Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Cedar Rapids Correctional Education Programs

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Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Cedar Rapids Correctional Education Programs

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will visit Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 26, where she will hold roundtable discussions on corrections education programs designed to help incarcerated individuals gain the necessary life skills they will need in their post-release lives. Dann-Messier will meet with instructors, correctional administrators and others to discuss current services, needs and opportunities to improve reentry success through education. 

Dann-Messier administers the Education Department's programs in adult, career and technical education, as well as community colleges and correctional education. Also attending will be John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education.

Who :

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White

What :

Roundtable discussion at Kirkwood Community College on its work in correctional education

When :

8 – 9:15 a.m. CT, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 (roundtable discussion)
Media availability to follow immediately after event

Where :

Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education (Continuing Education Conference Room)
7725 Kirkwood Blvd. S.W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Who :

Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White

What :

Tour of Home to Stay program and roundtable discussion with staff

When :

9:45 – 11:15 a.m. CT, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 (tour and roundtable discussion)
Media availability to follow immediately after event

Where :

Community Corrections Improvement Association
Lundby Center
951 29th Ave., S.W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa