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Dr. Jeremy Jones, NC State Ed.D. '24

Jun 13, 2024

Embrace the Journey: Meet Jeremy R. Jones, Ed.D. in Community College Leadership

Dr. Jeremy R. Jones boldly navigated the demanding journey to his Ed.D. in Community College Leadership at NC State. Thanks to the program’s unmatched flexibility and support from both family and faculty, he expertly balanced his career and studies, emerging as a dynamic leader poised to drive meaningful change. 

A headshot of a man in graduation regalia holding up a peace sign and making a funny face.

May 21, 2024

An Unforgettable Adventure: Meet Reginald Simon, MSA ‘24

Educator and recent NC State grad Reginald Simon is genuinely passionate about developing the leadership potential and self-esteem of the young people he teaches, mentors, advises and coaches.  

Cherrelle in graduation regalia standing at a lecturn

May 6, 2024

Persevering Through Hardship: Meet Cherrelle Lawrence, Ed.D. ’24

Cherrelle Lawrence was a first-generation college student with a passion for education. She was serving as Dean for Corporate Learning and Professional Development at Vance-Granville Community College when she decided to pursue her dream of completing a doctoral degree. 

Jacqueline Verkuilen in graduation regalia.

May 2, 2024

Jacqueline Verkuilen ’23, ’24MED: ‘Learning Design and Technology Has Perfectly Allowed Me to Thrive at My Talents and Hit on My Interests’

When Jacqueline Verkuilen '23, 24MED was an undergraduate student, discovering the College of Education's Learning Design and Technology program changed the course of her academic career. She switched her major and decided to earn her master's degree, too, which she was able to complete online while traveling the world. 

#30 in the nation in 2023 U.S. News' Best Online Master's in Education Program

Jan 26, 2023

College of Education Ranked No. 30 for Best Online Graduate Programs

NC State’s College of Education was tied at No. 30 in the nation in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Master's in Education Programs rankings. Nationally, the college also ranked No. 9 for veterans, and in specialty categories, No. 15 in Educational Administration and Supervision and No. 19 in Curriculum and Instruction. 

Wordcloud project in the Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics.

Mar 9, 2022

Online Graduate Appreciates Authentic Course Content

Soraya Campbell is grateful for the real-world experiences learned in the online Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics program. Her degree is beneficial in her role as a presenter at national and international conferences as well as her career with Duke University. 

Dec 10, 2021

CEO of Boys & Girls Club Conquers Community College Leadership Doctoral Program

Fall graduate Fallon Brewington has overcome challenges during her time in the Community College Leadership distance education doctoral program. Now a CEO of a Boys & Girls Club, she reflects on her experience with pride and gratitude. 

Sherika Lee graduation photo

Jun 23, 2021

Sherika Lee: A Story of Resilience

Sherika Lee is living out her dreams of becoming a counselor thanks to NC State’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, a heart for service and pure determination. 

May 13, 2021

Master of Education in Training and Development Online Program Strengthens Leadership Potential for IT Manager

Due to his wife’s inspiration and a desire to reach others, Chris Allen began pursuing an online degree that would allow him to do just that. 

Mindy McDowell.

Apr 8, 2021

How Mindy McDowell Redefined Herself in the Online Master of College Counseling and Student Development

Mindy McDowell, assistant director of counseling and disability services at William Peace University (WPU), wasn’t always on the path that brought her to where she is now. Back in 2015, she faced a major life change, which she says thrust her out of an existence that had defined her for close to 30 years.  “Faced…