Assistant director at ISU’s Office of Equal Access and Opportunity aims to bring people together during his mayoral term.
Tony Nicolalde has to pause a Zoom meeting to help his mom make an appointment. That’s because he is hearing and his parents, both immigrants from Ecuador, are Deaf. Nicolalde is a pro at straddling dual identities. He is hearing and Child of a Deaf Adult (CODA). A first-generation American of Latino heritage, he is fluent in Spanish, English, and American Sign Language (ASL).
Kirsten Hany ’03, M.S. ’14, is like many Illinois State students as she juggles work, family, and courses in the midst of a pandemic. Hany is a full-time teacher at University High School in the Social Science Department, a part-time professor for the College of Education, and mom to Grace (age 14) and Phillip (age 12). Hany’s desire to create a welcoming and inclusive classroom for her students pushed her to pursue a doctoral degree focused on trauma informed practices in secondary classrooms. She employs an intersectional framework, meaning she seeks to understand how the intersection of students’ most salient identities influences how they experience and process trauma.
How an instance of age discrimination led to Drs. Clayton and Bonnie Thomas laying down their roots in Redbird Country.
The College of Education is excited to announce a $3,000 renewable scholarship for students in Chicago Public Schools who join the Teach Chicago Tomorrow Pathway program and enroll at Illinois State University.
Redbirds Don and Florence Magee, age 87 and 85 respectively, have been married 61 years. They are more in love than when they first met and feel physically healthier than ever.
Pause to applaud these accomplished Illinois State University alumni.
It might have been difficult to locate Dr. Jeanne Morris and Dr. Charles Morris after they retired in 1995.
When Edward Hayes ’55 graduated as valedictorian, he never expected to find himself back at the school in the principal’s office. But that’s what happened, decades later when he became principal of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School.
Gerardo (Jerry) Barrio ’98, MS Ed ’00, stresses a team atmosphere to his students. These collaborative efforts have left a lasting impression on his students, who recently nominated him for the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) Teacher of the Year.