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Campus Notes

Tallahassee Democrat
January 28, 2019 by Democrat Staff Report

Florida State dean named fellow of National Kinesiology Association

Damon Andrew, dean of Florida State University’s College of Education has been named a fellow by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education.

Andrew accepted the honor on Jan. 11 at the association’s annual conference in Savannah, Georgia. He becomes only the 31st fellow in this prestigious organization.

Fellows must demonstrate significant contribution to both the association and the field of kinesiology. They typically achieve this distinction by editing professional publications, holding leadership positions in the association and serving on professional committees.

To date, Andrew has received 29 funded grants totaling $2.54 million. Prior to joining FSU, he served as dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University.

Florida State offers new programs focused on autism education

Florida State University is offering new educational opportunities to meet this demand for autism spectrum disorder teachers.

The FSU College of Education has created a number of programs aimed at preparing individuals to work with children and adults who are on the spectrum, including online and on-campus master’s programs and an online graduate certificate.

Upon completion of one of the programs, certified special education teachers in Florida can obtain the autism endorsement on their teaching certificate.

Applications to these programs are being accepted for fall 2019 admission; the deadline is July 1. To learn more a visit education.fsu.edu/autism. 

Florida A&M earns recognition for student success, upward mobility

Florida A&M University ranked 34 in CollegeNet, Inc.’s 2018 Social Mobility Index, a data-driven analysis that ranks four-year institutions according to how effectively they enroll students from low-income backgrounds and graduate them into good-paying jobs. 

In another analysis, FAMU ranked among the top third of Florida institutions of higher learning when it comes to what students actually learn in the classroom.

In its annual survey, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni gave FAMU a "B" for a commitment to teaching essential knowledge and skills – including academic areas like expository writing, U.S. history, natural science and mathematics.

More than 60 percent of the 1,120 institutions surveyed received “C” or below (67 percent); only 23 institutions nationwide received an “A”.  

African-American forced migrations focus of FAMU town hall

Florida A&M University is presenting a Black History Town Hall panel discussion on “400 Years of African-American History: 1619 to 2019.” The #fortheculture town hall will be held at 10:10 a.m. Feb. 7 at Lee Hall. It is free and open to the public. 

Panelists include Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor; FAMU history professors Darius Young, Reginald Ellis, Tiffany Packer; and Daria Dockery, a junior African-American Studies major.

TCC employees recognized with national Innovation Awards 

Patrick McDermott, professor of college success and Christy Mantzanas, career placement coordinator, have been named as 2018 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award recipients through the League for Innovation in Community Colleges.

TCC student is Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Semifinalist

Ian Carter was chosen from nearly 1,500 applicants. The Jack Kent Cook Foundation supports accomplished community college students as they prepare to transfer to four-year universities.

TCC to unveil 2019 African-American History Calendar

For the 19th consecutive year, Tallahassee Community College has published its Cherry Hall Alexander African American History Calendar. The calendar will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. today in Turner Auditorium. Sixteen members of the community will be honored.

This year's theme, “The Great Migration: Celebrating the Arts, Business & Religion,” recognizes artists, business leaders and pastors from the Leon, Wakulla and Gadsden area.