Armstrong’s Path to Integration is Topic of Forum


(September 22, 2010) Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre, in conjunction with the university’s 75th anniversary celebration, will host "Stormy the Road We Trod: Chronicling Our Trek Into Academic Integration," a racial and cultural diversity forum featuring distinguished local panelists and Armstrong community members who represent different eras of Armstrong's journey into academic integration. The forum will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 29 in the Armstrong Center Auditorium, 13040 Abercorn Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and coordinator of the African American studies program, will moderate. Panelists will include Dr. Zaphon Wilson, chair, Armstrong’s Department of Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science; Zerik Samples, president, Armstrong Student Government Association; Dr. Evelyn Dandy, Armstrong professor emerita of early childhood education; Alfred Owens, Armstrong alumnus and founding director of the Office of Minority Affairs; and Armstrong Latino (HOLA) program students Elisa Gutierrez and Marco Tapia.

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