• Call for 2020-2021 COESA Award Nominations

    In recognition of the outstanding contributions of MCE students, COESA is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the following 2020-2021 COESA Awards: 

    Changemaker Award: In recognition of a student’s implementation of breakthrough solutions to complex challenges using an intersystem approach within their field of study or our MCE community.  

    • Community Partnership Award: In recognition of a student who has built partnerships within the community that promote an intersecting professional world.  
    • Inclusive Excellence Award: In recognition of a student's commitment to and enactment of the values of Inclusive Excellence in their field of study or our MCE community.
    • Leadership Award: In recognition of a student’s efforts to promote college-wide thinking & action through collegiality, leadership, and collaboration.
    • Practitioner Award: In recognition of a student’s application of research to their professional practice.
    • Research Impact Award: In recognition of a student's research contributions to their field of study.
    • Service Impact Award: In recognition of a student’s collaborative impact in service to others within their field of study or our MCE community.

    Nominations are due Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 11:59pm. You can submit nominations here: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekyp1HGG20Bbe1o

    All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to submit nominations. Award recipients will be notified by May 14th, 2021. The COESA Executive Board members are not eligible to be nominated for or receive COESA Awards. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the COESA Executive Board at COESA@du.edu.

    Thank you,

    2020-2021 COESA Executive Board

  • 2020 - 2021 Executive Board Members

  • President

    Steve Jenks

    PhD Student, Higher Education



    Vice President

    Joi Lin

    PhD student, Curriculum and Instruction



    Rachel Lim

    EdD Student, Curriculum and Instruction



    Helen Chao

    PhD Student, Counseling Psychology


    Communications Chair

    Rachel Kamnkhwani-Kaulembe

    PhD Student, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


    Strategic Planning and Implementation Student Representative

    Klaudia Neufeld

    EdD Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies


    Strategic Planning and Implementation Student Representative

    Katie Golieb

    PhD Student, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


    Inclusive Excellence Representative

    Chandler Golden

    M.A. Candidate, Counseling Psychology


    To contact any of our board members, feel free to

    e-mail to their attention at COESA@du.edu


  • Goals of COESA

  • COESA serves the following roles:

    • Represent students in all policy-making activities affecting student interests.
    • Provide students studying in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) an opportunity to engage in collegial and social relationships with faculty, peers, and experts in the field.
    • Encourage and promote professional, intellectual, and social interaction between students, faculty, and staff.
    • Support student research.
    • Represent the Morgridge College of Education on the Graduate Student Government
    • Manage and distribute monies received through the Graduate Student Government.
    • Promote community within the Morgridge College of Education.
    • Augment the graduate experience for students in the Morgridge College of Education.
  • Graduate Student Government

  • The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is the umbrella council that represents all the Graduate Student Associations (GSAs) at the University of Denver. COESA is the GSA for the Morgridge College of Education, and the direct link between MCE students and GSG.

    GSG has two goals at the University:

    1) Foster a sense of community among the graduate students
    2) To represent that community and its interests at DU

    GSG serves as the representative student government body to the University Community. Visit GSG's website to learn more: https://www.du.edu/gsg/


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This portfolio last updated: 01-Jun-2021 4:15 PM