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Rockey Robbins to speak at GMC convocation

Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m.—POULTNEY—Rockey R. Robbins, associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, will be the keynote speaker for Green Mountain College’s 2016 convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. in Ackley Hall.
Robbins’ address is titled “Education for the Well Being of the Land and the People.”
“Education should derive first from a respect for nature, and if it does not then alienation becomes intrinsic to the educative process,” Robbins writes. “I would like to draw analogies between Green Mountain College’s connections to, and respect for, nature and Native American notions of Native Sovereignty.”
Robbins teaches multicultural counseling, behavior disorders and personality assessment at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include native spirituality and psychology, grandparenting, assessment, group interventions and developing American Indian treatment models and techniques based on traditional ideas and practices.

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