National Council on Black American Affairs American Association of Community Colleges
Delores A. Parker Receives 2006
Leadership Award from the National
Council on Black American Affairs
Dr. Delores A. Parker, vice president continued funding for the North
for Academic and Student Services of Carolina Transitional Assistance
the North Carolina Community College to Biomedical Sciences grant
System Office, received one of three from the National Institutes
Leadership Awards from the NCBAA of Health to increase the
during the 86th Annual Convention of participation of minority
the American Association of Community students in baccalaureate
Delores A. Parker receives the NCBAA Leadership Award
Parker, who has led the Academic In presenting the award, from NCBAA National President Calvin E. Woodland.
and Student Services division since Dr. Calvin Woodland, president
November 1999, was recognized for her of the National Council on Black
commitment to improving educational American Affairs and president of Inside this Issue
opportunities and professional Capital Community College in Hartford, Greetings ........................................... 2
development for African-American Conn., noted “Dr. Parker is a social
students, faculty and administrators in activist who is forever vigilant to the NCBAA Goals, Mission & Values .......... 2
the community college system. causes that insure justice and fairness Palm Beach chapter hosts a variety
for the African-American community.” of activities .......................................... 3
The Leadership Award, presented during
the annual NCBAA breakfast on April Also attending the event in support Busy Agenda for St. Petersburg College
23 in Long Beach, Calif., recognizes of Parker were H. Martin Lancaster, NCBAA Chapter ................................... 3
her commitment to initiating programs president of the North Carolina NCBAA creates partnership with similar
emphasizing access, success and Community College System, Kenneth L. organization overseas ......................... 3
retention of African-American males Whitehurst, associate vice president for
Lawson State Dedicates $10-Million
in postsecondary education. Parker’s Academic and Student Services for the Technology Building ............................ 4
leadership led to the first North Carolina system, and Wanda White, director of
Community College System 2005 Student Development services for the Florida Community College at
Minority Male Mentoring Best Practices system. Jacksonville executive dean honored ... 4
Conference. NCBAA/BCC Members conduct
“Dr. Parker has been a visionary study tour in Ghana ............................. 4
She also led a highly successful leader whose work in support
partnership with North Carolina Central of underrepresented students in Jimmie Ford on North Carolina State
University to host the 2006 conference postsecondary education is a hallmark of Board of Community Colleges ............. 5
“African-American Males in Education: excellence in preparing a highly trained North Carolina State Board of
Collective Works and Responsibility.” workforce through the North Carolina Community Colleges welcomes
Community College system,” new member ........................................ 5
She has been instrumental in obtaining Lancaster said.
Achieving the Dream funding from Florida African-American Education
Alliance Annual Recognition Program .. 5
the Lumina Foundation to increase
the success of community college NCBAA Southern Region
students, particularly those who have Board of Directors .............................. 6
been underserved in postsecondary Join NCBAA Board of Directors ........... 6
education, and instrumental in gaining
Submit articles ................................... 6
Greetings from the drum of NCBAA Goals, Mission and Values
Donald L. Cleveland The National Council on Black American Affairs
serves as a collaborative voice, promoting the
academic success of African-American students,
Dear Colleagues: faculty, staff and administrators.
As president of the National Council on Black American Affairs- GOALS
Southern Region, NCBAA-SO, I take great pleasure in welcoming
you to this year’s exciting conference. It is our 26th meeting The role of NCBAA in higher education remains
of the Southern Region, of significant importance, as reflected by the
following strategic goals:
and provides another
opportunity for us to • To create a collegial environment that enhances the access
and success of African-American students in community
assemble and address
the goals of NCBAA-SO, • To strengthen relationships with policy development and
with the primary goal of funding sources to support creative initiatives for African-
advancing educational American students, faculty, staff and administrators.
opportunities for African- • To expand leadership development and opportunities
American students in for African-American students, faculty, staff and
administrators in community colleges.
community colleges. • To promote an organizational culture that strengthens
and supports the professional growth of faculty, staff and
Our theme for this year,
“Freeing Your Mind: • To enhance the knowledge, talents, abilities, and skills
Breaking Barriers to of African-American students, faculty, staff and
Cultural, Educational, and administrators to function effectively within the world
Economic Development,” of emerging information technology.
affords us an excellent
foundation to identify and MiSSiON
eliminate those challenges NCBAA is committed to the following mission:
that impede the progress
Donald L. Cleveland • Improving diversity and resultant educational
of African-American opportunities and professional development for African-
students, faculty, staff and American students, faculty, staff and administrators.
administrators within community college systems. We urge • Developing collaborative relationships with educational,
you to attend and participate in the innovative sessions and business, governmental and public service organizations
workshops, and take this information back to your respective with compatible goals.
institutions to share with others. • Networking to maximize the achievement of career
goals for African-American students, faculty, staff
NCBAA-SO is indebted to Dr. Larry Calderon, president of and administrators.
