YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – November 2, 2011 – Antioch College dedicated a faculty/student gathering space in McGregor Hall as the Gerber Seminar Room during an October 22 ceremony.
Named for alumnus Peter H. Gerber '69, the space also honors the memory of Richard H. "Micky" McCleery, a longtime professor of political science who was Gerber's mentor.
Gerber, along with Trustee David Goodman '69, traveled with McCleery to Hawaii to assist in the creation of an alternative learning community that would be an inspiration for what would become the Kaua'i Community College. McCleery, who never returned to Yellow Springs, died in October 2009.
Gerber and his wife, Julia Wang Miller, were present at the dedication ceremony attended by Goodman, other members of the Board, and college employees and alumni.
After earning his bachelor's degree in 1969, Gerber attained his master's at the University of Northern Colorado in 1973. He is a founding partner of The EdDesigns Group, Senior Advisor to Young Audiences (national office), special advisor to the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, and chairman of the National Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL), University of Indianapolis. He is the former executive director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Education Foundation, and founder-advisor of the South Florida Annenberg Challenge.
About Antioch College
Antioch College is a private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one or more of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences off campus. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
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