Alumni Notes

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,

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.

College of Education Alumna Wins Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr. Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award

Feb. 21, 2018

Nora R. Garza, vice president for research development at Laredo Community College, has been selected to receive the Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr. Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award.

College of Education Alumni to be Recipients of 2018 SHAPE America Awards

Jan. 22, 2018

Two College of Education alumni will receive honors at the 2018 SHAPE America Convention and Expo.

KHE Alum Willie Castrejon Honored with GEAR UP Professional of the Year Award

July 28, 2017

The Professional of the Year award goes to a person who is committed to ensuring that all students, especially low-income students, have equal opportunity to attain a postsecondary education.

KHE Alumna Stephanie McCoy Receives Horizon Award as a Promising Career Health Educator

April 6, 2017

KHE Alumni Stephanie McCoy has received the Horizon Award from SOPHE for distinguishing herself as a promising health educator. Stephanie has received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the KHE department

UT College of Education Alumnus Ryan Miller, Ph.D., receives National Award from NASPA

Jan. 22, 2016

Ryan A. Miller, director for inclusion and equity at The University of Texas at Austin and a graduate of the College of Education, is the winner of the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award.