Southeast Tech’s Fenecia Foster has been recognized by the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS) and awarded the William G. White, Jr. Graduate Study Scholarship. Foster, a math and general education instructor, will receive a $500 scholarship and certificate, which will be presented at the annual NOSS conference in March in Nashville.
Foster is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Developmental Education Administration through Sam Houston State University. The program is an interdisciplinary doctoral program designed to prepare educators to develop and administer programs for underprepared community college and university students. The doctorate provides the means for continued intellectual growth through advanced and specialized education that emphasizes original research with the goal to develop leaders in the field of Developmental Education. Her anticipated graduation date is December 2021.
About NOSS: NOSS, formerly known as the National Association for Remedial/Developmental Education Studies in Postsecondary Education (NAR/DSPE), assists education professionals in making a positive difference in the lives of students and focus on student success by providing professional development for administrators, faculty and support professionals; supporting student learning; providing public leadership; disseminating exemplary models of practice; and facilitating communication among educational professionals.
About the Award: The William G. White, Jr. Graduate Study Scholarship is named to honor the late Dr. William G. White Jr. for his lifetime dedication to preparing students to join the ranks of the academy. As professor at Grambling State University (Grambling, La.) he had a profound influence on his students, requiring rigor and excellence while maintaining a warm and empathic approach. His students prized his mentorship, and many have become NOSS leaders and experts, claiming his tutelage as the source of their inspiration. Dr. White was posthumously named a fellow of the Council of Learning Assistance and Student success Associations in 2009.
January 06, 2021