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Successful Alumna Harriet Huell to Headline 2011 Honors and Awards Convocation April 5

Sep 30, 2011

An accomplished young alumna will address the Claflin University family during the 2011 Honors and Awards Convocation on Tuesday, April 5.

Harriet L. Huell, '05, is set to be the keynote speaker at the Convocation, which is held each year to acknowledge exemplary student achievement and community service at the University. Students in each of Claflin's four academic Schools will be honored for their excellence at the event, including those who have made the President's Honor List (3.5 – 4.0 GPA).

Huell is currently a junior associate in the corporate litigation division of the Bank Law Firm, P.A. in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

While at Claflin, she was a member of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mass communications. In addition, Huell was a member of the Gamma Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Mu National Honors Society, co-chaired the Honors Council and served as president of the Pan-Hellenic Council.

In 2007, she finished her master's degree in communication law and policy from Pennsylvania State University with honors. At PSU, she was a graduate assistant with the Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment, a teaching assistant and a Bunton-Waller Fellow.

Huell went to receive a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where she was a merit scholarship recipient.

At UNC, she served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal and as an executive board member of the National Black Law Students Association.

Presently, she is a member of the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., World Overcomers Christian Church and serves on the Board of Directors for the Raleigh Women's Center. Her dream is to one day become the president of a historically black college or university.

The Convocation will start at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5 in the Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Center. For more information, please contact Dr. Roosevelt Ratliff, assistant vice president for leadership development, by phone at (803) 535-5400 or by e-mail at


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