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SHU Secures Math and Science Partnership Grant

February 23, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education has received a Math and Science Partnership grant in the amount of $349,546 from the State of Connecticut. Phase I of the grant will provide training of institutions of higher education (IHE) faculty, student teaching supervisors and in-service teachers throughout the state. This phase also creates one unit of online professional development that can be used for statewide training. Phase II will provide additional training for student teachers, giving them updates to university methods curricula, and will create two more units of online professional development training for teachers statewide. Professor Bonnie Maur and Annette (Hird) Carbone, academic grants writer, worked on the application and were instrumental in securing the grant.

Rumpf Named Executive Director of Horizons Program

February 18, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Jeffrey N. Rumpf recently joined Sacred Heart University as executive director of the Horizons Enrichment Program. Horizons is an educational outreach organization working with kindergarten to grade 12 students from low-income families. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing all Horizons activities and operations, including hiring and training program staff, developing and implementing fundraising goals, overseeing academic programming for both Saturday and summer programs and broadening the organization’s base of support. Most importantly, he will develop and enhance relationships between Sacred Heart and the students and their families who take part in the Horizons program. He will also develop relationships with Bridgeport public and parochial schools and other community organizations.

President of the University of Maryland Speaks on Minorities in Education

February 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Freeman Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, gave an inspiring lecture on preparing minority students in science and technology before a crowd of about 400 at Sacred Heart University on February 12. The presentation, entitled “The Power to Change: Encouraging Minority Achievement in Education,” was sponsored by the University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

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