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Applying Community Corrections to College Education
Posted by: murrayellison ()
Date: July 01, 2009 05:38PM

After retiring in December with 30 years of service,including 20 years with the Virginia Department of CorrectionalEducation ,and the last 10 years as Virginia Direcor of Community Corrections Education, I have now accepted a new position and challenge. My new position is Dean of Education for Fortis College in Richmond, Virginia. This is a private college teaching allied medical skills to men and women right out of high school,as well as returning adult students in pursuit of new or better careers. Interestingly , I have already began applying concepts learned in community corrections in training my staff. Examples include teacher training related teaching transitional life skills , motivational interviewing, employability skills and linking students to community resources. I have also counselled a number of students who have had experiences with corrections either personally or with family members. I also am continuing to host postings on this site, on Correctional Education related to Community Corrections, as well as continuing to serve as International CEA President's Council Chairman.

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Re: Applying Community Corrections to College Education
Posted by: BJ Berquist ()
Date: July 02, 2009 06:18PM

Congratulations on the new job, Murray! Feel free to also introduce Tapped In :-)

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