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Education Fair A Huge Success

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By Sherry Kughn
News Bureau

March 12, 2004 -- "Hand-in-Hand: Making a Difference" was the theme of Jacksonville State University's Education Career Fair. About 300 education majors literally shook hands with recruiters representing the various job markets for teachers on Thurs., May 11.

The event was at Stephenson Hall where some students not only talked with recruiters but also interviewed for jobs.

Director of Career Placement Janet White said compliments abounded from the 140 recruiters who hoped to find potential teachers for their school systems from throughout the entire Southeast plus Texas.

Attractive and colorful banners and backdrops lured students to brochures, freebies, and friendly faces.

Each system's recruiters handed out applications they hoped would result in finding new teachers.

"They said our students were the best prepared, had good attitudes and appearances, and had strong credentials," said White.

"The students seemed very anxious to get out there and to be employed," said Dr. Suzanne Lacey, the coordinator of personnel services at Talladega County.

She said she likes recruiting at JSU because the students are positive and impressive.

"We certainly hope they follow up and complete their applications, and we plan to do some follow up, too."

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