Harris-Stowe State University is proud to be one of many stops on the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual “Education Drives America” bus tour, which kicked off this week in California. As part of the effort to reinforce the message that education does in fact drive America and is an important to the government, the tour will make a stop at Harris-Stowe’s Emerson Performance Center Bank of America Theatre on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs Debra Saunders-White; Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities John Silvanus Wilson Jr. and Director of the Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Center Brenda Girton-Mitchell will be on hand to discuss accelerating college access and success for African-American students. There will also be representatives from the St. Louis Public School District, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and WATCH D.O.G.S. Additional stops on the tour include Las Vegas, Reno and Elka Nevada; Salt Lake City; Rawlins, Rock Springs and Cheyenne, Wyo; Denver, Colorado Springs and Limon, Colo; Topeka and Emporia, Kan.; Columbia and Kansas City, Mo.; Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Evansville, Ind.; Lexington, Ky.; Charleston and McDowell County, W. Va and Roanoke and Richmond, Va.