Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dickinson Receives International Affairs Award

Centennial International Regional Director, and Pi Mu Omega member, Gloria Harper Dickinson was chosen to receive the "Excellence in International Affairs Award" given by the Zeta Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at their annual ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Others Excel)awards ceremony at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Burlington, NJ. The event was held on Sunday, May 20, 2007.

Gloria Dickinson is an Associate Professor, and former chair of the Department of African-Americans Studies at the The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. She holds a B.A. in European History from the City College of New York and an M.A. and Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Also, Dickinson was inducted into the Lambda Chapter "Hall of Fame" on Sunday, April 22, 2007. This honor is bestowed upon former members of Lambda Chapter who are nominated by other former members at an event held every 5 years.
Dr. Dickerson's spheres of academic expertise include Africana women and religion, black popular culture, and women writers of Africa and the African diaspora. She is current International Regional Director and former International Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha (1998-2002) for whom she wrote the field essay for the University Publications of American microfilm collection of the 1921-1998 AKA Ivy Leaf Magazine. She also is a board membeer of the National Council of Black Studies and holds membership in African Studies Association and the Rancocas Valley chpater of the Links, Inc.

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