Guilford County

Guilford County School Board member Nancy Routh conducted a Playground Safety Training for 26 pre-kindergarten teachers recently. Routh trained teachers on how to identify and correct common hazards found on playgrounds.***

Barbara Zwadyk, instructional improvement officer, recently attended the Small Learning Community Project Directors' meeting in Washington. Schools from across the nation discussed what they were doing with smaller learning communities through their planning and implementation grants and a number of action plan tools were shared.

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Sixty-five Guilford County Schools teachers have achieved National Board Certified and they are:

Dawn Alley, Allison Bennett, Kimberly Berg, Jessica Besseck Anderson, Barbara Blue Jones, Kimberly Bowie, Stacy Carroll, Richard Cartwright, Jason Cayton, Susan Childress, Sandy Clark, Kathryn Cobb White, Hazel Crone, Deneane Davis, Patricia Decker, Amy Dowdle, Patsy Eaddy, Thomas Lloyd Ehlers III, Temple Gaines Eller, Karin Flippen, Melissa Gibbs, Effie Goodman, Stephanie Goodman, Matthew Gowdy, Danielle Griffin, Stephanie Hackett, Paula Hardy, Lynn Hayes Ruppard, Melanie Hitt, Jamie Horton Gwyn, William Jarrett, Dorothy Jones, Edwin Kimbrough, Rhoda Kittner, Kathlyn Kreger, Brenda Lenna, Wilma Mackay, Carmen McClain, Rita McHone, John Mullen, Lajuana Norfleet, Mary Overbey, Alefiea Parks, Natalie Reid, Kay Rockhold, Wendy Rogers, Catherine Saunders, Susan Sawyer, Margaret Schram, Carol Scott, Annamary Sheffield, Marguerite Sirull, Kim Spell, Martha Stilson, Lynda Stumpf, Barbara Swank, Sharon Swanson, Tonja Toraine, Myrna Troxler, Beth Usry, Susan Ward, Norman Wilhelm Jr., Sandra Williams, Spencer Wilson, Lisa Marie Woods.

Private

Amanda Stubbs Hoback has been chosen as the most influential educator within Guilford Day School and will be honored in the 2004 Edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004. Hoback has been the school's art teacher since March 1998.

GTCC

Richard Tremmel, associate professor of entertainment technology, received the Pro Tools Certified Operator's Certificate recently. He is one of only seven people in North Carolina to have earned this certification.

N.C. A&T

Anthony Graham, an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction at A&T, has been invited to speak at the 18th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education May 31-June 4 in New York City. The purpose of the conference is to assist higher education institutions and create inclusive higher education environments, programs and curriculum while simultaneously improving campus racial and ethnic relations.

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Two A&T professors presented a paper at the Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium in Denver, Colo. The paper titled "North Carolina Institutional Knowledge Partnerships for Sustainability" was presented by Godfrey A. Uzochukwu, professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Waste Management Institute, and Ron Bailey, associate professor of architectural engineering. The paper gives the state's perspective on monitoring for sustainable management of natural resources and the vision and goals of North Carolina Project Green and details the steps to environmental sustainability in state government, including how science and technology can help achieve this vision.

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Celestine A. Ntuen, professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the Institute for Human-Machine Studies at A&T, has received a $200,501 homeland security grant from the U.S. Air Force to study planning, logistics and decision-making during national emergencies that require a coalition of various national services similar to those used for the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

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James C. Renick, chancellor of A&T, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges during the organization's national conference Nov. 14-16 in San Diego. In September, Renick accepted an invitation to serve on the board of directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment.

C. Marlow Hinton, director of research computing, labs and student technology services at A&T, was the keynote speaker at the National Society of Black Engineers Regional Conference. Hinton spoke on the topic "Not Being Afraid of What You Don't Know."

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Ereka R. Williams, an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction and Erin Alexander, a senior elementary education teacher candidate at A&T, presented a paper with John Habel of Western Carolina University at the 14th Annual International Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Education in Kansas City, Mo. Their presentation, "The Rural Urban Exchange: Preparing Teacher Candidates for Culturally Responsive Teaching," profiled the Rural Urban Exchange Program that schools of education at A&T and Western Carolina have participated in for the past four years.

UNCG

Pierpaolo Polzonetti, assistant professor of musicology in the School of Music at UNCG, has been recognized with the prestigious Alfred Einstein Award for his article, "Mesmerizing Adultery: Cosi fan tutte and the Kornman Scandal." The article was published last year in Cambridge Opera Journal (vol. 14, no. 3), and it reveals the real-life episode that most probably inspired the plot of Mozart's controversial opera.

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