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United Way’s Boyd Society Presents Black History Month EventMarch 03, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn., United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s R.H. Boyd Leadership Society presented a panel discussion on the importance of higher education in the African-American community at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus on February 26.
Panel participants were:
- Dr. Melvin Johnson, President, Tennessee State University
- Dr. W. Eugene Collins, Director of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Fisk University
- Dr. Wayne Riley, President, Meharry Medical College
- David Williams II, Vice Chancellor for University Affairs, General Counsel, Vanderbilt University
The panel discussion was moderated by Newschannel 5 Weather anchor, Lelan Statom. The United Way Black History month event included a reception afterwards.
The R. H. Boyd Leadership Society honors the distinguished legacy of R.H. Boyd, a noted community minister, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Society offers its members a range of unique opportunities for philanthropic giving, leadership and volunteering through United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.