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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Symposium Celebrates 30 Years of the Bellavance Honors Program Saturday, April 30

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program marks its 30th anniversary with a symposium from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Worcester Room of the Commons.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., followed by remarks from SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Diane Allen.

The plenary speaker is Dr. George Scouten, Honors Program alumnus and 2010 South Carolina Independent School Association Upper School Teacher of the Year. His talk begins at 10:15 a.m.

An English teacher and former dean of students at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC, Scouten’s many honors include the University of South Carolina’s Elliott Award for Outstanding Teaching and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Turkish Cultural Foundation World Affairs Council. He also was inducted into the South Carolina Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He previously taught in Hungary as a Fulbright Scholar.

A roundtable discussion, “What Honors Education Is—And Should Be,” is at 11:15 a.m. That afternoon, Dr. Tony Whall, former Honors Program director, and Dr. Richard England, current director, lead the closing panel discussion “Looking Back—Memories of 30 Years.”

Admission is free and the public is invited. Former SU honors students are asked to RSVP in advance. For more information call 410-677-5070 or e-mail

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