PSC students attend “A Tribute to Soul Food” program

Soul Food

“A Tribute to Soul Food” was recently held at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in celebration of Black History Month and included (from left, front):Students Jasmine Telly, Jasmine Owens, Dr. Harrison Pinckney, professor of Parks & Recreation Management; LaMont Coleman, associate dean of student affairs (all from California University of Pennsylvania); John Campbell, a former PSC student; and PSC Campus Provost Leonard Colelli; (Back row): Loryn Haynie and Jordan Payne, who serve as vice president and president, respectively of the PSC Black Student Alliance Club; Derontae Mason, Shante Mayle and Jessica Francis (all students at Potomac State).

The Black Alliance Club at Potomac State College of West Virginia University recently held a program titled “A Tribute to Soul Food” in recognition of Black History Month. Guests were treated to a full buffet of traditional ‘Soul Foods’ including fried chicken, shrimp and grits, Hoppin’ John, collard greens, FaFa, hoe cake, and peach cobbler as a way of demonstrating the contributions that African Americans have made to Southern cuisine.

Master of Ceremonies for the night was local resident John Campbell, who is also a former student at the College. Guest speakers included several individuals from California University of Pennsylvania: Dr. Harrison Pinckney, who serves as an assistant professor of Parks & Recreation Management and as a co-advisor to the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir and the Black History Month committee; LaMont Coleman serves as the associate dean of Multicultural Student Programs and advises the Black Student Union, Young and Gifted Gospel Choir, and the Black History Month committee.; Jasmine Telly is the former Black History Month director and former Black Student Union president; and Jasmine Owens, who serves as the current Black History Month director.

The Contemporary Christian Band, New Chapter, from the Cumberland/Keyser area, entertained guests with an inspiring selection of songs throughout the evening.  

The event was a collaboration of the Potomac State Provost’s Office, Black Student Alliance, Office of Student Involvement, Dining Services, and the Social Justice Council.