Stephanie has been recognized as the 2019 Hall of Honor Scholar. The scholarship endowment, was established in memory of C. Glennon Rowell, dean of the former College of Education. Glennon and his wife, Betsey, both recognized the tremendous role teachers and administrators had played in their own lives and envisioned the Hall of Honor to both be a tribute to current and past educators and to inspire future generations such as Stephanie.
Stephanie is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling and expects to graduate in August, 2020 with her PhD in School Psychology. Her advisor, Merilee McCurdy, had this to say about Stephanie, “Stephanie entered our program as an intelligent, shy, quiet student. During the past three and a half years, she has developed into a true leader in our program. Stephanie is the person most students go to when they need help. As my most senior student, she has become a trusted colleague when developing research projects and in supervising student researchers with less experience. One thing that has never changed is Stephanie’s career goal. She entered our program wanting to work as a school psychologist in a rural Tennessee community. This continues to be Stephanie’s career goal today.”