Importance of education stressed at First−Year Student Convocation

Drawing upon his own heartbreaking experiences as a Holocaust survivor‚ Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld stressed the importance of education to an overflow crowd of students‚ faculty and staff at the First−Year Student Convocation‚ held Aug. 27 in the University Rooms of the Carmichael Student Center.

Georgia (Sep 23, 2004) — Drawing upon his own heartbreaking experiences as a Holocaust survivor‚ Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld stressed the importance of education to an overflow crowd of students‚ faculty and staff at the First−Year Student Convocation‚ held Aug. 27 in the University Rooms of the Carmichael Student Center.

"There is a command in the Jewish tradition that life must have a purpose‚ and each person in that grand scheme of life is responsible to make the world a better place for the next generation‚" Schoenfeld explained.

Schoenfeld’s message served as a fitting climax for a program that also featured comments from KSU President Betty. L. Siegel‚ Vice President for Academic Affairs Lendley C. Black and other university representatives.

During her remarks‚ Siegel honored the past by recognizing former faculty members Dr. George Beggs and Dr. Toby Hopper for their efforts to help KSU achieve “world−class” status in the areas of faculty excellence and student development.

She also took time to look to the future. Playing off a recent distinction bestowed upon the university’s First−Year Experience by U.S. News & World Report‚ Siegel told the gathered students‚ “You all are ones to look for — that’s a very important point. You will be our very best‚ that we send out into the world‚ and the world will look for you.”




 

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