Eastern Professor Emeritus Marilynn Duncan to speak Feb. 28 in honor of Black History Month


WILBURTON, OK (Feb. 21, 2018) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will celebrate Black History Month with a presentation titled “Black History- Past, Present and Future” by Marilynn Duncan, an emeritus professor of psychology at the institution.

Duncan will discuss the past experiences, present victories and struggles and future possibilities of the African-American community on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Tourtellotte Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

A Muskogee Native, Duncan taught at Eastern for 42 years and served as the dean of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division from 1984 to 2017. During her tenure, she was selected by her peers to receive the 2015 President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and was named Teacher of the Year by Eastern students on six occasions.

In addition to her academic service, Duncan is also a former board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and is an active member of two national service sororities, Delta Sigma Theta and Phi Delta Kappa. She has also been inducted into the Muskogee Service League’s Hall of Fame.

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