Published on October 28, 2010  

Dr. Millicent Bolden of the World Languages and Cultures department was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award by the Greater Birmingham chapter of the United Nations Association on Thursday, October 21. Bolden was nominated for the award by Samford alumnus Alex Sconfienza. Bolden and Sconfienza started the Samford organization Project Africa Now after constant conversations and discussions about the genocide in Darfur and the wars in Rwanda. Project Africa Now aims to spread awareness about current conditions in Sudan, Rwanda, and Darfur, and to create more involvement nationally and internationally in Africa. Sconfienza said, "Getting this group started would have been impossible without Dr. Bolden."