Broward Community College, for agreeing to host and support
• Articulating positions on issues affecting African-Americans
this conference. We also would like to commend Professor in the formulation of policy and decision-making.
Kisha King, conference chair, and the conference planning
committee for their dedication and hard work in making this VALueS
conference possible. Now, we need YOU to make it happen!
NCBAA acknowledges the worth of the individual
Lastly, as always, I challenge you to do at least two things and affirms its belief in the following shared values:
as a result of attending this conference: 1) meet each Board • Lifelong learning and development for all people.
member and let him/her know what we can do to make • Collegial sharing of information and ideas.
NCBAA-SO an even better organization, and 2) commit to
• Access to higher education for all people; increased
supporting your local chapter or commit to chartering a access for the underserved.
chapter if you do not have one.
• Diversity of people, ideas and learning styles.
Here’s wishing you an “edutaining” time in sunny Fort Lauderdale! • Teaching excellence and innovation through intellectual,
social, cultural, and technological enrichment.
• Partnerships with federal, state and local entities that
Yours toward “freeing your mind,” share similar missions, goals and objectives.
• Volunteerism for causes, objectives and purposes
Donald L. Cleveland supportive of the aims of NCBAA.
President • Recognition of excellence.
• Role modeling to enhance student achievement and
teaching performance, as well as staff and administrative
Palm Beach chapter hosts a variety Busy Agenda for
St. Petersburg College
of activities year round NCBAA Chapter
The 2005-06 school year was an The Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke chapter of
exciting and busy one for the NCBAA, located at St. Petersburg College
NCBAA chapter at Palm Beach in Florida, had a busy agenda for the
Community College in Florida. 2005-06 fiscal year as members planned
The chapter kicked off the school and participated in a number of activities
year with a Welcome Luncheon and programs to promote the vision of
for the new provost for the Belle NCBAA and the mission of St. Petersburg
Glade Campus, Beverly Robinson. College. Chapter members:
Because of the impact that • Marched in the annual Martin Luther
hurricanes had in the area King, Jr. parade in St. Petersburg.
last year, the chapter donated • Participated in the Florida African-
$1,000 to aid displaced families The newly elected NCBAA e-board for Palm Beach American Heritage Celebration on
in the Belle Glade community Community College are (left to right): Marvita Davis, Saturday, Feb. 25.
secretary; Earl Bryant, president; Olivia Morris, vice
after Hurricane Wilma, and also president of programs; Dr Quincy Moore, Palm Beach • Hosted informational meetings for the
adopted three families for the Community College vice president of student services; Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke scholarship
Christmas holidays, providing and Dr. Barry Moore, vice president of membership.
students. St. Petersburg College
them with food and gift cards. The chapter held a welcome luncheon for Moore.
awards this scholarship to students
To end the semester, the annual Holiday place, a $750 scholarship for second who have excelled academically. The
Dinner feast was held in conjunction with place, and $500 scholarship for third Chapter established a mentoring
a surprise retirement celebration for John place. During commencement, NCBAA program for the scholarship students.
Jenkins, one of the charter members of presented four graduating sophomores • Planned and participated in the
the chapter. scholarships of $500. annual Dr. Mac J. Williams Academic
In the spring semester, the chapter Excellence Awards Program. This
To end the school year, NCBAA
co-sponsored the annual Martin Luther program honors Pinellas County
sponsored its second annual Juneteenth
King Breakfast with the Collegewide African-American middle and high
Celebration at World Famous, a local soul
Diversity Committee. The event featured school students who have excelled
food restaurant, and featured a video
Juan Williams, senior correspondent for academically.
presentation, games with prizes and
National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. feast. • In June, hosted the collegewide
retirement celebration for
For Black History Month, the chapter At the end of the summer term, the St. Petersburg College Vice President
continued its tradition of sponsoring chapter sponsored a luncheon to welcome for Educational and Student Services
an annual Comedy/Talent Scholarship and introduce Dr. Quincy Moore, the new Willie B. Felton, Jr.
Explosion, emceed by nationally known vice president of Student Services, to
comedian Arvin Mitchell. The winners college administrators, faculty, staff and • Planned and participated in a number
received a $1,000 scholarship for first students. of activities and programs (gospel
concerts, a cultural festival, African-
American Read In, student leadership
NCBAA creates partnership with “The Network for Black Managers and forum, career forum and academic
similar organization overseas the NCBAA share the same mission, excellence award ceremonies) in
goals and values,” Dr. Calvin Woodland, celebration of African-American
NCBAA has created a partnership with NCBAA national president, said of the History Month.
