Media Advisory: Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month

Posted: Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month

Feb. 1-2, Troy Campus: The Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month will take place in the Trojan Center Friday evening and Saturday. All sessions are open and available for coverage. Please see the conference agenda below.

Please contact Clif Lusk or Andy Ellis to confirm your organization’s coverage of these events.

Schedule follows:

Program

Friday, February 1, 2013
6:00 – 6:30 p.m Conference Check-In
6:15 p.m Music
Troy University Gospel Choir - Directed by Mr. Lewis Webb
6:30 p.m Opening General Session
Trojan Center Theatre

Presiding: The Honorable C. Gibson Vance, Member
Troy University Board of Trustees

Song: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Invocation: Rev. James Dawsey, Pastor
County Line Missionary Baptist Church
Slocomb, Alabama

Greetings: Mr. Will Thompson, SGA President Troy University
Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor
Troy University System
The Honorable Jason A. Reeves, Mayor
City of Troy

Musical Selection: Troy University Gospel Choir

Introduction of Speaker: The Honorable Edward F. Crowell, Member Troy University Board of Trustees

Keynote Address: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
Professor, Author, Speaker and News Commentator
New York, New York

Reception – “Celebrating African-American Artists” The Johnson Center Downtown (Shuttle Service Available)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
7:30 a.m. Trojan Center Lobby
8:15 – 9:15 a.m General Session 1

“Legacy: 3rd Jubilee ‘Forever Free’”

Location: Trojan Center Theater

Introduction of Presenter/ Facilitator: Mr. Mark Griffin, Member
Leadership Conference Advisory Board

Presenter: Rev. S. D. James, Bishop
Evangelistic Pentecostal Churches Worldwide, Inc.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m General Session 2

“Building a Foundation for the Future”

Location: Trojan Center Theater

Introduction of Presenter/Facilitator: Lt. Col. Chris Shannon, Member
Leadership Conference Advisory Board

Presenter: Dr. Deborah E. Barnhart
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
U. S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, Alabama

10:15 – 10:30 a.m Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m General Session 3

“We’ve Come This Far by Faith”

Location: Trojan Center Theater

Introduction of Presenter/Facilitator: Dr. W. Clyde Williams, President
National Institute for Human Development, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Presenter: Rt. Rev. Teresa E. Snorton
Bishop, Fifth Episcopal District of the CME Church
Decatur, Georgia

Student Sessions

8:15 – 9:15 a.m General Session 1

“Heritage, Faith, Future & Legacy – Disrupting Stereotypes
Through Passion, Leadership, and Change”

Location: 129 Bibb Graves

Introduction of Presenter/Facilitator: Ms. Alicia Clampett, Student
Troy University

Presenter: Dr. Reuben J. Gresham, Assistant Principal
Lanier High School
Sugar Hill, Georgia

9:15 – 10:15 a.m General Session 2

“Live…Your Legacy”

Location: 129 Bibb Graves

Introduction of Presenter/Facilitator: Mr. Robert Baldwin, Student
Troy University

Presenter: Mr. Anthony Sparks, Executive Director
Birmingham YMCA Youth Center
Birmingham, Alabama

10:15 – 10:30 a.m Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m General Session 3

“Heritage, Faith, Future & Legacy- Arise & Win”

Location: 129 Bibb Graves

Introduction of Presenter/Facilitator: Ms. Alicia Clampett, Student
Troy University

Presenters: Dr. Maranda Brown, Director
Prevention Services, Alabama Department of Mental Health &
Adjunct Faculty, Troy University, Montgomery Campus
Montgomery, Alabama

11:45 a.m Closing General Session

Trojan Center Ballrooms

Presiding: The Honorable Dejerilyn King-Henderson, Councilwoman
City of Troy

Invocation: Rev. Maurice Wright II, Pastor
St. John A.M.E. Church
Ft. Mitchell, Alabama

Greetings: Mr. Marcus Paramore
Director of Governmental Relations
Troy University
Troy City Councilman
The Honorable Charlie Harris
Pike County Commissioner
Ms. Keah Chambers, SGA President
Troy University Dothan
Ms. Caitlyn Crowe
Miss Troy University

Music: Ms. Shelia Jackson and Company

Lunch

Awards: Mr. Derrick Brewster, Member
Leadership Conference Advisory Board

Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Linda Felton-Smith, Director
Office of Learning Support
Alabama State Department of Education

Keynote Address: Ms. Sheri Riley
Life Strategist & Certified Personal Development Coach
Atlanta, Georgia

Conference Evaluation: Mr. Isaiah Scott, Coordinator
Sponsored Accounts
Troy University

Closing Remarks: Ms. Wanda Moultry, Chair
2013 Leadership Conference