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Release Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 4:23 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Sholnn Freeman
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Howard University School of Education to Celebrate 125th Anniversary with Inaugural Gala
 

WASHINGTON (October 18, 2013) -- In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Howard University School of Education will host an inaugural gala in the atrium of the new Paul Laurence Dunbar High School building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. 

Hundreds of national and local luminaries who support the School of Education’s mission to prepare students and eliminate education and social disparities are expected to attend. The gala will also celebrate the school’s historic relocation to the Miner Building and will kick-off the Make Miner Major! Campaign, which has a $1 million fund-raising goal.

To purchase tickets, make a donation or to obtain more information, click here or contact Shahab Ibrahim at 202-806-7340 and via sibrahim@howard.edu

 “With their interwoven histories, the Howard University School of Education and Miner Teachers College have been at the forefront of the nation’s struggle to equalize educational opportunity and life chances for children and other citizens,” said Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University School of Education. “We want to express our gratitude to our alumni and friends who are helping us raise $1 million to support renovation of the Miner Building and generate scholarship and fellowship funds for our talented students.”


Already, District of Columbia Mayor Gray has issued a proclamation declaring October 24, 2013, “Howard University School of Education Day.” The Howard University Board of Trustees has issued a similar proclamation.

The School of Education is one of Howard’s top producers of Ph.D. recipients. Education alumni have recently been honored with many prestigious awards, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Terrel Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.

An historic image of the Howard University Miner Building

ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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