HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBRA DAVIS

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 9-19-00



























FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Childers Serves on REAL Institute Staff

HCC REAL instructor, Phyllis Childers served on the staff of the REAL Institute held June 17-24, 2000, at Wilson College in Chambersburg, P.A. The Institute, an intensive 40-hour residential program for high school and post-secondary teachers is sponsored by REAL Enterprises (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning), a national non-profit based in Durham, NC. REAL promotes hands-on entrepreneurial education. The Institute in Chambersburg drew participants from 13 states and Norway, and was led by a staff of 10, including Childers.



Childers was selected to serve on the staff in recognition of her accomplishments teaching REAL at Haywood Community College, and for her contributions to the quality and growth of the program nationwide. Gair McCullough, who coordinates the Institutes nationally, said, "It’s people like Phyllis who have earned REAL its reputation for high-quality teacher training. She was a big part of the Institute’s success."



For more information about the local REAL program, contact Phyllis Childers at Haywood Community College, or visit the national REAL website at www.realenterprises.org.

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