Mahogany L. Browne will speak on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the annual Hazel L. Jackson Lecture Series.
Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El’s Legacy Lives on at Millersville University.
The Hazel I. Jackson Lecture is an annual event held to commemorate the first female African American professor hired at Millersville University.
“I cannot think of a more fitting way to honor my late mentor, Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El,” said Dr. Amber Sessons ’06, ’08M.
Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El was always a force to be reckoned with. She fought fiercely for her students and for causes she believed in. And, she fought fiercely for her life when her stage four metastatic breast cancer returned in 2014 after first being diagnosed in 2008. Smith-Wade-El passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29.
“A force to be reckoned with.” “A champion of the students.” “Relentless.” “The strongest person I ever met.”
Millersville University’s Intercultural Center has been renamed to celebrate the work of Dr. Rita Smith Wade-El, professor of psychology and director of the African-American Studies minor.
The campus community has the opportunity to celebrate Smith Wade-El and continue her legacy by contributing to two scholarships.