FLORENCE – Angela Crosland of the Public and Community Affairs Office at Francis Marion University has become the third recipient of the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition (AAFSC) Diversity Award. The award seeks to recognize a faculty or staff member for their significant contributions to enhance the university’s diversity and inclusiveness.
“We chose her because of her complete body of work not only across campus but in the community as well,” said Howard Brown, vice president of the coalition and chairman of the selection committee.
“Her interaction with faculty, staff and students embodies the ideals of diversity,” Brown said.
Recipients of the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition Diversity Award are people who routinely and voluntarily make diversity and inclusion a priority in much of what they do. Recipients also include people not only whose major responsibilities are implementing gender diversity and inclusion initiatives, but consistently explore ways to go above and beyond expectations.
The award was presented to Crosland at the 11th Annual Banquet of the AAFSC on Thursday, Feb. 23. The proceeds from the banquet go toward the group’s scholarship funds and functions. The keynote speaker for the gala was FMU Alum Stacey Brayboy (’94), chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
Crosland joined the Public Affairs office at FMU in December 2006 where she is responsible for communications and publications at Francis Marion. Her responsibilities include researching, writing and editing news and feature articles for the mass media, producing publications and serving as the spokesperson for the university.
A native of Marion, Crosland has worked as a reporter for more than 11 years, six of which were with the Morning News in Florence and as communications coordinator for the South Carolina School Boards Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree in media arts at the University of South Carolina in 2000 and a master’s degree in English in 2004.
Crosland has one son, Daniel James II. She is the daughter of David and Sarah Crosland of Marion, S.C.
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