Dr Solange Vivens
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Nursing professional and entrepreneur to speak at Voorhees Black History Convocation

Denmark, S.C. – Solanges Vivens, a nursing professional, entrepreneur and educator, will serve as the Voorhees College Black History Convocation speaker Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. in Massachusetts Hall.

Vivens, a visionary business leader and graduate of Georgetown University School of Nursing, has been at the forefront of healthcare administration and entrepreneurship for over 40 years. She is CEO of Vivens Media Group, a multimedia company that takes her talents beyond the healthcare profession to generating entertainment content through books, short films, podcasts and feature films.

Vivens, who has received numerous recognitions including being recognized by the Minority & Business Professionals Network as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Business Persons in America in 2001, is a lecturer, mentor and author. She has written articles about healthcare and aging. She also is the author of two books: “A Revelation: “Walking Backwards into the Footsteps of St. Solange” and “Girls Can Move Mountains: Rewriting the Rules of Female Entrepreneurship.”

She earned her master’s degree in health services administration from Georgetown and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Long Island University. Vivens also holds an honorary doctoral degree in Human Letters from Voorhees College.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.

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