Concordia University Thanks You for Attending the
Governor Victor Atiyeh
Leadership in Education Awards Dinner
February 5, 2013 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Portland Art Museum
Presented by HotChalk, Inc.
Thank you to presenting sponsor, HotChalk Inc., Oregon Governors Atiyeh, Kulongoski and current Governor Kitzhaber, to keynote speaker Salman Khan, and to the more than 600 guests who joined us for this event in support of Concordia student scholarships.
Congratulations to this year's honorees Ken Thrasher and the late Dick Alexander. Watch their honoree video.
The inspirational words of keynote speaker Salman Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, will be available online soon.
Concordia's partnership with Faubion School and Portland Public School is already four years strong and will embark soon on a new national model: age "3 to PhD." Watch the "3 to PhD" preview video. Stay tuned for more soon about "3 to PhD."
About the Leadership in Education Award:
Since 1905, Concordia University has prepared teachers who make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. Today, most philanthropic, business, civic, and political leaders recognize that a quality education is essential for our nation's strength as a democratic society in a highly competitive world. All too often we see signs that our nation is failing to deliver on that promise for too many grade school and secondary school students.
This award, given each year in early spring, is designed to honor one or more of those leaders for their unique and important contributions to significantly improving education in the Pacific Northwest or beyond. In particular, this award, named after Oregon's highly esteemed former Governor Victor Atiyeh for his life-long passion and leadership for education, is presented to the leader(s) whose professional, philanthropic, business, civic, and/or political actions, advocacy or other leadership has profoundly changed the odds for our children to succeed in school and in life.