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SOE Featured Alumnus, Faculty, international students, & more

Oct. 8, 2013 –  

We’re in the Chronicle of Higher Education! (Oct. 4, 2013 issue, p. A29) See posting at the SOE website.

Featuring and Award-Winning Alumnus!

Dr. Dean Hummel of Millersburg, OH, the first Virginia Tech Program Leader in Counselor Education, was honored at Kent State University on October 4th with the Distinguished Centennial Alumni Award. The Centennial Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student that graduated more than fifty years ago from a program within the KSU College of Education, Health, & Human Services. The award recognizes an alumnus who has made significant contributions to society, whose accomplishments and career have brought honor and distinction to Kent State University, and who has advanced the field of education, health, and human services.

Dean was President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and Department Chair of Counselor Education @ Ohio University prior to arriving at Virginia Tech in 1970. He, along with Carl McDaniels, started the counselor education program @ VT and that foundation propelled is success.

Each person who receives such an award is asked to talk about their career for about 3-5 minutes, and Dean did a really good job.(Thanks toDr. Nancy Bodenhorn, Associate Director of the Office of Academic Programs, story sharer)


Dr. Dean Hummel Dr. Dean Hummel (center)


Dr. Jennifer Brill Dr. Jennifer Brill

Congrats to Jennifer Brill, Associate Professor and Program Leader (Instructional Design & Technology Program) in Teaching & Learning, whose teaching and research has been featured in the current issue of Pedagogy in Practice, a publication produced annually by VT's CIDER. The hard copy has been distributed campus wide and is available at this link:




Angela Mills Angela Mills

Angela Mills is the new Director of Alumni Relations for CLAHS (254 Wallace Hall). She is excited to be focused on engaging alumni in the College and departments. She comes to us from the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and brings a lot of experience with her working with alumni chapters and colleges. She grew up in Christiansburg, VA. Her father is a 1974 graduate of Tech and her mother is a life-long music teacher for grades K-2. She says, "Education is at the cusp of what the university is about and it touches every person, so education is pivotal in engagement and outreach."


ITSA tailgate Front row, left to right: Carol Mullen (SOE Director),Nya James-Springer and her mother Cathy James-Springer (Fulbright scholar from St. Lucia),Julaine Fowlin from Jamaica, Will Fox from China, Back row: Kibong Song from Korea, Evelien Schilder from Holland

An event was organized by the Instructional Technology Student Association (ITSA), attended by IDT graduate students and Dr. Kathy Cennamo, Dr. Barbara Lockee, and Dr. Mike Moore (Professor Emeritus).Barbara is the ITSA faculty liaison; the students did a great job organizing. The photo is of the IDT international students at the last tailgate.