The Network for Black Managers in the partnership. “They are aligned to one
United Kingdom. common purpose, which is to advance
The Network for Black Managers was the equality of opportunity for Black
founded in 1998. Among its objectives professionals and Black students.
are 1) to enhance the quality of the “Also, we aim to have a long-term
learning experience for black learners impact helping to shape the public
through positive teaching and learning policy agenda in relation to social
strategies, mentoring and role modeling, justice and education opportunity for
and 2) to increase the numbers of black both our constituencies, in the states
staff, especially at senior and middle as well as in Britain. By building on this Members of the Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke
management levels, so that they properly chapter of NCBAA: George Greenlee, left,
common mission, we also will serve to
membership chair and Roy Slater,
reflect the ethnic diversity of learners in raise concerns of international import president, march in the Dr. Martin Luther
colleges, and national, regional and local because we are both dealing with King Jr. Day parade in St. Petersburg, Fla.
demographics. global issues.”
NCBAA/BCC Members conduct
study tour in Ghana
Broward Community College, located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
conducted its annual Study Abroad Program to Africa,
June 28-July 12.
This year’s program allowed participants to travel to Ghana
to study many important sites and locations including:
Accra, the capital of Ghana; Kumasi, home of the Ashanti
people; Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park; the W.E.B. Dubois
Center for Pan African Culture; the University of Ghana, Legon;
Elmina and the Cape Coast slave castles. The program offered
students an opportunity to receive three credits in Social
Sciences to be applied toward a degree. Pictured are course participants along with Professor Kisha King,
president of NCBAA/BCC, second from left on the back row;
BCC’s 2007 Summer Study Abroad Program will allow students Levi Williams, chairperson of BCC’s Board of Trustees, fifth from
to travel to Senegal and The Gambia in West Africa in late June left on back row, Georgette Sosa-Douglass, member of BCC’s Board
of Trustees, third from right on front row; and Donald Cleveland,
to early July for two weeks. Anyone interested in enrolling in
president of NCBAA-Southern Region, extreme right on first row.
the program, or in acquiring additional information, should
contact Donald Cleveland at (954) 201-6572 or
Lawson State Dedicates $10-Million Florida Community College at
Technology Building Jacksonville executive dean honored
Technology has a new place to thrive on Dr. Brenda Simmons, FCCJ North Campus
Lawson State Community College’s campus executive dean, received the Quality
in Alabama. The Perry W. Ward Advanced Leadership Award from FCCJ on Aug. 24.
Technology Building was officially dedicated
in April. A host of influential representatives Positive and upbeat in her approach to
witnessed this monumental moment in work, Simmons has interacted within the
Lawson State’s history, including local and college community in a variety of roles.
state government officials and educators. Her record of accomplishments has
Perry W. Ward Brenda Simmons
brought acclaim to FCCJ and motivation
With Lawson State’s futuristic architecture and unconventional to students, faculty and staff.
design, the Perry W. Ward Advanced Technology Building
will be a significant instrument to help improve the lives of Her open-door policy has allowed students the flexibility and
students, corporations, communities and the world. freedom to seek her guidance and direction in navigating their
“This facility will truly make a difference in this community,” field of dreams. Her project management skills are impeccable
said the honoree, Lawson State President Dr. Perry W. Ward. as evidenced in numerous successfully written accreditation
self studies, new program implementation and local
The $10-million building houses the Alabama Center for partnerships, creating broad-based scholarship and educational
Advanced Technology and Training, which will provide highly opportunities for students at home and abroad.
developed training in existing and emerging technologies. The
facility includes state-of-the-art distance-learning components, Simmons has developed alliances with faculty members across
offices, classrooms, conference rooms, a technology theatre, the college, enabling them to successfully pursue and reach
an archives room, guest/visitor rooms, unfinished space for creative and innovative solutions to student success initiatives.
furniture design and use, and technology exhibition spaces. Simmons is a catalyst for change, manages things quietly and
treats responsibilities as her very soul.
Jimmie Ford on North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has “It is an honor to serve on the State Board,” said Ford. “I am
appointed a Wayne County native to happy to be able to give back to a system that changed my life.”
the State Board of Community Colleges.
Jimmie E. Ford, a former state legislator, H. Martin Lancaster, president of the North Carolina Community
a former Wayne County commissioner, College System, also is a Wayne County native and says he is
and retired associate vice president at thrilled to have someone of Ford’s caliber on the Board.
Wayne Community College, is a strong and “Jimmie is an excellent addition to this group of dedicated
knowledgeable addition to the group that individuals who are committed to making our community
Jimmie Ford governs the 58 community colleges across colleges the best in the country,” said Lancaster. “His experience
North Carolina. in the System and in local and state government will benefit the
Ford knows firsthand the value of a community college state board. We are thrilled to have him join us.”
education. He graduated from Wayne Community College with Ford serves on the Policy Committee and a special SBCC
a double major in Business Administration and Mental Health. Committee that responds to recommendations made by the
The U. S. Army veteran then earned a bachelor’s degree in state auditor. His term ends June 30, 2011.
