Media Advisory: UI REACH students to celebrate graduation May 9

Media Advisory: UI REACH students to celebrate graduation May 9

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WHAT: The University of Iowa College of Education REACH convocation ceremony.

WHO: This event will recognize 20 graduates in the UI Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (REACH) class of 2014 and seven students who completed the program’s third-year option. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin will address the graduates via a video message as part of his Footsteps of History Tour.

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. Doors will open at 4 p.m.

WHERE: W10 Pappajohn Business Building. To view an online map, visit here.

WHY: UI REACH is a certificate program that offers courses, campus-life experiences, and career preparation assistance to young adults with intellectual and learning disabilities who otherwise would not have a living-learning opportunity at a Big Ten university like the UI.

RSVP: This event is free and open to the public and media. To attend, please RSVP.

Contact: Pamela Ries, UI REACH director, 319-384-2176.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this celebration, contact Ries in advance at 319-384-2176.

A list of the students by hometown is available here.


Pam Ries, College of Education--UI REACH, 319-384-2176


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