The Barbara and Larry Efaw Center for Educator Excellence supports teacher education students and alums in their development as excellent educators across the educator lifespan.
The Efaw Center provides individualized attention, focused learning communities, and special event programming for all teacher education students.
Success services focus on academic assistance and enrichment, peer connections and community building, and referrals with follow up to existing campus resources. The Efaw Center acknowledges that barriers to academic success can be addressed through proactively offering a holistic approach to support services. Further, the Efaw Center embraces ISU values related to equity, diversity, and inclusion and collaborates closely with the EDI Officer.
Efaw staff work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students across campus who interact with teacher education students to support the teacher education student and leader lifespan.
Dr. Becky Beucher, Director email@example.com | 309-438-2041 | DeGarmo 341
Morning Meditation & Tea from the Lauby Center - Tuesdays 8:30-9:00am
Conversation Circles for students in Clinicals - Every other Friday 9-10am
Efaw Fridays - September 30th Meet and Greet
As DeGarmo 19 nears the end of construction, we look forward to offering more direct services in October. Check back for a connection form and more service information.
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*referral services to units/centers/services across campus
Center for Civic Engagement
Dean of Students
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations
Department of Psychology
Health, Wellness and Promotion
National Center for Urban Education
Office of Financial Aid
Office of International Engagement
Student Access and Accommodations
Student Counseling Services
School of Teaching and Learning
Special Education Department
Barbara ’59 and Larry Efaw ’56, M.S. ’59 supported Redbird educators for many years. In 2021, Barbara and her family generously gifted the College of Education $500,000 to establish the Barbara and Larry Efaw Center for Educator Excellence.
Barbara and Larry met at ISU and were both active students while on campus. Passionate about literacy, education, and family, Barbara became an elementary educator, mother, and grandmother and Larry, a father and grandfather, served as the Executive Director for the Library Book Selection Service in Bloomington, Illinois. The Efaws credit their experiences at Illinois State for their success in education.