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This week Dr. Patti Powell, professor and director of the graduate program in special education, is traveling with students to Jamaica for Interim. Together they will participate in a service-learning experience at the Caribbean Center for the Deaf, where Powell has accompanied students many times over the years.
During last year’s Interim, she traveled to Cuba and will make a second trip this year during spring break, offering another service-learning opportunity for students.
Powell was named a Fulbright Scholar in 2011 and spent a semester at Sam Sharpe Teacher’s College in Granville, Jamaica, teaching special education classes, observing student teachers, introducing service-learning to students and faculty, and helping the special education faculty write curriculum to change from a three-year diploma granting program to a four-year degree granting program.
Last fall, Powell, along with Dr. Mackenzi Huyser ’97, dean for faculty development and academic programs, was accepted to the roster of Fulbright Specialists.
Recently, she was also elected as a Member-at-Large to the board of the Division of International Special Education and Services.
Read about this year's interim trip in the Jamaica 2014 blog.