Alumni Notes

Elizabeth Minne, Virtual Vida for Austin ISD Students

April 27, 2020

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology Co-author of Principle-Guided Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: The FIRST Program for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

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.

Alumna Wins TAHPERD Honor Award

April 11, 2019

Congratulations to Tere Ramirez, B.S. ‘77 and M.Ed. ‘81 on receiving the Honor Award from the Texas Association for Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

ELP Alumnus Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Education

April 8, 2019

As the assistant superintendent for the Office of Strategy and Innovation in HISD, Jharrett Bryantt leads a number of high-priority initiatives for the district.

Tracie Lowe: Including foster care and homeless students in higher education

Feb. 13, 2019

Educational Leadership and Policy alumna Tracie Lowe, Ph.D. '18 explains why Texas higher education institutions need be inclusive of homeless and foster care students.

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,

How Young Is Too Young for Teachers to Encourage Students’ Voice in Their Own Curriculum?

July 31, 2018

After earning her Ph.D., Guadalupe Chavez '15, took her own experiences as a second language learner back to her classroom to give agency to kindergarteners.