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MARGIE DILLENBURG TO SPEAK AT FISHER FORUM SPOTLIGHT ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Fisher College is pleased to announce that Margie Dillenburg, former Chief Operations Officer at Invisible Children, will speak at Fisher College’s Convocation Speaker Series on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:30pm in the Alumni Hall at Fisher College, 118 Beacon Street, Boston. This event will be open to the public and free of charge.
Ms. Dillenburg was asked to help start Invisible Children seven years ago. Her role was to direct a movement that would rally young people responding to a movie the founders of Invisible Children had made about a violent Ugandan warlord named Joseph Kony. However, Invisible Children’s long-term educational goals are much more ambitious than promoting “awareness” of the conflict in central Africa. Ms. Dillenburg’s lecture will motivate students to live a life of significance and stand up for the causes they believe in.
To complement Ms. Dillenburg’s lecture, the Fisher College community will be able to view the Invisible Children documentary on Tuesday, November 6th at 4:00pm in the Alumni Hall at Fisher College, 118 Beacon Street, Boston.
For space availability, call 617-236-8800. For more information on Fisher College’s Convocation Speakers, visit www.fisher.edu/convocation.
“Invisible Children is one of many movements that our students take great interest in,” states Dr. Thomas M. McGovern, President of Fisher College. “We are looking forward to having Margie speak to our students in the hopes that she will further inspire them to participate in causes and movements that are near and dear to them.”
About Invisible Children
Invisible Children believes in the equal and inherent value of all human life. They believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere. Invisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and log-term effects. For more information, visit www.invisiblechildren.com.
About Fisher College
Fisher is an accredited four-year college located in Boston’s historic Back Bay with instructional site locations in Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleborough. The College provides affordable, real-world educations that prepare students to achieve their career goals and compete in today’s challenging economy. Fisher College’s Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a variety of online degree programs that provide flexible scheduling to busy students earning their degree. Fisher believes that college is more than just an education—it’s a life-changing experience. For over a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing opportunities to students focused on the three most important aspects of a college experience: education, dedication, and life. Small classes deliver personalized educational instruction, and Fisher’s dedicated faculty, staff, and alumni work collaboratively to ensure students have the tools they need to succeed during college and through the college-to-career transition.
Fisher College’s “Military to Management” initiative proudly offers benefits and flexible degree options to veterans and active military personnel seeking higher education. For more information about Fisher College, please call 1-617-236-8800 or visit www.fisher.edu.
More About Fisher College
Stemming from vocational roots, Fisher College offers a wide range of bachelor degrees, associate degrees and medical certificate programs.
The small school contains about 700 traditional-aged undergraduates and 650 continuing education students. Through both classroom and online teaching, students benefit from individual attention and challenging academics.
The college has grown significantly since being approved as a two-year institution in 1952. In 1970 it received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Five years later it established the Division of Continuing Education, with branches in Boston, North Attleborough and New Bedford. The Fisher Online division, created in 1998, serves students from across the U.S. and world.