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Faculty Member Dr. Alvoy Bryan Kicks Off "Lunch and Learn" Series as We Celebrate Black History Month.

Our first speaker Dr. Bryan, a classically trained violinist, violist, conductor, arranger, composer, audio engineer, and business owner, joined the Cardinal Newman faculty this year. Bryan shared a rich historical overview on the origin of Black History month and then shared information on three classically-trained musicians of African descent that had major impact in Europe and the United States. Bryan then shared his own educational path to earning a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and going on to perform both in the United States, Europe and South America. Students then had the opportunity to ask questions.

Dr. Alvoy Bryan spoke with students on Wednesday, Feb 5th at our first "Lunch and Learn" series. This inaugural series is being hosted at Cardinal Newman as we celebrate Black History Month. The dates for the "Lunch and Learn" speaker series are February 5, 12, 14, and 19 and all students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. Students bring their lunch to the Media Center and desserts are provided.

Our first speaker Dr. Bryan, a classically trained violinist, violist, conductor, arranger, composer, audio engineer, and business owner, joined the Cardinal Newman faculty this year. Bryan shared a rich historical overview on the origin of Black History month and then shared information on three classically-trained musicians of African descent that had major impact in Europe and the United States. Bryan then shared his own educational path to earning a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and going on to perform both in the United States, Europe and South America. Students then had the opportunity to ask questions.

The speaker series will include Mrs. Brionna Dickerson Zimmerman, a record-breaking Division 1 athlete and scholar (2/12), Mr. Micheal Littlejohn, a Cardinal Newman graduate and attorney who owns a successful law firm in Charlotte and whose work centers around a passion for social justice (2/14), and Mr. John Monk, a parent and reporter for The State (italics) newspaper whose decades-long coverage has centered around legal justice and politics in SC.