Education/Youth

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 20, 2017) – Hundreds of students across the mountainous Caribbean island of St. Lucia have planted, watered and nurtured a variety of fruit trees that will provide nutritious food and essential income for years to come. “I am especially proud of this tree planting project in St. Lucia.
Miami, March 17, 2017 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has been selected to receive the 2017 Trailblazer Award from the Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida (HANA). He will be honored April 8, during the 33rd Annual Scholarship Fundraising and Awards Gala in Miami.
Miami, FL - William H. Turner Technical Arts Adult Education Center (Turner Tech) is celebrating more than 20 years of serving South Florida, by providing educational and training opportunities to help those seeking a career, high school diploma and college readiness. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Turner Tech will open its doors to the community to showcase its vocational and education completion programs with a Resource Fair and Open House. The school is located at 10151 NW 19th Avenue, Miami, FL 33147.
MIRAMAR, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ross University School of Medicine (Ross) has appointed William Owen, MD, as dean and chancellor. Dr. Owen replaces retiring dean Joseph A. Flaherty, M.D., who joined Ross six years ago from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine where he served as dean. We are pleased to bring a leader of Dr. Owen’s caliber to Ross,” said Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer of DeVry Education Group.
Mizzou Researchers To Study Bullying.  With a $4.1 million grant to research bullying, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) may be better equipped to help principals battle the age-old scourge of schools. The grant is controversial because some scholars believe that some anti-bullying programs actually can go too far. “Bullying was undeniably a problem that needed to be brought out of obscurity, but the issue has arguably now gotten too much attention,” Christopher Ferguson, an associate professor of psychology at Stetson University in Florida, wrote.
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