For release: February 4, 2008
For press information, contact Linda Hall
At the February 1st kickoff event for the observance of Black History Month at the
University of Memphis, Mark Stansbury received the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement
Award presented by the U of M's Black Student Association. Stansbury, an assistant
to University President Shirley Raines, is widely known for his role as a weekend
announcer for radio station WDIA-1070 AM. He also been active with the Memphis Race
Relations and Diversity Institute, the Memphis NAACP, and the United Negro College
Fund, and was a founder of Diversity Memphis.
A graduate of the first Leadership Memphis class, Stansbury served as interim president
of Shelby State Community College from 1994-96.
The award capped the opening ceremony for Black History Month at the University. The
2008 Black History Month calendar includes a full schedule of pageantry and programs, musical events, and lectures.
More information about these events is available from the U of M Office of Minority
Affairs by phone at 901-678-2054 or online at http://saweb.memphis.edu/minorityaffairs.