Stewart to Speak at UA Black Scholars Awards Program

  • April 6th, 2000

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Media personality Shelley Stewart of Birmingham will be the guest speaker for the Black Scholars Awards Program at The University of Alabama on Wednesday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Theater. The event is part of UA Honors Week

Stewart is the vice president and co-owner of WATV-AM radio station, and CO-owner of O2 Ideas, one of the largest communications companies in Alabama. Stewart, who began his radio career at 16, hosts the morning show “Open Mike” on 900 Gold WATV Radio in Birmingham.

Stewart completed Cambridge School of Radio and Television Broadcasting in New York City. He also attended Booker T. Washington Business School and Miles College. He was awarded a doctorate of humane letters from Miles College and a doctorate of law from Faith College.

During the Black Scholars Awards Program, the UA Black Faculty and Staff Association recognizes scholastic achievement among African American undergraduate students at the University.


Niquella Hardwick or Linda Hill, Office of Media Relations, 205/348-8325

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