Dowling College and GEAR UP Offer Free Conference for Parents Wyandanch Community to Experience Day of Learning and Fun
(Oakdale, N.Y.) Dowling College and The GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) partnership are sponsoring a free conference on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Wyandanch Memorial High School. Dr. Clyde Payne, Dean of the School of Education at Dowling College, will be the keynote speaker for this premiere event. This parent conference has been made possible through the support of FidelisCare.
The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. Vendors and exhibitors will be present and child care will be available.Â A â€œpoetry slamâ€ will showcase the creative talents of Wyandanch students. Door prizes will also be offered to participants.
Parents from Wyandanch and surrounding communities are invited to experience a day of learning and fun where they will be recognized for the heroic efforts they are making every day to raise their children to be healthy, successful adults in todayâ€™s complex world.
For more information about GEAR UP, please visit the website at: www.Dowling.edu/gearup.
About GEAR UP
GEAR UP is a federally funded partnership whose aim is to assist students to graduate from Wyandanch Memorial High School better prepared academically, socially, and financially to attend college. Partner agencies include: Dowling College, Urban League of Long Island, the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, and the Wyandanch School District.
About Dowling College
Dowling College is an independent, coeducational college that serves more than 6,500 students at its historic Rudolph Campus on the banks of the Connetquot River in Oakdale, NY, and the 105-acre Brookhaven Campus in eastern Long Island and a business center located near the Nassau-Suffolk border in Melville. Dowling offers Bachelorâ€™s, Masterâ€™s, and Doctoral degrees in several disciplines through its four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education. www.dowling.edu