Paine College Alumnus to be Featured on UNCF “An Evening of Stars”

Posted by lsuggs | 01/24/2013 11:54 AM

(Augusta, Ga) – Paine College is elated to announce alumnus L. Remon Corley will be featured on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) 2013 An Evening of Stars, presented by Target. The event will air Sunday, January 27, 2013 on the BET Network at 10:00 p.m.

"I consider it an honor and a privilege to have had this opportunity to share my appreciation for Paine College with a national audience,” stated Corley. “All that I have achieved professionally to date and all the things I may achieve in the future are a direct result of the lessons that I learned at PC. Paine College, literally, changed my life! I am forever grateful to this institution."

The nationally televised variety show focuses public attention on America’s need for more African American college graduates and the UNCF’s work of getting students to and through college. The UNCF is the country’s largest and most effective minority education organization which supports the education of more than 60,000 students each year.

The television event will be hosted by Anthony Anderson of NBC’s Guys With Kids. There is a huge galaxy of stars: Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Tyrese Gibson and many, many more.

About L. Remon Corley:

At 33, L. Remon Corley is the youngest educator in the history of the school to be selected to serve as the Principal of the storied Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles. In addition to being a high school principal, Mr. Corley is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Boys Collegiate Academy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the "school to prison" pipeline. Professionally, he has held several positions in K-12 urban education including teacher, team leader, and Assistant Principal. Prior to arriving at Crenshaw, he was a Charter Schools Specialist in the Charter Schools Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the largest charter school authorizer in the country.

An international scholar, Mr. Corley has visited more than 20 foreign countries, including living in Germany for two years. He has also presented scholarly research at international conferences in South Africa and Guadeloupe. In 2012, he was chosen, through a highly selective process, to become a New Leaders Council-LA Fellow, a group that includes some of the most talented young professionals in America.

While at Paine College, Mr. Corley joined the U.S. Army Reserves where he served honorably for 13 years, including a two-year deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Additionally, he held several leadership positions on campus, including President-Eta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., President-Rotaract Club, and Second VP of the Student Government Association.  He holds the distinction of being the first Mr. Paine College.

Mr. Corley earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Paine College and a M.A. in Special Education from CSU-Dominguez Hills. He is currently completing the last year of the Ed.D in Organizational Leadership program at Pepperdine University.

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Photo caption: Paine College alumnus, Dr. L. Remon Corley, who will be featured on the UNCF television event “An Evening of Stars” on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:00pm on the BET Network.


Photo caption: The UNCF television event “An Evening of Stars”, airing Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 10:00pm on the BET Network.