Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White will Keynote Rural Community College Alliance Awards Banquet

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach, John White, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 6 p.m. CT at the Rural Community College Alliance conference’s awards banquet in Oklahoma City, Okla. White will discuss the Obama Administration’s investments in community colleges and the critical roles they play in connecting education and the economy in rural areas.

The Rural Community College Alliance is a network and advocacy group that helpsbuild the capacity of member community colleges to improve the educational and economic prospects for rural America. The Alliance seeks to reduce rural isolation and share effective solutions to problems facing distressed ruralcommunities.