Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Thousands of family and friends celebrated the graduates during the University Commencement Ceremony held at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Rutgers–New Brunswick Campus on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The ceremony was marked with an inspiring speech by William Sanford Nye “the Science Guy.”
The Graduate School of Education’s 12th Convocation was held on Monday May 18, 2015 in a packed College Avenue Gym on the College Avenue Campus, recognizing 325 graduates. Tia Howard, College Student Affairs graduate, began the ceremony with the National Anthem.
The ceremony was highlighted by a speech from Enrique Noguera, a master’s degree in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education graduate, as well as the following special honors paid to Graduate School of Education students, faculty, and leaders in the field of education.  

2015 Distinguished Leader in Education Honoree:
Dr. William Librera
Nancy Higginson Dorr Award Winners:
Danielle Barkey
Reem Ismail
Michael Boan
Dasom Lee
Leigh Conklin
Lauren Miller
Karolline Costa               
Andrea Poppiti
Alexandra Gartenberg
Morgan Shein
Ariella Gizzi
Melissa Toscano
Madeline Warriner
New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner’s Distinguished Student Teacher Award Nominees:
Leigh Conklin, English Education
Alexandra Gartenberg, Social Studies Education
Madeline Warriner, Dance Education
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association Student Awards
Evelyn Headley Award for Outstanding Dissertation
Matthew J. Winkler, Ed.D. “In the Middle: Factors Affecting a Black Male’s Decision to Join a Traditionally White Fraternity at a Large Diverse Institution”
Angelo L. Tomaso Excellence in Dissertation Award
Jessica Michelle Howland, Ed.D. “Where the Hell Have You Been for Three Years? The Decision-Making Processes of Principals When Recommending Marginal Teachers for Tenure”
Alumni Association Excellence in Dissertation Award
Nicole A. Shea, Ph.D “Investigating the Role of Content Knowledge, Argumentation, and Context to Support Genetics Literacy “