College of Education
- 1927 School of Education established
First degrees conferred to women
The first degrees are conferred to women at NC State. Recipients are Jane McKimmon, B.S. in business administration; Charlotte Nelson, B.S. in education; and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, M.S. in chemistry. Yarbrough was the first female graduate to have completed all coursework while at NC State, and she went on to become the first woman to earn a master's degree at NC State.
First female masters degree recipients
Lillian P. Wallace becomes the first woman to earn a masters degree in Education. She went on to publish several historical works on politics in Europe. Virginia F. Harris becomes the first woman to earn a masters degree in Rural Sociology.
The Consolidation Act is passed by the North Carolina General Assembly, with the following provisions: 1. State College becomes one of three campuses of the Consolidated University of North Carolina. The other campuses are UNC-Chapel Hill and the Women's College in Greensboro (which later became UNC-Greensboro). 2. State College's name is changed to the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina 3. The ... More
Department of Industrial and Rural Recreation established
Department of Industrial and Rural Recreation established in the School of Education.
- 1948 School of Education re-established
James Bryant Kirkland becomes dean
Kirkland is the first dean of the reconstituted School of Education. He serves in the position until 1969
Jim Hunt graduates
Hunt later earned an MS in 1962. He became the 69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina (19771985, and 19932001), making him the state's longest service chief executive.
Wendell H. Murphy
Murphy graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Education. He later served in the North Carolina House of Representatives and the NC Senate. He was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the NC governor. In 1999 he received the Watauga Medal, NC State University's highest honor. He was a Wolfpack Club member for more than 50 years, and he served as president of its board of directors. The Murphy Football Center is named for him, and he made significant ... More
First analog computer installed
The School of Engineering installs the first half of an analog computer system on campus - a PACE computer, manufactured by Electronics Associates.
Curriculum Materials Center
Inez Ray began the Curriculum Materials Center, later renamed the Learning Resources Library and then the College of Education Media Center.
Center for Occupational Education established
The Center for Occupational Education is established, becoming one of just two such centers nationwide.
Third female full professor
Doris King becomes the third woman to serve as a full professor, teaching courses in history and education.
Department of Recreation and Park Administration relocated
The Department of Recreation and Park Administration is transferred from the School of Education to the School of Forest Resources
Carl John Dolce becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1988.
Schools become Colleges
Eight of the university's academic schools are redesignated as colleges.
College of Education and Psychology
The School of Education becomes the College of Education and Psychology
Paul W. Thayer, interim dean
Thayer served as interim dean until 1989
Joan J. Michael becomes dean
She serves in the position until 2000.
First female to receive Holladay Medal
Barbara Parramore became the first female faculty member to receive the Holladay Medal for Excellence.
June St. Clair Atkinson awarded doctorate
June Atkinson was awarded an Doctor of Education degree. She later became the first woman to serve as North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Carl Harris awarded doctorate
Carl Harris was awarded a Doctor of Education degree. He later became the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of education for policy and strategic initiatives.
Kathryn M. Moore becomes dean
She serves in the position until 2009.
Department of Psychology transferred
The Department of Psychology is transferred from the College of Education (formerly, the College of Education and Psychology) to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. More historical information can be found on the departmental website.
William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
After being established in 2003, the Friday Institute moved into its new facility in Nov. 2005
Katie Gimbar graduates
Katie Gimbar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education degree. She later implemented a program that replaces classroom lectures with more interactive activities that she developed at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
Jose Picart, interim dean
Picart serves as interim dean until 2010.
Jayne Fleener becomes dean
She serves in the position until 2015.
Mary Ann Danowitz, interim dean
Danowitz serves as interim dean for approximately eight months.
Mary Ann Danowitz named dean
Danowitz is named to the position on April 1.