Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts was among those honored at the Seattle University African American Alumni Chapter’s Black History Month celebration.
“As an African-American woman leading a highly recognized community college in our state, I was truly honored to be acknowledge for my work in higher education,” Roberts said of the Feb. 20, 2015 event held on the Seattle U campus. “The experiences, education and values that I found at Seattle University have become foundational to my work and in my life.”
Roberts is a double graduate of Seattle University, first earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then returning to for her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She received her master of arts degree in student personnel from The Ohio State University.
In addition to Roberts, the alumni group honored: Eric C. Davis, Bellevue College faculty member in Sociology and Ethnic Studies; Jason Oliver, Human Resources Director for AT&T in Dallas; Dr. Helen Orme, Senior Pastor at Shekinah Glory Tabernacle, in Renton; Dr. Linda Smith, Senior Pastor at SKY Center for Spiritual Living, in Renton, and Lena Williams, a Board Member of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
The Seattle University African American Alumni Chapter connects African American alumni of Seattle University, current African American students and the faculty and staff of the University.