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Education briefs

Catawba professor of economics presents at Mexico conference 

Eric Hake, professor of economics and associate dean in the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College, gave a keynote address at the Conference of the Faculty of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in late March. His paper was titled “Capital, Debt and the Remaking of the Modern Corporation.”

In addition to making the March 30 presentation, Hake met with well-known academics at the university and other conference participants and made a presentation to graduate students on the foundation of institutionalist analysis.

Hake noted that as the largest university in Latin America, UNAM has more than 300,000 students and plays an important role in promoting civil and critical intellectual exchange in Mexico and the rest of the world. He said he hopes to have more opportunities to learn about the relationship with his colleagues at UNAM and the work they are doing in Mexico.

Catawba’s Kappa Delta Pi holds spring induction

Catawba College’s Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in education installed officers for the 2017-18 year and inducted four members at a spring induction ceremony.

New members include: Brianna Johnson, Statesville; Brandy Owens, Lexington; Kristen Rocko, Johns Creek, Georgia; and Emily Stanley, Kannapolis.

Megan Hampton of Hamptonville was installed as president. Kristen Rocko was installed as treasurer.

Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa Delta Pi members honor achievement; strive for professional fellowship, leadership and growth in the field of education; and serve students and education community.

Scholarship available

The Elizabeth P. Fields and Albert “Sug” Ruff Jr. Memorial Community Action Scholarship is available to qualifying applicants. The scholarship was established to benefit participants in the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency who need assistance and financial support to pursue a college education.

Each year, at least two $500 scholarships are awarded to honor the work of former community leaders Elizabeth P. Fields and Albert “Sug” Ruff Jr., who served for many years at the Community Action Agency. The scholarship can be used for any school-related costs.

Eligible applicants must complete an application including an essay. They must be participating in one of the agency’s programs and provide proof of college registration to an accredited two- to four-year education program.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday.

Head Start applications open
The Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency is accepting applications for enrollment in Head Start and Early Head Start. Eligible children are ages birth to 5, including children with disabilities and expecting mothers.

For more information, visit www.srcaa.com, where you can also submit an application appointment request.



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High School

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