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Susan Groenke (L) and Dean Ellen McIntyre (R) stand in front of a book case. On the top shelf is the Dean's Collection.

Dean’s Collection Showcased in Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature

Ellen McIntyreThe Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature (CCYAL), housed within the Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education, recently unveiled the “Dean’s Collection” —a selection of books specially curated by Ellen McIntyre, dean of the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences.

Susan Groenke, director of the CCYAL, explains, “The theme of the Dean’s Collection is ‘Women Leaders and Changemakers.’ Throughout history, women have played important leadership roles in their communities, nations, and across the globe, striving for social justice and change for the social good.”

“The collection honors Dean Ellen McIntyre as the first female dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, and the many women in leadership positions whose accomplishments and service in the name of social justice and change for the social good often go unnoticed in history books.”

Plaque with the university's seal that says "The Dean's Collection | The Center for Children's & Young Adult Literature"The Dean’s Collection currently includes two books, The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History by Elisa Boxer and Vivien Mildenberger, and Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor and LuLu Delacre. A new book will be added to the collection by Dean McIntyre at the end of each academic semester.

“I am honored and delighted to have this collection done in my name,” said Dean McIntyre. “There are so many wonderful children’s books on great leaders and change-makers. I am enjoying doing the reading and selecting.”

Click here to learn more about the Dean’s Collection and the CCYAL.