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Stansbury Honor Opens Black History Month Observance at U of M University News
For release: February 4, 2008

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At the February 1st kickoff event for the observance of Black History Month at the University of Memphis, Mark Stansbury received the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the U of M's Black Student Association. Stansbury, an assistant to University President Shirley Raines, is widely known for his role as a weekend announcer for radio station WDIA-1070 AM. He also been active with the Memphis Race Relations and Diversity Institute, the Memphis NAACP, and the United Negro College Fund, and was a founder of Diversity Memphis.

Holman AwardA graduate of the first Leadership Memphis class, Stansbury served as interim president of Shelby State Community College from 1994-96.

The award capped the opening ceremony for Black History Month at the University. The 2008 Black History Month calendar includes a full schedule of pageantry and programs, musical events, and lectures.

More information about these events is available from the U of M Office of Minority Affairs by phone at 901-678-2054 or online at

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