Ministry of Education to honour forty-eight retired educators

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Ministry of Education to honour forty-eight retired educators by: – April 18, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! Ms. Marcella Severin receiving an award for 32 years of service from the president of the Dominica Association of Teachers, Mrs. Celia NicholasRoseau, Dominica – April 18th, 2012…Forty-eight teachers and education officers who gave long and dedicated service in the education sector will be honoured at the Retirees Awards Dinner of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development on Saturday.The awards ceremony is intended to pay tribute to the distinguished group of educators who contributed significantly toDominica’s development as employees of the Ministry of Education.The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is proud to acknowledge the accomplishments and service of the awardees as they move on to a new stage in their lives and wishes them well for their retirement.Mrs. Clara Savarin receiving award for 42 years of service from the President of the Dominica Teachers Association, Mrs. Celia Nicholas.The Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Hon. Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint-Jean will address the retirees. Musical performances will come from the Sisserou Singers, Fatima Noel and teachers Asher Thomas and Kishon Florent.The awardees are: Melizia St. Aime, Clara Savarin, Sonia Christian, Meldora Lawrence, Helen Warrington, Josephine Jemmot, Glorine Thomas, Joyce Celestine, Augustina Francis, Carol Prosper, Catherine Larocque, Cynthia Morvan, Mariane Austrie, Mona Thomas, Judith Alick, Beverly Williams, Bernie Abraham, Margaret Romain, Irose Thomas, Merle Lawrence, Jane Cornelius, Charlotte Joseph, Judith Mitchel, Starry Williams, Athelstane Seraphin, Ann Joseph, Merle St. Louis, Angelina Martin, Gloria Webb, Theresa Hector, Allan Moise, Timothy Moise, Geraldine Timothy, Jualine Charles, Roslyn Fontaine, Mariane Austrie, Claudette Shillingford, Lucille Blackman, Marcella Severin, Arlington Burnette, Joyce Dupuis, Arthlene Douglas-Murdoch, Bentley Royer, Vyleen Royer, Cynthia Bernabe, Lucina Lafond-Charles, Clementina Liverpool-Paul, Isa Dorsette.By: Dionne DurandPublic Relations SpecialistMinistry of Education and Human Resource Development Sharecenter_img 403 Views   one comment Share Sharelast_img read more

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Media Center named following major donation

first_imgThe Media Center in Wallis Annenberg Hall will be named the Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center following a donation of an undisclosed amount to USC.Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS told the Daily Trojan that the Media Center will change the way student journalists tell their stories –but urged students to remain committed to the basic principles of journalism in the face of such technology.“As much as technology has changed, and the world and how we are receiving our information in is vastly different and will become different, learn the tools of journalism,” Moonves said. “Learn how to tell the story. Learn the who, the what, the where, the when and tell it truthfully, tell it straight ahead, tell it from your point of view, because that never changes.”The newly named 20,000-square-foot Media Center is home to Neon Tommy, Annenberg TV News and Annenberg Radio News.Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, spoke of the Media Center’s importance in shaping a generation of students in rooms that are “connectors, not containers.”“The Annenberg center is an all-school center,” Wilson said. “This is not just a room to make the news. This a room where the next generation of newsmakers are also made.”President C. L. Max Nikias reiterated his appreciation for Wallis Annenberg’s generosity in helping to create the space that now holds the forum and Media Center possible.“For journalists, the search for truth, for the story, is never ending,” he said. “Even as we celebrate today this new center and its cutting edge technology, the values and educational beliefs about the proper training for journalism students remain.”USC alumna Julie Chen, the host of CBS’s “The Talk,” “Big Brother” and CBS Morning News, praised USC at the event and said she wished she could have taken advantage of the Media Center herself.“This school helped grow my skills as a journalist and as a broadcaster, but there was nothing like this Media Center when I was here,” she said.Willow Bay, director of the Annenberg School of Journalism, echoed Chen’s sentiments about the powerful potential of the media center for students.“I’m not sure we realized back then — I certainly didn’t — just how transformative this building and Media Center would be,” she said. “It’s reshaping our culture, changing how we teach and changing how our students learn.”Sami Goldberg, a senior studying communication, said the Media Center is one of the reasons she is excited to be a student at USC.“The Media Center that we have here at USC Annenberg is one of the reasons that this school will continue to be one of the best journalism and communication schools in the country,” she said. “The fact that we have the support of CBS, Les Moonves and Julie Chen speaks to the fact that USC Annenberg offers aspiring journalism and communication students the best opportunity for success.”Moonves reiterated that spirit to the Daily Trojan.“What the Media Center does is give you all the mechanisms for being out there,” he said. “This truly is better than any studio I have seen across the country. It really is extraordinary.”last_img read more

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