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DATE: March 21, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

City Councilman Myron Lowery is Keynoter For the STCC Honors Convocation 

Southwest Tennessee Community College will convene its Honors Convocation at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 North Main Street. City Councilman Myron Lowery is the keynote speaker. 
This cultural outreach initiative culminates Honors Week at the College.  Celebrating the Magic of the Human Mind: Human Imagination, Our Seventh Sense is the theme for Honors Week. The Honors Convocation and all of the other related activities are free and open to the public.

Councilman Lowery represents District 8, Position 3 on the Memphis City Council. He was first elected to the Council in October of 1991.  Councilman Lowery has the distinction of being the only African American to be elected At-Large as well as from a Super District.

Holding degrees from LeMoyne-Owen College, New York University and the University of Tennessee, Mr. Lowery is the Manager of Corporate Communications for the FedEx Corporation. He has served as Press Secretary for Congressman Harold Ford, Sr., and was a reporter-producer and weekend anchorman for WMC-TV Channel 5 in Memphis.

Clarence Christian, Associate Professor of Social Science, is the  director of the STCC Honors Program. He said Honors Week is designed to recognize and award student achievement in academics, community service, leadership and creative performance.

Recognition will be given to students who made the Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa, Who's Who, All-American Scholars, Honors Academy Scholars, Student Government Association leaders and club leaders. Special recognition will be given to the STCC students who recently participated in the Tennessee Honors Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

"Southwest Tennessee Community College was well represented at the Tennessee Honors Conference," Christian said. "All presentations were intellectually developed and professionally presented. In fact, all of  our presenters have been accepted to give their presentations March 29-April 2  at the Southern Regional Honors Conference."

Four Honors students represented STCC at the Tennessee Honors Conference. 
They are Rebecca Rosa, Tameika Lewis, Taurus Rogers and Maurice McLaurin. 
Rosa's presentation is titled Identity Theft: A Post Modern Social Problem. Lewis deals with The Nursing Process and Computer Technology. Rogers' research examines Re-emerging Diseases and McLaurin takes an indepth look at Biotechnology.

For more information about Honors Week and the STCC Honors Program, call
Clarence Christian at 333-5203.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.