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CCU hosts 'Ethics in Education Symposium'

March 8, 2007

Noted sociologist Samuel Betances will give a presentation on "Ethical Issues in Teaching Diverse Students" as part of the third annual Ethics in Education Symposium, set for Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. The event, sponsored by CCU's Spadoni College of Education, is free and open to the public.

Betances is a professor of sociology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where he has taught for the past 18 years. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees at Harvard University. He has lectured and published extensively in areas related to diversity, social change, gender and race relations, demographic changes, and the impact of the global economy on group relations in the U.S. Betances regularly consults with city officials, educational policy makers, community leaders and business managers. He also has a distinguished record as a speaker and consultant with such major Fortune 500 companies as AT&T, XEROX, McDonald's, Merrill Lynch and Coca-Cola USA.

For additional information, contact Ana Maria Schuhmann in Coastal's Spadoni College of Education at 349-2016.