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

2/20/2019 - Jackson, Miss.

WHO: Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
WHAT: Celebrate Black History Month by naming 2019 Diversity Educator of the Year, honoring university faculty and staff and a community leader

KAREN CUMMINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT:

    Penny Sisson
    Retired Educator and Community Volunteer, Oxford

UNIVERSITY HONOREES:

    Dr. Cynthia Skaggs Scurria
    Chairperson of the Department of English, Languages and Mass Communication
    Alcorn State University

    Dr. Natasha Barnes
    Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
    Delta State University

    Heather A. Wilcox
    Director of the Center for University-Based Development
    Jackson State University

    Dr. Mimmo Parisi
    Executive Director of the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC)
    Mississippi State University

    Dr. Scott Willard
    Associate Dean and Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Phillip Stockton
    Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities
    Mississippi University for Women

    Deborah Purnel
    Instructor, English and Foreign Languages and Creative Writing Club Advisor
    Mississippi Valley State University

    Sandra Cox-McCarty
    Associate Dean, School of Law
    The University of Mississippi

    Dr. Michael Ryan
    Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
    The University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Dr. Thomas V. O'Brien
    Professor, College of Education and Human Sciences
    The University of Southern Mississippi

WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 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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