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 Good News: SRU graduate serves as Classrooms for the Future consultant 



SRU Good News for July 21, 2009


SRU graduate serves as Classrooms for the Future consultant


Luis Almeida, a 2002 Slippery Rock University graduate and now a professor of communication at Waynesburg University, was recognized by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review as a "Newsmaker" after he was named one of two consultants for the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Classrooms for the Future initiative.

 The appointment was announced earlier this month. 

Almeida, who was born in Brazil and was a professional golfer on the Brazilian national golf team, specializes in training teachers to use basic computer skills to teach math and science.

 The Classrooms for the Future initiative involves more than 500,000 students at nearly 550 high schools across the commonwealth.

"Slippery Rock and Clarion were places where I learned the foundations for what I do today. I am not a sport manager, communicator, engineer, economist, or an astronomer. I am an educator who has questions related to communication, education, technology and sports.  Thank you for being great role models to me. I will do my best to be a great role model for those I teach. In the words of Dr. Ammon, 'I refuse to settle for mediocrity,'" Almeida said in a note to Robert Ammon, professor of sport management, Robertha Abney, associate professor of sport management, and James Laux, associate professor of communication.

 After earning his SRU degree in sport management, Almeida earned a master of science at Clarion University and a doctorate at Penn State University.


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