CEHD's New Development Officer
Mr. Jody Ford will assume the position of CEHD development officer on April 10. Jody has served as assistant director of development and as interim director of development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, director of scholarship programs for the Texas A&M Foundation, and more recently served as regional director of major gifts for the Foundation. Jody is a former student of our College, receiving his M.S. degree in Educational Administration. Please stop by the eighth floor of Harrington to introduce yourself and welcome him to the College.
Dr. Bruce Thompson, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, has been selected to receive the American Psychological Association 2014 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring. This award is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring within the areas of assessment, evaluation, measurement, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and/or statistics.
Congratulations to the Staff Advisory Council on hosting another successful Staff Development Conference. Staff with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service to the College were recognized, along with the SAC award recipients: Stephanie Linder, student relationships; Kelly Freeman, outstanding staff support; and Justin Smith, outstanding staff supervisor.
The Brazos Valley Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has recognized several members of the dean’s office communications team. In the category of Digital Communications Channels, Allison LaRocca and Amy Powell were recognized for our Education and myCEHD websites; in the Publications area, Kathy Koza and Heather Pitts were recognized for our Transforming Lives publication; and in Publication Design and Photography within a Communication Vehicle, Heather was also recognized for her work on Transforming Lives and PEAP facility materials.
Congratulations to the College’s Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CODI), who will be recognized with a University Diversity Award on Tuesday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m. in 2300C MSC. The awards are sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Department of Multicultural Services, Department of Disability Services and Aggie Allies. The Diversity Awards acknowledge and honor the efforts of students, faculty and staff who strive to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity in its multitude of forms at Texas A&M University.
A farewell reception for David Byrd will be held Wednesday, April 23, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Forsythe Gallery. Remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m.
The University’s Distinguished Achievement Award ceremony will be held Monday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Professor of Educational Psychology, will receive an award in Research and Dr. Lisako McKyer, Associate Professor of Health Education, will receive an award in Graduate Mentoring. The awards are sponsored by The Association of Former Students.
Until next month,