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June 16, 2009

Dalton State College faculty contribute to book on Latino immigration

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“Voices from the Nueva Frontera” contains nine chapters which are authored by the book’s four editors and five other contributors. In addition to Davis, the editors include Tom Deaton, professor emeritus of social science; David P. Boyle, dean of the School of Social Work; and Jo-Anne Schick, former director of the Georgia Project. The other contributors include Roschelle Bautista, assistant professor of Spanish; Ken Ellinger, associate professor of political science; Aref Hervani, who formerly taught economics at Dalton State; Monte Salyer, assistant professor of ESL; and Father Daniel Stack, a priest at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church during the late 1990s.

Amazon.com describes the book as one which “sheds new light on the often invisible changes that have transformed this North Georgia town over the last 30 years.”

“Each chapter ends with an interview of a worker, student or other professional involved in the immigrant experience,” the review continues. “These narratives add human faces to the realities of dramatic change occurring in rural industrial towns.”

All royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to a scholarship fund for Latino students who are enrolled in Dalton State College’s School of Social Work.

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