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CEHHS Spring Accolades

Here’s a few things that are happening around The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences!

The Center on Educational Leadership (CEL) graduated it’s eighth cohort of aspiring school principals during the December, 2018 graduation ceremony.  The CEL was recently awarded the 2018 NREA Exemplary Practices Award for it’s Administrator’s Planning Innovation for Rural Education (AsPIRE) rural school leadership initiative.

December 2018 eigth cohort of aspiring principals


CEHHS congratulates Aly Chapman, recipient of the Kathy Darnell Ebener Intern Award.  Aly interned with the Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) where she developed an innovative model for dealing with substance use prevention, treatment and recovery in East Tennessee. The MDC is already moving towards implementing her idea.

MPH Student Aly Chapman Receives Kathy Darnell Ebener Intern Award

Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Literacy Studies/ESL doctoral candidate, Robin Schell, was named the Vine Middle/Magnet School Teacher of the Year!  Robin is a doctoral candidate in Literacy Studies with a specialization in English as a Second Language (ESL) which she currently teaches.

Robin Schell Named Vine Middle Magnet School Teacher of the Year



Rachel Chen, professor in the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Director of the Center for Sustainable Business and Development, was named the new chairperson of the Commission for Women.  Chen will serve on the commission through 2020 and advise the Chancellor on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of women on the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee. Rachel Chen, Named Commissioner for Women at UTK

CEHHS congratulates Joshua Pate, chosen as the 2018-19 Sport Studies Doctoral Alumni Scholar in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies (KRSS).  Pate holds his PhD in KRSS, (’12) with a concentration in Sport Studies and a specialization in Sport Management.  He is currently an associate professor at James Madison University.  He will visit KRSS on February 13-14 to deliver a public research presentation, present guest lectures in courses and meet with faculty and students.

Joshua Pate Selected as 2018-19 Sport Studies Doctoral Alumni Scholar



And a little exciting news we just had to share!  The Jessie Harris Building, home to the Department’s of Nutrition, Child and Family Studies, and Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management is getting a new look!  The windows are currently being replaced in an effort to update the building!

 Jessie Harris Building gets new windows!