Harrison College Sponsors 2013 Education Conference at 43rd Annual Summer Celebration July 18

Corporate Partnership Division of Harrison College Supports Diversity with Sponsorship of Annual Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, July 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Harrison College (http://www.harrison.edu/), an institution of higher learning with more than 5,000 students studying at 13 campuses and online, has announced that its corporate partnership division will sponsor the 43rd Annual Summer Celebration, an expo celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans in Indiana. Summer Celebration is hosted annually by Indiana Black Expo, Inc., an organization that has been a pillar of the Indianapolis and surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. The expo began on Thursday, July 11 and runs until Sunday, July 21.

Harrison College will serve as a Patron Level Sponsor for the Summer Celebration’s 2013 Education Conference, which will be held on Thursday, July 18 at the Indiana Convention Center, located in downtown Indianapolis. The Education Conference seeks to provide teachers, administrators and other educational professionals with resources, best practices and professional development training specifically tailored to cultural competence. Harrison College, a passionate supporter of embracing diversity and encouraging cultural awareness, will be included among the exhibitors at the event, connecting with attendees and supporting Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s overall mission to be an effective voice for the social and economic advancement of African Americans. Representatives from Harrison College will also attend the corporate luncheon. For more information on the Summer Celebration and Education Conference, visit http://www.indianablackexpo.com/summer-celebration/.

“Harrison College is honored to sponsor Summer Celebration’s 2013 Education Conference,” said Neil Stanley, regional president of corporate partnerships at Harrison College. “At Harrison College we are devoted to supporting diversity initiatives, and have embraced diversity as a critical mission across all of our college campuses. We look forward to attending, supporting and networking with other business leaders and educators regarding increasing cultural competency and providing the best practices for all students.”

“At Harrison College we have forged a platform to encourage community cohesiveness and create an environment in which students, educators and administrators are more culturally aware,” said Alan Bacon, partnership consultant and diversity manager at Harrison College. “The Summer Celebration’s Education Conference is a wonderful opportunity for those invested in the direction of education to come together and support cultural competency, learn best practices for classroom instruction and discussion, as well as raise awareness about relevant and pertinent issues surrounding education.”

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About Harrison College:
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 5,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 11 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online. The institution grants associate and bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice, and veterinary technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom, or a combination of both. Harrison College’s Corporate Partnership program, which partners with businesses and organizations to develop and teach a customized curriculum across a variety of disciplines, has the ability to go on-site at a company or organization’s facility or facilities to assist in education in the fields of health sciences, culinary, leadership certification, IT certification preparation and health informatics. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning. In addition, the college is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College. For more information, visit http://www.harrison.edu.

Kathleen Donnelly
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