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Etsu Is One Of The 32 Nationally Recognised Educator Preparation Programmes

ETSU is among 32 education preparation programmes that are recognized nationally.

JOHNSON CITY, sEPTEMBER 20, 2022 East Tennessee State University is one of 32 educator training providers across sixteen states Puerto Rico, and Jordan recognized for their leadership and dedication to continual improvement.

ETSU is one of the recipients of 2022's Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Training (CAEP). The award recipients provided evidence and data trends to earn accreditation with no conditions or areas of improvement.

The Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement was named for the Teacher Education Accreditation council's founding president (TEAC). It was formed when the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and TEAC joined to form CAEP. Murray was the founder president of TEAC and the chairman of the TEAC Board of Directors, and was the first to be a member on the CAEP Board of Directors. Murray was a major proponent for a common set of educator preparation standards to unify the profession, and he was an integral part of the merger that resulted in CAEP. From 1979 until 1995, he was also Dean of the University of Delaware's College of Education.

"Frank Murray was a passionate supporter of education pre-requisites, was a renowned professional and a champion of using evidence-based practices to enhance education. "The accredited CAEP schools are committed to continual improvement and are preparing their students to excel in a wide range of classes once they have graduated," said Yuhang Rong, chair of the CAEP board of directors. "CAEP accreditation is a sign of commitment to quality through purposeful use of evidence. Murray Leadership Recognition honorees should be proud of their achievements."

Recipients of the 2022 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement will be selected from among the educator-preparation providers (EPPs) who received the initial accreditation by CAEP in the past year and presented a complete set of evidence backed by trends in data and no requirements or areas for improvement. The providers selected for recognition foster equity and excellence in educator preparation through self-study methods and evidence-based reporting to ensure the quality of their programs and to ensure ongoing improvement in learning for students in grades 6-12. To ensure improvement the quality of education, these EPPs use inquiry and assessments to establish quality assurance processes.

ETSU's Clemmer College houses programmes of study designed to enhance the quality of life for residents in this region as well as beyond by teaching and learning, physical and mental health and management, leadership and coaching.

Clemmer's academic programs as well as a K-12 lab school as well as four research and practise Centers (Community College Leadership Early Childhood Learning and Development, STEM Education, and Sport Science and Coach Education) all provide professional outreach and research opportunities.

"We are proud to be recognised as one of the top educator preparation providers in the country," said Dr. Kimberly D. McCorkle, provost and senior vice president of Academics.

Clemmer College students can earn nine undergraduate degrees with 16 minors, 23 graduate degree programmes and 14 graduate certificates and doctorate programmes for early childhood education, educational leadership and policy analysis, as well as sport science and coach education.

"Day in and day out, our students and alumni are changing lives in classrooms and in their communities," said Dr. Janna Scarborough, dean of Clemmer College. "This recognition is further validation of their important work, as well as the work that our faculty and staff do every day to ensure that we provide a second-to-none education programme."

CAEP accreditation serves both accountability as well as continuous improvement. The CAEP Standards have accredited 471 educators preparation organizations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. This CAEP accreditation process assesses provider performance and examines the degree to which candidates are prepared for the challenging tasks that educators have to take on in America's classrooms upon the completion of the process. The CAEP Accreditation system includes approximately 600 educator preparation providers that were previously accredited under previous standards.

The Campaign for ETSU has raised an additional $43 million than the goal.

JOHNSON City, TENNESSEE (October 7, 2022) 7 October 2022) East Tennessee State University leaders provided an update on The Campaign for ETSU at tonight's annual Distinguished President's Trust (DPT) dinner.

The Campaign for ETSU, announced in the year 2019 was ETSU's largest capital campaign that had an initial goal of raising $120 million. Based on Pamela Ritter, vice president for University Advancement and president/CEO of the ETSU Foundation, the campaign generated nearly $163 million, exceeding the goal by more than $43 million.

"There is tremendous trust and respect for East Tennessee State University and our mission to improve east tennessee state university campus the lives of others," Ritter said. "Through the Campaign for ETSU, we encouraged every donor to think about their goals and hopes for ETSU and write their own story about the future they imagine for ETSU.

