UK College of Education Seven retire from the College

Seven long time College of Education faculty and staff members announced their retirement at the conclusion of the spring 2004 semester. Tribute was paid to all at a reception held at the Hilary J. Boone Center on Tuesday, April 27 (see photos). Retirees included:

 

Henry Cole
Wayne Harvey
Stanley Labanowich
Jim Nance
Michael Nelson

Charlotte Tulloch
Angene Wilson


"Hank" Cole

Henry Cole


Henry Cole – Professor
Educational and Counseling Psychology

Dr. Cole has held a broad range of jobs and professional appointments in his career. Early in his career, he worked as a chemical and medical lab technician and a physics teacher. The job he has held longest, though, is as a part time farm worker on his family farm.

Cole joined the University of Kentucky in 1971 as a member of the Educational Psychology Faculty. He would later hold a joint appointment as a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in the College of Medicine.

In the last 12 years Dr. Cole has served as a principal investigator on approximately $2.5 million worth of extramural grants and contracts concerning prevention of workplace illness and injury through behavioral science and educational interventions. His research changed occupational safety training laws and practices in the U.S. mining industry and reduced tractor-overturn injury risks to farmers in Kentucky and other states.

The United Nations, International Labor Organization appointed Cole as an occupational injury expert in 1993. In June 2001 his three-year community trials farm tractor safety intervention research was one of 19 studies in the nation selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for presentation at the National Occupational Research Agenda Symposium 2001: Leading Research on Occupational Safety and Health held in Washington, DC.

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Wayne Harvey

Wayne Harvey

Wayne Harvey – Director
Center for Professional Development & Student Activities

Dean Denemark recruited Wayne Harvey to the College of Education in 1978 to become director of the Office of Educational Services and the Center for Professional Development. Prior to coming to UK, Wayne was president of the Kentucky Education Association.

Wayne’s office had the challenging task of providing extensive professional development to school districts across the state in the days before the adoption of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

During that time, Harvey was often the public face of the College of Education. Many of Kentucky’s superintendents and principals knew Wayne Harvey personally because of the services he provided. In return, he provided Kentucky’s school systems the benefit of this college’s considerable resources to improve education.

Since 1990, Harvey has served as the college’s liaison with the Central Kentucky Education Cooperative and the Region 5 Service Center to provide professional development to teachers.

With the cooperation of the UK Athletics Department, Harvey established an important outreach program called the Buddy Program, supported through his teaching of Contemporary Issues Facing At-risk School Age Children and Adolescents. This very successful program paired UK athletes with at-risk students in several elementary, middle, and high schools in Fayette, Jessamine, and Scott County. It has been a successful program to encourage students to remain in school.

Harvey also served as a college representative on the planning committee for the National Conference for the Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Education sponsored by the Colleges of Education, Human Environmental Sciences, and Social work.

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Stan Labanowich

Stanley Labanowich

Stanley Labanowich – Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Health Promotion

After earning his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1975, Dr. Labanowich joined the Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty. For nearly 30 years, he has been a researcher and advocate for the development of sports for persons with physical disabilities.

He served as the first Vice President of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation in Aylesbury, England.

Labanowich is also author or co-author of seven books concerning physical activity for homebound, aging, and disabled persons. He is an expert in the history and development of wheelchair basketball and the Paralympic Games.

He remains a strident advocate for inclusion of persons with disabilities in Olympic Sports.

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Jim Nance

Jim Nance

Jim Nance – Associate Professor
Kinesiology and Health Promotion

For the college of education, Jim Nance has been an outstanding educator with several years of service to the university, community, and to US Gymnastics. Nance remains a popular and beloved professor among students and college faculty.

Since coming to UK, Jim Nance has taught a number of different disciplines in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion, but every KHP student who had him remembers his passion and expertise in gymnastics. In addition to teaching gymnastics, Nance put many a young able-bodied student to shame with his personal demonstration of those skills.

Nance's main areas of service are with the USA Gymnastics Education Subcommittee and Outdoor Education with 4-H and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

He earned a service award from USA Gymnastics in 1991. That same year, he was presented a professional service award from The Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

In 1997, The Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD) named him Physical Educator of the Year.

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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson – Professor
Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

C. Michael Nelson has been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky since 1969.

He served as chair of the department and as a Director of Graduate Studies during his tenure.

Dr. Nelson is responsible for bringing numerous collaborative grants to the College of Education, most notably:
• The Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports,
• The National Center on Education, Disabilities and Juvenile Justice
• The Center for School Safety Clearinghouse

He has also been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including:
• Exceptional Achievement Award in Research and Scholarship, College of Education, University of Kentucky, 1974, 1987.
• Outstanding Service Award, Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, 2000.
• Annual Award for Outstanding Leadership, Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, 2001.

He served as President of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders speak for themselves. He has contributed an enormous amount of insight and new learning in his field of expertise. In the last several years, Michael has worked with Donna Meers, a college of education doctoral student, to update The Behavior Home Page, an internet resource for parents and educators working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

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Charlotte Tulloch

Charlotte Tulloch

Charlotte Tulloch – Project Coordinator
Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling

Charlotte Tulloch was associated with the University of Kentucky since 1984. As a member of the UK College of Education staff, Charlotte displayed considerably skill in securing substantial grants to for the department of special education and rehabilitation counseling. These were grants focused primarily on providing vocational education for students with disabilities.

During her tenure with the university, Tulloch co-authored two books: Taking Action to Recruit Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers and Teaching Basic Skills through Home Economics. She also developed an excellent resource library for vocational and special education teachers on students with special needs.

Tulloch was the recipient of several awards and honorary memberships:
• Friend of the College Award from the University of Kentucky College of Human Env. Sciences in 1998.
• Service to Chapter award from Phi Delta Kappa.
• Honorary member of the UK Agricultural Education Society and the Kentucky Future Homemakers of America.

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Angene Wilson

Angene Wilson

Angene Wilson – Professor
Curriculum and Instruction

UK has been privileged to have Dr. Wilson’s presence among the faculty since 1975. Angene Wilson is the long-time chair of the secondary social studies program faculty.

In addition to her work in charge of the secondary methods and MIC core courses, Dr. Wilson taught the Education, Culture, and Teaching Abroad course required for students who completing their student teaching overseas.

She is one of the University of Kentucky’s great advocates for international involvement and diversity. Her professional career has led her to service in Liberia, Sierre Leone, Fiji.

While UK administration talks of the university’s influence on our own state and nation, Angene Wilson is among the many faculty members who reminds us that the university has a global impact and that it is crucial to cultivate a global perspective in our students.

From 1990-96, she was co-director of the office of international affairs. Wilson was also Fulbright Scholar at the University College of Education, Winneba, Ghana for Spring, 1997.

In 1993, she published The Meaning of International Experience for Schools.

Among her many honors and awards:
• Great Teacher Award from the UK Alumni Association in 1989.
• Honored twice by the College of Education with an award as an Outstanding Teacher and an Exceptional Teacher Award.
• The Council for Advancement and Support of Education named her Professor of the Year in 1991.
• In 1981, she was presented an Outstanding Social Studies Teacher Award from the Kentucky Council for Social Studies.

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