Albany State President to Give Mary Frances Early Lecture
The University of Georgia has announced Albany State University President Marion Ross Fedrick will deliver the 20th annual Mary Frances Early Lecture this year. The address will come during the ceremony naming the College of Education in Early’s honor.
The Board of Regents approved the proposal in October 2019.
Fedrick earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia, and is currently pursuing a doctorate from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education.
The Mary Frances Early Lecture honors the first African American to graduate from UGA. Early earned her master’s degree in music education in 1962 and her specialist in education degree in 1967. In 2013, she was presented with an honorary doctorate from the university. The Mary Frances Early lecture was established in 2001 by the Graduate and Professional Scholars student organization to honor Early.