GSE Celebrates Graduates at 2013 Convocation

Sunday marked the University's 247th Anniversary Commencement, and the Graduate School of Education's 10th Convocation.  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.  The ceremony was marked with an inspiring speech by The Honorable Virginia Long, a former Associate Justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Later in the day, the Graduate School of Education Convocation was held in a packed College Avenue Gym on the College Avenue Campus, recognizing close to 300 graduates.  Additionally the event was highlighted by a speech from College Student Affairs Ed.M. graduate Nina Duong as well as the following special honors paid to Graduate School of Education students, faculty and leaders in the field of education.

2013 Distinguished Leader in Education Honoree:
Herbert T. Green
Nancy Higginson Dorr Award Winners:
Jessica Anari
Kailynn Barbour
Gabrielle Blady
Laura Hagens
Farah Hussain
Juliet Jachowski
Melissa Jennings
Jordan Levy
Meghan McCartney
Jessica Mintz
Moriah Nester
Brittany Perry
Elana Resnick
Melissa Sande
Maryann Topping
Sebastian Torres
Andrew Vasquez
Elizabeth Zwierzynski
New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner’s Distinguished Student Teacher Award Nominees:
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association Student Awards
Evelyn Headley Award for Outstanding Dissertation
Lynne Richard, Ph.D., Educational Psychology,
“Online Discourse: An Analysis of Multiple Problem-Solving Episodes Over Time,”
Angelo L. Tomaso Excellence in Dissertation Award
Raymond Gonzalez, Ed.D., Educational Administration and Supervision,
"Educational Tug-of-War: Principal Leadership and Accountability,”
Alumni Association Excellence in Dissertation Award
Janet Peleg, Ed.D., Literacy Education,
“Generation 1.5 Students’ Perceptions of Written Feedback on Their Essays from Multiple Sources: A Qualitative Research Study”