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Noted Sociologist to Speak at Saint Leo University  Black History Month Celebration

Noted Sociologist to Speak at Saint Leo University Black History Month Celebration
Noted Sociologist to Speak at Saint Leo University Black History Month Celebration
Noted Sociologist to Speak at Saint Leo University  Black History Month Celebration
Events in Newport News, JEB-Little Creek

NEWPORT NEWS ­­- Saint Leo University’s School of Arts and Sciences is welcoming guest speaker Dr. Antonia Randolph to the university’s Black History Month celebration from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11, at the Newport News (VA) Education Center.


The celebration can also be accessed via Video Teaching and Teleconferencing (VTT), at the South Hampton Roads Education Center in Virginia Beach as well as the Marietta, Morrow, and Gwinnett education centers in Georgia. Refreshments will be served at the Newport News event. The community is welcome to attend.


The events will be as follows:

·         5 p.m. – Poster session featuring significant black sociologists and psychologists

·         5:30 p.m. – Alpha Kappa Delta (International Honor Society of Sociology) induction ceremony

·         6 p.m. – Randolph will discuss “What Can I Say? Thoughts on Black Interiority as a Refuge in These Times.” She is a sociology professor at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. She is the author of The Wrong Kind of Different: Challenging the Meaning of Diversity in American Classrooms (2012).


Randolph will discuss intimate relationships between blacks and the inner life of black people as a refuge from the violence of our times. Knowing your inner self—your values and beliefs—and staying true to those can provide a safe haven.


The Black History Month celebration will be at the Newport News Education Office, One Compass Way, Room 112, Newport News, VA  23606.


Saint Leo’s South Hampton Roads Education Center is at JEB-Little Creek, 1481 D St., Building 3016, Room 203, Virginia Beach, VA  23459.


In the Atlanta area, the Marietta Education Center is at 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 300, Suite 104, Marietta, GA  30067; the Gwinnett Education Center is at 3555 Koger Blvd., Clarkston Building, Suite 105, Duluth, GA  30096; and the Morrow Education Center is at 1590 Adamson Parkway, Suite 120, Morrow, GA  30260.


For more information, contact Dr. Eileen O’Brien at


About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and a capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. 


The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate.



Media Contact: Mary McCoy, staff writer, or (352) 588-7118.

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