Holmes Scholar of the Month: Eboni Caridine

Congratulations to Eboni Caridine, Holmes Scholar of the Month for December 2017!

Caridine is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. program in higher education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Her research interests include undergraduate student involvement in campus governance processes, community-based organizations and their partnerships with postsecondary institutions, and racial equality in education.

At UNLV, Caridine has taught several first- and second-year seminar courses for the College of Education and served as a graduate assistant with CREA (Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment), where her responsibilities included assisting the team with evaluating school reform programs in the state of Nevada.

She currently works for the Nevada Department of Education, where her primary duty is to monitor implementation efforts of the Nevada Educator Performance Framework for teachers, school administrators, and seven other licensed educational professional groups in the state.

Caridine has spoken at several conferences on the importance of higher education and serves as an independent educational consultant for her community. She is very active with her church and is currently spearheading a mentoring program at a middle school in North Las Vegas. She presented her research in 2016 at the University of New Mexico’s Mentoring Institute and the 2017 AACTE Annual Meeting Holmes Scholars session, and she is currently coauthoring a book chapter on macroaggressions.

Caridine holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s in instructional leadership and policy studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master’s in management from Robert Morris University in Chicago.

Known for advising youth to stand up for what they believe, even if they find themselves standing alone, Caridine exemplifies the principles and mission of the Holmes Program.

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