'Community Hero' Speaks at SUU on how to Make a Difference

Published: January 06, 2005 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Read Time: 1 minutes

An award-winning author, educator, and motivational speaker, Stacey Bess kicks off the Spring 2005 Convocations program at Southern Utah University, Thursday, January 13.

Bess began her teaching career in the early 1980s at the Salt Lake City Homeless Shelter.

In 1988, she established the School with No Name where she taught homeless, transient children from unstable families who were in need.

She is the recipient of numerous state and national awards including the National Jefferson Award for National Public Service, the Community Hero Award from the Children’s Miracle Network, and Distinguished Woman of the Year Award from the American Association of University Women.

In her presentation, she encourages audiences to remember the power each individual possesses to make a difference in society through dedication, determination, and love.

Unless otherwise noted, Convocations take place on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. They are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in taking Convocations for college credit should call 586-8082. For more information, see www.suu.edu/ad/pr/convo.

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