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Valentina Errazuriz-Besa

Valentina Errazuriz Besa (Ph.D. ‘20)

Valentina Errazuriz Besa (Ph.D. ‘20) received the Gail P. Kelly Outstanding Dissertation Award at the Conference for the Comparative and International Education Society.

Maka Black Elk

Maka Black Elk (M.A. ‘13)

As the Executive Director for Truth and Healing at Red Cloud Indian School, Maka Black Elk (M.A. ‘13) is facilitating a community process to uncover Red Cloud’s history as an Indigenous boarding school.

Levi Bohanan

Levi Bohanan (M.A. ‘20)

Levi Bohanan (M.A. ‘20) was appointed Special Assistant in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Ian Levy

Ian Levy (Ed.D. ‘17)

Ian Levy (Ed.D. ‘17) is helping launch the first school counseling training program based around hip-hop.

Katrina Long

Katrina Long (Ed.D. ‘20)

Katrina Long (Ed.D. ‘20) recently received a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation to fund a program that encourages exercise self-management for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Kenny Nienhusser

Kenny Nienhusser (Ed.D. ‘11)

Kenny Nienhusser (Ed.D. ‘11) was promoted to Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. His research examines the postsecondary education access of minoritized youth in the U.S.

Mark Tonelli

Mark Tonelli (Ed.D. ‘15)

Mark Tonelli (Ed.D. ‘15) received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Brazil as visiting professor in jazz studies and arts entrepreneurship.


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