Clark Atlanta University Hosts 8th Annual Colloquium during American Education Week


Samuel Burston

Clark Atlanta University Hosts 8th Annual Colloquium during American Education Week

ATLANTA, GA-- November 13, 2018 -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the CAU School of Education will host the 8th Annual Dr. Pearlie C. Dove Colloquium, Tuesday November 13, at Aldridge Theater, Thomas Cole Research Center from 5 PM to 7 PM. This event is held in celebration of American Education Week, November 12-16, 2018.

 The event will feature a panel discussion exploring the topic “Keeping Our Schools Safe: What Can We Do?”, moderated by Dr. E. Ken Shell, assistant professor, Counselor Education Department.  Panelists include Chief Debra Williams, Chief of Police; Clark Atlanta University; Dr. Brian Bolden; the Honorable Judge Penny Brown Reynolds; Dr. Jessica Cuthbert; Chief Thomas Trawick, Jr., Chief of Police, Clayton County School District; Mr. Stacy Roberson, school counselor and doctoral student, Higher Education Administration; and Ms. Shaqulla Matthews, a senior & honors student majoring in educational studies.

The annual Pearlie C. Dove Colloquium, sponsored by the School of Education, takes its name from alumna, professor emerita & author Pearlie C. Dove, Ed.D. Under Dove’s leadership as the chair of the Division of Education, Clark College became the first private Historically Black College in Georgia to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in 1968. Later, she aided in the consolidation of Clark College with Atlanta University in order to begin Clark Atlanta University. She was also elected to work at the policy making level of the Association of Teacher Educators (AATE) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

The Colloquium is a testament to her legacy and the legacy of others who inspired and prepared her as an educator, innovator and advocate. It aspires to encourage and promote spirited exchange related to the work of teacher-education, leadership, and counseling in diverse educational settings.

The event is open to the public, and seeks to engage teachers, practitioners, scholars, and students to address challenges, opportunities, and innovations in the world of teaching and learning.  Educating Youth Everywhere (EYE), Educational Leadership Student Association (ELSA), and Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society will host the event and reception immediately following.

Contact Carlethia Townsend at for more information on CAU’s American Education Week events and activities.


About American Education Week

Established in 1921, American Education Week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. AEW is sponsored by the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of Education and national organizations, including the National PTA, the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the American School Counselor Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National School Public Relations Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

2018's theme will be reflected in special observances each day of the 2018 weeklong celebration. For more information on American Education Week, visit


About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators.  From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. Visit to learn more about Clark Atlanta University.