In the News
Indonesian Journalists Visit The Mandana Barn
Four journalists from Indonesia traveled to Syracuse in
June to spend two days meeting with local professionals on the topic of “Teacher
Education in the U.S.” This group was organized by the Foreign Press Center in
collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. They were accompanied by Ms.
Gabrielle Price of the U.S. Foreign Press Corps. During their stay, the group
met with Anne Marie Voutsinas of the Syracuse Teacher’s Center, Cathy
Leogrande, Chair of the Education Dept. at LeMoyne College, Professor Bill
Smullen at the Newhouse School at SU, Laurie Menkin, VP of the Syracuse Board of
Education, and Sara Daggett, President of the Liverpool Faculty Association.
Their meetings included a visit to H.W. Smith Elementary School in Syracuse
where they met with Principal Sharon Birnkrant and School District Director of
Communications, Neil Driscoll. The visitors also observed a class in session and
learned about the diverse student population at the school. In addition, the
visitors enjoyed a home hospitality at The Mandana Barn, hosted by owners Tim
and Heather Carroll.
-Global News, International Center of Syracuse, October 2007