GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College has named Allison Palmadessa ’03, the college’s Moore Associate Professor of History, its director of supplemental instruction.
In that role, she will be overseeing a program in which upper-level students will be engaged in assisting in classes.
The program, which she piloted, was a key part of the five-year, $1.93 million Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education that the college was awarded in October 2018 to enhance its degree-completion support program.
The college’s degree-completion program goal is to increase rates of persistence and graduation among traditional undergraduate students, with particular focus on low-income, first-generation students.
The competitive grant is believed to be the largest federal grant the college ever has received. Title III grants are intended to help colleges and universities serve low-income students.
Palmadessa is the author of “American National Identity, Policy Paradigms, and Higher Education: A History of the Relationship between Higher Education and the United States, 1862-2015” (2017) and the forthcoming book “Higher Education Divided: National Expectations and the Bifurcation of Purpose and National Identity, 1946-2016,” as well as numerous scholarly journal articles.
She holds a B.A. from Greensboro College and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the faculty full-time in 2014 after having been a visiting faculty member since 2012.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.
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