Patsy Coleman of Boyce, LA is Appointed to Horatio Alger Field Director Network
Local Educator Selected to Represent Association
(June 3, 2008 – Washington, DC) – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has appointed Patsy Coleman of Boyce, LA to the position of Field Director in Louisiana. Horatio Alger Field Directors are education officials or community leaders representing all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, who serve as liaisons between their respective state and the Association, one of the largest need-based financial aid programs in the country.
"By identifying top individuals in our local communities to serve as Field Directors, they become a true extension of our organization," said Terrence J. Giroux, Executive Director of the Horatio Alger Association. "We are, therefore, confident in each of these directors to appropriately represent our organization to schools and to provide student referrals for our scholarship programs."
Horatio Alger Field Directors assist the Association with marketing and recruitment at local schools. They provide the necessary information regarding the types of scholarships and educational programs offered, including all details on criteria and eligibility. Their objective is recruiting the best and brightest students for the Horatio Alger scholarship programs. By promoting the Association’s unique opportunities within their community, they generate interest among educators, students and their families.
Field Directors serve a two-year term, which is renewable, and there are no limits on the number of terms that can be served.
The 60 newly-appointed Field Directors will gather in October 2008 in Williamsburg, VA at a national conference, where they will share best practices and strategize for future recruitment.
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger Field Directors, please visit http://www.horatioalger.com/ec_fielddirector.cfm.
About The Horatio Alger Association
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program and state scholarship programs, available to high school seniors in all 50 states, and the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship Program for U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The Association awards more than $12 million annually in college scholarships and has given over $62 million to deserving students since 1984. For more information about the scholarships, please visit www.horatioalger.org.
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