October 2020 Alumni News

Josh Duke

October 16, 2020

Angela "AJ" Grube

Sport Management '98

Angela "AJ" Grube was named the new dean of the College of Business at Western Carolina University. Previously, Grube served a number of roles inside the College, including acting dean and interim associate dean, as well as professor of sport management. 



October 16, 2020

Brandon Bowden

Higher Education M.S. '06, Ed.D. '14

Brandon Bowden received the 2020 Outstanding Service to Students award from NASPA Florida. Bowden is currently the Associate Vice President of the FSU Division for Student Affairs. The award "recognizes the contributions of professionals who consistently give time and effort counseling, advising and supporting students."



October 2, 2020

Jesse Ford

Higher Education Ph.D. '20

Jesse Ford PhD higher education alumnusDr. Jesse Ford wrote an article that appeared in the Journal of Black Studies titled "Expect the Best; Not the Worst: The Impact of Parental Expectation on Black Males' Math Scores." Among the co-authors was FSU alumna Jamila E. Holcomb (Marriage and Family Therapy Ph.D. '17). The article "examines parental expectations as a moderator in the association between student's educational expectancy and their math scores." You can find the article here.



October 1, 2020

Amy Parnell

Sport Management B.S. '03, Special Education M.S. '06, Educational Leadership & Administration Ed.S. '12

Amy Parnell was named Teacher of the Month by WCTV and Envision Credit Union. Parnell is a teacher at Gretchen Everhart School in Tallahassee, FL where she serves as I.S.C. teacher.


October 1, 2020

Stephen John Virgilio

Educational Leadership & Administration Ph.D. '79

Stephen J. Virgilio served as the lead author on a document for the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America). The document is titled "Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children from Birth to Five Years." The document serves as a guideline on what kind of physical activity a child should have for his or her first five years of life. These goals are designed to help promote lifelong habits of daily physical activity.