Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Educational Psychology have chosen
2021 Outstanding Student in Educational Psychology – Learning, Cognition, and Motivation
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Educational Psychology – Learning, Cognition, and Motivation, Oluchi Ozuzu:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
I am most proud of retaining and understanding the information given in my classes and obtaining nothing less than an A in each course.
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
My dream is to have my own learning center where I can use my knowledge gained and past experiences to increase academic motivation in students.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
My favorite memory took place in my Culture and Intelligence class, where we were learning about different types of intelligence. I specifically remember watching a video of a ballerina dance and somehow the professor used that as a teachable moment. It totally blew my mind finding out that intelligence is not what most people think it to be and in most cases can’t be measured.
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
My advice to fellow CEHD students is to really dive into your passion for your research interest. If your research is something you are passionate about, assignments won’t seem like a chore but a really interesting task.
Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?
I would like to give a shout out to God, my family, and friends. They were all very essential to getting through the years.