Doctoral Digest February 2013 : Page 1

DOCTORAL DIGEST Volume 5 Issue 1 A newsletter for all cohort members in Western Kentucky University's Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Editors: Gaye Pearl; Shahbaz Munawar; Jessica Roach February 2013 I N S I D E T H I S I SS UE 1 1 2 3 3 4 Cohort X Started this Spring Cohorts’ Corner Birthday Calendar Doctoral Faculty and Students’ Presentations and Publications Christian’s Peru Experience Eight Students Participated in December 2012 Commencement COHORTS’ CORNER What is going on in the lives of your Ed.D. family? Nadia Accepts a New Position Nadia De Leon of Cohort V accepted a new position as the Director of Service Learning at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She will start her role in this position in mid-February. Congratulation to Nadia! Cheryl Receives ‘ Love of Learning ’ Award Cheryl Van de Streek, a new doctoral student in Cohort X, Cohort X Started this Spring A total of 16 students started Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at WKU this Spring as members of our newest cohort, ten. Following are names of new students with their hometown information: Paula Boggs of Nelson, KY; Diana Brown of Bowling Green, KY; Jessica Cecil of Owensboro, KY; John-Patrick Clark of Owensboro, KY; Pam Decker of Smith Grove, KY; Lois Edwards of Owensboro, KY; Michael Galvin of Gibson, IN; Bobbie Harris of Elizabethtown, KY; Lynda Harrison of Dixon, KY; Richard Hunt of Bowling Green, KY; Jennifer Jackson of Owensboro, KY; Kenny Lee of Bowling Green, KY; Martha Sales of Bowling Green, KY; Rodney Skipworth of Bowling Green, KY; Cheryl Van de Streek of McDaniels, KY; and Stephan Walters of Louisville, KY. Congratulations and welcome to the doctoral family. received a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award. She is one of 140 participants to receive this award nationwide. Congratulations to Cheryl! Kristie Accepts a New Position Dr. Kristie Guffey of Cohort IV, a recent graduate, accepted a new position as Agricultural Education Program Consultant/KY FFA Leadership Training Center Director. She started her new role on February 1. Congratulations to Kristie. Mana becomes Engaged Mana Kariman of Cohort VI became engaged to Omid Namazifard on January 27. They will wed on March 2. We congratulate them both and wish them much happiness. Doctoral Digest 1

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