon (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Anne T. Gooch (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Lauren M. Hurlburt (B.S.Ed. ’13, current M.Ed. student)
Ashton B. Murray (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Kathryn B. Potts (B.S.Ed. ’15)
Anna C. Schnizler (B.S.Ed. ’14)
Caitlin Secrist (B.S.Ed. ’15)
Roma Marisa Shickel (B.S.Ed. ’14, current M.Ed. student)
Filip Loncke, Professor, University of Virginia
and Paul Corthals, Professor, University College Ghent, Belgium
David Gesualdi (M.Ed. ’08 Kines) is a National Finalist (top 10) for the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. This prize sponsored by The New Teacher Project shines a spotlight on great teachers across the country. It awards $25,000 and a seat in a one-of-a-kind summer residency to four winners. Here’s what they said about David:
“You might not always associate health and physical education with challenging academics. But in David Gesualdi’s classroom, students engage in challenging texts, connected assignments, and self-directed instruction, all with the aim of understanding and attaining physical wellbeing and healthy habits to last a lifetime. It’s clear that David has had a major influence on his students’ lives—for the last three years of his (thus far) nine-year career, he has achieved a rating of highly effective by DCPS.” tntp.org/blog/post/who-are-the-fishman-prize-finalists
David Gesualdi's Curry Memory
“I wanted to thank [Dr. Martin Block and Dr. Luke Kelly] for my experience at U.Va back in 2008. I look back on those memories fondly, and I strongly believe that your modeling and demeanor has rubbed off on me, as there has never been a physical and health educator to reach the top 100, let alone the top 10 nationally. This experience has been very humbling and rewarding, and I attribute my teaching success to the strong educational and inclusion-foundation approach that I received at U.Va. Thank you again, and kudos to the Curry School– From my knowledge, this is the first time that a Curry Grad and an APE grad has made it to the national finals as well!!!
Emily Handy (M.Ed. ’14 SAPHE) and Scott Latham (M.P.P. ’13, Ph.D. ’16 Ed Pol Studies) got engaged on April 8, 2016, on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. They will be moving to Palo Alto, Calif., this summer, where Emily will begin her role at Stanford University as Manager of Student and Young Alumni Outreach. Scott will also be taking a role at Stanford University through postdoctoral work in Stanford’s Center for Education Research.
Gene C. Crume, Jr. (Ph.D. ‘00 Higher Ed) served as the closing plenary speaker at the Thirteenth Annual Institute For Emotional Intelligence, sponsored by the Emotional Intelligence Training and Research Institute. Crume’s presentation was “Emotional Intelligence as a Catalyst for Visionary Leadership: Exploring a New Vision.” The conference was held on April 21-22 in Corpus Christi, Tex.
Stephanie McGuire (M.Ed. ’14 SAPHE) completed her first year as the senior administrative assistant for the University Council for Educational Administration at the Curry School. “I feel very fortunate to work with wonderful, creative group of people dedicated to improving our educational system through research and the preparation of educational leaders.”
Stephanie McGuire's Curry Memory
“What I loved most about grad school was visiting one of my favorite capstone mentors and discussing my ideas for research and ways to improve my writing. I enjoyed her very much as a mentor and as a person.”
Grant Azdell (Ph.D. ’10 Higher Ed)
Liability and Risk Management: A Guide for Campus Professionals
by Grant L. Azdell (Ph.D. ’10 Higher Ed) and Greg Nayor (Ph.D. ’09 Higher Ed),
Paper Clip Communications, 2016.
This is their second co-authored book.
Grant Azdell's Curry Memory
“Old Ruffner (before the renovations). A Great faculty (Pusser, Gibbs, Duke, Brenaman)”
Kaity L. Yang (M.Ed. ’14 SAPHE) will pursue her MBA in nonprofit management at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Calif., this fall. She received the prestigious merit-based ChangeMaker scholarship, which will cover the majority of her tuition and fees. Yang plans to combine her experiences and education to open a nonprofit boarding school for disadvantaged students and expand her concept nationwide.
Kaity L. Yang's Curry Memory
“Competing in and taking home third place in the Curry Entrepreneurial Cup in Fall 2013.”
Annie Rappeport (M.Ed. ’11 Higher Ed) accepted admission to the International Education Policy PhD program at the University of Maryland with advisor Dr. Jing Lin. She will be focusing on research related to curriculum development in areas that are rebuilding after a large exogenous shock.
Lindsay Skeens (M.Ed. ’15 SAPHE) right after graduation accepted a position as a first year academic advisor at Northern Virginia Community College.
