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Nancy Carriuolo named education association fellow


Nancy Carriuolo
RIC President Nancy Carriuolo has been selected as a 2009 fellow of The Council of Learning Assistance & Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA). Other inductees include Barbara Bonham, Russ Hodges, Jack Truschel and William G. White, Jr. (deceased).

Selection as a fellow represents the highest honor conferred upon professionals in learning assistance, tutoring and developmental education, and is based on long-term and significant contributions to the field.

Individuals selected as fellows must be nominated by a current fellow or by a member association of the CLADEA. Current CLADEA fellows then review a portfolio of each nominee’s accomplishments and vote on them. The idea of initiating a program to recognize and honor leaders in the profession was originally conceived by the distinguished researcher and scholar Martha Maxwell.

Carriuolo is past president of the National Association for Developmental Education, which has an international membership built during her tenure as president. The focus of the organization is on meeting the learning needs of non-traditional students.

In her teaching career, which has spanned preschool through graduate school, Carriuolo has taken a special interest in non-traditional, first-generation college students. That interest carried over to her policy work at Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, where she was deputy commissioner and chief academic officer.

The formal induction ceremony was held on Thursday, Oct. 1, during the annual National College Learning Centers Association conference in Colorado. (Attendance at the ceremony is paid for by the sponsoring association, not the individual or his/her college or university.)

The Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA), formerly the American Council of Developmental Education Associations (ACDEA), serves as a clearinghouse for shared information and collaboration among professional associations in the field. Its mission is “to foster mutual support among national and international organizations dedicated to postsecondary learning assistance or developmental education.”

CLADEA member associations are the Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP), College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) and National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA).