The Glendora Powell Diversity Series
"If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain."
The series is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Glendora Powell, whose dedication to multiculturalism has contributed so much to the Louisburg College community. The series recognizes the deep historical ties that she and her family have to the College.
A graduate of Riverside High School, class of '63, Ms. Powell witnessed her mother and aunt work hard at Louisburg College cleaning the building, a place she was unable to attend as a student. Ms. Powell became a freshman at then Saint Augustine's College (Saint Augustine University), where she majored in and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. In 1985, Ms. Powell went on to graduate from North Carolina Central University with a Masters of Art in Music Education.
Ms. Powell's teaching career spans over 44 years, dating back to 1967, until her retirement from Louisburg College in May of 2011. She spent 11 years positively transforming the lives of Louisburg College students and is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, the first African-American to achieve that distinction.
The Diversity Retreat is a unique experience for Louisburg College students, faculty, and staff to join together for a weekend of personal exploration.