Browse Exhibits (5 total)

Presidents of Philander Smith College

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From its humble beginnings as Walden Seminary in 1877 to the “GREAT” Philander Smith College of the present, 1 principal, 14 presidents and several interim presidents have led the institution through flourishing and trying times. Take a moment to learn more about the visionaries who have helped to shape the course of the College over the last 140 years.

PSC Publications

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Browse through issues of student newspapers, college catalogs and newsletters published by Philander Smith College from 1899 to the present.

Alumni Profiles

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The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to a member of the National Alumni Association of Philander Smith College for their outstanding accomplishments, contributions to their community and dedicated service to their alma mater. The honoree is presented with this award during the Annual Alumni Convention and their portrait is added to the Alumni Wall in the Harry R. Kendall Sciences & Health Mission Center on the campus of Philander Smith College.

PSC Black History Moments

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Philander Smith College has links to some of the most pivotal moments in African American History. The PSC Black History Moments digital exhibit explores some of the contributions that PSC students, faculty and staff have made to the continuing story of African Americans in this country.

The Miss PSC Pageant

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     On May 5, 1964, the Miss Philander Smith College Pageant was launched on our campus. It was open to junior women of the college who met the requirements for entry. They were sponsored by a campus organization. The purpose of the pageant was that of showing versatility, charm, and poise in addition to the fact that she was required to have a scholarship to participate.

     The Miss P.S.C. Pageant presents the young ladies in various settings to enable their collegiate public to see them in different roles. The first three candidates of the Miss P.S.C. Pageant was Miss Hattie Lucas, Miss Faye Annette Smith, and Miss Donna Trice. Each of the candidates modeled modeled casual attire, dress-up wear, beach-wear, and formal attire. They each accompanied with poise, charm, and grace on every count. Also, each of them presented a talent number, which potrayed talent, creativity, orginality, and real performance ability.