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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 27, 1998)
SDSM& T AND WESTERN DAKOTA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TO CO- HOST PROGRAM TO HELP SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS MAKE THE TRANSITION TO HIGHER EDUCATION
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) and Western Dakota Technical Institute will co- host “ Catch the Wave!- A Program for Special Needs Students” on Friday, May 1st. The morning session ( 9: 00 a. m. - noon) will be held on the SDSM& T campus with the afternoon session ( 1: 30 - 4: 00 p. m.) held at Western Dakota Technical Institute.
“ This program will provide information about what students with disabilities need to make a successful transition to postsecondary education,” says Dr. Francine Campone, SDSM& T Associate Dean of Students. “ The sessions are designed to benefit high school students, especially sophomores, their families, high school counselors and educators.”
The agenda is as follows:
9: 00 a. m. Welcome and Overview
10: 00 a. m. Campus Tour ( SDM& T)
11: 00 a. m. Section 504 and Higher Education ( Speaker: Tim Niehart)
12: 30 p. m. Lunch ( Speaker: Sam Herron)
1: 30 p. m. Campus Tour ( Western Dakota Technical Institute)
2: 30 p. m. Small Groups- Developing Your Personal Transition Plan
Academic, Financial and Personal Skills Planning
There is no charge to attend any of the sessions. However, pre- registration is requested and individuals are encouraged to attend both sessions in both locations. To register or request special accommodations, contact Francine Campone, SDSM& T Associate Dean of Students, at 394- 2416 or via e- mail at fcampone@ silver. sdsmt. edu.
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