b2ap3 large uapb appiconI have been invited and will be attending the Annual Donors Appreciation banquet at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The 2014-2015 banquet is being held in the STEM building and the conference center.

b2ap3 large BookEmI will be one of the writers at the 2016 Book Em Writers Conference and Book Fair at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC. I'll be joining a strong lineup that includes Shelby Stephenson, the North Carolina Poet Laureate; Curtis Aikens, the celebrity chef - who'll also be the headliner - Vik Rubenfeld, a well-known suspense writer for TV; and Malinda Maynor.

b2ap3 large FHS Team Group PicI will be the Keynote Speaker at the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) banquet at Fairmont High School in Fairmont, North Carolina on 8 May, 2015 at 6PM. Fairmont has a long tradition of students performing with excellence in academics and sports. A lot of schools make that claim; but what's special about Fairmont, it is a rural school with a predominantly minority student population.

b2ap3 large RCC 50 Years 4C R FINAL 20150506 160151 1I will be the commencement speaker at Robeson Community College in Lumberton on May 14th, 2015 at 11 am. Robeson Community College has a long tradition of serving the community and was established half a century ago. Community Colleges provide a stepping stone to higher education for many first-generation college goers.