Ironda Joyce Campbell will deliver the Keynote speech at the annual Black Culture Month Observance presented by the Progressive Women’s Association of Harrison County.
The luncheon will be held on Friday, February 24 at noon at the Uptown Event Center. Ten Women of color will be inducted into the Women of Distinction Society. These ten women will be honored for their service to Harrison County and the contributions they have made to produce a better community and to help the residents living here.
Ms. Campbell is an associate Professor of Communications at Pierpont College. She earned her B.S. from Norfolk State University and her Master of Arts from Stephen F. Austin University. She has previously worked in television and radio. Before joining Fairmont State University she taught at a host of other institutions which allowed her to develop a depth of experience as an instructor and college professor.
She has also authored two books of poetry – Strands and Same Shoe, Different Color. She says of her poetry “the quick and poetic streams of insight, encouragement and wisdom will help you along your way.”
Ms. Campbell promotes diversity and embraces such in her learning and teaching pedagogies. She is also known for developing rapport with her students and incorporating humor in the learning process.
Rosalyn Alonso, president of the PWA, says that “they have been most fortunate to be able to secure Ms. Campbell as the Keynote speaker and is certain that all those attending the luncheon will find her remarks both entertaining and educational.” Alonso encourages individuals to contact the PWA to make reservations early as there is limited seating. A special lunch is being planned. For information or reservations call 304-624- 6881.