Newberry College to Host Speers Street School Event

January 23, 2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College will host a community-wide reception for the Speers Street Elementary School revitalization at the Dufford House on January 25 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The reception is open to anyone who has a connection with Speers Street Elementary School, whether you are a graduate, former teacher, or someone in the community who would like to contribute to the revitalization and provide some history of the school.
Please bring and share photographs, documents and stories that will help Newberry College preserve the history of this building. You will also be able to view preliminary drawings of the renovated facility as envisioned by Darryn Bouknight, an architect with Jumper Carter Sease Architects and a former student at Speers Street Elementary.
“We want the community to be involved, be a part of the revitalization of the Speers Street area, and be part of the excitement at Newberry College,” says Assistant Professor of Education Jennifer Morrison.
When renovations are complete, Speers Street will house the College’s Department of Education and a new innovative Institute for Teacher Leadership, which will offer a new Masters-level program in Teacher Leadership.  
For more information about this event, please contact Jacqueline Hunt at or (803) 321-3302.
About Newberry College: A private, residential, co-educational, college with a diverse student population, Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, 31 minors, and 27 areas of concentration. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the college is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music. The college has a radio and television station, and offers 15 NCAA Division II sports. In the recent 2012 ranking of the Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Newberry College placed in the top tier of regional colleges in the South. For more information, visit

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