On Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:30pm until 8:00pm ET on the campus of Frostburg State University in the Lane University Center, the Division of Student Affairs Department of Student Engagement will be holding its Annual Student Leadership and Awards Program. The program recognizes student leaders, staff, faculty and friends from across the campus and region. The program this year will feature an award recognizing the Outstanding External Support from the Executive Board of the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH (The Association for the Study of African American Literature and History) located in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Branch President, Mr. Ronald B. Saunders, will be honored for his support of the Frostburg State University Branch Chapter of ASALH. Mr. Saunders has been to the campus virtually for the last two years to present lectures in our Black History classes on campus. He and his Executive Board provided much assistance as we were planning our Black History Month celebration through his creation of the Dr. Charles Drew Knowledge Bowl competition, of which FSU students competed against two HBCU’s. The team consisted of three African American seniors poised to graduate this spring. In addition, President Saunders has also been instrumental in his work to restore the Negro Mountain African American Historical Site on Route 40 in Garrett County, Maryland. He’s enlisted FSU students in supporting the future efforts to keep the area clean. His leadership and that of his executive board also provided options to our campus to join the outstanding virtual events held on a monthly basis in support of keeping the legacy of Carter G. Woodson alive.

Frostburg State University and its office of Student Affairs is extremely proud of our association with the Dr. Edna McKenzie Branch of ASALH and the work by President Ronald Saunders in promoting African American History.

The students from FSU, that competed in the Dr. Charles Drew Knowledge Bowl  in February commemorating Black History Month, will be recognized.

The event will be live streamed at www.frostburg.edu/lanelive. If you plan to watch, the presentation will occur later in the program.

For more information about the program, please email [email protected] or call at 301.687.4311.


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

101 Braddock Road

Frostburg, MD 21532-2303



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To:      Pittsburgh Courier

ASALH National Office


From:  Dr. Artie Lee Travis

Vice President for Student Affairs


Date:     May 3, 2022

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