Alumni Notes

Special Education Alumna Awarded Classroom Set-Up Grant

Nov. 20, 2019

Special Education alumna Dana Rathbun, M.Ed. ’18, received a classroom set-up grant for first-year teachers from the Texas Association of Certification Officers for the fall 2019 semester.

Alumna Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Candace Walkington, Ph.D. '10, is one of 11 recipients from Texas chosen to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Jennifer Hamrick, Ph.D '16, Interviewed by Fox 34 About Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism

March 31, 2019

Autism and Developmental Disabilities alumna Jennifer Hamrick interviewed by Fox 34 in about her involvement with the Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism at the Burkhart Center for Autism and Research at Texas Tech.

ALD and ELP Alumna Named Teacher of the Year for Elgin Elementary School

June 14, 2019

Megan Wehrle, B.S ‘12, M.Ed ‘19, was named Teacher of the Year for Elgin Elementary School in Elgin ISD.

Rebecca Lambdin-Abraham, B.S. '08, Receives Mabel Lee Award

The Mabel Lee Award recognizes younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and professional leadership.

Gigi Do, Ph.D. '16, Selected Assistant VP for Global Learning and Strategy and Senior International Officer for UH–Clear Lake

May 23, 2019

One of Do's goals in this position is to continue finding ways to ensure international students feel they’re part of the institution.

ELP Alumna Named Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students for Union College

April 9, 2019

Fran'Cee Brown-McClure, Ph.D '15, has been named vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students for union College in New York.

ELP Alumnus Dorado Kinney, Ed.D. '17, Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

May 6, 2019

Kinney will join a cohort of 40 leaders who will take part in a 10-month leadership program.

Special Education Alumna named AISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 1, 2019

Ashley Rivera, M.Ed. ’15, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Austin Independent School District for the 2018-19 academic year.

Educational Psychology Alumni Co-Author Book to Help Parents Manage Their Children’s Digital World

Sept. 27, 2018

Educational Psychology alumni Mike Brooks, Ph.D '99, and Jon Lasser, Ph.D. '99 have co-authored a book that helps parents find a balance between technology and families.

Kinesiology and Health Education Alumni Win Teacher of the Year Awards

Aug. 31, 2018

Two Kinesiology and Health Education have earned Teacher of the Year awards from the Texas Association for Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance,

HISD Names University of Texas Alumna Secondary Teacher of the Year

June 22, 2018

College of Education and 40 Acres Scholar Alejandra Ortega was named the 2017-18 Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Houston Independents School District.

Curriculum and Instruction Alumna Awarded H-E-B Excellence In Education Award

May 7, 2018

Allie Duffy, who teaches second grade at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School in northern Travis County, was one of two winners in the Rising Star category.

UT Elementary Faculty Spotlight: Kameron Koeffler, Third-Grade Teacher

For Koeffler, the greatest part teaching third-graders at UT Elementary School is helping Little Longhorns grow into lifelong learners.

Alumnus Thomas Evans Named President of the University of the Incarnate Word

March 23, 2018

Thomas Evans, Ph.D. ’04, has been inaugurated 10th president of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Graduate Student Wins North American Society for Sport History Graduate Essay Prize

March 5, 2018

Duckworth is the third recipient from Texas since 2012 to receive this award. He is also a consecutive winner from Texas, as the 2017 Graduate Essay Prize was awarded to Ben Pollack

College of Education Alumna Wins Mabel Lee Award

Feb. 22, 2018

Erin Centeio, who earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction for The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Mabel Lee award.