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High School students visit Harris-Stowe for intensive 5-week Engineering career readiness program. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes State Representative Joshua Peters and Special Guests for TRIO-ETS Program
Harris-Stowe welcomed an exciting faction of community leaders for a series of inspirational messages to Educational Talent Search, a TRIO program students MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Welcomes 50 Middle School Students for STEM Education Program sponsored by Verizon
For the past two weeks 50 middle school boys have crafted products using 3D printers, marketed their creations and developed entrepreneurial skills during Verizon’s Innovative Learning program. MORE>>
Harris-Stowe Academy for Science and Mathematics Students Gain Hands-on Experience
This year's cadre of Academy for Science and Mathematics produces serious scholars focused on STEM careers MORE>>
Harris-Stowe Congratulates its First Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown Scholarship Winners: Vasanth Mohan and Youssef Jacon
Harris-Stowe Proudly Congratulates the University's first Legends of the Crown scholarship recipients MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University is Awarded a $325,000 Grant from USA Funds
Harris-Stowe State University is Awarded a $325,000 Grant from USA Funds to boost student retention MORE>>
Harris-Stowe Hosts White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
The White House Summit on African American Educational Excellence comes to Harris-Stowe MORE>>
Harris-Stowe State University Admits Its Largest In-Coming Class in History!
Harris-Stowe State University Admits Its Largest In-Coming Class in History! MORE>>
Alliance of Missouri Institutions of Higher Learning Aim to Double Minority STEM Degree Attainment through $5 Million National Science Foundation LSAMP Grant
Harris-Stowe Leads Coalition of Missouri Universities in Effort to Double Minority STEM Graduates MORE>>
Dr. Betty Porter Walls Named Harris-Stowe State University Educator of the Year
October 14, 2016  – Harris-Stowe State University is proud to announce that Dr. Betty Porter Walls, Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Harris-Stowe has been named Educator of the Year. A native of St. Louis, Walls is a career educator – professor, administrator and teacher.  She has successful experience at all levels of education: elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate.  

As a graduate of Harris-Stowe, Dr. Walls was also named a Distinguished Alumna this year.  Dr. Walls holds graduate degrees from Webster University and Saint Louis University.

In her previous position, she was assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) within the Department of Education at the University of Missouri – Columbia, after years as a public school administrator and teacher.  Her teaching and research specializations are in the areas of literacy, diversity and social justice, leadership development - particularly for urban schools, curriculum and instruction, organizational management and group dynamics. 

“I believe that education is a civil right and that every student must have qualified classroom teachers and school administrators to achieve at the highest levels possible,” Dr. Walls said.

Dr. Walls is a noted consultant and professional development presenter for schools and educational organizations including the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER), Missouri’s Early Learning and Write to Learn Conferences, International Literacy/Reading Association, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), International Education Consortium and National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE).  

Dr. Walls is a recipient of several honors and awards including “Outstanding Literacy Instructor,” by the Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association, “High Flyer Award,” from University of Missouri – Columbia, “People Making a World of Difference” from the B’Nai B’rith, “Salute to Excellence in Education Award” from the St. Louis American newspaper and MoSTAR (Star Educator) from Missourians for Students at Risk.  

Dr. Walls is a member and campus counselor of Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Educational Society.  As a board member of the state and local councils of the International Literacy/Reading Association.  Dr. Walls served as the local arrangements chairperson for the 2015 convention in St. Louis.  She is also a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Alliance of Black School Educators (MSLABSE).

Dr. Walls’ volunteer activities include working with Community Women against Hardship (CWAH) and she is a member of the public service sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

MLK Calendar of Events for 2017
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Ron Isley Announces Initiative to Send Students to Harris-Stowe State University
Ron Isley, Grammy Award Winner, producer and lead singer of The Isley Brothers is pleased to launch the Ron Isley Initiative that will send students to Harris-Stowe State University. In honor of his accomplishments and passion for the St. Louis community, Isley will use his gift to provide a legacy for generations to come. MORE>>
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