Dr. Monique Witherspoon, assistant professor of educational leadership, was awarded one of the inaugural Newcomer Spear Awards by Vulcan Park & Museum at The Vulcans Community Awards Dinner on Oct. 2. The Newcomer Award is given in recognition of a significant impact on the community of which the recipient has been a part for no more than five years
In addition to being assistant professor in the educational leadership department, Witherspoon serves as the program director of the master's in educational leadership: policy, organizations and leadership. Previous to her position at Samford, Witherspoon served as president and CEO of Girls Incorporated of Central Alabama. Her years of education experience ranges from the university setting, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Queens University, to a multitude of leadership roles in K-12 education.