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Wilhelm to be honored with reception, scholarship

Ron Wilhelm, College of Education

Ron. W. Wilhelm, above, former Professor of Teacher Education and Administration and Director of the Center for the Study of Educational Reform, will be honored at a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21.

The College of Education is establishing  a scholarship endowment in honor of Wilhelm to reflect his service to an education honor organization. The reception will be in Matthews Hall, Room 209

Wilhelm was a professor in the department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education, where he taught courses in multicultural education, curriculum implementation and evaluation and qualitative research methods for more than 21 years.

From 1992 to 2012, Wilhelm served as counselor for Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, a student honor organization that promotes excellence, scholarship, leadership and service in global education.

Wilhelm was named Outstanding Faculty Advisor in 2007 by the UNT Student Activities and Organizations Office. Wilhelm also served as principal interviewer in a joint project with Kappa Delta Pi and UNT's Texas Center for Educational Technology to collect the thoughts of leading educators about the status of education in the U. S.

A scholarship fund has been created to honor Wilhelm’s years of commitment to UNT’s Kappa Delta Pi student organization. The goal is $25,000 to establish the Dr. Ron W. Wilhelm-Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship to be distributed annually to a student member who is a member of Kappa Delta Pi.

Wilhelm was named director of the Center for the Study of Educational Reform in 2004. He is a past president of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum and the founding president of the Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Wilhelm editing and publishing activities include books, book chapters or sections, and numerous articles in international, national, and regional peer-refereed journals. Awars include a Fulbright Senior Scholar research/lecturer award to the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, Toulouse Scholars Award and International Education Award from the College of Education.

Wilhelm now is president of the board of directors of the Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya, a non-profit organization providing health and educational services to Tz'utujil Maya in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala.

Posted on: Fri 01 March 2013

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