Voorhees recognizes scholars at annual Honors Day Convocation


Voorhees recognizes scholars at annual Honors Day Convocation

April 14, 2015

 Voorhees will hold its annual Honors Day Convocation on Thursday, April 16 at10:30 a.m. in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.  The speaker for convocation will be Voorhees' 2015 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Excellence in Teaching honoree, Dr. Booker T.Anthony.

With more than 35 years of teaching and administrative experience, Anthony serves as an English professor and the director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Voorhees. He retired from the University of North Carolina state teaching system.

An ordained Baptist minister and former pastor, Anthony began his teaching profession as a certified public school teacher. He earned a baccalaureate degree at St. Augustine's College and a master's degree and doctorate in English from Ohio State University. He participated in Harvard Graduate School's Education's Management Development Program and has a Certificate of Achievement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute. 

Anthony's achievements include having received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' Excellence in Teaching award (2009); having been selected as an Educational Testing Service (ETS) Visiting Scholar(2007); having served as president of the College Language Association(2006-2008); and being a member (since 1992) of the North Carolina Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau Road Scholar. 

Originally from Scotland Neck, N.C. and is the youngest of ten children, Anthony is married to Teresa Waters Anthony of Faison, N.C.  They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, one granddaughter and two grandsons.

Anthony is among the 20 professors who will be honored as a 2015 SCICU Excellence in Teaching award recipient. Each of the recipients will be awarded a $3,000 professional development grant.

Honors Day Convocation is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Teesa Brunson, director of communications, at 803-780-1194 or at tbrunson@voorhees.edu