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McNair to send off graduates at May 9 School of Education induction ceremony

May 06, 2019

Contact: Brittney Dabney, Office of Communications, Public Realtions and Marketing

Dr. Lily McNair

President Dr. Lily D. McNair will share her teaching perspectives that span three decades with Tuskegee University’s education graduates at the May 9 School of Education’s Annual Teacher Education Induction Ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. 

The ceremony is an important rite of passage for education candidates and for the university’s teacher education faculty. It acknowledges the vital importance of the teaching profession, as well as how this special career field is comprised of persons who are highly dedicated to the future of young people.

In addition, the ceremony itself is the formal induction of Tuskegee’s education graduates into the teaching profession, by which candidates recite the teacher education oath and are presented the code of ethics of the teaching profession.

McNair’s higher education career has included teaching responsibilities at Spelman College, the University of Georgia, the State University of New York at New Paltz, and Vassar College. During her tenure at UGA, she was the major professor for more than 10 doctoral students. Her research has led to her publication of several teaching resources, including co-editing the first four editions of Women: Images and Realities, an introductory and highly popular multicultural women’s studies textbook, which is now in its seventh edition.

The Annual Teacher Education Induction Ceremony is one of several events leading up to the university’s 134th Spring Commencement Exercises, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony — which will feature Loretta Lynch, the nation’s 83rd U.S. attorney general — will be held in the university’s Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. For more information about commencement-related events, visit

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