Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08
Jackson State University / Southern University

Ceiling Breaker, President Emerita Dolores Spikes was Southern | Brandon K. Dumas, Southern ’08

If leadership is a craft, Dr. Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes’s extensive career in urban higher education has shown her to be one of the most skilled and forward-thinking artisans in our nation’s history. Her commitment to stretching the seemingly inflexible bounds of access to our nation’s colleges and universities in a manner which encompasses populations … Continue reading

Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College
Grambling State University / Southern University

Remembering Mattie Faye Spears (1943-2014) | Ruth Ray Jackson, Southern University and A & M College

Grambling State University alumna Dr. Mattie Faye Spears was one of my greatest teachers. She was the instructor for my Intro to Education class at Southern University. She was the principal of Southern Lab when I did my student teaching. In my second year of teaching, she became principal of the school I worked. She allowed me … Continue reading

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Sonja B. Norwood, Southern University
Southern University / Storyteller Spotlight

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight | Sonja B. Norwood, Southern University

HBCU Storyteller Spotlight Sonja B. Norwood shouts out her alma mater Southern University and The Human Jukebox on Facebook. An accomplished talent manager, television producer, and deal maker, and mother of singer-actors Brandi and Ray J, Sonja Bates Norwood is a proud graduate of Southern University. The McComb, Mississippi native is a lifetime member of Southern University’s Alumni Federation and was … Continue reading

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the “Sister Presidents” #HBCUWomen
Barber-Scotia College / Bennett College / Dillard University / Fisk University / Hampton University / History & Culture / Howard University / Jackson State University / Lincoln University / Meharry Medical College / Norfolk State University / Spelman College / St. Augustine's College / Tougaloo College / Voorhees College

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the “Sister Presidents” #HBCUWomen

Just over thirty years ago in 1981, a Congressional Resolution proclaimed Women’s History Week, and six years later, the celebration was expanded to the entire month of March. Designed as a means of promoting equality among the sexes in the classroom, National Women’s History Month programs around the nation, have centered on an annual theme … Continue reading