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Terrence Roberts, one of 'Little Rock Nine,' to speak
Terraence Roberts, Ph.D., one of the original 'Little Rock Nine,' will speak at Penn State Lehigh Valley at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 in room 135. Roberts will present "Lessons from Little Rock," which explores salient lessons from Little Rock, 1957. The event, which is part of the campus' celebration of Black History Month, is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Student Affairs, the Student Government Association, and the Diversity Committee.
A 15-year-old eleventh grader when he joined eight other students and became one of the first nine black students to go to a formerly segregated public high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, Roberts is now co-chairperson of the Master's in Psychology program at Antioch University. A graduate of California State University at Los Angeles (BA), and UCLA (MSW), Roberts obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
A much sought after speaker, Roberts also heads a management consultant group dedicated to improving human relations in the workplace. Since 1998 he has been the official desegregation consultant for the Little Rock, Arkansas School District, and provides similar services to school districts around the nation.
More About Penn State Lehigh Valley
In 2009, the Penn State - Lehigh Valley campus moved from its home in Fogelsville to a new three-story building in Center Valley. Home of the Nittany Lions, the extension campus offers degrees at every level, including Associates and Bachelor degrees, as well a master's level certification for educators moving into administrative roles. Outside the building is a replica of the Lion Shrine at Penn State's main campus. During the 60's homecoming, defiling the shrine became a goal of rival teams. Now, the original Lion Shrine is guarded by Penn State ROTC. So far, the Penn State-Lehigh Valley Lion has not met the same fate.
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