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Carpenter Named Featured Guest for Fall Symposium


Dr. Myria Emma Dawn Carpenter, a Presidential Management Fellow and contract specialist with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, will serve as the featured speaker at Cumberland University's upcoming Humanities & Social Sciences Symposium, the University recently announced.

According to Cumberland Associate Professor of History Dr. Mark Cheathem, Carpenter's presentation is entitled "Practical Advice for a Successful Life." The annual symposium will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Labry Hall. There is no charge for admission, and a reception will follow the event.

The Presidential Management Fellowship program is a two-year fellowship program for recent graduate students and allows them to work for a United States government agency in Washington, D.C. As a Fellow, Dr. Carpenter has served in the Small Business Administration's Office of Contracts as well as the Broadcasting Board of Governor's Office of General Counsel. The Broadcasting Board of Governors oversees several government-funded broadcast channels, including Voice of America.

Dr. Carpenter earned her Master of Science in Public Service Management from Cumberland University in 2002. Four years later, she received her doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee's College of Law. She earned her baccalaureate degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University in 1997.

Dr. Carpenter has served as a member of Vanderbilt University's Alumni Association Board of Directors, as president of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni and as a member of Cumberland University's Master of Public Service Management Alumni Association.