Ada Puryear Burnette, Ph.D., Recognized for Excellence in the Field of Higher Education


Ada Puryear Burnette, Ph.D., Recognized for Excellence in the Field of Higher Education
  1. Ada Puryear Burnette, Ph.D., Recognized for Excellence in the Field of Higher Education
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    She served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Services at Florida A&M University and in positions from the prenatal through old age at a few institutions in the United States and other…
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    TALLAHASSEE, FL, August 11, 2017 -- Ada Puryear Burnette, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Dr. Burnette embarked on a career in education after spending part of her senior year as an exchange student at Cedar Crest College and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Talladega College in 1953. Degree in hand, she took on her first role as a high school mathematics teacher in Winston-Salem, N.C., at Atkins High School, a school from which she graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1950. She held this position for one year. She married and moved to Chicago, IL where she served as an elementary school teacher for Chicago Public Schools for four years. Dr. Burnette completed postgraduate coursework at Chicago State University in 1956, and two years later, in 1958, earned a Master of Arts in reading from the University of Chicago where she taught while earning the degree. That same year, she became the founding director of the reading clinic and an assistant professor at Norfolk State University. Dr. Burnette then assumed the position of assistant professor and reading clinic director for Tuskegee Institute, a role in which she served for five years. Over the past more than 60 years, Dr. Burnette has held several positions in the education field, including assistant professor at Fisk University, administrator for early childhood basic skills and elementary education for the State of Florida Department of Education (first African American administrator since Reconstruction), and professor, department chairman, and professor emerita with Florida A&M University, and associate professor and coordinator of off-campus programs at Valdosta State University. During this time, Dr. Burnette added to her educational background by earning a Ph.D. from Florida State University and completing postgraduate coursework at Oxford University and Florida A&M University. She gave three lectures in different years at Oxford University. She returned to Florida A&M University from which she retired in 2011 and for which she was Faculty Senate President. Dr. Burnette is or was a member of several professional organizations and remains current in her field through her affiliations with the American Association of University Women, the American Academy of Certified Public Managers, the Florida Society of Certified Public Managers, the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates, the American Association of School Administrators, the Association for Childhood Education International, the Alliance of Black School Educators, the Association of State Consultants on Early Childhood Education, the Florida State Reading Association, and many more. In addition to her role as an educator, Dr. Burnette served as a radio talk show hostess from 1977 to 1979. She was also a weekly columnist for Capital Outlook from 1991 to 1997, and served as a regular columnist for several professional journals since 1975. Dr. Burnette wrote and received a number of grant…
  1. DJ Premier & The Badder Band: Tiny Desk Concert

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    Three-time Grammy winner DJ Premier, one of the definitive architects of New York hip-hop, brought a new type of life to NPR's Tiny Desk: our first concert helmed by a DJ. A packed house of head-nodding journalists grooved through their lunch hour to a nine-song medley of iconic Premier productions while decompressing from the unrelenting grind of the news cycle. The set list rested on the undeniable footprint of Preemo's classics, but this was more than just another DJ mix. His touring…
  2. Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

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    Women are more enthusiastic than men about the idea of a Trump impeachment, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. Nearly half of women — 47 percent — believe President Trump should be impeached, compared with 32 percent of men. Not only that, but women are a big reason why his approval rating is so low, Gallup data show. Women approve of Trump far less than they have approved of any other president at this point in his administration in at least the last 64 years, according t…
  3. Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

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    Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asks the parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter catches a cold. Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, are quick with the answer: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can't control. "I'm very proud of both of you knowing what to do," Gil says, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez plays with a pretend kitchen nearby. Padilla says that's not a question they could …
  4. SIU Carbondale alumnus Richard ‘Dick’ Gregory dies at 84

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    Richard “Dick” Gregory, who died Aug. 19 at age 84, was an alumnus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale who attended in the 195…
  5. Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in H…
  6. University of Texas and Duke remove Lee statues and Bowdoin removes Confederate plaque

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    08.21 / 09:02 insidehighered.com
    Duke University on Saturday announced that it had removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance to the university chapel. On Sunday night, the University of Texas at Austin announced it would remove statues of Lee and three other Confederate leaders from a prominent campus location. And Bowdoin College on Saturday said that it would take down a plaque honoring Jefferson Davis and college alumni who fought for the Confederacy. The moves over the weekend reflect increased scrutiny…
  7. EXCHANGE: Teens learn about being a police officer

