University of South Carolina

Sellers receives USC Courage in Education Award

The Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina recently presented Voorhees College President Cleveland Sellers Jr. the Chester C. Travelstead Award for Courage in Education.

The award honors the career of Chester C. Travelstead (1911-2006), dean of the university’s College of Education from 1952 - 55. The Travelstead Award recognizes a leader from the state of South Carolina who displays courage and who exemplifies the College of Education’s core values of stewardship, intellectual spirit, integrity and justice.

Sellers, a former professor of African-American studies at the university, was recognized for his distinguished career, which has included leadership in the civil rights movement.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 03/15/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 03/15/10 @ 11:18 AM | Permalink