May 2016 Meeting

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, May 11, 2016 meeting at the White Palace in Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV.  The White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (map via bing).

Meeting Topic & Speaker

Dr. Terry Wallace – West Liberty University Institute for Innovation in Education

“The Future Direction for Education, and How it Impacts Technology”

Dr. Terry Allen Wallace is a Senior Fellow with the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia in Morgantown, and a Senior Fellow with the Government Policy Research Center at West Liberty University. He holds advanced degrees from Ohio University, George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. With a rich history in education, public policy and healthcare, Dr. Wallace has served in Cabinet positions in Ohio, as a healthcare CEO and a senior school district administrator. He is a longtime member of the graduate faculty at Muskingum University, has taught at universities in four states, is a licensed school superintendent in three states and writes syndicated monthly newspaper columns on a variety of public policy issues.

He is a primary architect of the Woodland Hills Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which was recently named as one of the nation’s top 30 schools in only its second year of operation and has provided legislative testimony at both the State and Federal levels on a variety of topics ranging from education and developmental disabilities to veterans’ affairs and economic development.

A resident of the Wheeling area, he is active in community affairs and sits on several of boards, including the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education and the West Virginia Access Center for Higher Education.

Here is the mission of the of the West Liberty University Institute for Innovation in Education – Dr. Terry Wallace is a Senior Fellow

The mission of the Institute for Innovation in Education shall be to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning, leadership and entrepreneurship. In particular, the Institute will develop innovative plans and programs that will advance the academic mission of West Liberty University and support the advancement of education in our region, our state, and our nation.

Education Session

The Education Session will be presented by Bill Fairbanks on Hiram’s Boot CD.

Event Schedule

We will meet at the White Palace.  Social time and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the presentations will follow the meal.

Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, and $23.00 for non-member guests.  We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.

RSVP to Join Us

This is a special event with a great speaker and informative topic, so please RSVP early in order to allow the Wheeling Park catering staff the opportunity to prepare sufficient food for everyone in attendance and to ensure there is seating available for our group.

E-mail Karen Kovacs at kkovacs@dwc.org to RSVP, or register below.  Reservations are essential.