FAMU Journalism Professor is First Black Woman to Chair Southern Scholarship Foundation

Dhyana Ziegler, DCJ, professor of journalism at Florida A&M University (FAMU), made history as the first African-American woman to be elected chair of the board of directors of the Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) and the second African American to be elected to that position in 20 years.

Southern Scholarship Foundation has provided scholarships to students for more than 50 years. Its mission is to help deserving young people who lack financial resources, but demonstrate excellent academic merit and good character, attend institutions of higher education. SSF is not just a scholarship; it is an education for life. There are 26 scholarship houses in the State of Florida on the campuses of Florida A&M University, Florida State University, University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast. Ziegler has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 14 years and was a past-chair of the Student Affairs Committee.

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