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BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY HONORING UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF ALONG WITH COMMUNITY LEADER

2/14/2018 - Jackson, Miss.

WHO: Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
WHAT: Celebrate Black History Month by naming 2018 Diversity Educator of the Year, honoring university faculty and staff and a community leader
KAREN CUMMINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT:
  Dr. Helen Beatrice Barnes
Physician, Professor Emerita, University of Mississippi Medical Center; Co-Founder of Primary Care Clinic, Jackson Medical Mall
UNIVERSITY HONOREES:
  Dr. Babu Patlolla
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Alcorn State University

Michelle Johansen
Adjunct Instructor of History; Quality Enhancement Plan Coordinator; Study Abroad Coordinator
Delta State University

Dr. Robert E. Luckett, Jr.
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of African-American Experience
Jackson State University

Dr. Linda T. Coats
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education
Mississippi State University

Dr. Brittany S. Moore-Henderson
Community Outreach Veterinarian, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Dionne Fortenberry
Chair, Department of Sciences & Mathematics
Mississippi University for Women

Dr. Jiabo Liu
Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
Mississippi Valley State University

Dr. RoSusan D. Bartee
Professor, Department of Leadership and Counselor Education
The University of Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena
Department Chair, Population Health Science
The University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Chin-Nu Lin
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
The University of Southern Mississippi
WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: IHL Board Room, located in the Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211.

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The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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