Ready, Set, Give! Third Annual UC Davis Give Day, April 12-13
The Third Annual UC
Davis Give Day, a 29-hour fundraising drive starting the
afternoon before Picnic Day, offers Aggies everywhere an exciting
array of opportunities to impact education. Held online and on
campus, April 12-13, gifts to the School of Education on Give Day
will benefit current and future students, the School’s innovative
research centers, and other educational equity initiatives housed
at the School.
We hope to reach 45 gifts on Give Day, and gifts of any size
count toward our goal. Two challenge
gifts have been set up by other donors to encourage your
support. Here are the challenges you can help us unlock this
Support the Next Generation of STEM Teachers
Support future science, technology, engineering and math teachers
by donating to the Next Generation STEM Teaching Award. Help us
reach our goal of 25 gifts, and unlock a $5,000 donation that
will provide scholarship support.
School of Education Board of Advisors Challenge
Support innovative education programs by donating to an area
important to you in the School of Education. Help us reach our
goal of 20 gifts to any fund in the School of Education to unlock
a $10,000 donation that will provide seed funding for equity and
inclusion initiatives benefiting students and faculty.
Give Day starts at noon on April 12, but you can make an impact
starting right now. The Give
Early button is live on the School of Education’s Give
Day website, and you can give any amount to any area of your
choosing at the School of Education. Early gifts will count
towards our challenge goals once Give Day starts. (You can also
help make Give Day a success by becoming a social
media ambassador and following our Facebook and
on Give Day.) Your gift, no matter the size, will make a big
difference to our faculty and students—thank you!
CANDEL Program Joins the Carnegie Project on the Education
Doctorate (CPED) Consortium
“Our CANDEL leadership team is especially excited about this
opportunity as it will help support our process of continuous
improvement,” said Professor Kevin Gee, co-director of CANDEL.
“We’ll be leveraging the CPED network as we contemplate new and
innovative ideas for our curricular structure and advising model.
Looking ahead, our fundamental mission remains the same: training
the next generation of transformational educational leaders who
seek to be agents of change and champions of equity in an
ever-changing educational landscape. What CPED offers us is the
chance to build on that mission.”
New CANDEL Student Award Established in Honor of Dr. Paul Heckman
We are pleased to announce that the
School of Education has received a $25,000 anonymous gift
benefiting the future of education through the CANDEL program.
Funds from the new “CANDEL Award Honoring Dr. Paul Heckman” will
support students in the dissertation phase of their EdD program,
providing assistance for expenses like tuition, fees and research
This gift was inspired by the CANDEL program and Founding
Co-Director of CANDEL Professor Paul Heckman’s commitment to
preparing education leaders who value learning, promote equity
and advocate for all students. “We are grateful to receive this
support as a reflection of our excellent CANDEL faculty and
program,” said Dean Lauren Lindstrom. “Philanthropic gifts like
this new award allow us to continue providing the highest quality
programs and to build upon the support we offer to our students.
This gift will have an especially profound impact as our CANDEL
program produces some of the nation’s top educational leaders.”
Professor Danny C. Martinez has earned tenure to
become an Associate Professor in the School of Education.
Martinez is an outstanding scholar and teacher who researches
African American and Latinx youth language and literacy
practices. His work has been recognized through several national
awards, and he has also contributed to the School by playing a
leadership role for the Emerging Scholars Panel and faculty
writing retreats, and serving on several faculty search
committees. Learn more about him on his faculty profile page
on our website.
Congratulations to the School of Education researchers recognized
last month at the Association for Education Finance and Policy
(AEFP) Annual Conference!
Starting April 26, the Sacramento
area will participate in the City Nature Challenge for
the first time! The School of Education’s Center for Community and
Citizen Science is helping to lead this effort, competing
against more than 160 other international cities in this
nature-observation competition. Get involved and learn more
Congratulations to our MA students,
who presented their research at the School of Education MA
symposium on March 9! We are excited to watch as these teachers
make an impact in the lives of their current and future students.
View photos from the research showcase on our website.
CANDEL Networking Event
On March 16, CANDEL alumni, current
students and faculty joined together to visit, network and hear
from Dean Lauren Lindstrom about her vision for the School of
Education. Thank you to all who came out for this well-attended
event! View photos from the day on our website.