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Miles College Announces Dr. Poussaint as the Commencement Speaker

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Miles College Announces the Eminent Psychiatrist Dr. Poussaint as the Commencement Speaker Fairfield, Alabama-

Esteemed author, psychiatrist and educator, Dr. Alvin Poussaint will deliver the commencement address to graduates at Miles College’s 2014 Commencement, which will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Dr. Poussaint will tour the campus of Miles College today at 5:30p.m.

Dr. Poussaint is one of the country's finest and greatest psychiatrists and a leading authority on communication with regard to racial and family dynamics. Poussaint has worked with Bill Cosby on programs like, The Cosby Show, to portray positive images of African Americans.

Dr. Poussaint is co-author of Raising Black Children and Lay My Burden Down: Unraveling the Mental Health Crisis Among African Americans. He closely collaborated with Dr. Bill Cosby EdD on several of his best-selling books including Come On People.

Dr. Poussaint will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Miles College along with the honorable Congresswoman Terri Sewell. In addition, the four martyred girls killed in the 1963 Sixteenth Street Bombing, will be memorialized posthumously with honorary degrees from the college. Family members of Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley will be present at the ceremony.

Miles College will confer degrees for 184 students in the class of 2014.


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