Dellabrook Presbyterian celebrates Women’s Day


Dellabrook Presbyterian celebrates Women’s Day
May 12
06:30 2016


The Presbyterian Women of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church, 115 Dellabrook Road, will observe their annual Women’s Day on Sunday, May 15, at 11 a.m. The speaker for the morning will be Dr. Toni Sims-Muhammad.

Sims-Muhammad completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1991 from Northeast Louisiana University. After earning a Masters of Arts Degree in 1993 from Grambling State University, she began teaching Sociology in the department of Sociology & Psychology at Grambling.

In 2002, she earned the Doctor of Arts in Humanities with an ethnic studies concentration, African and African-American Studies, from Clark Atlanta University. She is one of the first women in the United Sates to complete a dissertation about the practice of Islam among African-American women.

Sims-Muhammad  is a trailblazer and torchbearer for Muslim and non-Muslim girls and women. She is known and respected by her students and colleagues for her tireless mentoring and service toward academic excellence.

A master teacher, Sims-Muhammad’s higher education career spans 20 years. She currently teaches at Kennesaw State University in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, African & Africana Diaspora Program and the Sociology Department.

In addition to Grambling State, previous faculty positions include Western Illinois University; the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she earned tenure; Livingstone College; Guilford College; and Salem Women’s College.

Her areas of teaching, research and expertise include social inequality; conflict resolution and communication; race and ethnicity; black studies; black women in American society; and marriage and family, among others. She also serves as Executive Director of Vanguard Educational Services, a not-for-profit organization that models self-improvement as the basis for community development.

Sims-Muhammad’s many publications include  a series of self-help books, including “The Application: A Couples Guide to a Healthy, Happy, Successful Courtship & Marriage” and “Mothers & Daughters: A Self Help & Best Practices Guide for African-American Mothers & Their Daughters.”

The public is invited to the event. Rev. Dr. Carlton A. G. Eversley is the Pastor.

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