Celebrating African-American Educators In NWA

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May is National Teacher Month and May 5 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. In Fayetteville, a unique event will take place to honor African-American educators from both the public school and collegiate arena.

D’Andre Jones is from the NWA Democratic Black Caucus and Dr. Paul Adams, one of the honorees from the event, stopped by KNWA/Fox 24 to talk about the 3rd Annual NWA Minority Educators Appreciation Banquet and why this event was so important to the Northwest Arkansas community.

Dr. Paul Adams is one of several honorees for the event and he is the first African American tenured professor of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Adams will be discussing the role of African-American educators in NWA. Public school and college African American educators in NWA are invited and will be recognized. There will be a free meal.

This is also a scholarship event. This years scholarship recipient is Ayana Gray, who is a political science student at U of A.

The banquet will take place May 16 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House, 491 N. Razorback Road in Fayetteville.
VIP reception begins at 6 P.M., program starts at 6:30 P.M.
Tickets are $35. You can purchase tickets by contacting NWABlackCaucus@gmail.com.

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