In light of the recent news that the World Health Organization (WHO) has named the coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic and with growing efforts to prevent the spread of it, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Rural College Access & Success Summit.
While we wish we were still able to provide you with this opportunity, with travel restrictions in place at many organizations and the states of emergency declared by governors in several states, including Arizona, we believe the decision is in the best interest of our attendees, partners and employees.
Currently, the conference planning committee is exploring options for bringing together the voices from our diverse rural communities. We will reach out to all conference stakeholders as soon as the path forward has been determined.
While the Summit will not be happening this year, Partners for Education at Berea College plans to host the 2021 Summit in New Hampshire and will return to Arizona in 2022.
We want to thank everyone who had worked so hard to make this event a success, and we share in your disappointment it cannot go forward as planned.
With deep regrets but hope for the future,
Dreama Gentry, Partners for Education at Berea
Rich Nickel, College Success Arizona
For information about hotel accomidations contact Talking Stick Resort directly at (866) 877-9897.