SC State University Hosts Black History Month Program

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black HistorySC State University’s chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) will host a Black History Month program on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall.

Created in 1974, the NABCJ has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities. Additionally, members are dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice.

This year’s theme is “Breaking Down Barriers to Successful Prisoner Re-entry through Economic Empowerment.”

Samuel B. Glover, director of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS), will serve as guest speaker.

Prior to becoming director of SCDPPPS, Glover served in the S.C. Army National Guard where he directed the Youth Challenge Academy. The Academy is designed to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as an adult.

Glover received his commission in the U.S. Marine Corp, and after several active duties, transferred to the SC Army National Guard.  His last assignment was deputy site commander of the S.C. Army National Guard Training Center. Glover also served as assistant professor of Military Science and enrollment officer at SC State University.  He was a long time owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurant in Columbia, S.C.

Glover holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in counseling from SC State University. 

Glover serves on the First Citizens Bank Advisory Board, the South Carolina State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB), the Palmetto Health Foundation Board and the National Guard Youth Challenge Advisory Board.

He has also served on the boards for the following organizations: Richland Memorial Cancer Center, Palmetto Richland Hospital Board of Directors, Columbia Junior Achievement Board, Orangeburg Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, Richland School District Two School Improvement Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Glover has received the Meritorious Service Award from the S.C. Military Department; the SC Entrepreneur “Blue Chip” Award, the South Carolina Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award.

Glover serves as associate minister of First Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. He is married and has three children.

For more information on the NABCJ Black History Month Program contact Giselle White-Perry, SC State NABCJ Chapter advisor and assistant professor of criminal justice, at (803) 536-8803, or send your email to