Dr. Rowe Publishes Paper about UNF THRIVE
March 23, 2022
Dr. Tara Rowe, associate director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and director of THRIVE, has recently published a paper in the Journal of College Reading and Learning detailing how the University of North Florida’s THRIVE program has helped students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) successfully navigate their college careers through peer mentoring and other specialized accommodations.
Michelle Drinks named a 40 under 40 Honoree by Jacksonville Business Journal
March 16, 2022
Michelle Drinks, director of development for UNF’s College of Education and Human Services, has been named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Jacksonville Business Journal for her business success, leadership skills and outstanding professional achievement.
Painting Osprey pride for UNF’s 50th
February 4, 2022
In celebration of UNF's 50th Anniversary, the College of Education & Human Services invited students, faculty, staff and alumni to create paintings to express our UNF pride. The completed paintings will be displayed throughout the year at MOCA Jacksonville at 333 N. Laura St. and the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery in the John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Suite 2401.
Education Students Volunteer in honor of MLK Day
January 21, 2022
College of Education and Human Services’ Jacksonville Teacher Residency program teamed up with the Arc of Jacksonville's On Campus Transition AmeriCorps members and volunteers to give back to a local high school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Sport Data Analytics Lab now home to PGA Tour golfer K.H. Lee
January 3, 2022
The College of Education and Human Services' Sport Data Analytics Lab is now PGA TOUR player K.H. Lee's official performance data analytics manager. The lab will help Lee optimize his performance to improve skills and strategies as well as predict and prevent inquiries.
UNF receives $3.5M US Dept. of Education grant to prepare rural special education administrators
December 14, 2021
The UNF College of Education and Human Services, in a collaboration with the University of Oklahoma and the University of Louisville, has been awarded a $3.5M grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the critical shortages of special education administrators to serve in rural districts.
Project SPIDERS (School-university Partnerships Influencing aDvocating and Engaging Rural Special Educators) will kick off Spring 2022. The funding will support 18 doctoral students (six at UNF) through doctoral programs that prepare special education personnel who are well-qualified for and can act effectively in leadership positions in rural school systems.
UNF Alumni and COEHS LLC celebrate Deck the Chairs
December 1, 2021
Through a social media voting campaign, the Make a Difference in Education (M.A.D.E.) LLC chair won a contest to have their "tiny chair" come to life at the annual Deck the Chairs event in Jacksonville Beach. All M.A.D.E. LLC students are first-year students in teacher education majors, and their chair has a colorful blend of UNF pride and education symbols like books and primary colors.
COEHS joins ElevatED Challenge
November 22, 2021
The College of Education and Human Services joined eight other education colleges around the state in the first-ever ElevatED Challenge—a donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education. The challenge ran from Nov. 22 through Nov. 30.
Jacksonville Teacher Residency program focuses on preparing Black male educators
November 15, 2021
The UNF College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)’s Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program is working on two new initiatives to prepare Black as well as diverse male educators for the workforce.
Director of UNF THRIVE program honored with NASPA’s outstanding service award
October 28, 2021
Dr. Rowe, Director of COEHS' THRIVE program was honored with the “Outstanding Service to Students Award” by the Florida chapter of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) during the NASPA-FL Virtual Drive-In Conference on Thursday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 15.
COEHS receives significant DOE grant to prepare ASL/English interpreters for K-12 schools
October 26, 2021
The College of Education and Human Services' ASL/English Interpreting Program has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to increase the number of highly qualified, academically prepared ASL/English interpreters ready to work in the K-12 educational setting.
Graduate student receives fellowship from the American Association of University Women
October 19, 2021
Katoria Carter, a University of North Florida graduate student currently enrolled in the Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting program, has recently been awarded a 2021-22 fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Recipients of this award are dedicated to pursuing academic work and leading innovative community projects to empower women and girls.
NEFSTEM joins the Scratch Education Collaborative
August 26, 2021
The College of Education and Human Services’ Northeast Florida Center for STEM Education (NEFSTEM) recently joined the Scratch Education Collaborative, an international network of organizations focused on supporting learners from historically marginalized communities in developing their confidence with creative computing using the Scratch computer programming platform.
UNF STEP Lab provides space for hands-on learning across disciplines
August 10, 2021
Dr. Nicholas Eastham, UNF STEP Lab supervisor and faculty administrator, came up with a one-of-a-kind lesson plan and demonstration for Rebekah Wallis, adjunct COEHS faculty member, and her students studying to be special education educators. The class constructed accessible “breadboards” that can be made and used by people of various age levels and abilities with materials found around the house.
