Dr. Annette Brock, 2013 Honoree at the Horizons Savannah Gala March 1, 2013
- Feb. 13, 2013 - SAVANNAH, Ga. --
(SAVANNAH, GA) – Horizons Savannah (http://horizonssavannah.org/)
is proud to host its Third Annual “Honoring an Educator” Gala and Silent Auction on March 1, 2013 at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel (http://www3.hilton.com/
index.html) in historic downtown Savannah. This year’s honoree will be Dr. Annette Brock, an educator who has worked in both K-12 education and in academia and is the recipient of multiple awards for her scholarship and humanitarianism. Tickets are now on sale online for this prestigious event at http://horizonssavannah.org/
A native Savannahian and graduate of Beach High School and Savannah State University (http://www.savannahstate.edu/)
, Dr. Brock taught in the Savannah-Chatham County public school system for eight years before joining the faculty at SSU. She held a variety of positions during her 33-year career at SSU, including chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, acting president from 1991-93 and vice president of Institutional Advancement from 1997-2004. A recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in 1996, Dr. Brock has served as chair of the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross and as a board member of numerous other not-for-profit organizations. Currently serving as chair of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation (http://www.kingtisdell.org/
), Dr. Brock is also a lifelong communicant of Mt. Zion Baptist Church (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mt-Zion-Baptist-Church/118...
Horizons Savannah (http://horizonssavannah.org/
) Executive Director Christy Edwards says, “I believe almost everyone can think of a teacher who truly inspired them in a lasting way. Horizons is proud to recognize the woman who has been that teacher to so many students--Dr. Annette Brock--and who has encouraged everyone to search for knowledge beyond the doors of their classroom.” Horizons Savannah Board President Tom Oxnard adds, “Dr. Brock is a giant among educators and recognized throughout the Savannah area. We are very proud to have her as our honoree this year.”
About Horizons Savannah
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School (http://www.savcds.org/)
and Bethesda Academy (http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/)
welcomes about 150 low-income, public elementary and middle school students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. Last summer, students gained an average of three months’ growth in reading and four months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/
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