E20. Why Black Students Who Pursue Online Degrees Drop Out and Stop Out w/ Arianna Stokes
Arianna C. Stokes graduated from Jackson State University with her B.S. in History Education. While at Jackson State University, she was active in several organizations. Those organizations include the Student Government Association, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, History Club, the Jackson State University branch of the NAACP, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Throughout her undergraduate career, both through organizations and independently, she gave service to children and those in need.
Education has always been her passion. She is currently in her fourth year of teaching Social Studies at Whitten Middle School. In addition to teaching, she also coaches cheerleading. She is the School Web Manager and Chair of the Social Studies Department. She has been awarded "Teacher of the Month" by the administrative team and "Teacher of the Quarter" by the Rotary Club of Jackson.
In May of 2018, she received her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Belhaven University. She is an advocate for frequent technology use in the classroom. She is currently a second year Executive Ph.D. student at Jackson State University. Her research probes issues in persistence in online learning courses and programs.
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