The Neff Education Center of Emory & Henry College will present the 27th Annual B.G. Raines Education Forum Tues., April 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Hall of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va. The forum is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Starting on April 7, 2015 at 4:15 p.m., workshops will be presented by the 2014 McGlothlin Award of Teaching Excellence winners and the 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Adolph Brown, Founder, President and CEO of The Leadership and Learning Institute.
Dr. Adolph Brown is the Founder, President, and CEO of The Leadership & Learning Institute. With multiple degrees from the College of William and Mary in pyschology and anthropology, master's degree graduate study in classroom management & differentiated learning, and doctoral degree work in education/community/clinical psychology with an emphasis in group dynamics, Adolph first discovered his passion for people development while working as a middle school educator and later as a diversity & communication consultant.
In August 1988, the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund awarded Emory & Henry College a grant to develop a model program for collaboration and cooperation between the College and public schools.
One goal of this grant was to develop an annual education forum to bring together individuals from Emory & Henry, surrounding schools, business, and industry to establish an on-going dialogue regarding educational needs and opportunities. The yearly forum is intended to initiate and foster this dialogue, to address these needs, and to make plans for continued collaboration to bring about improved education in the region.
In 2006, the forum was renamed the B.G. Raines Education Forum in honor of Dr. Bob Raines for his lifetime of service to education in our region.