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June | 7.20.2020
College of Education, the cornerstone for educators, the future of tomorrow...
Today's Highlights
  • Two Legacies to Behold | Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis
  • Congratulations 2020 Summer Graduates
  • Research and Innovation | YouTube and Florida Channel | Articles & Reviews
  • Alumni Spotlight | Dr. Arecia S. Martin
  • Engagement Activities-Save the Date | Town Hall Meeting July 24th 2PM
  • Congratulations BMCE Program | 30 Years of Impact
  • Announcements and much more in this issue!
Two Legacies to Behold | We Honor Their Memory
Congratulations 2020 Summer Graduates!
Summer 2020 | Doctoral Graduates
Dr. Julian Bourne Smothers
Dissertation Chair:
Dr. Patricia Green Powell 
Dissertation Title: Developing Premier Leaders: A Focus on the Future Farmers of America in Florida High Schools
Dr. Jamillah D. Green-Jones
Dissertation Chair:
Dr. Warren C. Hope  
Dissertation Title: Correlation Among Gender, High School Graduation, and the Florida Algebra I End of Course Examination
Dr. Gwendolyn N. Harris
Dissertation Chair: 
Dr. Warren C. Hope
Dissertation Title: Novice Elementary School Teachers' Perceptions of How School Principals' Administrative Support Influences Attrition
Research and Innovation | Faculty YouTube & Florida Channel

Kelley, Hickey and Stewart | Made Great Strides This Week in the News

Dr. Bernadette Kelley | Black History Importance in Florida | 10 Tampa Bay & Black Educators Rock Conference
Dr. Bernadette Kelley served as a special guest panelist on the 10 Tampa Bay. Please watch this riveting interview with Dr. Kelley.

Dr. Kelley also served as a featured speaker for the 2020 Black Educator's Rock Annual Conference this past weekend!
The conference convened thousands of K-12 participants from across the country .

Dr. Brian Hickey | Applied Exercise Science YouTube Channel
In these series, Dr.Brian Hickey talks about incorporating applied exercise techniques.

Dr. Endya Stewart | Florida Channel How to Navigate in the Midst of COVID-19
Dr. Endya Stewart was recently interviewed for her perspective and input regarding school re-opening and health and student safety.
Research and Innovation | Selection for Engagement
Recent Articles and Publications | Dr. Rebecca Blankenship
Dr. Rebecca Blankenship has three recent publications for the 2020-2021 academic year! Congratulations Dr. Blankenship!

Blankenship, R. (2020). The Impact of Deep Fakes on Teaching and Learning using Emerging Technologies in the 21 st  Century.   SITE 2020 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2020
Blankenship, R. (2020). Rethinking Social Justice through Technology Access and Education in the New Decade.   SITE 2020 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2020
Blankenship, R. (2020). Which Window is Open? Using the Johari Widow of Personal Awareness to Inform Dialogic Online Pedagogic Identity Transformation.   SITE 2020 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2020
International Literacy Association Program Reviewer
Dr. Cheron Davis was selected to serve as program reviewer for the International Reading Association (ILA). Dr. Davis will serve a three year term beginning this fall.
Alumni Spotlight | Dr. Arecia Shelton Martin
Dr. Shelton Martin | New Assistant Principal at Roberts Elementary
This week we spotlight our alumni educator  Dr. Arecia Shelton-Martin.
Dr. Shelton-Martin is an alumnus from the FAMU College of Education. She holds a B.A. in English Education, an M.Ed. in Counselor Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Shelton-Martin has previously served as the Dean of Curriculum for Leon County Virtual Schools, Dean of Curriculum at The Success Academy, Guidance Director at Fairview Middle School, and English teacher at FAMU DRS. This year, she will serve as the new assistant principal for Roberts Elementary School. Dr. Shelton-Martin believes that the FAMU College of Education made a difference in her life because the faculty were available to serve as leaders, mentors, and supporters in her career.
Engagement & Activities | This Week-Mark Your Calendars
COE Student Town Hall Meeting | July 24th 2-3 PM
New! Student Engagement | 2020-2021
Mandatory Student Fall Semester Forums
Program Celebration and Summer Closing Ceremony Success
Mr. Errol Wilson, Director BMCE
A Culminating Celebration of 30 Years of Impact

This past week Mr. Errol Wilson, the Black Male College Explorer program director led a team of teachers, counselors and supporters through a closing ceremony. In spite of COVID-19, Mr. Wilson and Ms. Adel Manatee created a virtual program experience for young men across the state of Florida. This past Friday, the BMCE program presented the valuable mission, vision and outcomes of the summer program. Students were recognized and awards and messages of encouragement were provided by selected participants. Congratulations to the BMCE participants and leaders.
Keep Up to Date | Social Media in the College of Education
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  • Facebook | FAMU College of Education
  • Twitter | famu_coe
  • Instagram | famu_coe
  • Linkedin | College of Education FAMU
  • YouTube | FAMU College of Education
  • TikTok | famucoe

Don't forget to follow, like, and share. Our goal is to have 1000 followers by the end of June 2020!
Monday Wishes on the COE Website
Monday Wishes Link for Past Editions
Please click here to be redirected to our web page with all of the past Monday Wishes newsletters. All links and attachments within the newsletters are active.
Prepping for Fall | Remote Learning Classes
The COE Leadership Team is working on verbiage and inserts for your course syllabi. We want to ensure as a college that our students know our dispositional expectations at the start of the semester. Your department chair faculty will be sharing information in the coming weeks. Until then, here are some helpful Zoom etiquette tips you can share with students.

More helpful information will be coming soon.
Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign
July 1st kicked off our annual FAMU Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign ! We need you and we need your participation! Let's break a record and set a new trend. If each of you provide a monetary donation of any amount to the College of Education YOU will help us reach our goal. We are so fortunate to work each day at FAMU and care for our students, let's use this time to show our gratitude by giving back! Please contact Ms. Kia Epps by email at or 850.561-2596 . The donor cards will be coming soon !
College of Education | STRIKE Vision Plan
S |   STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - The FAMU COE will align closely with the university vision and mission to implement programs designed to increase academic achievement across undergraduate and graduate programs. Increase the teacher pipeline by partnering with our local districts and those across the state.
T |   TRUST -  The FAMU COE will build trust and offer transparency to our internal campus community and external school and community partners. We will build programs and engage others with truthful and meaningful practices.
R |   RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION -  Recruitment and Retention | The FAMU COE will tackle the national and state teacher shortage crisis and implement new strategies to recruit and retain teacher education majors. We will grow our graduate programs and be proactive in identifying the needs and gaps in state certification and test achievement. We will create pathways for gains from our education candidates and follow them into successful careers.
I |   INNOVATION AND RESEARCH -  The FAMU COE will create innovative and immersive learning experiences for our learners will promoting a solid research agenda and providing rich research expertise. We will provide rich teaching and learning with immersive technology for undergraduate and graduate programs.
K |  K-20 SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS -  The FAMU COE will work closely as a key partner with FAMU DRS and surrounding county schools to identify the needs of the educational community and utilize our faculty, staff, and students to meet those needs.
E |   ENGAGEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY, THE STATE AND THE NATION -  The FAMU COE will increase the number of privately funded scholarships to support our students and faculty by promoting our programs and creating forums for exposure and visibility.
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