"Our initial goal of $120 million was certainly ambitious, and the fact that we not only met but exceeded it by such a wide margin - and did so during a global pandemic - demonstrates the trust and support that our alumni and this community have for ETSU," she added.

The Campaign for ETSU established four principal pillars, or goals, that would transform the ETSU campus in many ways, according to the campaign's chair, Lt. Gen. Ron Hite. They included creating different opportunities to students, launching new academic programmes as well as funding improvements to the campus and new building projects, and creating possibilities for ETSU faculty.

"Creating opportunities for our students has always been a major focus of our work," Hite declared. "The success of The Campaign for ETSU will allow us to fund scholarships, graduate student stipends, and travel abroad experiences and also support the participation of our students at national conferences. These scholarships and other forms of financial assistance enable our students to pursue higher education, and we are grateful to our donors for paving the way."

The campaign was officially launched in the year the year Ritter said that the silent phase of the campaign started in January 2017. The university already had $50 million in pledges when the campaign began just two years later.

"This university was established in the early 1900s as a result of a campaign to provide quality training for those who wanted to become public school teachers," ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland explained. "Through the decades, the community continued to advocate for ETSU with vigor, and through those efforts, we have now a medical school and a pharmacy school and a variety of academic programs, and new facilities, like the Martin Center for the Arts and the recently renovated D.P. Culp Student Center.

"The presence of these programmes and facilities has been transformative for our students, this campus, and our region," said the president. "Most importantly, we want to thank everyone who made this possible."

During the programme, Noland stated that generous funds through Ballad Health was used to create several number of new centres on campus , which will improve research and teaching opportunities available to ETSU faculty. These include centers like the Appalachian Highlands Center for Nursing Advancement as well as the Center for Rural Health Research and the Strong BRAIN Institute, the Center for Pharmacy Education, Advocacy, and Outreach, and the Center for Pharmacy Education, Advocacy, and Outreach.

The Campaign for ETSU has also contributed to several major campus construction projects, such as the renovation Lamb Hall. Lamb Hall and the construction of an academic building which is in the design phase.

"The Campaign for ETSU was a tremendous success, made possible by our alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members, and their collective dream for ETSU's future," Ritter stated.

Dr. Lisa Piercey has been appointed to the ETSU Board of Trustees.

JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE Dr. Lisa Piercey, the 14th commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and one of three Quillen College of Medicine Outstanding Alumni for 2022, has been appointed as a member of the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees. Gov. Bill Lee made the announcement earlier this month.

"Dr. Piercey led Tennessee's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and her dedication to public service during an unprecedented global crisis streamlined the response to protect the health and safety of all Tennesseans," ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland said. "A Quillen College of Medicine alumna who became the youngest woman appointed as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, Dr. Piercey's many accomplishments have left an enduring mark that showcases her determination to improve the quality of life and access to health care of those in our communities and beyond. We are delighted to welcome her to the ETSU Board of Trustees."

Piercey was previously employed in health system operations for more than a decade, the including as the executive vice president of West Tennessee Healthcare. Piercey was a member of the American Hospital Association's Small and Rural Hospital Governance Council, the Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Advisory Group, and the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development Board as well as to numerous community and non-profit boards. Piercey has created Tristela Strategies, an independent advisory firm for health care providers and investors, since leaving state government.

"ETSU is critical to workforce development in our state, especially in medicine and health-related professions," Piercey stated. "I am deeply honoured to work alongside my alma mater's esteemed trustees and executive team to help our students achieve their academic and professional goals."

Piercey said she never intended to work in anything other than medicine in the clinical setting - and she still sees patients once an every week on a Friday afternoon within her subspecialty area of paediatric child abuse - however, the shift into her new job in the area of investing health care was a natural progression because she comes from a family of business owners and entrepreneurs. owners.

"The pandemic really highlighted the acute need for health care delivery innovation to meet the changing needs of both patients and providers," she declared. "Tennessee has the private-sector resources, expertise, and infrastructure to lead the nation in this transformation, and it's thrilling to support founders and investors in this important work."

The Tennessee General Assembly authorised the ETSU Board of Trustees in 2015. The board held its first meeting in March of 2017.

Piercey as well as her husband, David Piercey and her husband, David ETSU graduates Piercey and her husband, David, both ETSU graduates. They are West Tennessee natives with four children.

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