Skip to show segment

Friends With Benefits

Madelynn Shell (University of Virginia College at Wise)

The first year of college can be stressful and disorienting, especially for shy students. But Madelynn Shell says shy freshmen who have at least one good friend report more life satisfaction and better emotional wellbeing.

11 mins

Coming Home To Teach

Christina Duffman (Eastern Shore Community College)

While many students on the rural Eastern Shore of Virginia can’t wait to get out, one of their teachers couldn’t wait to come back. Christina Duffman grew up in poverty and now shares her inspiring life story with students who feel hopeless there.

17 mins

STAR Power

Leslie Whiteman (Virginia State University)

Leslie Whiteman and her colleagues created a program called STAR (Successful Transition to the Academic Realm) to help minority students overcome science class challenges and pursue STEM careers.

13 mins

Teaching With Tech

Helen Crompton (Old Dominion University)

Many teachers see cell phones in the classroom as a real problem, but Helen Crompton loves bringing handheld technology into student learning. Helen Crompton is a Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award recipient.

11 mins

This type of content is made possible by listeners like you. Please consider partnering with us and help enrich the lives of all our listeners nationwide.

Support With Good Reason