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Harris-Stowe Business Professor Appointed to Gateway Advisory Committee

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 10, 2013) – Harris-Stowe State University Assistant Professor of Business Administration Dr. Robert Kamkwalala was recently selected to serve on the advisory committee for the Business Department of Gateway STEM High School.

“In my effort to help recruitment of Business students to Harris-Stowe’s Anheuser-Busch School of Business, I humbly accepted to serve on the Gateway STEM Advisory Committee,” said Dr. Kamkwalala. “I will be sharing ideas with other committee members on how to improve the curriculum and exchanging ideas with the business faculty on how to improve and engage the students. These efforts will also include providing seminars on professional development.”

Dr. Kamkwalala’s invitation to serve in this capacity was extended by his former student and HSSU alumnae Gannelle Claxton. After earning a business degree from HSSU, Claxton went on to complete her master’s in education from Lindenwood University. She is now full-time faculty in the Business Department at Gateway.

Gateway, last year, sent four college-bound students to HSSU. Dr. Kamkwalala was the 2012 HSSU Educator of the Year. He is also an alumnus of Harris-Stowe, having graduated with a business degree. He received a M.S. and D.Mgmt. from Webster University.

Recognized by the United States Department of Education as a New American High School, Gateway STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) High School, integrates a strong academic curriculum emphasizing mathematics and science with career preparation in highly technical fields. Gateway STEM creates lifelong learners through skill building, team building, real-life applications and service to the community.

Harris-Stowe State University, located in midtown St. Louis, is a four-year institution that offers 15 degree programs in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Biology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Health Care Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Sciences and Computer Technology, Mathematics, Middle School Education, Educational Studies, Professional Interdisciplinary Studies, Secondary Education and Urban Affairs. Ranked by U.S. News as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, the university, which has been in existence for more than 150 years, offers the most affordable bachelor’s degree in the state of Missouri. HSSU is home of the Don and Heide Wolff Jazz Institute.

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