An official from Roane State Community College will provide an overview of the college’s Middle College during a Tuesday meeting.
Diane Ward, vice president for student learning at Roane State Community College, will be the guest speaker at Lunch with the League on Tuesday, February 7. The program will be held at noon in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, which is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The public is invited.
“Middle College is a program where rising high school juniors carry a full college schedule in the morning and a high school schedule in the afternoon,” Ward said in a press release. “The goal is for these students to obtain a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at the same time. Currently, Roane State is in partnership with three different school systems to offer this program on three of our campuses.”
In her tenure at RSCC, Ward has served as the associate professor of education, chair of the Education Department, and dean of the Social Science Divisions, and she was hired as the chief academic officer in July of 2013.
Ward provided leadership for Roane State’s component of Rural Communities Stem Initiative through the creation of Lab-in-a-Box, the press release said. She organized the RSCC Teachers Symposium in 2008 and organized the Roane County Teacher’s Supply Closet in partnership with the Roane County Chamber of Commerce and Roane Alliance. She also started the Middle College program at RSCC.
Ward has a doctor of philosophy education in instructional design for online learning from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the press release said. She also has a master of arts degree in instructional leadership from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and a bachelor of science degree in secondary science education from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, Lunch with the League is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed. Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea are provided.
This press release was submitted by Maureen Hoyt.