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Pursuing Fair and Inclusive Learning Environments

Danielle Huff, Ed.D. '20 EPOL, is an assistant principal at East St. Louis Senior High School, where she shares in the leadership of roughly 1,200 students and 125 faculty and staff. The College's online doctoral program in Diversity and Equity in Education both addressed her areas of great interest and allowed Danielle to engage in meaningful learning while continuing to work with the students she's passionate about.

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Flexibility and Accessibility Keys to Success

Precious Hills, of Albany, Georgia, says two factors were the difference in making her online Ed.D. in Diversity and Equity in Education (EPOL) experience a practical success: program flexibility and ease of accessibility.

Finding Her Scholarly Family

Marlee Bunch, who hails from Kansas City, Missouri, is nearly finished with her online Ed.D. in Diversity and Equity in Education (EPOL) and plans to spend the fall of 2022 preparing for her final doctoral defense. She describes her Ed.D. experience as "worthwhile, challenging, and incredibly transformative."

Being Valued as an Online Student

Meet Ahlam Hassan from Orland Park, Illinois, who has several irons in the fire and is pursuing her online Ed.D. in EPOL's Global Studies in Education program. She says so far, her online program has exceeded her expectations—which is high praise, coming from this capable and accomplished individual.

Phenomenal Faculty: A Difference Maker

Naureen Rashid completed her online Ed.D. in Diversity and Equity in Education (EPOL) while being a new mom and working as a university administrator. The support, encouragement, and continuous guidance from College of Education at Illinois faculty made it possible.

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Advancing His Future at His 'Dream School'

Current doctoral student Brandon Brockhouse chose the online Ed.D. in Human Resources Development (EPOL) because it aligns with his career goals. And because he's thrilled to be part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, his "dream school.

Gaining Perspective and Persistence

Alumna and Brazilian Juliana Sandri completed her online Ed.D. in Human Resources Development (EPOL) while working in a high-level government position. While not easy, she says doing so allowed her to get the best of each perspective.

More Opportunities to Advocate for the Marginalized

Californian Armando Madrid finished his online Ed.D. in Diversity and Equity in Education (EPOL) from the College of Education at Illinois and now, he says he has a seat at the table to advocate and elevate the experiences of marginalized communities in higher education.

Equipped to Best Serve All Students

Recent College of Education alum Steven Ovares completed his online Ed.D. in Diversity and Equity in Education (EPOL) in 2021. Now, he says he's applying the knowledge and experience he gained through the program in myriad ways that benefit his community and school.

Empowered to Lead and Guide

Meet Isaac W. K. Thweatt from Virginia, who is pursuing his online Ed.D. in Diversity and Equity in Education (EPOL) and says his coursework "empowers me as an institutional advancement leader to coach and guide fellow fundraisers, Board members, and volunteers on how to best connect to our institution and to one another.

Online Program a Perfect Match for Academic & Professional Needs

Carol Dimopoulos', Ed.D. '20 EPOL, titles include CEO, Founder, and Adjunct Faculty. She's a world traveler, educator, entreprenuer, lifelong learner. And she found the perfect advanced degree program for all her pursuits through the College of Education's Online Programs.

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