Celebrating 125 Years

Event Details

Saturday, September 25, 2010, was the day to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the School of Education.

The day’s events included:

Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony

The School of Education’s annual awards ceremony honored outstanding alumni and friends of the School. Dr. Eliz Colbert, president of the School of Education Alumni Association, presided at the ceremony.

To read more about the awards, visit Award Information.

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: The Carolina Inn, Chancellor’s Ballroom (a short walk from Peabody Hall)

Panel discussions on the theme, “Stories That Changed the Face of Public Education”

Four panel discussions were held. Each participant elected to attend two panel discussions – one in each time slot.

Time: 
2:00 p.m. –
“Discussing Desegregation in North Carolina”
“Creating Dynamic Leaders in Education”
3:15 p.m. –
“Leading the Way for Children with Special Needs”
“Developing Our Nation’s Top Educational Researchers”
Place: Peabody Hall

Keynote address by Phil Schlechty, followed by reception

Phil Schlechty, known internationally as a leader in school reform, delivered the keynote address at the School of Education’s 125th anniversary celebration. A former faculty member and associate dean in the School of Education, Schlechty currently heads the Schlecty Center, a private, nonprofit school reform organization in Louisville, Ky. He is regarded as a lively speaker and an entertaining, insightful storyteller.

Following the keynote address, the School of Education will host a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Time: 4:30 p.m. keynote address, 5:30 p.m. reception
Place: The Carolina Inn (a short walk from Peabody Hall)

All-day open house in Peabody Hall, with displays of recent work by faculty and graduate students

Beginning at 10 a.m., the School of Education hosted an open house in Peabody Hall. Posters presenting recent work by School of Education faculty and graduate students will be on display throughout the day.

Time: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Place: Peabody Hall