New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation

THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 2015
1:40PM - 2:40PM 
GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER

FREE ADMISSION ** NO TICKETS NEEDED **
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FEATURED SPEAKER:
DR. STEVE PERRY
REVOLUTIONIZING EDUCATION IN AMERICA

Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN’s Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today.Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.

When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, “Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve –Even If It Means Picking A Fight.”

In addition to being the Founder and Head of School at Capital Preparatory Schools, with two new school locations opening in Bridgeport, CT and Harlem, NY. Dr. Perry, MSW is an Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE “Save My Son.”


What is New Student Convocation? 
New Student Convocation serves as your induction into the college community. This event is designed specifically for new members of John Jay College and symbolically represents the start of a new academic journey. At Convocation, faculty, students and administrators will officially welcome new students to the community.

Why should I go to Convocation? 
This experience is very important as students begin their college careers, and all new students are strongly encouraged to attend (freshmen and transfer students). The ceremony is an important step as students recognize their entrance into the college community. It also serves as a "bookend" to each student's collegiate experience, with convocation as the opening ceremony and commencement as the final goal.