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Gaming in the classroom

On the first day of her Technology for Teachers class, Dr. Jennifer Zakrzewski greeted her students dressed as a computer nerd and welcomed them to their technical support role for a fictional tech company. Zakrzewski, assistant professor of education, said the students had no idea what was going on at first. Concerned about her students […]

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Program at CSU encourages future minority male educators

African American students make up approximately 16% of K-12 public school enrollment in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Even fewer are the available African American teachers in public schools. Although South Carolina’s African American K-12 students make up almost 50% of the public classroom, less than 20 […]

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Spanish and education student internship established

A new Spanish and Education Student Internship program between Charleston Southern University’s College of Education and Charleston Bilingual Academy/Clapham Education Group will benefit students at both institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding will offer: Classroom observation and internship opportunities for Charleston Southern students. Professional development activities for Charleston Bilingual Academy teachers and other educational personnel. Cross-curricular […]

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First EdD cohort student published

Emily Enloe, a dance instructor, and a student in the Doctor of Education in leadership program, is the first EdD student to have an article published in a scholarly journal. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators has published “Social and Emotional Learning Through Creative Movement in the Physical Education Classroom.” Enloe explains how to […]

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Alumni: Dr. Ashley Milner ’89

Dr. Ashley Milner ’89 is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. She is also an Early Childhood Specialist and is a National Board Certified Teacher.  Teaching and Learning I love working with children because they are curious, uninhibited, genuine, and enthusiastic about life and learning. I thrive on knowing that I have made a […]

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Young Alumni: Trey Oakley ’09

Trey Oakley is the CEO of Williams YMCA of Avery County, North Carolina. In recent years the Williams YMCA of Avery County has been voted Fitness Center of the Year twice and Business of the Year once in Avery County. Trey currently serves on the Board of Directors for the N.C. State Alliance of YMCAs, the […]

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CSU and elementary students make virtual reading work

The mountain of challenges provided by the pandemic did not stop the creativity and drive of Charleston Southern University students and faculty. This semester 19 students from CSU’s  College of Education participated in a virtual reading program for second graders at Goose Creek Elementary. “We know that successful schools are built with community investment, so we […]

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Fernandez named dean of College of Education

Charleston Southern University welcomes Dr. Julie Fernandez as dean of the College of Education. Fernandez will assume her duties Jan. 1, 2021. “We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Julie Fernandez to the College of Education at Charleston Southern,” said Dr. Jackie Fish, vice president for academic affairs. “She has a heart and conviction for […]

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Pinckney Scholars graduate, share program’s impact

Five years ago, during a Wednesday night Bible study, nine African American lives were taken by the hands of hate. In response to his mother’s and the other eight victims’ tragic deaths, Charleston Southern student Chris Singleton shared in a public statement heard around the globe that “love is stronger than hate.”  In memory of […]

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