November 2020 Student News

November 17, 2020


Dasha Highsmith, doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program, was named the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Andrew P. Daire Endowed Dissertation Fellowship. This scholarship recognizes students who are members of traditionally underrepresented populations, including African Americans, who are at work on their dissertations. Highsmith serves as both the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) student leader as well as on the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) board.




November 16, 2020

Mark Duslak, an Ed.D. student in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program, was named a finalist for the FSU Graduate School's Three Minute Thesis competition. The competition tasks students with presenting their thesis in as little as three minutes to help them with both their presentation skills and their ability to pitch their big idea in a concise manner. Duslak's presentation was titled "Mixed Messages: Perceptions of Academic Advising" and looks at the difference between the Florida/state guidance and the national guidance.

November 10, 2020

Brittany Devies (Higher Education M.S. '19, current Ph.D. student) was named on Tri Delta's 33 under 33 list. The list highlights members of the Tri Delta sorority who demonstrate exemplary accomplishments in leadership, advocacy, activism and more. Devies was chosen for the list in part because of her research interests and her desire to "advocate for collegiate women and their leadership development."


November 1, 2020

Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham was chosen as a presenter at the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Conference on December 5, 2020. This year's theme is "Delivering on the Promise: Equity, Social Justice and Restorative Practices." Graham is currently a student in the Learning Design & Performance Technology Ed.D. and was the Florida Teacher of the Year in 2019.