James I. Perkins College of Education
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The James I. Perkins College of Education is home to the School of Human Sciences and the departments of Elementary Education, Human Services, Kinesiology and Health Science, and Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. We offer 27 undergraduate/graduate degree programs and 45 educator certifications. The College of Education is committed to proactively recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Through open dialogue, mutual respect, and shared responsibility, faculty, staff, and students will demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to ethnicity, race, gender, differing ability levels, culture, language/dialect, age, social class, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, and spiritual values in order to enhance the quality of life in a diverse, global community. Thank you for your interest in the Perkins College of Education.

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Scholarships/Program Support

  • Bettye and Murphy George Independent Living Skills Laboratory Fund (Human Services)
  • Center for Economic Education Fund (Human Sciences)
  • East Texas Speech Language Hearing Association Scholarship
  • E.J. Campbell Distinguished Professorship
  • Gloria E. Durr Scholarship (Human Sciences)
  • Johnny Cace Memorial Scholarship (Human Sciences)
  • Lorraine M. Earle Teaching Excellence Fund
  • Margaret Hoover Perkins Research Professorship James I. Perkins College of Education
  • Montgomery Professorship in Humane Education
  • Southland Paper Mills Foundation Scholarship
  • Olds Family Fund (Elementary Education)
  • S.R. "Ted" Hudson Memorial Scholarship (Human Sciences
  • Willie Lee Glass Human Sciences Scholarship (Human Sciences)

"I have seen the miracles that donations can bring many times throughout the 26 years that I have taught at Stephen F. Austin State University."

Karen Farris,
Early Childhood Lab


Famous Lumberjacks

O.A. "Bum" Phillips 50, Goliad, TX
Former Houston Oilers Head Coach (currently a rancher)

Janelle Ashley 62 & 64, Worcester, MA
President, Worcester State College

Joe May 76 & 77, Pueblo, CO
Retired President, Colorado Community College System

Monte Moses 76, Englewood, CO
2005 National Superintendent of the Year Cherry Creek School District

Michael Easley 80, Chicago, IL
President, Moody Bible Institute

Brad Roll 80 & 81, Orchard Park, NY
NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills; 3 NCAA National Championship rings

Frank Melton 74, (Deceased)
Former Chairman, CEO of TV-3 Inc. Foundation; Former Mayor of Jackson, MS.

Deana Bolton Covin 43, Kilgore, TX
Former director, Kilgore College Rangerettes

Rosie Walker Montgomery 82, Center, TX
Former Ladyjack basketball player; Member of the National Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Nell Fortner 87, Auburn, AL
Head coach, women’s basketball at Auburn University; Former Head Coach of USA Basketball; Led Team USA to a Gold Medal in Summer 2000 Olympic Games.

Kristy Sims Curry 94, Lubbock, TX
Head Coach of Women’s Basketball, Texas Tech University, Former Head Coach of Women’s Basketball, Purdue Univ. 136-31 record at Purdue; 3 Big 10 titles; 2000-01 Final Four title game runner-up to Duke University.

Dianne Baker ’79, Denton, TX
Former Head Coach softball, Texas Woman’s University; Led SFA softball team to 1985 NCAA National Championship Title

Judy Abbott "SFA has a strong reputation, especially in professional preparation, across the nation. So it is a recognized institution, with a high quality college of education. I feel that I can contribute to helping the college grow and become more successful by helping both students become successful and faculty and staff feel productive and happy."

—Dr. Judy A. Abbott,
Dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education


Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025