Allen University celebrates Women’s History Month with Women Achievers Panel, “Women Who Mattered” Portrait Exhibit

Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Chappelle Hall Gallery, Allen University will host an opening reception for its portrait exhibit, “Women who Mattered.”

The exhibit will feature women who played an integral role to Allen University. The exhibit will include historical figures, such as Dr. Sylvia Poole Swinton, an alum who served as interim president and chairperson of the Teacher Education Department at Allen University; Dr. Margaret A. Dixon, an alum and first African-American president of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); and Flossie McClain, former registrar of Allen who penned Allen University’s alma mater.

Following the opening reception, the “Women who Mattered” Exhibit will be on display Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Monday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Allen University will host a Women Achievers Panel on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30p.m. in the Chappelle Hall Auditorium.

The focus of the panel is to celebrate women achievers. The panelists are Chanda Jefferson, Dr. Robin L. Coletrain, Samantha D. Farlow-Moyd, Quantel Hudson, Sebrina Robinson and Shanteka Glover.

Jefferson is the current 2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. She also currently serves as the science department chair, STEM lead teacher and science teacher at Fairfield Central High School in Winnsboro, S.C.

Dr. Coletrain was named the 2020 Middle Level Principal of the Year by South Carolina. She currently serves as principal of W.A. Perry Middle School in Columbia, S.C.

Farlow-Moyd has managed her own law firm, Farlow-Moyd Law Firm, since 2009. Her practice arears include criminal, family law, personal injury and probate matters.

Hudson currently serves as compliance associate at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, N.C. She is also the current director of professional membership of the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.

Sebrina Robinson currently serves as a senior engineer at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC.

Glover currently serves as a senior computer security engineer at Savannah River Site in cyber security. She is tasked with spearheading cyber security awareness.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a reception in Chappelle Hall Gallery, lower level of Chappelle Hall.

To register for the “Women who Mattered” Portrait Exhibit Reception, visit To register for the Women Achievers Panel, visit Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Teesa Brunson, director of development/associate vice president for institutional advancement, at 803-376-5724 or [email protected].

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