Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at ACC’s Fifth Annual Scholarship Luncheon April 11

LITTLETON, Colo. – The Arapahoe Community College (ACC) Foundation will host the Fifth Annual Scholarship Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 in the College’s dining hall. The luncheon recognizes student scholarship recipients and the donors who make the scholarships possible.

This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University, will be presented with the Promoting the Power of Education Award for her work in autism advocacy.

Dr. Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the country. In addition to serving as a professor of animal science at CSU, she works as a designer of livestock handling facilities. In 2010, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world and HBO profiled her life story in the movie “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes.

Following the luncheon, Dr. Grandin will be in the ACC Bookstore signing copies of her books, “The Way I See It,” “Thinking in Pictures” and “Developing Talents.”

“Our annual luncheon gives student scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet and thank the donors who have made it possible for them to further their education,” said ACC Foundation Director Courtney Loehfelm. “Donors and sponsors will learn how their support is changing lives. All of the funds raised from this event will be used for additional scholarships and other needs of ACC students and programs. As ACC faces unprecedented enrollment, student need is greater than ever.”

In 2010, the ACC Foundation raised approximately $200,000 for student scholarships thanks to generous donations from community members and business partners.

For more information on the luncheon or to purchase tickets or sponsorship, visit www.accfoundationevents.com or call 303.797.5881.

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