August 12, 2020

McCall, Hydorn and Clayton Receive Grant

Dr. Venitta McCall, professor of the College of Education, Dr. Debra Hydorn, professor of mathematics and Dr. Courtney Clayton, assistant professor of the College of Education have received a $35,600 grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to train 30 teachers from critical teacher shortage areas in Spotsylvania County, Stafford County and Fredericskburg City to become Clinical Faculty members for the College of Education.

Selected teachers will be trained in effective mentoring practices, in best practices for instructing English Language Learners and in using learning analytics – the appropriate collection, use and analysis of data to facilitate instructional improvement. Research has shown that having highly skilled Clinical Faculty is a key component in enhancing teacher retention.

Eagles Walk United/Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The 2015 Walk To End Alzheimer’s held at UMW on Sept. 26 was a huge success and has raised $104,000 to date (donations are still coming in through the end of October).  Special congratulations to every member of UMW’s Team Eagles Walk United, under the leadership of co-captains Susan Knick and Lindsey Elliott, for raising $2,222.  Team Eagles Walk United was awarded a plaque during the opening ceremony for having the largest number of registered walkers with a team membership of 61 walkers!

Volunteering their time and assistance at the walk were the UMW Field Hockey team, UMW Dorsey Scholars under the direction of Dr. Venitta McCall, members of the Dodd Auditorium Multimedia staff, and UMW students representing various groups on campus.

Walking with Team Eagles Walk United were UMW students, faculty, staff, retirees, alums, family and friends.  It was a glorious sight as the 750 assembled walkers departed Jefferson Square, passed through the Carmen Culpeper Chappell ’59 Centennial Campanile (bell tower), and down campus walk.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Thank you for your donations, for volunteering your time, and for becoming an advocate in the fight.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

UMW Education Professor Receives Topher Bill Award

Venitta McCall, professor in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for her contributions to the University as well as her involvement and leadership in the community. A member of the UMW faculty since 1987, McCall has compiled an extensive […]

NSF STEP Grant Presentation

Dianne Baker, Venitta McCall, and Kelli Slunt attended the National Science Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program 2014 Grantees Conference in Washington, D.C. March 5 to 7, 2014.  On Thursday, March 6, the three principal investigators for the grant presented a poster entitled STEM Talent Expansion Through Research, Engagement, Preparation, and Scholarship.