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Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams

Dean
College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Did you ever imagine that we would watch education and health issues collide as we have this year? I doubt anyone did, but because of alumni and donors like you, the College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) was ready to act. Philanthropy is making the critical difference for our students and our educators right now.

CEHHS has lots of good news to share! Before the pandemic, the undergraduate Education program was accredited through 2026 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

Once the university went remote mid-semester, our Education faculty pulled together all over campus and created amazing partnerships and a community of practice that will benefit students’ learning for years to come. As the global situation continues to unfold, we see the reality of how often education and health intersect. We see that interdisciplinary learning is more important than ever and Education, Health and Human Services are ready for the challenge!

While these are trying times, learning cannot stop and your support ensures it doesn’t. Many things have been canceled or postponed, but the donor-supported Jean and Ken Simpson Professional Development Series for Educators lets us charge on. Donor support gave us the resources to prepare current teachers and CEHHS students alike. With these resources, our faculty quickly developed a one-credit course on creating online learning experiences, and students quickly filled it up. The course materials were also used for workshops to prepare current teachers for what has been a fall like no other.

You can be assured our faculty and instructors are finding new ways to teach and engage students. Jeff Bouwman, lecturer in science, educational technology and STEM, was named a NASA Solar System Ambassador. He has also won Michigan Science Teacher of the Year and brings his award-winning classroom experience and teaching methods to CEHHS students. 

We are grateful to Dr. Lisa Martin, as well, for her leadership as interim chair of our Health and Human Services department (HHS).  We are fortunate to have her guiding HHS through its current challenges as well as anticipating what is on the horizon.

Students are finding more support than ever from their advisors and faculty. The Public Health Society student organization, advised by Associate Professor Natalie Sampson, not only participated in NIH research, but their work resulted in ACCESS contributing a $5,000 grant to the student organization. We are so proud of our students.  

We also beam with pride when we see the impact our alumni have on our communities as superintendents, working diligently for our kids. This includes school districts such as Huron, Crestwood, and Hamtramck. Our alumni are truly the leaders and best. 

We often talk about how “It takes a village,” and that has been made more true with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Your participation is critical for the success of our students. You can help mentor them as they navigate these challenges and changes in the classroom. You can help prepare them for remote teaching and interviewing. And you can provide deeply needed financial relief by making a gift today. 

Please join me in giving, and being proud of these amazing students.

Sincerely,

Ann Lampkin-Williams Signature

Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams
Dean

 

CEHHS has lots of good news to share! Before the pandemic, the undergraduate Education program was accredited through 2026 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

Once the university went remote mid-semester, our Education faculty pulled together all over campus and created amazing partnerships and a community of practice that will benefit students’ learning for years to come. As the global situation continues to unfold, we see the reality of how often education and health intersect. We see that interdisciplinary learning is more important than ever and Education, Health and Human Services are ready for the challenge!

While these are trying times, learning cannot stop and your support ensures it doesn’t. Many things have been canceled or postponed, but the donor-supported Jean and Ken Simpson Professional Development Series for Educators lets us charge on. Donor support gave us the resources to prepare current teachers and CEHHS students alike. With these resources, our faculty quickly developed a one-credit course on creating online learning experiences, and students quickly filled it up. The course materials were also used for workshops to prepare current teachers for what has been a fall like no other.

You can be assured our faculty and instructors are finding new ways to teach and engage students. Jeff Bouwman, lecturer in science, educational technology and STEM, was named a NASA Solar System Ambassador. He has also won Michigan Science Teacher of the Year and brings his award-winning classroom experience and teaching methods to CEHHS students. 

We are grateful to Dr. Lisa Martin, as well, for her leadership as interim chair of our Health and Human Services department (HHS).  We are fortunate to have her guiding HHS through its current challenges as well as anticipating what is on the horizon.

Students are finding more support than ever from their advisors and faculty. The Public Health Society student organization, advised by Associate Professor Natalie Sampson, not only participated in NIH research, but their work resulted in ACCESS contributing a $5,000 grant to the student organization. We are so proud of our students.  

We also beam with pride when we see the impact our alumni have on our communities as superintendents, working diligently for our kids. This includes school districts such as Huron, Crestwood, and Hamtramck. Our alumni are truly the leaders and best. 

We often talk about how “It takes a village,” and that has been made more true with the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Your participation is critical for the success of our students. You can help mentor them as they navigate these challenges and changes in the classroom. You can help prepare them for remote teaching and interviewing. And you can provide deeply needed financial relief by making a gift today. 

Please join me in giving, and being proud of these amazing students.

Sincerely,

Ann Lampkin-Williams Signature

Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams
Dean

 

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