College of Education inaugural Alumni College,
The halls of the Benjamin Building were bustling early Saturday morning, May 19, as alumni and guests gathered for the opening of the College of Education's first Alumni Collegeó'Return to Learn'. Hosted by the College of Education Alumni Chapter, the day-long event presented a unique opportunity for attendees to expand their knowledge of educational issues through a series of sessions conducted by faculty and experts in the field of education.
"Return to Learn", a success
University of Maryland alumnus Len Elmore set the tone for the day with his inspiring keynote speech, "Keeping the Trust", which addressed why we owe all of our children continued dedication to education excellence and how we as a community can assure the support and structure necessary to guarantee future global competitiveness. Throughout the day participants attended a selection of sessions that ran the gamut from dealing with the challenges of adolescence to understanding the National Board teacher certification process, and diverse career paths for teacher education majors. Closing the day on a high note, Associate Professor Emeritus John Splaine brought the audience to its feet with his stirring keynote speech, "The Keys to Educating".
Inspired by the overwhelmingly positive feedback, plans are already underway to host a second Alumni College on Saturday, October 13, 2007. Final details and registration material will be available in the fall at www.education.umd.edu. For further information, contact Pat Costantino, Director of Alumni Relations, at 301.405.5607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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