Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) is proud to announce that Athletic Administrator Valerie Beeson has been named the 2015-16 Charles Morris Administrator of the Year.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) celebrated National Awards Day on Thursday, announcing winners of 14 NAIA National Awards. The American Midwest Conference was represented by a pair of award recipients, including Beeson. She is the only Eligibility Chair the AMC has ever known - a position she has held since 1994.
Beeson and other NAIA national award recipients will be honored at the NAIA Awards Luncheon during the 76th NAIA Convention, which will take place April 8-12 in San Diego, Calif.
"Our entire team is extremely proud that Mrs. Beeson's contributions to student-athletes are being recognized with this very prestigious honor," said Harris-Stowe Athletic Director Jamaal Mayo. "During her many years of service, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to athletes on our campus and throughout the AMC and the NAIA."
Beeson began her service to HSSU Athletics in 1978 as the Hornets' Faculty Athletic Representative – a position she held until 2001. She was a 2001 Inductee into the NAIA Hall of Fame and a charter member of the NAIA Alumni Association. She was Chair of HSSU's Athletics Committee from 1980-87 and in 1994 she assumed the position of Eligibility Chair for the AMC, then known as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference.
In addition, she has served on more than a dozen AMC and NAIA committees and task forces, including the Membership Evaluation Team, the Competitive Experience Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. She has volunteered at several National Championships as well, serving at the wrestling championship (1999-2001), the women's soccer championship (2001-2002), and the swimming and diving championships (2004-2005).
The University joins the NAIA National Awards committee in honoring her outstanding contributions over the past 38 years and celebrate this achievement with her. Scores of Harris-Stowe student-athletes contribute their success on and off the field of competition to the guidance and assistance of Mrs. Beeson.
Harris-Stowe State University Hosts Constitution Day Panel Discussion Featuring Women in Politics
Sept. 8, 2016 -- Harris-Stowe State University's College of Arts & Sciences Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a panel discussion on “The Year of the Woman: Women in Politics,” to commemorate Constitution Day.
The panel will feature Hazel Erby, St. Louis County Councilwoman; Tishaura Jones, Treasurer, City of St. Louis; Cara Spencer, Alderwoman, 20th Ward; and Mavis Thompson, License Collector, City of St. Louis.
Terry Daily-Davis, Interim Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
and Chairperson, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harris-Stowe, will moderate the panel.
This year’s distinguished panel of guest speakers will explore topics including: the panelists’ inspiration for entering public service, women’s elect-ability and advice for aspiring female politicians. Harris-Stowe State University hosts an event each year to commemorate the national observance of Constitution Day – September 17.
The event takes place Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 9:30 – 10:50 a.m. at the University's Henry Givens Administration Bldg. in Room 311.
The event is free and open to the public.
Harris-Stowe Hosts White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
The White House Summit on African American Educational Excellence comes to Harris-Stowe
Harris-Stowe State University is Awarded a $325,000 Grant from USA Funds to boost student retention