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WCU Alpha Chi Hosts Ellen Ruffin Lecture

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 17, 2014 - William Carey University’s Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society hosted its Carey Collegium VII featuring a lecture by Ellen Ruffin, associate professor and curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, on January 16. The lecture, “The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection: The Hidden Jewel,” was held in the Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art on Carey’s Hattiesburg campus. Pictured are (left to right) Dr. Thomas Richardson, professor and chair of the department of language and literature at WCU and Alpha Chi faculty member; Dr. Read Diket, professor of art and education/director of Center for Creative Scholars at WCU and Alpha Chi sponsor; Alyssa Keyes of Ringgold, Ga., president of Alpha Chi; Ellen Ruffin; Dolores O’Mary, administrative assistant for language and literature and Alpha Chi sponsor, and Dr. Randall Harris, professor of biology and Alpha Chi sponsor.