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Evening Of Education To Raise Funds For Grad Students

Oct. 12, 2015
SHSU Media Contact: Romney Thomas

Sam Houston State University’s College of Education will bring together a group of renowned experts from the field of education to speak with guests in a conversational setting during the first “An Evening With Education” on Nov. 19, at SHSU-The Woodlands Center.

The event, which will benefit graduate students in the college, will feature personal visits with the experts, who will lead a table of 10 over dinner. 

The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and conversation.  

“This event will benefit graduate students in the College of Education who at times find themselves in a financial bind,” said Debra Price, associate dean for research and graduate programs.  “Financial difficulties can prevent these students from enrolling for a semester or maintaining continuous enrollments in dissertation hours.  Proceeds from the event will alleviate that stress and assist our students in maintaining continuous enrollment.” 

The evening will include 15 experts within the field of education who will discuss topics of interest to other educators, including SHSU philosophy professor Frank Fair, who will discuss his Socrates in the Schools project, and Dan Rather Chair of Journalism Kelli Arena, who will discuss journalism and democracy.  Also leading a conversation will be Spring ISD superintendent Rodney Wilson, who will discuss transformational leadership. 

“An Evening With Education” is open to the public and guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets prior to the registration deadline on Oct. 16.  Tickets for the evening are $75, a portion of which is tax deductible.  Sponsorships are also available. 

For more information or to make a reservation, contact College of Education graduate adviser Molly Doughtie at 936.294.1105.

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