Jeffery W. Keller, a part of the leadership team for the Youth Research Council and a history teacher at John Handley High School in Winchester, was named the 2024 Virginia Teacher of the Year this evening during a livestreamed announcement by Governor Glenn Youngkin at the Patrick Henry Building on Capitol Square. Keller was selected last month as one of the commonwealth’s eight regional teachers of the year and is now Virginia’s nominee for 2024 National Teacher of the Year.
Professional male athletes, particularly in the National Football League, have often been held up as the epitome of toxic male masculinity. This is not without good reason. In the past decade, NFL players have been arrested and convicted in cases of domestic violence, driving under the influence, illegal drug charges, involuntary manslaughter and, in the case of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, even murder.
James Condo is graduating from George Mason University this month with a BA in sociology. Originally from Massillon, Ohio, Condo is a student in the Honors College and has trained in the emerging field of Next System Studies, which involves research into questions of systemic design, change, and movements.
LeNaya Hezel, a student in the Sociology PhD program and higher education specialist at Evocati, a veteran-owned consulting firm, and Barrett Bogue co-author, "The Call to Serve", which is featured in a Washington Post article on February 3, 2022. This report provides data-driven recommendations and peer analysis for Fayetteville State University becoming the leading HBCU to attract, support, and graduate military-connected students. Fayetteville State University used the report in tandem with North Carolina legislation support to offer free tuition to military-connected students. The most significant impact of the report is that its first of its kind. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have often be left out of the higher education discussion on who is serving military-connected students.
George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public research university, and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the second-largest community college in the United States, have partnered with student success experts InsideTrack to provide a support solution for students in the ADVANCE partnership.
ADVANCE is a nationally recognized effort to provide an integrated education experience for NOVA students who intend to transfer and complete a four-year degree at Mason. Through the InsideTrack partnership, students enrolled in the ADVANCE program will receive consistent, personalized support throughout their time at both institutions.