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This year’s annual Penn GSE awards recognized Mike Nakkula, Kamal Dreher, and Laronnda Thompson for their excellent service.
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Policy choices by political and institutional leaders have made college less affordable in all 50 states, with real consequences for American families.
Education transformed Kervin Pillot’s life by showing him how he could achieve so much more than his surroundings. Now, as Penn GSE’s Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, Pillot wants to pass that lesson along to others.
[[image|left|width=200|src=/system/files/u73/seal_hr_2016.png]]Penn’s Graduate School of Education has risen to 6th in U.S.
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In the last year, protests have spread on campuses across the country against racial injustice, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, and sexual violence. Are these protestors spurring needed conversations, or are calls for trigger warnings in the classroom suppressing free speech?
Xavier Brown is a case manager in social work by day, and always dreamed of being a guidance counselor. Samantha Martinez hopes to help victims of abuse. Cherish Williams is studying for her doctorate.
All three came to Penn GSE’s Applied Psychology and Human Development program to care for people and become leaders in education. All three are Gates Millennium Scholars—a highly competitive scholarship that covers unmet financial need for students to attend college and graduate school.