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Charlottesville, VA Business News

Discoverer of the Titanic to speak at public education fund event

Posted by lbanner on October 31, 2007

Dr. Robert Ballard, Oceanographer & Explorer and discoverer of the R.M.S. Titanic and Kennedy’s PT-109, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall luncheon of the Public Education Fund of Charlottesville-Albemarle. Dr. Ballard is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and founder and chairman of The JASON Project – an award-winning educational program that reaches more than 1.7 million students and 38,000 teachers annually.

The Public Education Fund luncheon will be held on Monday, November 19, at the Omni Hotel. Additional featured guests include: The Honorable Thomas Morris, Ph.D., Secretary of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia; The Honorable Mark E. Emblage, Ph.D., President of the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Education; and Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr., Virginia State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Business sponsors are being sought. For more information visit: www.edfundca.org

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