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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education to Visit PCC Adult Education Sept. 11

September 9, 2013

 Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier will lead community roundtable on adult education with PCC Chancellor, students, stakeholders

Tucson, AZ – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Brenda Dann-Messier will lead a community roundtable discussion about Adult Education at Pima Community College’s El Pueblo Liberty Adult Learning Center on Sept. 11.

Dr. Dann-Messier, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education and Acting Assistant Secretary for Post-Secondary Education, will tour El Pueblo Liberty, 101 W. Irvington Road, before leading the roundtable featuring PCC Chancellor Lee D. Lambert, community stakeholders, policy-makers, students, PCC administrators, and Adult Education instructors and staff.  The roundtable will be from 11 a.m.-noon.

“Pima Community College is honored to host Dr. Dann-Messier,” Chancellor Lambert said. “Her visit will focus attention on PCC’s nationally recognized Adult Education program and the crucial role Adult Education plays in helping thousands of Tucsonans and their families lead better lives.”

  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Where: El Pueblo Liberty Adult Learning Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, Building 7

Before visiting El Pueblo Liberty, Dr. Dann-Messier will make a private visit to PCC’s Family Literacy class at the  Ocotillo Early Learning Center, 5702 S. Campbell Ave., from 10-10:30 a.m.

Arizona’s Adult Education programs are ranked No. 4 by the U.S. Department of Education. PCC Adult Education (PCCAE) is the second-largest program in the state, serving 1 in 3 Adult Education students in Arizona.

Since June 2012, more than 1,500 students have received GEDs through PCCAE, which each year helps over 6,000 adult students improve basic literacy and math skills, learn English, prepare to earn a GED and get ready for community college or vocational training. PCCAE’s comprehensive Family Literacy Program supports adults and their children with adult education, parenting education, home visits, early childhood education, parent and child together time, and volunteer service in the community. 

More information is available on the PCCAE webpage, Facebook and in the Fall 2013 edition of Career Focus magazine.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850