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Gifts Create Fellowships in Learning Disabilities and Special Education

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By Kay Randall

University alumni Suzan and Julius Glickman have donated $100,000 to the College of Education to establish the Suzan Clark Glickman Endowed Fellowship in Learning Disabilities and the Suzan Clark Glickman Endowed Fellowship in Early Childhood Special Education. Funds from the $50,000 endowments will support graduate students in the Department of Special Education’s learning disabilities program and in early childhood special education.

Suzan Clark Glickman

Suzan Clark Glickman is a College of Education alumna and chair of the college’s Foundation Advisory Council.

“These gifts are going to be put to excellent use,” says professor Herb Rieth, Department of Special Education chair. “Thanks to the Glickmans’ support, we’ll be able to offer financial assistance to graduate students who plan to teach students in early childhood special education and with learning disabilities. There’s such a tremendous need out there right now for highly qualified special education teachers, and that need is only going to grow. We are proud to prepare some of the most skilled special education teachers of any college of education in the nation, and we’re thankful to the Glickmans for helping our students be the best.”

Suzan Glickman graduated from the College of Education and is a former elementary school teacher, while Julius is a graduate of the School of Law and a prominent Houston attorney. Both are enthusiastic art collectors and patrons of the arts. Suzan, a community volunteer, is a longtime member of the College of Education’s Foundation Advisory Council and is now the council chair. Over the years, the Glickmans have created five endowments in the college and have also given to the School of Law, Plan II program, and Blanton Museum of Art.

“The Glickmans are dear friends of the College of Education,” says Manuel J. Justiz, dean of the college. “They really understand our mission and feel strongly about creating excellent teachers and doing what’s necessary to help students of all backgrounds and ability levels realize their potential. They act on their convictions and are such generous philanthropists. They believe in the transformative power of giving. We deeply appreciate them.”

The College of Education is a national leader in teacher education, health, kinesiology, educational administration, and special education.

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