Since July 1, 2014, Worcester State University has received over $300,000 in grant awards from various foundations and government agencies including the Department of Higher Education, the Fairlawn Foundation and the Irene and George Davis Foundation.
Among the recipients were:
- Chairperson of the Education Department Carol Donnelly, who received additional funds for the “Improving Teacher Quality” program, which uses science to strengthen and align early childhood teaching;
- Associate Dean, School of Education, Health and Natural Sciences Raynold Lewis for a grant related to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers, a new assessment test used by the public schools of Worcester;
- Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Planning Carol Lerch, Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Affairs Marcela Uribe-Jennings, and Director of Retention Angela Quitadamo for a Vision grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education;
- Enrollment Management Vice President Ryan Forsythe for a dual enrollment grant; Dean of Education, Health and Natural Sciences Linda Larrivee for “CHIPS in Action,” a Worcester State project with the City of Worcester, in which faculty and students work with city agencies on programmatic and research activities.
Building Academic and Social Communities
At Worcester State University, we want students to adjust and thrive, whether they’ve just arrived on campus or are preparing to take 300- and 400-level courses. Living-learning communities are one . . .