Alma S. Adams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Alma Adams
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 58th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1994
Personal details
Born(1946-05-27) May 27, 1946 (age 66)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceGreensboro, North Carolina
Alma materNorth Carolina A&T State University, Ohio State University
Professioneducator
Websitewww.absolutelyalma.com
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Alma Adams
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 58th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1994
Personal details
Born(1946-05-27) May 27, 1946 (age 66)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceGreensboro, North Carolina
Alma materNorth Carolina A&T State University, Ohio State University
Professioneducator
Websitewww.absolutelyalma.com

Alma Shealey Adams is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's fifty-eighth House district since her appointment in April 1994. Her district includes constituents in Guilford County. Adams is a college administrator from Greensboro, North Carolina.

Contents

Early life and education

Adams received her Bachelor's degree in 1969 and her Master's degree in 1972, both from North Carolina A&T University. She went on to receive her PhD from Ohio State University in 1981.[1]

Legislative career

Adams was originally appointed to the NC House District 26 seat to replace Herman Gist, who died in office. She was previously a member of the Greensboro City School Board from 1985 to 1986 and a Greensboro City Councilmember from 1987 until her appointment to the house seat in 1994.[2]

In 2008, Adams was elected to a second term as chair of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.[3]

Other work

In 1990, Adams helped co-found, with Eva Hamlin Miller, the African American Atelier, an organization established to advance awareness and appreciation for visual arts and cultures of African Americans.[4]

She is currently the chairperson of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation which gives out scholarships to students who are attending one of North Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.[5]

References

  1. ^ Beckwith, Ryan Teague. "Alma Adams". Raleigh News & Observer. http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/profiles/alma_adams. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Barstow, Thomas A. (March 31, 1994). "Alma Adams Gets Gist's Seat". Greensboro News & Record. 
  3. ^ News & Observer: Adams to chair Black Caucus again
  4. ^ "Background". African American Atelier. http://www.africanamericanatelier.org/background.html. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "About the NCLBCF". NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. http://www.nclbcf.org/NCLBCF/About_the_NCLBCF.html. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 

External links