NW-SCC Celebrates Black History Month with scheduled events


MUSCLE SHOALS– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announces events in celebration of February as Black History Month. This year’s events include music, an inspirational speaker and a taste of “Soul Food”.

NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a program on each campus.

The NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a Unity Concert Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 12:15 p.m. in the Hospitality Center on the Shoals campus. The Black History Program will feature music by Ella West, Ruby Tiggs and the NW-SCC Chorale.

NW-SCC will hold a Black History Month Celebration Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Center on the Phil Campbell campus featuring guest speaker, Dr. Sharon Whittaker-Davis, Vice President of Student Affairs at Stillman College. Following Dr. Whittaker-Davis, special music will be provided by the NW-SCC Chorale and Jazz Ensemble.

Dr. Whittaker-Davis is a native of Gary Indiana and has provided leadership in an administrative and teaching capacity at various colleges and universities since 1974. She has B.A. and M.ED degrees in English Education and Student Personnel Administration from Howard University in Washington, D. C. (where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude), a diploma from Cappa Chell Finishing School and Modeling Agency in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management and is a Nissan/ETS Fellow.

In 2012 she received the Sadie Yancey Award, which is the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals’ (NASAP) highest award for extraordinary leadership, unwavering commitment to excellence, and honored service to the Student Affairs profession and beyond. In 2014 she received The National Society of Leadership and Success Award from Sigma Alpha Pi awarded to administrators who serve students with heart and passion and motivating them in their pursuit of education.

As a professional motivational public speaker she has presented at over 340 college, university, state, regional, and local organizations.

For more information on any of the events, contact Casey Eggleston at (256) 331-5357, NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee.

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