Preparing Educators as Leaders

Becker Elbanna

Student Ambassador
Primary office:
785-864-9616
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 208


Summary

Becker is from Marlton, New Jersey, studyihng sport management with a minor in strategic communication as a first generation college student. After graduation, he wants to work for a professional sports organization like KU Athletics in marketing and advertising. Becker's favorite thing about KU is the connection and bond that’s made with every Jayhawk whether it be on campus or across the nation: a Jayhawk never walks alone.


10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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