Honors Convocation at ECSU held on April 2

Kesha Williams
March 11, 2009

Honors Convocation at ECSU held on April 2 The Honors Program at Elizabeth City State University presents the Honors Program Convocation at 2 p.m. on April 2 in the auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center. During this convocation, ECSU students will receive dozens of awards in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. The speaker will be Mrs. Jeanette Morris, an instructor in the ECSU Department of Language, Literature & Communication. The event's theme is "A Quarter Century of Academic Excellence." Morris has taught a variety of courses, ranging from General Education courses to upper-level English courses. She is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Technical and Professional Discourse at East Carolina University. A native North Carolinian, Morris graduated from Bertie High School (1997). She earned a B.A. in English from ECSU (2001), and a M.A. in English from East Carolina University (2003). Morris plans to increase the body of research that explores the use of language/discourse to promote cultural awareness, social justice and equality. Her research topics include oral histories by elderly African-Americans and the work of a social-activist, North Carolinian author, Evangeline Grant Redding. Redding Grant is the author of the book, "Nothing: the Mentality of the Black Woman." For more information, please call Edith Jennings 252-335-3352.