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Motlow State Community College
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Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
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Motlow College presents Dr. Belle Wheelan in celebration of Women's History Month

Feb. 24, 2015

Motlow College invites the public to see and hear Dr. Belle Wheelan present, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives," in celebration of Women's History Month on Tuesday, March 3.

Three events are scheduled, beginning with a meet-and-greet with Dr. Wheelan at 8:15 a.m. inside the Crouch Center on the Moore County campus. At 9:30 a.m., Dr. Wheelan will give her presentation inside Eoff Hall's Powers Auditorium. There will be a second presentation at 12:30 p.m. at the Motlow College Smyrna Center.

Dr. Wheelan currently serves as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. She is the first woman and first African American to hold this position. Her career spans 40 years and she has served as a faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president and Secretary of Education.

She has received numerous awards and recognition including four honorary degrees; the Distinguished Graduate Award from Trinity University (2002), and from the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin (1992); Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, DC (2001); the AAUW Woman of Distinction Award (2002); the Suanne Davis Roueche National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Distinguished Lecturer Award (2007); the John E. Roueche National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's International Leadership Award (2010); and the AACC Leadership Award (2011).

She holds and has held membership in numerous local, state and national organizations including Rotary International; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; the American College Testing, Inc., Board of Directors; American Association of Community Colleges, Board of Directors; the Lumina Foundation for Education, Board of Directors; the President's Round Table of the National Council on Black American Affairs; the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Board of Directors; Excelencia in Education, Board of Directors; National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Community College Honorary Board; Next Generation Learning Challenges, Advisory Panel; Project GOALS (Gaining Online Accessible Learning Through Self-Study); and the National Student Clearinghouse, Board of Directors.