Voorhees College’s king and queen make history

October 9, 2011

Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr., president of Voorhees College, will be featured as an honoree in the AT&T 2012 South Carolina African American History Calendar.   

The Unveiling Ceremony was held on October 4 at the Kroger Center for the Arts in Columbia, S.C.  This award was originally conceived to assist the State Department of Education in meeting the statutory requirement to include African American history in the curriculum.   

Under Sellers' leadership at Voorhees College, there have been many recent accomplishments such as the South Carolina State Board of Education approving the Elementary Education program for the 2010-2011 academic year, sports management was added as a major and African American studies was added as a minor for the 2010-2011 academic year, and the Voorhees College Male Mentoring Program was recently implemented for first-generation African American males in an effort to increase retention, academic performance and personal development.   

Additionally, Voorhees College has been recognized by the South Carolina State Commission on Higher Education as the only Historically Black College and University to receive the 2008-2009 Service Learning Award for exemplary academic service learning programs of public and private higher education institutions. 

Sellers said, "I am delighted to have been selected as one of the honorees for this prestigious calendar along with many other famous and notable men and women who have contributed greatly to African American history.  This calendar will serve as a reminder that people can make a difference and their accomplishments will not go unrecognized."    

Additional honorees are: J. Anthony Brown; Monique Coleman; John & Marie Epps; Georgia Good; Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook, Ph.D.; Michael Parks, M.D.; Bishop Daniel Payne; Lessie Price; Brigadier Gen. Stephen Twitty; Rick Wade and David A. Williams.