COE Alumni Profiles
The College of Education has produced thousands of qualified professionals who have made a positive impact on the field of education. Click the stories below to read more about some of our outstanding alumni.
Featured Profile – Tameeka Hunter
GSU Degree: Master in Education and Master in Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Graduation Year: 2007
Tameeka Hunter was recently appointed the Director of the Disability Resource Center at Clayton State University
“Under Ms. Hunter’s leadership, the Disability Resource Center will continue its mission of creating an accessible, inclusive campus where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in and benefit from all aspects of the educational environment while also serving as a resource for students, faculty, staff and the community regarding disability issues,” says Dr. Angelyn Hayes, Clayton State assistant vice president for Student Affairs.
In addition to her being a nationally-certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Hunter holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, from Georgia State University, which provides her with medical knowledge of various disabilities as well as additional knowledge on counseling interventions.
Prior to her employment with Clayton State, she served for six-and-a-half years at Georgia Tech as the Disability Services Specialist. Before she received her job at Tech, Ms. Hunter was appointed as the Disability Affairs Coordinator for the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office.
“Working with people who have disabilities is not merely a profession for me, but rather a passion,” says Hunter. “Early on, I realized I wanted to work with students who have disabilities.”
Meet Dianne Thompson, alumni of the School Counseling program in our Department of Counseling and Psychology.
As a father of two, a longtime family therapist and founder of Active Parenting Publishers – an Atlanta-based company that develops web-based and online educational tools for moms and dads – Michael Popkin (M.Ed. ’75, Ph.D. ’80) knows full well that parenting isn’t easy. So he decided to write a how-to manual for desparate families called, “Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children Without Breaking Their Spirits.”
Some little boys, when you ask them, will claim that they want to be professional athletes when they grow up. Or firemen. Or superheroes. When Anthony Stinson (M.Ed. ’86, Ed.S. ’96) was a child, he knew what he wanted to be: a teacher.
Karin Korb (M.S. ’03) was an active do-gooder long before she’d devoted her adult life to lifting others up, the kind of person who, as a child, invited the homeless to her house for meals, became the first altar girl in the state of New Jersey and even thought about becoming a nun. But when she broke her back at 17 while practicing a routine gymnastics vault and lost the use of both of her legs, it cemented the notion that her life would have a special purpose.
Carolyn Hall (Ed.S. ’93) has dedicated her life to making a difference in children’s lives. She spent the bulk of her career in south central Los Angeles, working for 16 years in the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school system in the country. She then moved more than 2,000 miles to Georgia, where she spent a stint in suburban Atlanta as the principal of two Cobb County elementary schools.