Early Childhood Education Holds Inaugural Convocation

Colleges of Arts and Letters and Sciences Programs Also Scheduled

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education’s inaugural convocation program is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m. in Room #1101 of Frank Brown Hall. The ceremony is the College of Education and Health Professions’ special recognition of students who have been accepted into the Early Childhood Education program.

The ceremony includes guest speaker, Eric Crouch, CSU alumnus and Georgia's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award recipient. The Early Childhood Education program was selected as the 2016 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education by the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators.

“Our convocation acknowledges that teaching is an honorable and noble profession made up of selfless men and women who are highly dedicated to the future of the young children they teach,” said Dr. Saoussan Maarouf, assistant professor of Early Childhood Education.

In the College of the Arts, the Theatre Department held its convocation ceremony on Aug. 11. Other convocations scheduled include: Art, Aug. 18, Noon, Corn Center North Hall; Music, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts; and Communication, Aug. 27, 4 p.m., Riverside Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

The English Department in the College of Letters and Sciences will hold a convocation/roundtable program titled “Careers and the English Major: CSU Alums on Jobs and Life after Graduation,” on Friday Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. in Stanley Hall Room 203.

CSU will host the annual convocation for all first-year students on Friday, August 25, in University Hall, with guest speaker Stefan Lawrence, CSU alumnus and Muscogee County Teacher of the Year in 2016.