Marvin Hayes Banquet

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 25, 2008

Dr. Angelia Paschal will speak at Hayes Scholarship banquet

North Panola High School alum Dr. Angelia M. Sanders Paschal will speak at the Seventh Annual Marvin Hayes Scholarship banquet on Saturday, May 3, at Como Elementary School.

Dr. Paschal is currently an assistant professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.

She is the daughter of Walter and Barbara Sanders of Sardis.

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Dr. Paschal is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. Her doctoral degree in medical sociology was earned from Kent State University.

Currently she instructs fourth-year medical students and graduate students enrolled in the Master of Public Health degree program at the UK School of Medicine.

She teaches Health Disparities, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health, Cultural Competency and Health Literacy.

Dr. Paschal is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2005 Golden Apple Award, the 2006 Kansas Health Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2006 Center of Excellence Faculty Award, and the 2006 Executive Vice Chancellor Diversity Award for teaching, research and service.

Dr. Paschal is a published author with her articles appearing in academic journals and other notable publications. She is the author of the book “Voices of African American Teen Fathers,” which is based on the study she conducted for her doctoral dissertation.

The majority of Dr. Paschal’s time is spent conducting research in addition to teaching and writing. Her primary research focus is health disparities among medically underserved communities (including rural populations), low-literate groups and racial/ethnic minorities.

From 2005-2007, Dr. Paschal’s research earned her recognition with the National Institutes of Health as a Health Disparities Scholar.

Dr. Paschal is married to Samuel A. Paschal, Jr. They have two children, Samuel and Jessica.
For tickets or information about the banquet,  which raises scholarship funds in the memory of longtime Panola educator Marvin Hayes, contact Marva Hayes at 662-487-2656.