Blain Fowler (’62) recognized with Literacy Award
Posted on June 6, 2012 by Christopher Thrall
Blain Fowler was awarded the 2012 Literacy Award from the Camrose Adult Learning Council for his efforts in bringing Reading University to the area.
On June 6, Blain Fowler (CLC ’62) was awarded the 2012 Literacy Award from the Camrose Adult Learning Council for his efforts in bringing Reading University to the area. At the celebration on Augustana Campus – one of the partners of Reading University – Blain was praised for his work on the program. The celebration was marked by performances from elementary school musicians – some of whom are graduates of the program.
Reading University is a partnership between the Battle River Community Foundation, the Battle River School Division and Augustana Campus. The summer program aims to develop literacy skills among grade 3 students who are struggling. The program has graduated over 140 students and has another 50 enrolled this summer. Reading University is in its fourth year in Camrose and its third year in Tofield.
Diane McLaren, Executive Director of the Camrose Adult Literacy Council, values a program like Reading University – and a person like Blain Fowler. “We see adults who – for a variety of reasons – have fallen through the cracks in our education and social welfare systems,” she says. “A program like Reading University can have a lifelong impact on these students.”
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