Behavioral Sciences from Shaw University and a master’s degree
in Adult Education from North Carolina State University. He was Ford, a deacon at Barnes Missionary Baptist Church, is married
employed at Wayne Community College for 37 years. to the former Priscilla Spruill. They have two children.
North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges welcomes new member
Jonathan Smith, a 4.0 G.P.A. student representative on the North Carolina “I do not by any means take this
at Roanoke-Chowan Community State Board of Community Colleges in responsibility lightly,” said Smith.
College, Ahoskie, N.C., and president July. He took the oath of office from “I promise to work hard, listen to our
of the North Carolina Comprehensive Associate Supreme Court Justice Patricia students, and serve all that have placed
Community College Student Government Timmons-Goodson. their trust and faith in me by sharing
Association, became the new student their concerns and ideas with you.”
After his oath of office, State Board
Florida African-American quality programs for African-American Chairwoman Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, who
students in the areas of recruitment, is the first African-American to serve as
Education Alliance Annual retention and community outreach. chairperson, offered her full support
Recognition Program Florida Community College at to Smith as he provides leadership and
The Florida African-American Education Jacksonville was recognized for its voice for the 800,000 students in the
Alliance held its annual recognition College Bound Programs – including North Carolina Community College
program on Jan.16. Gov. Jeb Bush was College Reach Out, FAME, GRADS, System.
the keynote speaker. In his presentation, Upward Bound, the Kids and Karate
Bush cited statistics showing that Florida Program and the Jacksonville Black
is stronger than ever and moving in the History Calendar. State educational
right direction in education. He cited the leaders, including David Armstrong,
benchmarks before and after the A+ Plan chancellor of Florida’s Community
that was implemented in 1998-99. Bush College and Workforce Education, were
said that among the gains: nearly half present to recognize and honor award
of Florida’s community colleges are in recipients.
the nation’s top 100 and five are in the
top 10 of associate’s degrees granted. The Florida African-American Education
Further, he cited increases in the Alliance is an outreach organization
In July 2006, Jonathan Smith, a 4.0 GPA
number of students enrolled who have designed to disseminate accurate
student at Roanoke-Chowan Community
successfully transferred into the State information about Florida’s education College in Ahoskie, N.C. and president of the
University System. reforms and to encourage the active North Carolina Comprehensive Community
involvement and partnership of African- College Student Government Association,
In the Alliance’s recognition program, joined the State Board of Community
American students, parents, educators
Florida Community College at and communities toward the continued
Jacksonville, along with Lake-Sumter improvement of education in Florida.
Community College, Indian River
Community College, and Palm Beach For more information on the Florida
Community College received awards for African-American Education Alliance, visit
NCBAA Southern Region Board of Directors Join the NCBAA Southern
Region’s Board of Directors
Donald Cleveland Gwendolyn Drumgoole
President, NCBAA Southern Region Treasurer To be considered for a Board position,
Broward Community College Houston Community College System you must:
3501 SW Davie Road 3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 • Be a member of NCBAA-SO in good
Davie, FL 33314
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org standing for a minimum of one year.
Phone: (954) 201-6572
Fax: (954) 201-6238 • Have access to a travel budget in
E-mail: email@example.com Dr. Louise Gooche order to attend two official Board
Board Member meetings per year – the Summer
Leonard Bruton Retired Meeting and the Fall Conference
Vice President – Organizational Vitality 88 Periwinkle Place Meeting (usually in October).
Palm Beach Community College Durham, NC 27713
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Submit a letter of intent for Board
3000 Saint Lucie Avenue
membership to the NCBAA-SO
Boca Raton, FL 33431
E-mail: email@example.com Dr. Roland Moore
Board Member • Be present at the General
Dr. Brenda Simmons J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Membership Meeting during the
Vice President – Programs College Fall Conference.
Florida Community College 700 East Jackson Street
at Jacksonville Richmond, VA 23219
4501 Capper Rd. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Submit an article for the
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Board Member Please send articles, updates or any
Roy Slater NC Community College System Office other items of interest to Roy Slater
Vice President – Public Relations 5016 Mail Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items
St. Petersburg College Raleigh, NC 27699-5016 must be sent electronically in a word
Clearwater Campus E-mail: document, and photos must be sent
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Clearwater, FL 34625
Phone: (727) 791-2550
Learn more about the
Gretchen M. Bell NCBAA Southern Region
Vice President – Membership
Piedmont Community College For a membership application and more
PO Box 1197 information about the NCBAA Southern
Roxboro, NC 27573 Region, visit the Southern Region Web
(336) 599-1181, Ext. 267 site at www.ncbaa-so.org.
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