THE JOURNEY OF BECOMING A CHANGE AGENT

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Education

  

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, Bachelor of Arts in English, Speech and Theater

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Master of Architecture (Professional Practice)

Centers for Spiritual Living, Raleigh, NC, Coursework in New Age/Ancient Wisdom (Counseling Development) 

Selected Speaking

  

American Business Women’s Association, Raleigh, NC  “What .08% Looks Like”

Miami University, Oxford, OH  “The Future Was Yesterday”

Senior Housing Conference, Yellow Springs, OH  “Options and Considerations for a Quality of Life Worth Living”

Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA  “Never Give Up on a Compelling Vision”

National Organization of Minority Architects National Conference, NYC, NY  “You are the Change Agent of Your Life”

North Carolina School of Science and Math, Durham, NC Baccalaureate Address  “If You’re Still The Same Person Five Years From Now, You’re Doing It Wrong”

Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC  “How our Environments Can Make or Break Our Image of Ourselves”

North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC  “Social Workers Are Visionaries Not Stop Gaps”

Bennett College, Greensboro, NC  “Why I Do What I Do, How About You?”

All Souls Unitarian Church, Durham, NC  “A Short History of Integration and It’s Impact on My Life”

Rocky River MBC, Siler City, NC  “Change Is The Only Constant”

The First United Metaphysical Chapel, Bahama, NC  “Birth, Rebirth, Renewal” 

Selected Awards and Contributions

  

Small Business of the Year, Durham Chamber of Commerce

Trail Blazer Award, American Business Women’s Association

Small Minority Business of the Year for Sales and Marketing, City of Durham, NC

Presidential Award of Excellence, Summer Youth Employment Program, Carter Administration

Peer Professional Designation, Federal Department of General Services (Architects)

Member, SIGUS (Special Interest Group in Urban Settlements), MIT, (Consulting/Analysis group for International Development and Disaster Recovery)

Juror, National Endowment of the Arts Design Excellence Awards for Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Interior Design

Nominating Juror, Presidential Millennium Awards for Design Excellence for Federal Projects of the 20th Century, Clinton Administration

Founding Member, NC Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

NOMA University Liaison

Durham City/County Planning Commission, Chair, Planning Committee

Selected Architectural and Planning Awards and Projects:

Bennett Chapel Historic Preservation (includes Preservation Vault for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers and recordings during the Greensboro Woolworth Sit-Ins for Civil Rights)

Princeville New Town Hall (first town incorporated by African Americans in U.S.)

HOPEVI Master Plan and first 42 Housing Units (largest urban revitalization project undertaken in U.S. encompassing 96 blocks of deteriorated housing and infrastructure)

John Coltrane Auditorium Consulting Architect, High Point, NC

Bennett College Historic Preservation Award for Campus Renovation and Preservation 

Carnegie Library Historic Preservation (first lending library for African Americans, Guilford County, NC)

Pauli Murray House Restoration, National Treasure Property

Green Duke House Restoration, National Treasure Property

Numerous Education and Municipal Facilities