College Awards Honorees Announced
A number of outstanding faculty, staff and alumni – including Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak – will be honored at the College of Education and Human Development awards celebration. The celebration will be held at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center on Friday, October 28, 2016.
The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor the college can bestow upon its former students. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their chosen fields. This year’s honorees include Gary Kubiak ’83, head coach of the Denver Broncos; Tiffany Barfield ’99, director of strategic partnerships at the National Academy Foundation; Dr. Rita Barrera Hernandez ’86, area assistant superintendent of Brownsville ISD; and Kelly Ricks ’92, principal at Katy ISD. Dr. Terry Kidd ’11, dean in the Division of Extended Learning at Houston Community College, is the recipient of the Early Career Award.
David Tofel, assistant director of recruitment in the Office of Admissions and Records at Texas A&M University, will be honored with the John E. Trott, Jr. Award in Student Recruiting.
Jean and Skip Johnson ’52 serve as members of the Dean’s Development Council and will be honored with the Carolyn S. Lohman Advocacy Leadership Award. The award was established with the dual purpose of honoring Lohman, a longtime advocate for the college, and recognizing individuals who make a significant impact on the college through advocacy leadership.
The honorees of the Association of Former Students College-Level Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching are Dr. Radhika Viruru, clinical professor, and Dr. Hersh Waxman, professor, both in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture.
Several faculty and staff will also be honored with Climate Awards at the celebration. This award celebrates individuals who embody the College’s commitment to learn, educate, discover, serve and lead in a culture of diversity. Honorees include Dr. Krystal Cook Simmons, clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology; Phylicia French, academic advisor; Dr. Luis Ponjuan, associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development; and Cathy Watson, assistant to the department head in the Department of Educational Psychology.
Dr. Jennifer Ganz, professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology, will be honored with the Extraordinary Service Award from the Dean’s Development Council. Dr. Matthew Walker, associate professor of sport management in the Department of Health and Kinesiology will be honored with the Outstanding New Faculty Award. Dell Billings ’95, administrative coordinator in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, will receive the Outstanding Staff Award.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at Texas A&M University honored 26 transformational leaders at the 2022 Dean’s Roundtable.
The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University is committed to promoting early childhood education. In April, CEHD played a key role in the first-ever conference for the Brazos Valley chapter of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. Several faculty members and grad students shared their research and advice with early childhood education workers in the Bryan-College Station area.
CEHD is proud to be part of an international collaboration to promote education. A delegation from Kenya visited the Texas A&M campus in College Station and the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service, Washington, D.C. Teaching Site. The visits were part of a Memorandum of Understanding between us and the Kenyan Ministry of Education.
Two of our College of Education and Human Development faculty have received the 2022 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award.
From Aggieland to Kenya: International Collaboration Promotes Education and CEHD’s Culture of Excellence
New research by Dr. Elizabeth Roumell explains why everyday learning through physical activity is essential for older adults.
Two centers in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University have taken the first steps to automate the process of conducting classroom observations.
Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development joins conservation program to improve building efficiencies and reduce energy consumption costs.
Mother, Heather Dulas, follows her daughter’s footsteps and becomes a second generation Aggie, and receives an Aggie Ring Scholarship.
Dr. Jenna Yentes and Texas A&M graduate students come together at a local middle school to celebrate National Biomechanics Day.