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Victoria Abramenka-Lachheb and Ahmed Lachheb were recently awarded the Nova Southeastern University Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design by the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT).

Junior Peyton Ramsey has found himself at the center of attention, both when the IU football team is successful and going through challenges. It’s lessons like that from the field that translate to the classroom, where the secondary social studies major will one day teach.

Four alumni who made their mark on the education world were honored with this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education. David Ambler, Carole Ames, Marilyn Friend and Karen Schuster Webb were selected for the award because of their leadership and contributions in the fields of higher education and special education.

This month Dean Lemuel Watson and Zhu XuDong, Dean of Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, signed a memorandum of intent for collaboration. The memorandum broadens collaboration pathways for all faculty members from all departments of the two schools of education to work together in common areas of research, teaching and program development.

Senior Secondary Social Studies Education major Noah Scibbe has an extra special way to celebrate his final Homecoming Week as an IU undergraduate: he’s been named to Homecoming Court.

HOPE was developed by Theresa Ochoa, Associate Professor in Special Education, when she learned that many students with disabilities were incarcerated in juvenile correctional facilities. As she began looking into the school-to-prison pipeline and factors that contribute to incarceration and recidivism, the idea for the HOPE Mentoring program was born.

Heather Ormiston, Clinical Associate Professor in School Psychology, is working with a local school district on a new project tosupport the development, training and retention of school psychology graduate students.

It was impatience – and the current news throughout the country – that led Grace Waltz to the Secondary Transition to Teaching program at the School of Education. She had a successful career as a video producer, but found herself wanting to do something more collaborative, more fulfilling and more interactive with the people inside and out of her community.

Natalia Galá has big plans for her teaching career. Her goal is to open a school in a poor Latin American country and give children in need an access to education. Galá’s example of entrepreneurship is one of the reasons she was named a Shoemaker Scholar.