These are difficult times financially in this nation,
but these are also times when spiritual capital is on the rise.
As I enter my third year as Dean of this remarkable School of Education,
I am pleased with the accomplishments that have been made, but still
mindful of those improvements that are yet to come and those students
who still need help.
Our vision is to be a center of excellence in the study, promotion,
and integration of educational, psychological, and physical well-being
in multicultural communities. Because I believe so strongly in this
vision and am proud of the progress we are making, I am asking you
to support this vision and our school through the Annual Fund.
Progress is being made on our school's strategic plan goals:
The School is refocusing its efforts to encompass community well-being.
Our ranking is up 24 points in U.S. News & World Report, placing us among the top 45 programs
We have 3 School of Education programs ranked among the top 4 nationwide in
We have increased interest and enrollment of top students in our School of Education programs.
We have a newly approved undergraduate program in Human and Social Development.
We are experiencing tremendous interest and growth in our Exercise Physiology (undergrad; grad) and Sport
Administration (undergrad; grad)
We are developing a new master’s and doctoral program in Community and Educational Leadership.
We have been able to attract and hire outstanding faculty scholars who represent the
diverse nature of our community.
We are gaining attention in the national press for our faculty’s research efforts.
Your generous contribution can help us maintain the momentum in the school and its
programs. There is a special need for scholarships for the excellent and deserving
graduate and undergraduate students who want to study in our school. We need to
capitalize on our growing reputation and research activity by hiring additional outstanding
faculty. Funding is also required to continue the progress made in developing new
programs such as those in community and educational leadership, athletic training,
teacher retention, and nutrition. Plans for a transitional and a new facility are also in need of
I am confident that our dynamic school is poised for even greater achievement. Your
Annual Fund gift this year will help us to create scholarships, support pioneering research,
and build a long-needed, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. Every gift makes a
difference in what we are able to accomplish, and every gift is deeply appreciated. I thank
you in advance for recognizing that especially in these times, those of us who are blessed
to have a great opportunity to give to important and worthy causes.
With warm regards,
Isaac L. Prilleltensky
Dean, School of Education
The Annual Fund at the University of Miami encourages alumni, parents
and students to recall, renew and embrace their UM ties by making
annual gifts that strengthen the University of Miami and improve
its ranking in US News and World Report. Even the smallest gift
helps UM's ability to serve students through scholarships, teaching
innovations, student life and leadership development activities.
You can give securely
online to the School of Education, and remember that every gift
makes a difference to students and the University.
Occasions arise when there is the need to do something
special for a friend, family member, or colleague. It may be a birthday
or anniversary; a time to say thank you or congratulations; or,
to honor a loved one’s memory. Please consider a donation
to the School of Education. You may make
a donation online and designate it to the School of Education
or contact: Marsha Talianoff, Assistant Dean of Development, School
of Education. 305.284.5038.
Make an Impact on the University of Miami for Years to Come
When it comes to helping the University of Miami meet the challenges of tomorrow
by crafting a legacy today, there are many giving options to choose from besides
simply writing a check. By electing to make a planned gift—a gift that is
integrated into your personal financial or estate planning--you ensure that the
University can continue to carry out its mission of excellence in education,
research and public service well into the future. Whether you want to support our
mission today or design a plan that benefits UM after you're gone, you can feel
good knowing that you are helping UM be a strong educational asset for our
students and a vital resource for our community.
For more information, please go to Estate and Gift Planning.
Review our latest Annual Report and Dean Prilleltensky's newsletter here.
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