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Equity in Education, Theme of Lockey Lecture

The topic of this year’s lecture is “The Hill We Climb: A Journey Toward Justice and Equity in Education and Counseling.”

Millersville University’s College of Education and Human Services welcomes Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, dean of the School of Education and a professor at American University, as the keynote speaker for the 32nd annual Anna Funk Lockey Lecture. It will be held in the Biemesderfer Concert Hall in the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to attend.

The topic of this year’s lecture is “The Hill We Climb: A Journey Toward Justice and Equity in Education and Counseling.” Anna F. Lockey of the Millersville class of 1925; established the Anna Funk Lockey Lecture in Education at Millersville University in 1987. The purpose of the lecture series is to bring speakers who will engage our community in dialogues around important topics in education.

In addition to Dr. Holcomb-McCoy’s roles at American University, she is also the author of the best-selling book, “School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap: A Social Justice Framework for Success” and her upcoming book, “Antiracist Counseling in Schools and Communities.”

A decorated scholar, she has written 16 chapters in edited books, and more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals. From 2014 to 2016, she served as a consultant to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, a program dedicated to supporting first-generation students to make it to, and through, college. She also serves on the board of Martha’s Table a nonprofit that supports health and wellness for children and families in the nation’s capital.

For more information on the Lockey Lecture, visit the Anna Funk Lockey Lecture Webpage.

 

 

 

 

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