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Leon Bibb to Speak at the RAC 2-12-13

Posted Feb. 1, 2013

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join the Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg for a Black History Month Diversity Enrichment Program on Tuesday February 12, at 7:00 p.m. with guest choir, soloist, and speaker Mr. Leon Bibb, Ohio's first African American primetime news anchor. Mr. Bibb is the current news anchor of Cleveland's WEWS-TV5 news and host of Sunday morning show Kaleidoscope, which focuses on urban issues in Cleveland. Mr. Bibb has a history of nationally covered stories including an interview at the Bush White House with President Bush, the first interview with Neil Armstrong 10 years after his historic first walk on the moon, as well as coverage of The Persian Gulf War. Among Mr. Bibb's many honors are several local Emmys, the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists as well as Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Cleveland Press Club. Mr. Bibb has also been inducted into several Halls of Fame including: Broadcaster's Hall of Fame, Bowling Green State University School of Journalism Hall of Fame, Associated Press Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame and Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. We encourage members of the community to come out and experience this exciting program!

This is a free event. For more information please contact Dr. Constance Longmire at 330-888-6400.


Kent State University
Regional Academic Center
2745 Creekside Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087