Nov. 7 to review SU efforts to help Iraq educators
members of Shippensburg University will give a presentation on their work to
help educators in Iraq.
War to Rebuilding: Ship’s Efforts Furthering Business Education in Iraq” will
be presented at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Grove Hall Forum. The free program is open to the public.
program will be presented by Dr. John Kooti, dean of the John L. Grove College
of Business; Dr. Melodye Wehrung, executive director of social equity; and Dr.
Sarah Bryant, professor of finance.
three made their first trip to Baghdad in January 2012 as part of the
university’s efforts to help improve finance and banking education in
Iraq. The project is funded by a $499,436 grant from the U.S. Agency for
International Development, an independent agency that provides
economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support
of the foreign policy goals of the United States.
three will share their experiences working in Baghdad as part of their four trips
to Baghdad University College of Management and Economics. Their goal was to
promote business education by assisting with the accreditation process and
establishing a Center for Teaching Excellence for Iraqi Colleges of Management
and Economics. They also
will discuss changes in Iraq since the departure of U.S. troops in 2011.
program is sponsored by the John L. Grove College of Business, Office of Social
Equity, and the International Studies Program.