Diversity Series

Campus Life
The Glendora Powell Diversity Series
Louisburg College is proud to host the Glendora Powell Diversity Series, a series that features distinguished leaders and experts to inspire campus dialogue and community engagement and learning.  The series is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Glendora Powell, whose dedication to multiculturalism has contributed so much to the Louisburg College community. The series recognizes the deep historical ties that she and her family have to the College. A graduate of Riverside High School, Class of '63, Ms. Powell witnessed her Mother and Aunt working hard at Louisburg College cleaning buildings, a college she was unable to attend as a student.
Ms. Powell became a freshman at Saint Augustine's College (now Saint Augustine University), where she majored in and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education. In 1985, Ms. Powell went on to graduate from North Carolina Central University with a Masters of Arts Degree in Music Education. Ms. Powell's teaching career spanned over 44 years, dating back to 1967, until her retirement from Louisburg College in May of 2011. She spent 11 years positively transforming the lives of Louisburg College students and is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, the first African-American to achieve that distinction.  Glendora Powell often said that "If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain."

The annual series is open to all on campus and in the community.  GO HURRICANES!