Teacher with Student with text "360 Purple Star Summit"

February 6-7, 2023 
Phenix City, Alabama 

Join us February 6-7 in Phenix City, Alabama for the MCEC 360 Purple Star Summit.
MCEC 360 Purple Star Summits are designed to support schools and districts that are seeking or currently hold the Purple Star Designation. Attendees will participate in sessions that provide critical learning opportunities that support Purple Star readiness in your schools and district.
The event is free of charge and includes discussions on the Military Interstate Compact (MIC3), professional development on serving the children of National Guard and Reserve families, interaction with state-level MCEC Coordinators and School Liaisons, Student 2 Student training for school groups, and Speedometry for parents and elementary-aged children. Register below for the events you are interested in attending.
This event is funded through The Alabama State Department of Education State Fund.

Please contact Likitca Ligon at 

Part 1: For Professionals
Join us for a day of professional learning! 
Monday, February 6, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST 
Troy University 
Phenix City (Riverfront) Campus 
1450 Whitewater Avenue 
Phenix City, Alabama 
What to expect:
  • Professional Development sessions geared to support military connected-students in your community. 
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities with other educators and community leaders in the area. 

Breakfast and lunch provided. 


Part 2: For Parents and Elementary-Aged Children

Join us for an evening of fun and learning with MCEC® and Hot Wheels® Speedometry™, featuring Hot Wheels cars, tracks, and more! Kids gain experience evaluating and interpreting data using the concepts of physics, all while having fun racing Hot Wheels cars.

Monday, February 6, 2023 
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST

Troy University (Riverfront) Campus 
1510 Whitewater Ave. 
Phenix City, Alabama 
Room 216 

Don’t wait! 

Register by February 5.  Complimentary Hot Wheels cars may not be guaranteed for registrations after February 1. 


Part 3: For Students 
On day 2 of the Summit, MCEC will conduct a Student 2 Student® (S2S) training for K-12 schools. S2S is a student-led program that brings military and civilian students together to welcome new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions. 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST 
Troy University (Riverfront) Campus 
15101 Whitewater Ave. 
Phenix City, Alabama 

Training Objectives: 

  • Understand why S2S is needed in schools
  • Identify the challenges students face as they transition in or out of school 
  • Understand the S2S Core Values: Leadership, Finding the Way, Academics, Service, Relationships and 100% Acceptance 
  • Have a plan to build a strong S2S.

This training is designed for school groups. Breakfast and lunch provided. 
Registration has closed for this segment of the 360 Summit.

Continuing Education: 
Upon completion of the post-training survey, participants may apply for 6 clock hours of continuing education credits for a fee of $30.00. CE credit applications must be received within 12 months from the completion of the training. 


Please contact Likitca Ligon at