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Dr. May from Ancilla will Speak to Chamber and Community

February 17, 2011

02/18/11 Because of a conflict the Chamber’s seminar on “The need for a Trained Workforce for the Jobs of Tomorrow” has been moved to next month.

During the Community Conversation on Economic Development held in November 2010, participants identified the need for a longer-term focus on the connection between education and economic development and noted this as a challenge for all of Marshall County. 

Dr. Ronald May, president of Ancilla College, will address Chamber and community members regarding the need for a trained workforce for the jobs of tomorrow in Marshall County on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:00 noon at the Chamber office.  Topics may include increasing skills-based training opportunities, strategies to reduce “brain drain,” promoting paths to careers locally for college graduates, and improving the use of technology in the classroom. 

About Dr. Ronald L. May 

Dr. Ronald L. May began his service at Ancilla in July 2006 as president of Ancilla College. Prior to 2006, he served as VP of Academic and Student Services at Eastern Shore Community College in VA from 1999-2006 and He also served as President of Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC from 1993-1998.  

A native Hoosier born and raised in Vincennes, Indiana, Dr. May received his Associate in Science degree at Vincennes University and went on to acquire a B.A. in History and Political Science from Tusculum College (TN); a masters in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University (TN); and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University in (IN). 

Dr. May is a member of Rotary as well as a board member of: PIDCO, T-Squared, Plymouth and Culver Chambers, and the SCILL Center in Knox.

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce invites it’s member and any other community member to the first of four seminars.  Cost is $5.00 for Chamber members and $15.00 for non-chamber members.  Lunch is being hosted by Teacher’s Credit Union.  Please RSVP by March 11, 2011 at the Chamber office at 574-936-2323.

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