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Ever since he could remember, Terrence Cypress has wanted to wear a uniform and a badge. When the 15-year-old Springfield High School sophomore heard that the Springfield Police Department was offering its first-ever teen academy, Cypress was quick to sign up. "My family said when I was younger, I always played as a cop," Cypress said. "When I got older, I just became more interested." Cypress is one of 17 area teens registered for the Springfield Police D…
  8. Law professor calls for ‘White Working Class Studies’

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    'We need to better understand this.' The post Law professor calls for ‘White Working Class Studies’ appeared first on The College Fix…
  9. New Westwood association member to work closely with landlords

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    08.21 / 08:19 dailybruin.com
    A new member of the Westwood Village Improvement Association said he wants to involve landlords more in the Westwood Village community. The association’s board of directors unanimously appointed John Heidt, owner of Heidt Torres Co., a real estate agency, to occupy a vacant property owner’s seat in Zone 1 of the association’s boundaries at its monthly meeting Thursday Heidt, who has served in various leadership roles in Westwood, such as the board of trustees at…
  10. Westwood Village Improvement Association elects new board secretary

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    A newly elected secretary for the Westwood Village Improvement Association plans to use her knowledge as a business owner to help improve the Village. The board elected Kifishia Kawachi, who ran unopposed, as the new board secretary at its Thursday…
  11. Horace Mann UCLA Community School adds ninth-grade class

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    08.21 / 08:19 dailybruin.com
    About 40 students started high school as the inaugural ninth-grade class at the Horace Mann UCLA Community School last week. Horace Mann, which originally taught only sixth to eight grade, added the ninth-grade class as part of a February agreement between the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Los Angeles Unified School District to work together to revitalize Horace Mann Middle School in South Los Angeles, said Christine Shen, director of the UCLA…
  12. Chemistry, biochemistry instructors to provide no-cost course materials

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    Students taking classes from the chemistry and biochemistry department may start paying less for course materials. Starting fall, the department will require instructors to provide students with no-cost alternatives to course materials and are required to state in their syllabuses whether they profit off the sale of any written course…
  13. UC reaches settlement with DOL after underpaying employees

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    08.21 / 08:19 dailybruin.com
    The University of California owes workers $1.3 million following a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for underpaying overtime payments for hourly employees. The error occurred while the university was attempting to replace the previous payroll system with the new UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping and Human Resources…
  14. Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee from university chapel

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    08.21 / 08:09 insidehighered.com
    Duke University on Saturday announced that it had removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance to the university chapel. And Bowdoin College said that it would take down a plaque honoring Jefferson Davis and college alumni who fought for the Confederacy. "I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university," said a statement…
  15. After Charlottesville, colleges reassessing safety plans

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority. "She has to be vigilant of that and be concerned about that, always know her surroundings, just be cautious, just be extremely cautious," said Valentine, 57, who is African-American. A retired military officer, he now works at the Defense Department. As classes begin at colleges and universities a…
  16. Confederate Statues Are Coming Down At The University Of Texas

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    08.21 / 08:03 wprl.org
    President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg, from a main area of campus. Lee and Johnston were Confederate generals, Reagan was a Confederate postmaster and Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general. The Texas Tribune reports: "Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B.…
  17. Chan-Zuckerberg to Push Ambitious New Vision for Personalized Learning - Education Week

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    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan will invest hundreds of millions of dollars per year in a new, "whole-child" vision of personalized…
  18. Making the case for nuclear energy

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    Jeremy Carl and David Fedor, research scholars at the Hoover Institution, discuss the state of nuclear energy in the U.S. They analyze nuclear’s benefits as well as the economic and policy challenges it f…
  19. Top 5 places to get vegetarian food in State College

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    Check out these places for vegetarian options in State…
  20. Students at black college express fury as white girls wearing MAGA hats tour campus

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    'Trump supporters have to fear going places ...' The post Students at black college express fury as white girls wearing MAGA hats tour campus appeared first on The College…