Dr. Yoruba Mutakkabir received the Scholarly Research/ Creative Activity Award. The Scholarly Research/Creative Activity Award is to recognize faculty members whose research and scholarly activities are exceptional and meritorious.Tenured and Tenured-Track Faculty members may apply.
This award is given to a maximum of one recipient each year and includes a $2,500 stipend.
Graduate Assistants, Kendall Denson and Verose Sanders were both accepted into the U.S. Olympic Committee Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (F.L.A.M.E.) program. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) program provides diverse college and graduate-level students with a unique look into the world of elite sport. This eight-day program offers an exciting and rigorous curriculum designed to increase knowledge of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements. Accepted students participate in personal and professional development workshops in preparation for a career in sports.
Brian McDonald, was recently voted to serve as interim superintendent of the Pasadena, California Unified School District Board of Education. McDonald, who holds a master’s degree in education administration from Texas Southern University, previously served as the school improvement officer in the Houston Independent School District and an elementary and middle school principal for six years. Since coming to the district as chief academic officer in 2011, MacDonald, who speaks Spanish fluently, has overseen the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards. He has also led the district’s magnet school program and expanded the district’s dual-language immersion programs.
From left to right: Dr. Ingrid Haynes, Department Chair, Curriculum and Instruction/College of Education; Tashana Frederick, winner of the Hubert Walling Endowed Scholarship, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies; Lenatha Settles, winner of the Scholarship honoring Gary Tuma of Smart Financial Credit Union, majoring in Special Education; Gregory McCalope, winner of the Sallie, Louise and Hazelle McCarty Endowed Scholarship, majoring in Human Performance; Shaina Gray, winner of the Margaret Rose McLelland Endowed Scholarship, majoring in Kinesiology/Teaching; Bill Young, HART Scholarship Selection Committee member; Sarah Felder, winner of the Pauline Moss Crouch Endowed Scholarship, majoring in Music Education, Dr. Viveca Grant, TSU Department of Curriculum and Instruction; and Jane Eixmann, HART Scholarship Selection Committee Chair. Each year Houston Area of Retired Teachers (HART) awards five $1000 scholarships to students planning a career in teaching. This past year’s winners were all students at Texas Southern University (TSU). Congratulations to each winner and we look forward to them joining the ranks of teachers/educators when they complete their degree.
Dr. Lacey Reynolds, Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, was inducted into the Utica Junior College Hall of Honors in Jackson, Mississippi on March 25, 2016. He was also inducted into the Broad Street High School Athletics Hall of Fame in Shelby, Mississippi on May 24, 2016. Dr. Reynolds received the Outstanding Community Services Award from MD Anderson on June 17, 2016.
(From left to right: Dr. Cherry Gooden, Dr. Emiel Owens, Dr. Dawn Dubose Randle, Dr. Jay)
A professor and a doctoral graduate from College of Education at Texas Southern University received awards from the 2015 National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) in Washington, DC. NABSE presented Dr. Jay Cummings with the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions that spoke to the significant theme of “Saving African-American Children” and honoring significant efforts of their teachers and administrators. Previously, his outstanding engagement led to recognitions at prior NABSE conferences as the W.E.B. DuBois Hall of Fame Award and a Founder’s Award.
His leadership and engagement are represented by chairing NABSE’s Demonstration Schools and Communities Initiative, organizing as a Founder and providing presidential leadership in the establishment of affiliates that are operating in Texas. Also included in the listings are: Dallas Regional Alliance of Black School Educators (DRABSE), the Austin Alliance of Black School Educators (ABSE), and the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE).
NABSE recognized Dr. Dawn Dubose Randle, a doctoral graduate from the College of Education at Texas Southern University, as the recipient of the “Principal of the Year Award” for outstanding service to her school, students and community. Also, during this dedicated service, Dr. Randle led the Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) to operationalize that “all children can learn when our educators teach effectively.”
Recently retired, Dr. Cherry Gooden, Dr. Emile Owens, TSU-COE Professor, and Dr. Rosalyn Vaughn, TSU-COE doctoral graduate provided support and congratulations to the awardees.
TSU’s Communication Week is an annual conference sharing innovations in media, film, entertainment and recording careers. Scholars, entrepreneurs and experts in various media professions gather to discuss current and future trends.
TSU’s Communication Week is an annual conference sharing innovations in media, film, entertainment and recording careers. Scholars, entrepreneurs and experts in various media professions gather to discuss current and future trends. Texas Southern University is a world class institution with world class faculty, students and alumni. It’s School of Communication is leading the way in preparing a new generation of media professionals.