Sue Books (Secondary Education) will attend the June 29 graduation ceremony at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.
She will be there to support the first six graduates of the Liberal Studies and English Language Teaching program, which is part of the dual-diploma program between the State University of New York and the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK). As a representative of New Paltz, Books will also meet with faculty at METU on June 27.
Books taught a class, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, in which the students participated. She was invited to attend the ceremony by Aysegul Daloglu, director of the program at METU.
"I am especially pleased to be able to attend the graduation because I know how hard these students worked to complete a rigorous program taught in English, a second or third language for them," said Books. "The Turkish students enriched the class they took with me immeasurably."
For more information on the program, visit www.newpaltz.edu/dualdiploma.