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For Immediate Release 

June 20, 2011
Contact: Sherri Fillingham
Phone: 919-546-8250/919-623-9494: Mobile

Shaw President Attends Apple Education Mobilization Summit  


(Sevierville, TN) – Shaw University President Dr. Irma McClaurin is attending the Tennessee P-20 Apple Education Mobilization Summit.  This invitation-only conference focuses on the use of mobile applications (apps) and their use in the educational setting for students in pre-kindergarten through higher education.   


“For Shaw to be a leader in today’s educational environment, we must stay abreast of the latest technologies and partner with those who can help us reach our technological goals,” said Dr. McClaurin.  “This summit brings together educators and technologists to explore both the cutting edge technology of mobile devices and iPads to enhance learning for our students in innovative new ways.”

The summit, a partnership between the Tennessee Board of Regents, Apple, Walters State Community College, Hamblen County Department of Education and the Mid-East Tennessee Regional P-16 Council for Excellence in Education features seminars on mobility in education, the use of technology in retention, and mobilizing higher education.  


Presenters include a representative of the U.S. Department of Education and the Apple Education Group, and was conceived and organized by Dr. Robbie Melton, Associate Vice President for the Tennessee Board of Regents.   

The conference runs June 20-21, 2011, on the Sevier Campus of Walters State Community College.   


Kelley, Melton & McClaurin 


Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.