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University College Presents Rocking Chair to Elementary School Library in Honor of Margaret Charters
On Oct. 8, University College (UC) presented a wooden rocking chair to the library at Dr. King Elementary School in the Syracuse City School District. The chair is in memory of Margaret Charters, Ph.D. who established and managed a community reading program at the school. Charters was a tireless advocate of civil rights and community service and received many awards, including Syracuse University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award for Community Service. After completing her Ph.D. in 1973, she became a professor in the School of Education at Syracuse University, where she taught until her retirement in 1995.
Charters was the wife of the late Alex Charters, Ph.D., who was known as the founding father of adult education. Alex Charters served as dean of University College from 1952-1964.
UC is proud to honor Margaret Charters who made a significant and lasting impact on literacy in Central New York.