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Celebrating literacy and education

Dr. Janie Allen-Bradley has served Delta State as a dedicated promoter of literacy. As a retired educator, her passion for literacy is carried forward.  

Delta State’s College of Education and Human Sciences invites the public to an event celebrating the efforts of retired educator Dr. Janie Allen-Bradley.

From 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall, the college will host “A Legacy of Literacy” for the first time, with hopes of honoring Allen-Bradley annually.

Allen-Bradley was a dedicated promoter of literacy during her time at Delta State and now has The Janie Allen-Bradley Literacy Endowment established in her name.

“We’re looking forward to honoring one of our most distinguished former reading faculty members with this annual event in her name,” said Dr. Dianne Thomas, associate professor of teacher education.

Two notable speakers are scheduled for the affair and will interact with the audience.

Sarah C. Campbell, author and photographer, writes about interesting things she sees around her. Children, teachers, librarians and grandparents have embraced her books for their simple, compelling texts and stunning close-up photographs.

She has won the Association for Library Service to Children Notable Children’s Books award, the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book Award and the Mississippi Library Association Award for her work.

Chuck Galey, author, illustrator and teaching artist, has drawn all of his life. He has illustrated for magazines, corporations and advertising clients nationwide. Galey has illustrated over 70 educational books and 11 children’s picture books, one that he authored.

He presents exciting school programs and is listed on the MS Arts Commission’s Teaching Artist Roster. Galey has also won an award from the Mississippi Library Association.

Classroom teachers, parents, pre-service teachers and librarians are encouraged to benefit from this event. RSVP the College of Education and Human Sciences at 662-846-4385. Refreshments will be served.

As former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once said, "There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all."

The COEHS operates collaboratively with the other colleges of the university, the university staff, and outside agencies to produce professional graduates who will be effective in the field of human learning and services. The college strives for a stimulating, positive environment and provides its students with professional faculty who emulate and model the profession competencies, skills, and affects expected of Delta State graduates.

For more information on the college or its degree programs, please visit www.deltastate.edu/coehs or call 662-846-4400. 

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