A Symposium: John Hope Franklin

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A Symposium: John Hope Franklin


A Legacy of Excellence: Embracing the Traditions of Dr. John Hope Franklin

Date(s): June 16-17, 2006

Location: Washington Duke Inn, located on the campus of Duke University-Durham N.C.

In the current academic climate meeting the rigorous demands of excellence is not an option for studentsy faculty and administrators of color. In the tradition of living legend Dr. John Hope Franklin, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education will host a two-day symposium to critically examine the methods, models, and best practices associated with superior academic and leadership records in higher education. We will convene the scholars, the programs, and cultural settings that are setting the standards of excellence in their respective fields. You will have the unique opportunity to learn from, benchmark against, and be inspired by their success stories and strategies.

Historian, educator, and scholar, Dr. John Hope Franklin has made a significant impact not only on his friends, but on the world. We will also present the 2006 John Hope Franklin Awards. This year we honor three legends who exemplify Dr. Franklin's commitment to excellence: Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. James Comer, and Dr. William Clyde Friday.

Symposium At-A-Glance:

Friday, June 16, 2006

Registration-10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Symposium Sessions

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Registration-7:30 a.m.-Noon

Symposium Sessions

8:30 a.m-12 p.m.

Saturday sessions will include a Conversation with Dr. John H. Franklin and the 2006 JHF Awardees

Black Tie 6:00 p.m.

Reception and Silent Auction

Black Tie 7:00 p.m.

John Hope Franklin Awards Gala and Dinner

Historian, educator, humanitarian and scholar, Dr. John Hope Franklin has made significant contributions to the study of American history. In seeking to further institutionalize and celebrate his scholarly contributions, Diverse: Issues In Hghcr Education is proud to announce the Third Annual John Hope Franklin Awards Gala.

Saturday evening

June 17, 2006

2006 Awardees

Maya Angelou is a remarkable renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travd the world, spreading her legendary wisdom.

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