Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grant will boost technology at GRU Literacy Center

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AUGUSTA, Ga.- The Creel-Harrison Foundation has awarded Georgia Regents University’s Literacy Center with a $15,000 grant for technology improvements.

”The  grant will be used to purchase Power Reading Pro software, Lenovo ThinkPads, Nook Tablets, and several Apple computer products, including iPads, iPod Touches, iPad Minis, and iPad Airs,” said Dr. Paulette Harris, Cree-Walker Professor in GRU’s College of Education and Director of the Literacy Center. “We were delighted to receive this award, because we actually requested $10,000, and the Foundation thought the project was worth more.”

“All of this new technology will change the nature of the Literacy Center, and bring us in line with the National Reading Styles Institute,” Harris said. The center is currently under review to receive certification as an NRSI Exemplary Program.

GRU’s Literacy Center offers free year-round individual tutoring to children and adults throughout the area from certified teachers and GRU students. It also provides training and consultation services to community organizations.

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Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.