For Immediate Release
Rameca Vincent Leary, PhD, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry. Ms. Leary is a successful journalist and award-winning educator and coordinator of diversity initiatives at Pensacola State College.
Gulf Breeze, FL, December 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rameca Vincent Leary, PhD, has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Joining Pensacola State College more than five years ago, Dr. Leary presently teaches several courses in the business department, including Management Theory, Managing Diversity, Business Ethics, Professional Communication, and Business Communication. She also serves as the coordinator of diversity initiatives where she is responsible for serving as a community spokesperson, collaborating with more than 330 pastors, community leaders, and local officials to foster diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus, and, among other goals, supervising the diversity recruitment team. Adding to her expertise, Dr. Leary maintains two of her own shows, “Connecting the Community,” which provides a platform for leaders and professionals from all walks of life to foster positive change in a spirit of unity, and “Pensacola State Today,” which primarily focuses on the inner workings of Pensacola State College. Furthermore, Dr. Leary serves as an ambassador for the college, representing the president’s office and reporting directly to the president, Dr. Ed Meadows.
Notably recruited to Pensacola State College in 2014 as an adjunct faculty instructor, Dr. Leary previously served as a recruiter/assistant director of recruiting at Trident Technical College from 2002 to 2012. Her tenure at the institution also included budget management, serving as the point-of-contact for faculty/staff recruiting assistance, developing various recruiting strategies, and participating in data analysis. Dr. Leary’s early career included more than a decade in the field as a reporter, anchor, producer, host for Live 5 News at Noon, and public affairs director for WCSC-TV Channel 5 between 1990 and 2002. She notes her experience in the field as giving her the ability to accept criticism and persevere.
Locally invested, Dr. Leary is a member of the Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce and has also been involved in building homes through Habitat for Humanity. In addition, she volunteers for numerous community organizations, churches, and other nonprofit organizations. Dr. Leary’s most noteworthy contribution, however, was co-founding a nonprofit organization called Project Cool Breeze in North Charleston, South Carolina, with Wendell Gilliard, a South Carolina state representative, which provides brand-new air conditioning units and fans to senior citizens free of charge.
Dr. Leary initially took an interest in journalism when she became a reporter for her high school newspaper. After graduating, she received a Bachelor of Arts in communications at Charleston Southern University, a Master of Science in management at the University of Maryland, and a Doctor of Philosophy in communication and media studies at Regent University. Dr. Leary also earned a graduate certificate in leadership and management.
As a part of her professional commitments, Dr. Leary is a prominent member of the Broadcast Education Association and the National Communication Association. She serves as a reviewer for the Texas Speech Communication Journal and is also a member of the prestigious Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Dr. Leary was recognized for her faculty commitments as an Outstanding New Faculty Member for the 2018-2019 academic school year by Pensacola State College. For her nonprofit efforts, she received two Community Service Awards from the City of Charleston, was recognized with several accolades from South Carolina State Legislature and other organizations for her work with Project Cool Breeze, and received a Special Proclamation for Outreach Initiatives. During her college years, Dr. Leary received a President’s Scholarship from the University of Maryland. She was also the recipient of two endowed scholarships from Regent University, including an academic-based grant from the communication department and a Love of Learning Award from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for her dissertation.
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Connecting the Community
Pensacola State Today
Radio Voice Over Work
Project Cool Breeze