The Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus presents the fifth annual Barack Obama Celebrating Diversity and in Education scholarship banquet.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 22 at the Fayetteville Country Club. VIP reception event will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the event starting at 7:00 p.m.
The banquet’s proceeds will go to minority Political Science students at the University of Arkansas.
Mireya Rieth, Chair of the Arkansas Department of Education will be the keynote speaker. Seven dignitaries will be honored:
Chancellor David Gearhart: Professor of Higher Education, University of Arkansas, College of Education and Health Professions
Dr. Erica Holliday: Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, Northwest Arkansas Community College
Dr. Claretha Hughes: Associate Professor of Human Resource & Workforce Development, University of Arkansas, College of Education and Health Professions
Dr. Charlene Johnson-Carter: Associate Professor of Middle Level Education, University of Arkansas, College of Education and Health Professions
Stacy Leeds: Dean of Law, University of Arkansas, School of Law
Aterra Lowe: 5th Grade Teacher, Bentonville Public Schools
Dr. Todd Shields: Dean, University of Arkansas, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences