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AAMU to Host 5th Annual Fennessee Symposium

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Huntsville, AL ---- Alabama A&M University will host its fifth annual symposium on Friday, April 19. The four-hour William T. Fennessee Symposium will be held on the AAMU campus in the auditorium of the Agricultural Research Center FennesseeLogo.png
(adjacent to the Dawson Building) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  The program is sponsored by AAMU's Rehabilitation Counseling Program in the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. It is also sponsored in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration.


The 2013 Symposium topics are: “Job Search 4.0 and the Impact” and “Seeing Voices: Alabama’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.”  The speakers are Kristen Jacoway, a certified rehabilitation counselor, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services; and Bedarius Orlando Bell, state coordinator of deaf and hard of hearing services, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.


The Symposium is named in honor of the late Dr. William T. Fennessee, a severely disabled educator and once amateur athlete who served as coordinator of the rehabilitation counselor education program for 13 years prior to his untimely death in 2008. The current faculty and staff members include Dr. George Mamboleo, CRC; Dr. Joan Fobbs-Wilson, CRC; Ingrid McFarlane, CRC; and Janice Holman.


This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the program.  For additional information or to register, call Dr. George Mamboleo at (256) 372-8002 or e-mail, or contact Ingrid McFarlane, graduate scholars coordinator, at (256) 372-4299.


Individuals seeking CEU or contact/clock hours of continuing education can mail their certificates of attendance with a $10 check payable to the Office of Extended Studies, Adult and Continuing Education, Alabama A&M University, P. O. Box 579 (300 Bibb Graves Hall), Normal, AL 35762.


- Jerome Saintjones