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DR. PERNELLA ROWENA DEAMS


Favorite Quote:

She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is upon her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

What does Women's History Month mean to you?


Women's History Month is a time of reflection, a time to pause and celebrate the contributions of women to our communities and society as a whole. As a woman, I am proud of the ability to look up to brave women who break barriers every day. Equally, I am proud to serve as a mentor to young women as they explore their purpose in life. Being a woman provides so many relational roles (mother, sister, daughter, wife, friend, aunt, godmother, grandmother) that specifically impact the lives of those we bond and connect with. This month is a time to reflect on the “sheros” that impact our forward movement. From the icons like Mary McLeod Bethune who changed the trajectory of higher education on her faith, to watching my oldest sister Dr. Mia Ben, who is the first African American female pediatrician from our hometown, to seeing young ladies on an HBCU campus take their rightful place as queens, women have shaped the course of our lives from the beginning of time. This month is a