News

Syndicated show judge visits Voorhees

February 1, 2012

Voorhees College continues its Black History Month celebration with a famous and well-known judge that presides over
a syndicated show currently in its 10th season.

Judge Glenda Hatchett, a former juvenile court judge and authority on youth and social issues, will be speaking at Voorhees at an All-College Assembly in celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Massachusetts Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

As a former chief presiding judge of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court, she became Georgia's first African American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.   Hatchett is also the author of a national bestseller "Dare to Take Charge" released in September of 2010, and "Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say." Hatchett is currently serving on the Board of Advisors for the Atlanta Falcons Football Organization and Play Pumps International.   

Upon graduating from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, she was recognized as a distinguished alumnus and awarded an honorary degree by the college. She also attended Emory University School of Law where she was awarded the Emory Medal, the highest award given to an alumni by the university.

Ebony Magazine named Hatchett one of the "100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America."