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For Immediate Release
July 18, 2011
Contact: Sherri Fillingham
Phone: 919-546-8250

Shaw’s Sutton-Haywood Honored by UNCF  


(Raleigh, NC) – Shaw University Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Marilyn Sutton-Haywood was honored by the United Negro College Fund.

Dr. Sutton-Haywood was named as one of the Women Who Lead at the Women Who Lead luncheon held in Charlotte.  The luncheon is part of a conference held annually to benefit the UNCF.

“Though I had not intended on  a career in education, the day that I entered my first classroom I realized that I was in the right place," said Dr. Sutton-Haywood.  "I have had a wonderful career  and am honored to have been recognized by UNCF  as a  Maya Angelou Women Who Lead recipient."

Among the other honorees were Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake, who was given their Lifetime Achievement Award, Microsoft Human Resources Manager Alfreda Phoenix Belton, retired educator Jeanne Martin Brayboy, and educational consult Faleese Moore Jenkins.

Maya Angelou addressed the luncheon, speaking on how individuals can make a difference in the lives of others.  Over 600 people attended the luncheon.

Dr. Sutton-Haywood is beginning her third year at Shaw University.

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Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.