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Nova Southeastern University
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Honor Outstanding Educational Leaders & Students at NSU’s Seventh Annual Carrie P. Meek Awards – Feb. 24

Salome Thomas-El and Dennis Bega Discuss “Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders” at event recognizing those who positively impact the lives of tri-county African-Americans

 
FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – The Black Heritage Council of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Fischler School of Education and Human Services will celebrate Black History Month with the Seventh Annual Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievement Award Ceremony.

Carrie P. Meek

The event is a salute to exemplary community members who continuously and positively impact the lives of African-Americans in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. The ceremony will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie.

The awards are held in honor of former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek’s work as a lifelong educator and public servant, and draw hundreds of educators, government officials and community leaders from the tri-county area each year.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Salome Thomas-El, education contributor on The Dr. Oz Show, author of I Choose to Stay and The Immortality of Influence, and source on the Oprah Radio Network. Special guest speaker Dennis Bega, Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, will join Thomas-El to discuss ways of “Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders.”

The awards dinner will include recognition of community leaders, and the presentation of the Outstanding Student Leadership Scholarships. These awards recognize elementary, middle, and high school students who have excelled in academics, extracurricular activities, and community or school leadership.

Special guests also include T. Willard Fair, president of the Urban League of Greater Miami and Chair of Florida’s State Board of Education; Benjamin Cowins, newly elected Board Member of the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers; Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson; NSU President Emeritus Abraham Fischler; and Richard Hall, president of the Miami Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.  

Tickets to the Seventh Annual Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievement Award Ceremony are $50 per person, or $500 per table. Proceeds benefit the NSU Fischler School’s Black Heritage Council Scholarship Fund.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.schoolofed.nova.edu/bhc/ or call 954-262-8519.


About Fischler School of Education and Human Services at NSU: Serving more than 15,000 students in approximately 40 countries, Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services is one of the largest schools of education at an accredited university in the United States. When we opened our doors more than 35 years ago, we shattered the barriers of traditional learning, causing a ripple effect that can still be felt today. Online, on-site, or on our modern, 18-acre campus in North Miami Beach, Florida, our ideas, our approach, and our programs—found nowhere else in the nation—inspire our students to inspire the people around them to move the world.

 

Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 (office), 954-873-8494 (cell), andrali@nova.edu