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Yancy at ribbon cutting

Academic Year in Review »2011

  • Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy returns as Shaw's 16th President. Yancy previously served as Shaw's 14th president during the 2009 -2010 academic year.
  • Shaw re-opens and welcomes the class of 2015 after a devastating tornado on April 16, 2011 destroyed much of the campus.    

  • The nationally syndicated "Yolanda Adams Morning Show" broadcasts live from campus to assist with tornado-relief fundraising efforts.     

  • Retired Ambassador Edward Peck, an expert on Middle East politics and diplomatic relations, visits campus and presents "Neither Quick Nor Easy: Doing What's Best for America, Israel, Palestine and the Middle East - An Effort to Provoke Thoughts - Not People."     

  • Family members of the late Vernon Malone '57 present the University with a check in the amount of $89,680.45 to establish the Vernon and Susan Malone '56 Endowed Scholarship, which offers financial support to deserving students within Shaw's Department of Education. Malone was an alumnus, state senator, as well as a member of Shaw's Board of Trustees.  

  • Kirk-DugganDr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, professor of Theology and Women's Studies, received the YWCA Academy of Women Award in education. She also received an award from the New York City YWCA for her work in womanist theology and was nominated for the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize at Brandeis University.
  • North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue hosts Shaw alumnus Corey Leake '08 during a holiday celebration at the North Carolina Executive Mansion. Leake sang Roland Carter's arrangement of "Is There Anybody Here Who Loves My Jesus?" The impromptu performance concluded with Leake's signature song, "Proclaim God's Marvelous Deeds" in which he sang the part of the cantor.
    Corey Leake
    (L-R)Leake, Gov. Perdue, Cornwall  
Roger Shackleford
  • Shaw alumnus Roger Shackleford, '72 is appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Workforce Development for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Shackleford will manage a new division within the department that combines workforce professionals across the state who previously worked in separate Department of Commerce divisions.   
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