Dozens of Field Directors Convene in Colonial Williamsburg for National Conference
Fifty-one local educators and business leaders convened in Virginia to participate in a national grassroots conference with the Horatio Alger Association to learn and practice top strategies as a Field Director. The four-day event was held in Colonial Williamsburg October 30-November 2, 2008, where the Horatio Alger Field Directors strategized with colleagues from across America to discuss best practices on scholar recruitment and marketing. The Directors also had the opportunity to hear personal adversity-to-success stories directly from scholarship alumni.
Additionally, each Field Director met, took a photo and conferred David L. Sokol, President and CEO of the Association, on the opening night of the conference. Sokol, Chairman of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, shared his opinions on the Presidential Election, energy issues and the turbulent economy in addition to his own Horatio Alger story.
Horatio Alger Field Directors are education officials and community or business leaders representing all 50 states, Washington, DC who serve as liaisons between their respective state and the Association and provide the necessary information regarding the types of scholarships and educational programs offered.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs award more than $10 million in college scholarships annually. Awards are given to high school seniors who have persevered in overcoming adversity while maintaining their grades and participating in community and volunteer activities.