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Alabama State University offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of areas. There is also an associate degree in early childhood education, and a doctoral decree in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law. The University has a College of Education, ... more.
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Tonea Stewart , Ed.D., (Friday First General Session) Dr. Stewart is an inspiring award-winning actress and lecturer.She is best known for her recurring television role on In the Heat of the Night.She is a veteran of both the large and small screens and has appeared in Mississippi Burning, ER, Matlock and Touched by an Angel, among many others.Her passion to work with students is evident in her roles as a tenured professor and director of theatre arts at Alabama State University, where she serves as a teacher and mentor to students.Dr. Stewart is a 1997 Image Award Nominee, a 1999 New York World Fest Gold Medal Winner and a 1999 Gabriel Award Winner.Don't miss her inspiring message.
Dr. Tonea Stewart
Dr. Tonea Stewart, 1999 Gabriel Award Winner. A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, has lived in Montgomery, Alabama since 1990. Dr. Stewart is a tenured Professor and the Director of Theatre Arts at Alabama State University (ASU). Also, she is a professional actress. After receiving a B.S. degree in Speech and Theatre from Jackson State University and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Tonea Stewart completed her Ph.D. in Theatre Arts at Florida State University (FSU) in 1989. She was the first African American female to receive a doctorate from the FSU School of Theatre and the first McKnight Doctoral Fellow in Theatre Arts. During her study, at FSU, Tonea also received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. As an actress, Tonea Stewart is perhaps best known for her reoccurring role in, "In the Heat of the Night". More recently, she earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her role in the film adaptation of John Grisham's "A time to Kill" and The Gold Medal Award for narration of Public Radio Internationals Series "Remembering Slavery. Tonea Stewart began her acting career in 1969 and became the first African American to direct and appear on stage at New Stage Theatre, the most prestigious equity theatre in Mississippi. Since then, she has performed on st age in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has appeared on screen and television. Some notable titles include: "Mississippi Burning", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers III", Living Large, "My Stepson/My Lover", "Walker Texas Ranger," "Matlock," "Leave of Absence," "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," "ER" and "Touched by an Angel." Tonea Stewart is a spokesperson for "One Church, One Child" of Alabama and for NOSAP, a Texas-based organization aimed at youth development. In 1995, she was inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. She has honorary doctorates from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas and has received numerous keys to cities throughout the United States. Tonea Stewart is a member of the Order of the Golden Circle, a life member of the NAACP, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and is a dedicated member of the Hutchinson Baptist Church.
Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart
Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts Alabama State University Stewart has performed in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Scotland, Turkey and throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
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The honorees at this year's Champions of Change event include Tuskegee University' A. Deloris Alexander, Ph.D., Central State University's Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, Ph.D., Philander Smith College's Frank A. James, Bowie State University's Freddie T. Vaughns, Ph.D., North Carolina A&T University's Gregory Goins, Ph.D., Bethune-Cookman University's Herbert W. Thompson, Ph.D., Morehouse College's J.K. Haynes, Oakwood University's R. Rennae Elliott, Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Robert A. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., Morgan State University's Tanya V. Rush and Alabama State University's Tommie Stewart, Ph.D.