Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, and Research faculty share their achievements

Above, Dr. Paulette Harris, Cree-Walker Professor of Education at Georgia Regents University.

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Charles Jackson provided a workshop on Test Anxiety and Test Preparation for Augusta Technical College students transitioning out of the Adult Education program

Dr. Paulette Harris and Dr. Sam Hardy held a workshop on Team Building for assistant principals in Burke County, Georgia on Nov. 11.

Dr. Paulette Harris served as panel chair for reviewing health-related grants for community foundations.

Dr. Laura Wheat presented a poster titled “School Counselors’ Roles in the Aftermath of Adolescent Student Death” at the Georgia School Counselors Association conference in Jekyll Island, Ga.

Dr. Olajide Agunloye and Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon participated in the GRU International Festival, each by wearing the traditional dress of their countries. Both participated in staffing the COE booth, as well.

Dr. Charles Jackson and Dr. Laura Wheat submitted pots of chili for the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society fist annual Chili Cookoff on Nov. 8.  This event was to raise funds to buy presents for a family in need over the holidays; $528 total was raised.  Unfortunately, neither Dr. Jackson nor Dr. Wheat won the popular vote for best chili, which should only spur them on to try again next year.

Through the work of Dr. Paulette Harris The National Education Association CLASS grant has approved the Literacy Center’s new initiative for  NEA funding to begin in summer of 2014.  This initiative is for a Chess for Children (ages 8 and above) literacy program based on research conducted in the United Kingdom and other international locations, which showed that student skills in critical  thinking and reading  greatly improve when they are taught to play chess.  The NEA grant will provide chess sets, etc.  for this initiative.

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