Plymouth State College’s graduate studies in education program will celebrate 50 years of excellence on Friday, October 19 at the Courtyard by Marriott & Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will highlight Plymouth State’s educational offerings, as well as it numerous collaborative partnerships with schools and organizations that seek to advance the quality of education in New Hampshire.
Dr. Nicholas Donahue, commissioner of education for the state of New Hampshire, and Dr. Mark Joyce, executive director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, will make the evening’s opening remarks. Dr. Joanna Choi Kalbus, immediate past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, will deliver the keynote address, “Educators Hold the Key to the Future.”
“Our celebration will mark over 50 years of service to the citizens of New Hampshire,” says Dr. Dennise Bartelo, associate vice president of the Division of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Outreach at Plymouth State. “It signifies the investment we’ve made in teachers across the state, as well as recognizing the changing face of education.”
According to Bartelo, many of the state’s school superintendents and principals are instructors for the Plymouth State graduate studies programs. This partnership is just one in a long list of collaborative initiatives Plymouth State has undertaken to offer access, flexibility and options. Others partners include: Professional Development Schools, The College for Lifelong Learning, New Hampshire Technical Colleges, New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the New England League of Middle Schools, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, Goffstown School District, Lebanon school District, Merrimack Valley School District, Project Adventure, Southeast Regional Education Service Center, North Country Education Foundation, High 5 Adventure Learning and Classroom Connect/Connected University.
For more information about Plymouth State College’s Division of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Outreach call 1-800 FOR GRAD or visit on the Web at www.plymouth.edu.