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Masters, Specialists, Doctorate: Ja’Nel Jamerson on Graduate Education

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Ja'Nel Jamerson

Embarking on a journey through graduate school is a significant undertaking, filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. In a recent podcast episode of Victors in Grad School, Dr. Christopher Lewis sat down with Ja’Nel Jamerson, the CEO of the Flint Center For Educational Excellence, to delve into Ja’Nel’s educational journey and the lessons he

From Teacher to Learner: Sasha Wakefield’s Path to Continuing Education

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Sasha Wakefield

Embarking on the journey of graduate education is a significant milestone in one’s life. It is a pathway filled with self-exploration, knowledge acquisition, and transformation. In the podcast episode featuring Sasha Wakefield, a high school math teacher from Clio, Michigan, her story reflects the essence of this transformative journey. With a passion for learning and

Graduate Student Spotlight: RoShawndra Opara

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Hello, and welcome back to another week of the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week, we’re covering RoShawndra Opara of our Ed.D program! RoShawndra’s current studies are a continuation of her undergraduate focus, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education, specifically in PreK-12th grade teaching, with an emphasis on English and Math. In her graduate

Graduate Student Spotlight: Meghan Bleck

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It’s the return of the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week, we’re highlighting Meghan Bleck! Meghan is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Certification! She majored in History and Criminal Justice in her undergraduate degree, and takes a special interest in studying sexism in middle and high school settings, and how

Intentional Choices: Dr. Precios Armstrong’s Path to Academic Achievement

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On this episode of Victors in Grad School, we have a special guest, Dr. Precios Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong is the special education supervisor for the Jackson County Intermediate School District and an adjunct professor for Grand Valley State University. Dr. Christopher Lewis, the director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan, Flint, is excited

Alumni Interview: Michele Cook

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Educators come in all shapes and sizes, and at various levels of higher education. Some of our best teachers and education professionals have just one degree from their institution of choice, while others, mostly those serving as or looking to become superintendents or other administrators, have multiple. Take Michele Cook, EdS, EdD, of Williamston Community

Graduate Student Spotlight– Master of Secondary Education Student, Marc Zendejas

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In today’s Graduate Student Spotlight, we’re highlighting Master of Secondary Education student Marc Zendejas! Marc recently completed the program, and is looking forward to putting into practice what he’s learned over the course of his degree. Marc has a special interest in the field of cultural proficiency within education, wanting to create an inclusive environment

Talk To Other People About Your Goals To Learn About All The Possibilities With Dawn Demps

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Dawn Demps, Assistant Professor at University of Arizona College of Education. We talk about her own educational journey leading from an untraditional path to getting her Bachelors degree, being a community activist and then continuing her education to getting her Doctorate and

Be True To Yourself & Find Something You Are Passionate About With Duane Bedell

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Duane Bedell who is President at Bay Mills Community College in Brimley, Michigan. Duane shared his educational journey of attending the University of Michigan-Flint for his Master’s, Specialist and Doctorate degrees and how this educational journey has led him to reach his