Eula L. Peterson


Eula L. Peterson


Peterson, Eula L.
Distinguished Alumnus


Eula Leana Peterson

Class of



  • BA - Special Education, Philander Smith College, 1969
  • M. Ed - Special Education/Mental Retardation, University of Mississippi, 1972
  • Ph.D. - Special Education Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1977


  • Special Education Teacher, George H. Oliver Elementary School, Clarksdale, MS, 1969
  • Instructor, Mississippi Valley State University, 1972
  • Assistant Professor, Mississippi Valley State University, 1977
  • Teacher, Lansing School District, Lansing MI
  • Teacher, Special Education Director, Early Childhood Director, Assistant Principle and Principle, School District of the City of Highland Park, MI, 1980-2002


  • Alderman/Vice Mayor, City of Mound Bayou, MS, 2005-2009
  • Lifetime Member, NAACP
  • Lifetime Member, National Association of Black School Educators
  • Lifetime Member, National Alumni Association, Philander Smith College
  • Lifetime Member, Secretary Mound Bayou 
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Mound Bayou Area AARP Chapter
  • Public Schools Alumni Association, Inc.
  • Lifetime Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • President of the Historical Mound Bayou Foundation
  • Lead Commissioner for the Mound Bayou Area Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative for Social and Economic Justice
  • Member/Clerk/Sanctuary Choir, First Baptist Church, Mound Bayou
  • President, KhafĂ© Inc. Board of Directors
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tri-County Workforce Alliance, Inc.
  • President, Financial Secretary, National Alumni Association, Philander Smith College
  • Vice President, Philander Smith College Board of Trustees

Honors and Awards

  • PSC Distinguished Alumni, 2002
  • Honored by Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1967
  • Mound Bayou Hall of Fame Inductee, 1977
  • Outstanding Young Women in America Nominee, 1978
  • Personalities of the South, 1978-1979
  • Personalities of the World, 1978
  • NAFEO Distinguished Alumnus Citation, 1991
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, National Alumni Association, Philander Smith College


Biographical Sketch: Eula Leana Peterson, PhD. Alumni Affairs Collection, PSC Archives and Special Collections

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