Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ken Hall Recognized as Friend of Education by State Superintendent Tony Evers

Ken Hall, director of Fond du Lac Public Library, is one of seven individuals and three organizations that will receive awards to recognize their significant contributions to students in local communities and across the state. State Superintendent Tony Evers will present his 2010 Friends of Education awards today in Madison as part of his second annual State of Education address.

In choosing his 2010 Friends of Education recipients, Evers said he is “humbled by the dedication of these citizens and organizations who each day work to improve the lives and education of the children of Wisconsin.”

Ken was recognized for his efforts to address the information needs of displaced workers in the greater Fond du Lac area. Through the services of two VISTA volunteers, who recruited community members to staff the Opportunity Center at the library, more than 650 job-seekers had help to improve their computer skills, write resumes and cover letters, search online for work, and research jobs and companies. Hall extended the services of the Opportunity Center to other smaller libraries in Fond du Lac County, making the library a center for economic development and recovery.

Congratulations, Ken!

Fond du Lac Reporter article on the award

See the complete news release for a list of all winners, including First Lady Jessica Doyle and Wisconsin PTA.

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