THRIVE program director discusses peer mentoring programs with the Disability Compliance for Higher Education journal
July 28, 2021
Dr. Tara Rowe, associate director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and director of THRIVE, was recently featured in an interview for the July 2021 issue of Disability Compliance for Higher Education to discuss the peer mentoring programs offered to students registered with SAS at UNF.
Taylor Leadership Institute partners with First Tee
July 26, 2021
The Taylor Leadership Institute is partnering with First Tee to serve as leadership mentors for the First Tee Scholars as part of a Pre-College Retreat. This partnership will serve as a model of collaboration between UNF’s Taylor Leadership Institute and First Tee as they work together to help equip the First Tee Scholars with the leadership skills that will help them thrive both now and in the future.
Professor presents at International Congress on the Education of the Deaf
July 19, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Renée Kilpatrick, assistant professor of deaf education, recently presented her research, “Written Language Inventory for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Identification and expansion of students' writing repertoires,” at the 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. Her presentation summarized the work she and her colleagues have done to develop a Written Language Inventory (WLI) and supplemental materials for teachers of the deaf throughout the past eight years.
UNITE Design Lab for inclusive workplace training unveiled
July 7, 2021
The College of Education and Human Services has unveiled a new virtual lab focused on Universal Design for Learning. The Universal Design for Inclusion in Training and Education (UNITE) Design Lab will serve as a virtual space for corporations, companies, and organizations to engage in research, collaboration, training and development for today’s workforce aimed at promoting innovation and inclusivity.
UNF hosts 'Seven Bridges Writing Project' as part of the NWP Summer Institute
June 3, 2021
The National Writing Project (NWP) at the University of North Florida, also known as the Seven Bridges Writing Project, will hold the second annual Summer Institute on the UNF campus from June 14 to June 18, 2021. As the only NWP site in the region, the Seven Bridges Writing Project serves students and teachers across a 100-mile radius throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia focusing on research-based ways to engage students in empowerment through writing.
COEHS professor co-authors 'Nine Essentials' national professional development school guidelines
June 2, 2021
Dr. Rebecca West Burns, director of clinical practice and educational partnerships for UNF’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) and a Bill Herrold Endowed Professor, co-authored the recently released National Association for Professional Development Schools’ second edition of the “Nine Essentials,” the national guidelines that set the standard for high quality school-university partnerships.
UNF presents ‘THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education’ seminar with Dr. Temple Grandin
April 22, 2021
The University of North Florida’s Transition to Healthiness, Resourcefulness, Independence, Vocation, and Education (THRIVE) program is hosting a “THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education” seminar featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, author, professor and autism activist.
UNF alumna receives NAPDS 'Outstanding Dissertation Award'
April 9, 2021
Dr. Catherine Wade was awarded for her dissertation on educator perspectives on Professional Development School partnerships
UNF and DCPS receive VOYA Foundation grant for STEM educator training
April 6, 2021
The University of North Florida’s College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education & Human Services recently received a VOYA Foundation grant for their Quantum Physics Secondary Professional Development project, a collaboration with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS)
UNF’s College of Education unites programs that serve students with disabilities
March 26, 2021
The Department for Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education (EDIE), located within UNF’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), is uniting the University’s services and programs that support individuals with disabilities, as well as the faculty, staff and students who work in these programs.
College of Education and Human Services continues to impact Duval County Schools
March 19, 2021
Eight teachers, a third of Kings Trail Elementary School’s total faculty, received their Master’s in Education from UNF’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) this fall 2020.
UNF Women’s Center presents Susan B. Anthony Award to Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan
March 17, 2021
Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan, University of North Florida Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum associate professor, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Susan B. Anthony Award.
UNF Sport Management Program receives COSMA Hall of Fame awards
March 4, 2021
The University of North Florida’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program recently received awards at the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Virtual Conference including the Hall of Fame “Biz Connectors Award” in recognition of innovative partnerships within the sport industry that mutually benefit both students and sport industry partners.
COEHS Alumna named FL Superintendent of the Year
December 3, 2020
Congratulations Dr. Diana
Greene, COEHS alumna, for being named Florida's 2021 Superintendent of the Year.
Guest Column: Jacksonville deserves a STEM Pipeline
November 22, 2020
Dean Yendol-Hoppey explains how COEHS partnerships with Duval County Public Schools, local organizations like Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub and 5C Academy, and with the support of our own Northeast Florida Center for STEM Education, we are providing unlimited possibilities for teachers and students across all grade levels to experience high-quality STEM learning opportunities in Jacksonville.
UNF hosts artistic expression event to support first generation students
October 23, 2020
UNF first-generation students took part in “Destress Through Art” painting and discussion experience. Hosted by UNF Undergraduate Studies and UNF College of Education and Human Services, students discussed challenges from the pandemic then expressed those feelings using art.
