TRIBUTE TO EDUCATION MONTH ABOUT TO LAUNCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 28, 2005
CONTACT: Cory Chandler, cory.chandler@ttu.edu

TRIBUTE TO EDUCATION MONTH ABOUT TO LAUNCH

LUBBOCK – Luncheons, dinners, cookouts: Perhaps they are not a staple of the traditional classroom setting, but they will be a common occurrence throughout April as the Texas Tech University College of Education hosts its Tribute to Education Month.

The college will pay tribute to faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of education through a series of events slated to kick off April 2 with the 10th annual Tribute to Teachers. Proceeds from the event will benefit students in the College of Education.

The event, titled Above and Beyond, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the McInturff Conference Center.

The college will conduct its tribute to faculty, under the theme Pulling Together, from April 4-8. On April 5th, keynote speaker for the college’s Research Conference Dr. Deborah Bragg, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss “Transitioning from High School to College: Research Issues and Needs for the Next Decade.” The event is open to the public and will be at 12:45 p.m. in the College of Education room ED 001 (west basement).

The college also will pay tribute to its staff April 11-15; students April 18-22; and alumni and friends of education April 25-29.

Service Stars, the college’s staff tribute, will feature an April 13 appreciation luncheon. Star Performers, the tribute to students, will include an April 20 cookout and awards luncheon. Bridge Builders will recognize alumni and friends of education and feature a community awards dinner April 29.

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CONTACT: Jenny Smith in the College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1998, ext. 453.