August 2020 Alumni News

Josh Duke


August 21, 2020

Jennifer Hall English Education B.S. '96, Reading Education M.S. '02

Jennifer Hall was featured in an article about how teachers in the Atlanta area are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and moving their classrooms online. The article explores the concept of using the Bitmoji avatars to add personality and creativity to virtual classrooms. “It’s fun and creative in a space where teachers feel like they don’t have a lot of control. At least I can control what’s happening in my virtual classroom,” she says in the article. Hall has helped about 100 create Bitmoji avatars, earning her the nickname "The Bitmoji Whisperer." 



August 17, 2020

Alan Acosta Higher Education Ph.D. '18

Alan Acosta has been named the Acting Senior Associate Dean of Students for Clark University, located in Worcester, MA. Previously, he served as an Associate Dean of Students at Florida State University. He has also served as a residence coordinator and Assistant Director for Residence Life at FSU.  



August 10, 2020

Scott Sowell Science Education M.S. '02, Ph.D. '04

Scott Sowell was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award, which is the nation's highest honor recognizing teachers in STEM subjects, has recognized excellent educators since 1983.

Scott Sowell / Photo courtesy of Nova Southeastern University