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Congratulations to Cassandra Gonzales for being selected as an AERA 2022-2023 Minority Dissertation Travel Awardee. AERA has announced its 2022–2023 Minority Dissertation Fellows and Travel Awardees. In a highly selective process, AERA’s Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program awards fellowships or travel funding to members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in education research and offers mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies. An important aim of the fellowship is to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty, scholars, and researchers across the education research field. Click here to read more!


National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Recognizes Elena Christopher for Excellence in Parks and Recreation. She has been awarded one of four Young Professional Fellowships which will provide her with the opportunity to explore the operation of NRPA and its governing bodies at the NRPA Annual Conference. Participants will meet with mentors, be recognized at the awards ceremony and attend various conference sessions and meetings. A primary focus of the program is to inspire future participation and leadership in NRPA and to develop professional contacts. Ms. Christopher is a senior in Recreation Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation and a member of Rho Phi Lambda honor society. Her passion is to foster a more inclusive global community by educating the community about better-helping people with disabilities.

Congratulations to Recognizes Elena Christopher National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for Excellence in Parks and Recreation. She has been awarded one of four Young Professional Fellowships which will provide her with the opportunity to explore the operation of NRPA and its governing bodies at the NRPA Annual Conference. Participants will meet with mentors, be recognized at the awards ceremony and attend various conference sessions and meetings. A primary focus of the program is to inspire future participation and leadership in NRPA and to develop professional contacts. Ms. Christopher is a senior in Recreation Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation and a member of Rho Phi Lambda honor society. Her passion is to foster a more inclusive global community by educating the community about better-helping people with disabilities.

Congratulations to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and Bonham Prekindergarten faculty members for receiving the 2021-2022 “Green Cat Challenge Award” from the Environment and Sustainability Committee at the Earth Day Festival. 

Congratulations to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and Bonham Prekindergarten faculty members for receiving the 2021-2022 “Green Cat Challenge Award” from the Environment and Sustainability Committee at the Earth Day Festival.

Congratulations to Dr. Joellen Coryell for being appointed to serve as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador. Alumni Ambassadors represent the best of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and were selected through a competitive process. Ambassadors serve two-year terms and present information on their Fulbright experience at multiple events on college campuses and academic conferences each year.  


Dr. Nihat Polat has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Leadership through Research Award from the Second Language Research (SLR) SIG of AERA, to be presented at the 2022 AERA conference in San Diego, California. The SLR SIG recognizes one outstanding established scholar each year who has made significant and exemplary contributions through their research, teaching, and professional service in the field of second language research.


College of Education teacher residents participating in the Texas Education Agency program at Lockhart ISD were surprised with $20,000 annual stipends. The funds will support the students financially while they are working with mentor teachers and engaging with students. http://ow.ly/zyJm50HxupS

Katie Doyle with her students
Katie Doyle with her students

Congratulations to Texas State Alumna Katie Doyle (C&I) for being awarded "Teacher of the Year" for Flour Bluff Intermediate School! Make sure to read more about Katie's achievements here!

Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares knowledgeable and effective teachers who are responsive to the diverse needs of society. Through school and community partnerships, we advance research-based inquiry and instructional approaches that influence practice and policy.
Health and  Human Performance
The Department of Health and Human Performance creates and disseminates knowledge promoting evidence-based practice in health promotion, exercise science and recreation professions. They work to promote improved human performance and quality of life through evidence-based interventions.
Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
The Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology provides graduate education that promotes personal, cultural, social, emotional, educational and economic growth. Students generate research that advances the fields of education, mental health, and higher education.