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Academic Festival 2010

His excellency, Nahas Angula '79, the Prime Minister of Namibia was honored with the President's Medal of Excellence at Academic Festival 2010. Prime Minister Angula also delivered the Keynote Address. For a full transcript of his speech, click here.

2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon

The 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients honored during the Awards Luncheon at Academic Festival.

Join us in congratulating:
  • The Reverend Lesley George Anderson ’87
  • Raphael M. Ortiz ’82
  • Viola Vaughn ’84
  • Vivian Ota Wang ’94
  • Early Career Award recipient: Luis Rios, Jr. ’01


Register Today for Academic Festival 2010!

Academic Festival 2010 highlighted the leaders of our Teachers College Community. Read more about the breakout sessions below.

Network with Alumni

Academic Festival will provide you with the opportunity to connect with TC faculty, alumni and students.

See "Who's Attending" and make plans to join your classmates and friends. Take a look at the list of "Featured Speakers" to see which inspiring TC faculty and alumni you can meet during the interactive break-out sessions.

Enjoy catching up with friends, old and new, during the breakfast, at the luncheon and especially during the Closing Reception.



Come Back to Campus

Experience the nostalgia of being back on TC's campus. Enjoy our latest state-of-the-art facilities as well as our treasured traditional spaces.

From the newly renovated Joyce Berger Cowin Conference Center to the historic Milbank Chapel - Academic Festival 2010 is sure to conjure memories of your time at TC, as well as provide you with the experience of the learning environment at TC today!
Welcome > About Academic Festival 2010

About Academic Festival 2010

Saturday, April 24th, Teachers College will celebrate Academic Festival 2010, our annual homecoming and a true celebration of the rich intellectual traditions, past and present, which make TC the nation's leading school of education. Academic Festival features a star-studded lineup of faculty and alumni speakers from all disciplines in three concurrent break-out sessions, the Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon and plenty of alumni networking.

President Susan H. Fuhrman will honor two extraordinary alumni with The President's Medal of Excellence the Honorable Nahas Angula '79, MP, the Prime Minister of Namibia; and Ulysses Byas '52, an inspirational educator who worked tirelessly to bring equality to schools in the segregated South of the 1950s.

The Dedication of the Joyce Berger Cowin Conference Center will be part of the Opening Ceremony exercises. Immediately following, Prime Minister Angula will deliver the Keynote Address: "The Quest for Doing Away with Bantu Education in Namibia – A Personal Journey."

We will offer several break-out sessions, designed for alumni to attend with their children of all ages, from infant to college bound, that explore the arts, science and even offer tips from top-tier admissions directors on getting into college.

Mailed invitations were sent in March with more details, but come back to this site for the latest information! Register here for Academic Festival or call Marlene Tucker, Alumni Relations Liaison at 212-678-3790.

We'll see you on April 24th!



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