Event Targets Minority Students Who Want to Be Teachers

PULLMAN, Wash.—Minority high school students who are considering careers in education are encouraged to attend a two-hour recruitment event in Seattle to learn more about opportunities available at Washington State University.
The Future Teachers of Color Recruitment Program will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue in Seattle. It is open to all Puget Sound area minority high school juniors and seniors and their families at no cost, said Milton Lang, director of student recruitment at WSU’s College of Education.
At the event, WSU education students will speak about their choices and experiences, and WSU President Sam Smith and WSU Regent Ken Alhadeff will talk about the importance of minority role models in education. Food and beverages will be provided.
Anyone planning to attend should call 509/335-4864 or 335-7091 by
Oct. 30 to register, Lang said.
WSU is actively recruiting students of color to the teaching profession, Lang added. In addition to this Seattle area event, a two-day residential program for 125 students at the Pullman campus is planned for the spring.
“We encourage students of color who are considering teaching in their future career choices to come to this event,” Lang said. “Bring your families and bring your questions about scholarships and financial aid.”