College of Education and Professional Development News Archive

CAI Neurodiverse Solutions, Marshall University expand neurodiversity training and employment
CAI, a global technology services firm, and Marshall University’s West Virginia Autism Training Center (WV ATC), a statewide technical assistance and direct service agency providing specialized training and support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), today announced that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU details an agreement for CAI’s end-to-end neurodiversity employment program, CAI Neurodiverse Solutions, to provide work experience and employment opportunities to Marshall neurodivergent graduates, and for WV ATC to strengthen neurodiversity training for CAI employees.
Marshall faculty, alumni play key roles in the 2022 National Youth Science Camp
On Wednesday, July 20, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) said goodbye to 120 delegates from over 40 states and 12 Western Hemisphere nations. Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial, the NYSCamp has honored over 6,200 students, giving them the opportunity to participate in a rigorous STEM enrichment program. Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, its mission is to inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through its proven educational model for mentoring, challenging, and motivating students.
Marshall President Smith to interview Dolly Parton Tuesday
Marshall University President Brad D. Smith will host a “fireside chat” with entertainer and early childhood literacy advocate Dolly Parton when she visits Charleston Tuesday, Aug. 9, to celebrate statewide participation in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Faculty member receives Fulbright
Dr. Kimberly McFall, associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Marshall University, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to work in Poland at the University of Wroclaw. The announcement was made March 18 by Ethan Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary for academic programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Graduate counseling programs accredited through 2025
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation through October 2025 to the Department of Counselor Education at Marshall University for the following programs Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A. degree) and School Counseling (M.A. degree) specialty areas offered at the Huntington and South Charleston, West Virginia campuses, as well as via online delivery.
Faculty, students present at the 2021 virtual National Youth Science Camp
Dr. Brian Kinghorn, an associate professor of curriculum, instruction and foundations at Marshall University, and his National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) staff organized and directed a second virtual camp this summer, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Five incoming freshmen recognized as Underwood-Smith Scholars
Five students who will begin their undergraduate studies at Marshall University this fall were recognized as 2021 Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars. They were part of a group of 25 who will be attending higher education institutions throughout West Virginia.
June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development names new executive director, chief of staff
The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development (JHC), a program of Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development, has named Tarabeth Heineman to the position of executive director and Maggie Luma as chief of staff.
‘Autism Across the Lifespan’ conference to take place Sept. 9-10; early bird discount available through July 15
Marshall University’s Autism Training Center, in partnership with the Autism Society of West Virginia, will host a two-day, online event Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10.
Alumni honored through scholarship for College of Education and Professional Development
Marshall University alumna Jennifer Bailey recently established the Harry and Barbara Raczok Scholarship to honor her late parents.