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Honors Fall Convocation Sept. 26

The SMBHC welcomes keynote speaker Heather McTeer Toney to the Ford Center stage for our Honors Fall Convocation.

On Tuesday, September 26, at 7:30pm the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College will welcome keynote speaker Heather McTeer Toney to the Ford Center stage to address our honors student body and the public for our Honors Fall Convocation.

HEATHER MCTEER TONEY is an attorney, environmentalist, speaker, and writer. She was the first Black, first female, and youngest mayor elected in Greenville, Mississippi, at age twenty-seven. In 2014, she was appointed by President Barack Obama as regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeast Region. Formerly the senior director for Moms Clean Air Force and vice president of community engagement for the Environmental Defense Fund, Heather currently serves as the executive director for the Beyond Petrochemicals Campaign. She is frequently featured on various networks and outlets, including CNN, Apple’s The Problem with Jon Stewart, MSNBC, Democracy Now!, Fox News, the New York Times, Washington Post and DAME. Heather lives with her husband and three children in Oxford, Mississippi.

Honors students are expected to attend. Free and open to all. For accommodations related to a disability, call 662-915-7294.