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College of Education
Your Gift Matters.

The generosity of our donors, like you, is felt throughout the College of Education. It is visible in the spaces our students visit every day – like our collaborative work areas, technology-rich classrooms, and our newly renovated STEM education learning spaces. It is visible in the outcomes of our students who conduct important research in areas such as addressing mental health challenges, the science of reading, and studies related to families and sport to name a few. While you may not have the chance to personally meet a scholarship recipient, we hear about their life-changing experiences and their new enriched perspectives, which were made possible in large part by your generosity.

Through your gifts, we are able to provide unparalleled educational experiences for our students and faculty. Curious how your support directly impacts students? Here are just a few examples:

  • Helps secure internship opportunities for doctoral students supporting the Psychological Services Clinic
  • Provides diagnostic testing equipment to assist with over-burdened school districts allowing graduate students to assess the needs of their students
  • Supports the recruitment of prospective CyberTeach-LA students to increase the number of certified computer science teachers
  • Provides critical resources for seed funding for faculty research, such as digital education, literacy, and the integration of accessibility materials and instruction
  • Provides state of the art learning spaces for both AE Phillips Lab School and COE students
  • Allows opportunities for industry, education, and workforce partnerships to enhance Louisiana’s prosperity pipeline
  • Provides retention scholarship funding for students facing extraordinary circumstances that might derail their educational careers

When we say your gift matters, we mean it. These, and dozens of other examples, cannot happen without the financial support donors provide to the College of Education. Will you support our students and faculty today by making a gift on this Giving Day? With your help, we will continue to prepare the next generation of exceptional leaders in mental and allied health and education for our state and nation.

College of Education Dean’s Challenge
Dr. Don Schillinger, Dean of the College of Education, and his wife, Ammi, are generously matching gifts up to $1,500 to the Education Excellence fund. Support of this area provides critical funds to support experiential learning opportunities, faculty research, facility and technology upgrades, and so much more! Supporting the Education Excellence fund is the best way to positive impact the entire College of Education.
$1,500 MATCHED
Psychological Services Clinic Match
Skip Russell (COE Class of 1968) and his wife, Carolyn, will generously match gifts made to the College of Education’s Psychological Services Clinic up to $5,000 on Giving Day. Our region qualifies as an underserved area for mental health services and the PSC provides no-to-low-cost services to clients of all ages. Funds raised for the PSC will go towards supporting assessment instruments, software, intervention tools, research, conference travel, professional development, and graduate students. Thank you to Skip and Carolyn for their loyalty to COE and help us impact the population’s growing mental health challenges.
College of Education Retention Scholarship Support Challenge
Lawrence (class of 1980 and 1996) and Alice (COE classes of 1979 and 1982) Higginbotham will generously match gifts made to the Retention Scholarship fund up to $3,000. The Higginbothams are passionate about education and want to make sure students who experience a hardship event, such as a family medical or financial crisis, can overcome these unexpected obstacles by providing financial assistance to not derail college dreams. Thank you, Lawrence and Alice, for your continued support in this special area!
Rank State Gifts
1 LA 73
2 TX 12
3 VA 2
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