UNF instructor appointed to Florida School for the Deaf and Blind BOT
October 9, 2020
June Ann is an instructor in our Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education program, and was recently appointed to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB) Board of Trustees by Governor Ron DeSantis.
She is also a freelance deaf interpreter and ASL translator, an appointed member of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Committee for the Florida Department of Health.
UNF College of Education and Human Services awarded $4.4M grant to prepare PK-2 teachers in STEM Curriculum
October 8, 2020
The College of Education and Human Services has been awarded a $4.4 million three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare teachers in pre-kindergarten through second grade (PK-2) classrooms to integrate STEM and computational thinking in teaching models.This supporting effective educator development grant, Project InTERSECT, will expand existing partnerships with Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2Hub to provide teachers with professional development activities that address the need of DCPS students.
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education (EDIE) Deptartment Celebrates International Week of the Deaf
September 21, 2020
The Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education (EDIE) in the College of Education and Human Services celebrated with a week of special videos on the UNF EDIE Facebook page that feature demonstrations of basic American Sign Language including how to say helpful phrases like “hello” and “my name is.” The department shared a host of information around the International Week of the Deaf themes that highlighted many of the majors, minors, and foreign language classes that are offered in relation to American Sign Language.
An Education Strategy: The Power of Partnership
August 13, 2020
The Summer 2020 UNF Journal article highlights Sanethette Shubert's, UNF alumna and principal of Kings Trail Elementary School, work with her staff and faculty from the College of Education and Human Services to raise the literacy of the students. The article also features Dr. Tia Kimball, UNF alumna, the Professor in Residence at Kings Trail and UNF Instructor, highlighting her work bridging the gap between theory and practice.
UNF Names Ana Roman-Dominguez as the 2020 Women in Leadership Award Winner
August 7, 2020
Ana Roman-Dominguez, assistant coach of the UNF Women’s Tennis team and a graduate student, is the recipient of the UNF Taylor Leadership Institute’s (TLI) Women in Leadership Award for 2020.
Sport Management Steps Up Their Game
August 1, 2020
Two new initiatives ― a Sport Data Analytics Lab and an Executive in Residence program ― just might be a game changer for students in UNF’s sport management program. Both programs have been designed with input from industry professionals to add skills that will better prepare graduates for the workforce.
UNF Alumni Association Honors Summer Graduate with Senior Service Award
July 28, 2020
Sydnie Steele, A C.A.M.P. Osprey alumna, was named the Summer 2020 Senior Service Award Recipient. With C.A.M.P. Osprey and Taylor Leadership Institute partnerships she volunteered with the River City Science Academy and the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville.
UNF sport management unveils executive-mentoring program and data lab to address employable skills for students
June 29, 2020
The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services Sport Management Program is unveiling an Executive-in-Residence program and Sport Data Analytics Lab available beginning Fall 2020. These programs, directed by Dr. Wanyong Choi, sport management assistant professor, will help students develop skills that employers are currently looking for and be better prepared to enter the workforce.
COEHS Student, Kaitlynn Himmelreich Receives Fulbright
May 14, 2020
Kaitlynn Himmelreich, COEHS recent graduate, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in Education for the 2020-21 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. For her Fulbright project, Himmelreich will travel to Cambodia to conduct her research titled “Cambodian Sign Language: Development Process and Impacts on Deaf Cambodians.”
COEHS professor interviewed about pro sports reopening in Florida
May 13, 2020
COEHS Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Dr. Kristi Sweeney, spoke to Action News about the possibility of pro sports reopening in Florida.
New Summer Graduate Course: Teaching, Training, Learning in COVID-19 Era
May 6, 2020
Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich, assistant professor of educational technology, training and development in UNF’s College of Education & Human Services, realized that her academic expertise could be very useful for others during this remote learning period caused by the pandemic.
UNF College of Education and Human Services announces 2020 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipients
April 15, 2020
In an effort to surprise the teachers with the good news, principals in the Duval County Public School district invited faculty and staff to join for a special Zoom meeting where the winning teachers were announced in front of their peers. Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, UNF COEHS dean, was also in attendance to make the special announcement.
Sport Management students donate earnings to UNF Scholarship
April 7, 2020
UNF sport management students worked for four days at The Players Championship this year before it was canceled due to the coronavirus. When they received the check for their work, the students generously donated all $7,800 of their earnings to the Emanuel “Manny” Hernandez, Jr. Scholarship.
Solve, Tinker, Explore, Play: STEP Lab Open for Learning
January 1, 2019
The Winter 2019 UNF Journal article shares the recent opening of the new STEP Lab in the College of Education and Human Services. STEP stands for solve, tinker, explore and play, and the lab is a place where regional preK-12 students and teachers, University faculty and students, and community partners can go to learn and gain hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math.