Voorhees holds annual faculty/staff institute

July 23, 2013

President Sellers will be kicking off his fifth year at the helm of the 117-year-old institution that was the first HBCU founded by a woman, Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Menafee. During the annual faculty/staff institute Thursday, Aug. 1, Sellers will deliver the State of the College address and priorities for the new school year.

Voorhees will also open up the institute with a nationally-renowned motivational speaker. Ty Howard, publisher and editor-in-chief of MOTIVATION, an online magazine, will present "Untie the Knots ," a workshop that assists individuals with relationship challenges, fine-tuning emotional reactions, goal achievement and offering practical strategies for everyday success and knots free living.

Howard is the founder, chairman and CEO of InspiraGen Institute, LLC a successful, diverse professional and personal development firm based in Baltimore County, Md. InspiraGen Institute, LLC is a conglomerate of internationally recognized businesses:, Ty Howard Seminars, Knots Free Publishing, Knots Free Media, Motivation magazine, and The Baltimore Worldwide Speakers Bureau. They share Howard's vision, discipline and passion to inspire, lift and provide tools for change and growth for individuals and organizations throughout the world.

Howard and InspiraGen Institute, LLC provides five scholarships to deserving young college-bound students within his community each year. Since the inception of the Ty Howard College Scholarship Program, InspiraGen Institute, Inc. has granted more than 25 scholarships, worth more than $50,000.

Howard will also be speaking with student orientation leaders at Voorhees Friday, Aug. 2. New Student Orientation will begin on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at 8 am.  All new freshmen and transfer students should report to the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.

For more information, please contact Teesa Brunson, director of communications, at 803-780-1194 or at