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McKeown School of Education Dedication in honor of Salem State alumnus James L. McKeown '77

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James (Jamie) McKeown ’77 received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Salem State University in 1977 and went on to become a dynamic leader in the North Shore community. Prior to his tragic passing in 1996, he had a distinguished career at Cummings Properties where he grew from leasing agent in 1979 to company president in 1990. 

To recognize the university’s continued partnership with Cummings Foundation and celebrate Jamie’s legacy, Salem State will name its school of education, the university’s founding program, after Jamie, establishing the McKeown School of Education. 

With Cummings Foundation’s support, the School of Education will greatly expand its programming, including building on efforts to diversify the educator pipeline for all teacher license areas, creating a center for professional learning aimed at retaining teachers and school leaders, preparing educators to meet student needs beyond PreK-12 education, supporting pathways to licensure for hundreds of emergency-licensed teachers in the region, and other efforts.

When 2:30pm
Salem State University North Campus
352 Lafayette Street, Salem, Mass.
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