Alumnus Picked to Head School of Education
GWilliamson McDiarmid ’ 69, Boe- tion and tracking the classroom perform- Graduate School of Education in 1984.
ing Professor of teacher education ance of graduates. He also is examining McDiarmid will be the 12th dean to
.at the University of Washington school-university partnerships with the lead the School of Education since it was
in Seattle, has been approved by the UNC goal of better understanding how to meas- founded in 1885 and established as a profes-Board of Trustees as the new dean of the ure the impact of such collaborations on sional school in 1913. Until January, Jill
School of Education. The appointment is student learning and development. Fitzgerald, professor of literacy, will continue
effective Jan. 1, 2009. He also will hold the McDiarmid has previously served on to lead the school. She has been serving as
post of Alumni Distinguished Professor of the faculties of the University of Alaska interim dean since July 1, 2007.
education. Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fair- A search for a new dean began last year
McDiarmid’s pursuits at the University banks and Michigan State University. after Thomas James, who had served for
of Washington include being a senior fel- McDiarmid graduated from UNC with four years, resigned to become provost at
low with Teachers for a New Era, a project a bachelor of arts degree with highest hon- Columbia University’s Teachers College,
funded by the Carnegie Foundation for ors in American studies. He earned his regarded as the No. 1 education graduate
the Advancement of Teaching that focuses doctorate in administration, planning and school nationwide by the editors of U.S.
on renewing pre-service teacher prepara- social policy from Harvard University’s News & World Report.
Dorrance Named to Hall of Fame
Anson Dorrance ’ 74 has been elected
to the National Soccer Hall of
Fame. Dorrance and U.S. National
Team veteran player Hugo Perez were
elected with unprecedented totals in their
respective categories. Dorrance was named
on 54 percent of the ballots. Each year, the
top individual in the “Builder” and Veteran
Player categories are elected to the Hall of
Fame if the individual is named on a minimum of 50 percent of the ballots cast.
“Anson Dorrance has set an unbeliev-
able standard for American soccer coaches,” THEDAILYTARHEEL/BRIANCASSELLA
hall President Steve Baumann said. “His between 1986 and 1994. During this
success at UNC is staggering, and his period, there were two record-setting
World Championship with the U.S. streaks of 103 matches unbeaten and 92
Women’s National Team has inspired matches won. Dorrance has been National
coaches to higher levels of excellence. Soccer Coaches Association of America
Induction into the National Soccer Hall of National Coach of the Year seven times. A
Fame is a natural outgrowth of his exem- UNC player has been recognized as
plary and continuing career.” national player of the year 15 times.
Dorrance began his coaching career at his In 1986, Dorrance became head coach
alma mater in 1976 as head coach of the of the U.S. Women’s National Team, and
men’s team, on which he played as an under- over an eight-year career won 65 times,
graduate. Beginning in 1979, he coached with 22 losses and five ties. The most sig-both the men’s and women’s teams before nificant of those victories was in the final
becoming exclusively the women’s coach of the first Women’s World Cup (then titled
after the 1988 season. In his 12-year career as the World Championship for Women’s
the UNC men’s coach, his record was 172- Football) in 1991.
65-21, with an ACC championship and two Four players on teams coached by Dor-NCAA Division I tournament selections. rance — April Heinrichs ’ 86, Shannon
As women’s coach through last season, Higgins ’ 90, Carla Overbeck ’ 90 and Mia
his coaching record is an NCAA best in Hamm ’ 94 — are in the hall of fame.
both wins (648-32-19) and winning per- The Mission of the National Soccer
centage (.941). The women have won the Hall of Fame, in Oneonta, N.Y., is to cele-national championship 19 times in 28 sea- brate the history, honor the heroes, inspire
sons, with a string of nine in a row youth and preserve the legacy of soccer.
Grad Programs Ranked
UNC appears on multiple lists of
schools, programs and specialty
areas newly ranked in 2008 by
U.S. News & World Report magazine for its
2009 edition of “America’s Best Graduate
Schools.” The medical school was ranked
second for primary care, the pharmacy
school second for its doctoral program,
the School of Social Work eighth for its
master’s program, the business school 19th
among MBA degree programs, the School
of Education 22nd and the law school
Not all professional and graduate
programs are ranked every year. For the
complete list of UNC’s rankings, visit
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■ A six-year-old South Campus dorm
now has an official name. Burlington busi-
ONLINE nessman Maurice John
Koury ’ 48 received the
honor for the building next to Ehringhaus.
■ Longtime public servant Stuart
Eizenstat ’ 64 has been recognized with a
$1.5 million distinguished professorship in
Jewish studies in his name.
■ Three Carolina students are recipients of prestigious scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate study.