For the past nine years, the Ida Mae Theus-Mays Scholarship banquet has featured the remarks of inspirational leaders. This year is no exception as nationally known leader in education, Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, will take the podium.
Dr. Wheelan currently serves as President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC), and she is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this capacity. The SACS COC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. This includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.