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Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address

Join us for a wonderful celebration of TC's alumni and loyal supporters.
Experience this very special program at Academic Festival 2010.

Please plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m. as the program will begin promptly at

10:45 a.m.
Dedication of the Joyce Berger Cowin Conference Center

Academic Festival Opening Ceremony
Susan H. Fuhrman, President of Teachers College

Presentation of The President’s Medal of Excellence to
His Excellency Nahas Angula '79, MP, Prime Minister of Namibia
Ulysses Byas '52, Pioneering Principal in the Segregated South

To be followed immediately by the
Keynote Address
“The Quest for Doing Away with Bantu Education in Namibia – A Personal Journey”
Prime Minister Angula

All alumni and guests are welcome to attend this portion of the Academic Festival activities at no cost. Join us in honoring very special members of our TC Community.

Joyce Berger Cowin, long-time TC Trustee, (M.A., Curriculum and Teaching, 1952), is the founder and supporter of the Heritage School, an arts-themed high school in East Harlem founded by TC faculty. Cowin, a long-standing and loyal partner at TC, is the lead donor for TC's new Conference Center. We are happy to celebrate her generosity in the spirit of Academic Festival and pay her a special tribute.

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