(BPRW) Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun Honored by Huntingdon College or university
(Black PR Wire) Montgomery, Ala.—Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun, a professor at Jackson State College, was identified by her undergraduate alma mater, Huntingdon College or university, with the College’s Alumni Achievement Award throughout Homecoming festivities in October 2021.
On conferring her award, Dr. Anthony Leigh, senior vice president for student and institutional improvement at Huntingdon, examine from her quotation: “While the Who’s Who of Montgomery is very well-populated with Huntingdon alumni, some alumni of the Higher education have taken their wisdom and talents considerably over and above the River Area, this kind of as revolutionary gals like Dr. Bessie Property-Soremekun. Scholar, educator, author, administrator, entrepreneur, inventor, financial developer, television and radio character, African royalty, and world big difference-maker, Dr. Bessie Dwelling-Soremekun is a dynamo. She was among the first Black college students to enroll at Huntingdon … and she has been blazing a trail by inspiring and empowering people ever due to the fact. Her affect has been felt around the world, and she has utilized a range of roles in better training to advance African American research, civic engagement, world-wide entrepreneurship, and sustainable enhancement. She has also positively impacted Huntingdon by creating numerous on-line master classes … available to Huntingdon learners, and she has established a scholarship at Huntingdon in memory of her grandmother, Bessie Annie Fannings, for whom she is named. It is the good honor of Huntingdon College or university for the most recent accolade in Dr. Residence-Soremekun’s most impressive resume to be the 2021 Alumni Achievement Award.”
Dr. Property-Soremekun’s award was introduced by Ms. Nevaeh McIntyre, a sophomore at Huntingdon from Pelham, Alabama, and an officer of Huntingdon’s Black Pupil Union.
“I was deeply humbled to receive this really prestigious award,” mentioned Dr. Property-Soremekun. “It is often wonderful to be appreciated and valued for your accomplishments and it was a superb knowledge to be back at Huntingdon when yet again for this critical situation. I am thrilled that Ms. McIntyre, a Huntingdon University pupil and officer of the Black Scholar Union, presented me with the stunning plaque. It was so special and a day that I will normally remember and cherish.”
Originally from Lanett, Alabama, Dr. Property-Soremekun earned her Ph.D. and M.A. levels in global experiments at the University of Denver right after graduating from Huntingdon magna cum laude. She has been a full professor of political science and Africana scientific studies for quite a few yrs and has held faculty and/or administrative appointments at Kent State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the College of Denver, and Jackson State College.
Described as an institution-builder, Dr. Household-Soremekun established and exercised oversight of five entrepreneurial facilities: the Nationwide Heart for Entrepreneurship, Inc. the Center for the Analyze and Advancement of Minority Businesses at Kent Condition the Entrepreneurial Academy of the Cleveland Empowerment Zone the Entrepreneurial Academy of Youngstown, Ohio, a spin-off middle and the Centre for World wide Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Growth at IUPUI. Collectively, these centers created award-successful research and furnished business instruction classes to extra than 400 people employing a company training module that she established. By the perform of these centers, several businesses were founded and/or expanded in Northeast Ohio.
A prolific and gifted author, Dr. House-Soremekun has authored or edited eight textbooks: “Class Development and Gender Inequality in Kenya: 1963-1990” “African Market Women of all ages and Economic Electric power: The Purpose of Girls in African Financial Development” “Globalization and Sustainable Advancement in Africa” “Gender, Sexuality and Mothering in Africa” “Confronting the Odds: African American Entrepreneurship in Cleveland, Ohio,” initial and next editions “Yoruba Creativity: Cultural Procedures of the Contemporary World” and “African American Entrepreneurship: Philanthropic Providing, Self-Aid, and the Battle for Financial Empowerment,” which is beneath deal with Indiana University Press. Her study has appeared in Crain’s Business enterprise Newspaper, The Cleveland Plain Seller, The Akron Beacon Journal, The Buckeye Information, and other venues. She has also revealed many reserve chapters, as properly as articles or blog posts in some of the major journals in her fields of abilities.
As a grant-author she has prepared and been given extra than 24 grant awards totaling almost $1.5 million from different funding businesses, which includes the Shell Foundation the Federal Government’s Office of Housing and City Enhancement (HUD) as a result of the Cleveland Empowerment Zone the Cleveland Basis the Ohio Board of Regents the Ohio Staff Possession Program the Ohio Urban University Method Kent Condition College Indiana College-Purdue College Indianapolis Indiana College at Bloomington Indiana Humanities and the Mahoning Youngstown Group Motion Partnership.
In addition to the Huntingdon School Alumni Achievement Award, she has been honored with much more than 50 awards for instructing, research, support, community and civic engagement, and corporation of worldwide conferences, which includes the Specific Recognition Award from the board of directors of the African Research Association the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Main Life time Accomplishment Award from Moms on A Mission the President’s Life span Achievement Award from the Nigerian Neighborhood of Increased Cleveland the Exterior Achievement Recognition Award from the chancellor at Indiana College-Purdue University Indianapolis the Distinguished Scholar Award for Exceptional Scholarship, Teaching, and Company in Africana Scientific studies from Tennessee Point out College the World wide African American Activist Ambassador Award from the African American Restoration Movement of Indianapolis, Indiana the Oni Award from the International Black Women’s Congress a gold critical to the metropolis of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on behalf of the mayor and proclamations from previous Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones of Ohio and former mayor Jane Campbell of Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a few large Yoruba Chieftaincy titles, which include things like Erelu Bada Asiwaju of Egbaland (conferred on her by His Royal Majesty, (King) Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, the Okukenu IV, Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Nigeria the Iyalode of Bakatari and Erelu Mayegun of Keesi.
Also energetic in media, Dr. Residence-Soremekun has appeared on the Kaleidoscope Present on Work and Funds on ABC and NBC information affiliate packages and on Nationwide Public Radio (NPR), among other radio courses. She was the host of her possess tv display on cable television in Cleveland, Let’s Talk Company, and the host of her possess world-wide-web radio exhibit, The Dr. Bessie Household Show.
Huntingdon School is a coeducational residential liberal arts higher education of the United Methodist Church.
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