Tuskegee University’s Engineering Dean to Speak at Okaloosa CI Chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Crestview
Dr. Legand L. Burge, Jr., Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tuskegee University, will give a special re-entry cultural and historical observance presentation on Thursday, February 23, 2012 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Okaloosa Correctional Institution’s Chapel. Reporters are invited to attend.
Dr. Burge has served on the faculty of George Washington University, Tuskegee, Regis College, Johns Hopkins, Bowie State University and at the United States Air Force Academy where he has helped prepare students to apply technology for the benefit of society.
This cultural and historical observance is an important learning opportunity for our inmate participants so that they achieve a broader cultural awareness, understanding and involvement, which is our Departmental goal. Moreover, the Florida Department of Corrections’ mission includes the successful re-entry of prison inmates back into society, further ensuring public safety by producing law-abiding, tax-paying citizens. Okaloosa CI has enthusiastically embraced this initiative by providing numerous programs to its inmates through partnerships with the inmate’s families, local churches and community organizations.
Reporters who wish to attend should contact Communications Director Ann Howard at (850) 488-0420 for background check and approval.