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Voorhees University Celebrates Women’s History Month with Inspirational Speakers

Denmark, SC – March 12, 2024 – As Women’s History Month unfolds, Voorhees University proudly joins the nationwide celebration under the theme “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Throughout March, Voorhees will host esteemed speakers Crystal Daniels and Dr. Vallerie Coath Cave, offering insights and inspiration to honor the invaluable contributions of women in our society.

The campus event will begin on March 14, 2024, at 11:00 am, at Massachusetts Hall, 151 Academic Circle, Denmark, SC 29042, with Crystal Daniels, Student Wellness & Accessibility Manager at Aiken Technical College (ATC). Crystal’s extensive experience in student success methodologies and community development, coupled with her role as the Executive Director at Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center, promises a compelling discussion on fostering inclusivity and empowerment.

Dr. Vallerie Coath Cave, a distinguished Transformational Education Leader, will grace the event on March 21, 2024, at 6:00 pm. With a career spanning 35 years in education and remarkable achievements as Superintendent of Allendale County Schools, Dr. Cave’s insights into school transformation and her commitment to student success are certain to inspire and motivate.

Crystal Daniels, a 2023 SCALE Fellow with the Riley Institute at Furman University, holds a Master of Education in Teaching & Learning and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling. Dr. Vallerie Coath Cave earned her Doctorate Degree from Walden University in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Studies, and her expertise in school transformation has led to significant improvements in student achievement.

“We are thrilled to welcome Crystal Daniels and Dr. Vallerie Coath Cave as part of our Women’s History Month celebration,” said Dr. Prince Brown, Vice President of University Advancement. “Their remarkable journeys and dedication to equity and inclusion serve as shining examples for our community and beyond.”

For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Prince Brown at pbrown@voorhees.edu or 803-780-1199.

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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