Stephanie Glover Keller (M.Ed. ’13 SAPHE) married Thomas Keller on March 5, 2016, in New Bern, NC. Many Curry classmates were in attendance to celebrate!
Stephanie Glover Keller's Curry Memory
“I met some of my best friends at Curry. In fact, through a Curry classmate and friend, Sarah Keller, I met my husband, who happened to be Sarah’s brother!”
Tom Jennings (Ph.D. ’93 Higher Ed) continues to live in Tallahassee, Fla., and serve Florida State University as Vice President for University Advancement, and president of the FSU Foundation. Jennings also was recently appointed as president of the FSU Real Estate Foundation. In February 2016 he earned a “Stellar Speaker” award for a session he presented at the CASE District III Annual Conference titled “The Business of Higher Education Fundraising.” FSU is in the public phase of a $1 billion, 8-year, comprehensive fundraising campaign, which has achieved nearly 90% of its goal and is ahead of schedule. The 2015-16 fiscal year is already the largest single fundraising total in the University’s 165 year history (Interestingly, Florida State University was founded in 1851 by Thomas Jefferson’s grandson, Francis Wayles Eppes.).
Anne (Womack) Sanford (M.Ed. ’11 Higher Ed) married Will Sanford on April 11, 2015. The couple resides in Prattville, Ala., where she uses development tools acquired at Curry as the membership director of the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Anne (Womack) Sanford's Curry Memory
“This time of year I think of going with several classmates to the Foxfield Races right in the middle of producing our Capstone projects. This was a needed getaway and break from our studies. Upon our return, we immediately buried our heads in our projects, completed them, and graduated! It was a wonderful few weeks! Also, one of my favorite Curry memories will always be hearing Brian Pusser repeat one of his signature phrases (which I have now adopted): ‘Reasonable people may disagree on this issue.’ A great way to approach various topics, especially in this heated election season!”
Matthew Ulmer (M.Ed. ’11 Higher Ed) recently completed a Ph.D. in Administration of Higher Education at Auburn University. As of October 1 he accepted a role with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System as a Workforce & Community Development Specialist at Auburn University.
Jacob Rooksby (M.Ed. ’07 Soc Fdns; Ph.D. ’12 Higher Ed)
The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage, and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why It Matters
by Jacob Rooksby,
Coming in October 2016
(Johns Hopkins University Press).
Kaity L. Yang
Published under the pen name Daphne Kaiserin Zorn,
The cautionary tale sheds light on PTSD, its impact on family and romantic relationships, and the importance of breaking the silence. Available on Amazon.
Trina Hoffman (M.Ed. ’15 Kines) is a nationally certified and state-licensed athletic trainer who joined Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Program in 2015. While working on her master’s degree at Curry she served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the UVA softball program. On Saturday, April 9, Trina threw out the first pitch at the UVA softball game against Syracuse, which was dedicated in honor of breast cancer awareness.
Katy Caron Scott (M.T. ’98 Elem Ed)
and her husband, Evan, welcomed a son, Truman Roscoe, in October 2015. Truman joins brothers Calder Evan, 10, and Nolan Henry, 8; and sister Juliet Annabelle, 6. The Scotts recently moved from Maryland to Southlake, Texas.
Hank T. Cardwell (M.T. ’03 Sci Ed) and Lauren Rooker Cardwell (Col ’02) welcomed a son, Omri Taft, in May 2015. Omri joins sister Lottie May and brothers Lem Thompson and Clayton Scott.
Mary Alexander Gordon (M.T. ‘10 Elem Ed) and Derek Bradley Murray (M.T. ’10 Spec Ed) were married at the UVA Chapel on Nov. 7, 2015. The couple lives in Northern Virginia, where Ms. Murray teaches in Alexandria and Mr. Murray teaches in Vienna.
Lynne Beegle-Gebhard (B.S. ’87 Elem Ed) has married her degree in education with her equestrian career and opened her own equestrian center, Brookhill Farm Inc. in Charlottesville, Va. As owner, head trainer and instructor, Lynne develops safe, smart and healthy horses and riders in her program. Brookhill offers the Virginia area and beyond an opportunity to achieve their equestrian goals, whether they are a weekend fox hunt rider or becoming a professional rider. Lynne’s program also includes a successful Interscholastic Equestrian Association (I.E.A.) Team for middle school and high school students. Team participants have the opportunity to letter for their school while they build confidence, learn invaluable teamwork lessons and become strong riders. Brookhill also provides a diverse lesson program, summer riding camp, clinics from Olympic trainers and riders and local events and shows. www.brookhillfarminc.com