Faculty and students continue to receive grants, accolades

Dr. Casey Barrio Minton and her co-authors from outside UNT won the 2012 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award for her edited book, Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy. The text is the first to address leadership and advocacy competencies for counseling practice, supervision, education, and research. 

Dr. Carol Hagen was named the 2012 Teacher Educator of the Year by the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. The award will be presented at the Texas AEYC conference in Galveston in October.

Dr. Jane Huffman was awarded grant from UNT to facilitate her work with Professional Learning Communities in High Schools. Results of her local work will be combined with other researchers work in China, Taiwan, and Louisiana.

Nydia Sanchez, Catherine Olivarez and Ivonne Solano have all been accepted to the Policy Pre-Conference program at this year's Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference.  The pre-conference is a prestigious event conducted for promising graduate students.  The maximum number of students an institution can nominate is three and selections are competitive. Dr. Amy Fann coordinated the nomination process for the Higher Education Program and submitted all three nominations.

Dr. Carol Wickstrom received a grant from the National Writing Project in support of development of local leaders in writing instruction. The North Star of Texas Writing Project will hold a series of institutes and retreats over the next year for teachers.