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Shaw University To Hold Press Conference On Monday, Nov. 21 About South Carolina Charter Bus Traffic Stop

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President Paulette R. Dillard, PhD - Shaw University
President Paulette R. Dillard, PhD - Shaw University

Media Contact: publicrelations@shawu.edu
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/18/2022

RALEIGH, N.C. – Leaders of Shaw University will share additional details about the university’s official findings and next steps related to the Oct. 5 traffic stop of a university-charted bus in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, transporting a group of 18 students who were on their way to the Center for Financial Advancement Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The traffic stop was cited as a minor traffic lane violation by law enforcement officials, which then resulted in a drug search of the bus luggage compartments and several students’ personal belongings – nothing was found as a result of the search.   

WHO:

♦ Terrance Dixon, Shaw University Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success

♦ Mariah Williams, Shaw University Student Government Association President

♦ Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University

♦ Attorney Daniel T. Blue, III, General Counsel for Shaw University

WHAT:

Shaw University officials to update the campus community and announce next steps regarding the South Carolina traffic stop

WHEN:

Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Estey Hall Auditorium, First Floor
Shaw University: 118 E. South Street / Raleigh, North Carolina 

DETAILS:

Reserved media parking is available in the Estey Hall parking lot. 

ABOUT SHAW UNIVERSITY:

Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically Black institution of higher education founded in North Carolina and is among the oldest in the nation. The University was founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper. Dr. Paulette Dillard currently serves as the University’s 18th President. For more information, visit: www.shawu.edu

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