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EMORY CAMPBELL TO PRESENT IN SPEAKERS SERIES October 1, 2012 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The USCB Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training is excited to announce that Emory Campbell will be the second presenter in its new speaker’s series. Mr. Campbell will be speaking on October 25, 2012 at 7 pm at the Sonesta Resort. His presentation is titled Gullah Cultural Legacies. The contributions of Mr. Campbell to the cultural and environmental heritage of the Lowcountry are enormous. He began his professional career at the Beaufort-Jasper Health Center as an environmental health engineer with the goal of preserving and enhancing the unique and rich Gullah cultural and environmental heritage. In pursuing this goal, he accepted the position of Executive Director of the Penn Center located on St. Helena Island. Under his leadership, the Penn Center organized the Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration. He also revised the family farm program and expanded the cultural program to assist cultural artists, environmentalists, linguists, filmmakers and authors. In 2008 he began serving as the inaugural chair of the Federal appointed Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. He is currently President of Gullah Heritage Consulting Service whence he conducts institutes on Gullah Cultural heritage and related issues through lectures, short courses and the Gullah Heritage Trail Tours on Hilton Head Island. Mr. Campbell has appeared in many documentaries, news magazines, films, radio and television programs, including 60 Minutes; The Today Show; a PBS special, Family Across the Sea; as well as on CSpan’s Washington Journal. He is the author of the guide Book “Gullah Cultural Legacies”. The Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training is a collaboration between the Town of Hilton Head Island and the University of South Carolina Beaufort. The Center’s mission is to provide specialized education and training that will enable Hilton Head Island to become known as an international destination for Event Management and Hospitality Training. The Center focuses on expanding destination events, assisting in event management, training hospitality professionals and supporting the hospitality industry. The Center’s Speaker Series is titled Destination Hilton Head Island and focuses on the future of Hilton Head Island. In this highly competitive hospitality market, it is vital to the future of our community to continue to make Hilton Head Island a premier destination. The Center will explore what makes a great destination and how to sustain ongoing success. For more information contact Keri Olivetti, Director, USCB Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training at 843.208.8320 or

Date: October 25, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Sonesta Resort 130 Shipyard Drive Hilton Head Island, South Carolina RSVP at 843.208.8320 or Olivetti@uscb.ed

ABOUT USCB Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system serving the southeast coast of Georgia and South Carolina. USCB has been the fastest growing baccalaureate institution in the USC system since becoming a four year university in 2004.The University has two campuses which serve a diverse student body of 1874 students. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort’s downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate studio art program in close proximity to Beaufort’s many art galleries. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, S.C., offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories and is the home to Sand Shark athletics. USCB offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity. For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, please visit online or call the university’s Office of Public Information at 843-208-8030.