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TTU America Reads Goes West, Young Man!
Five America Reads tutors, Pam Petty, America Reads Program Director at TTU, and steering committee members Dean Karen Adams and Dr. Elinor Ross traveled across the U.S. to participate in the International Reading Association's National Conference in San Diego, California, in May, 1999. This trip was the culmination of months of preparation for Pam and the America Reads students. Together they had raised the $3000 necessary to cover the students' travel expenses. This money was raised through the efforts of all America Reads tutors involved in the program and through generous donations of individuals, on-campus groups (SMAC), and local businesses.
Local newspapers highlight our fundraising and outreach efforts.
Our America Reads tutors prepared a presentation for the IRA Conference and presented on May 5, 1999. The presentation was entitled, "Giving Literacy Wings: America Reads in Action." Each of the five students, Michelle Colson, Becky Brady, Stephanie Klotz, Craig Breen, and Rex Crabtree participated in the presentation, discussing a different aspect of our program. Tutors attended sessions on literacy and topics of interest related to their majors at Tennessee Tech. The five-day conference took most of our time, but we were able to work in a trip to the world famous San Diego Zoo and a quick trip south-of-the-border to Tijuana. Enjoy our photos!
Convention Center in San Diego
Our trip to Mexico
Flamingos at the San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp District in San Diego Architecture in San Diego
Panda at the San Diego Zoo
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