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Waynesburg University celebrates Black History Month

Sarah Bell Feb 15, 2022

Waynesburg University is recognizing Black History Month through several events and discussions for faculty, staff, students, and alumni throughout the month of February. The keynote speaker for the month-long celebration is Mr. Lance Hyde, who will lead a virtual presentation about Corporate Diversity on Thursday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. on Microsoft Teams.

Mr. Hyde is an accomplished business professional and devoted change agent. He is a champion for supplier diversity and is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals who are members of underrepresented and underserved groups. His passion and wealth of knowledge have led to impactful business practices and community enrichment. 

The Corporate Diversity presentation will be moderated by Dr. Mindy Walls, W. Robert Stover Chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership. 

In addition to Mr. Hyde's presentation, Black History Month events include:

  • Thursday, February 3: "How to Make an Empowered Ask to Achieve Success, Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind" webinar hosted by author Elayne Fluker through the Alumni Learning Consortium
  • Tuesday, February 8: "What Drives You," part one of the "Success in a Nutshell" leadership series hosted by Dr. Cornelius Coleman, Head Football Coach and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Learning Experiences 
  • Tuesday, February 15: Cultural Dinner hosted by Student Activities Board (SAB)
  • Tuesday, February 22: Music and Conversation Leadership Event for Female Students featuring musician Joy Ike and hosted by SAB
  • Wednesday, February 23: Black History Month Discussion
  • All Month: Black History Month Book Collection on Display in Eberly Library

Black History Month takes place annually in February. Waynesburg University's Diversity & Belonging Team, in conjunction with SAB, organized the above events.