August 4, 2022 - Ms. Lenola Wyatt will be the keynote speaker at the Lufkin Chapter NAACP Banquet 6:00 p.m. , Saturday, August 6, at Pitser Garrett Civic Center in Lufkin, Texas.
Lenola Wyatt is an Adjunct Faculty in the MSW Program and Researcher at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), the oldest child of Hazel and Wymon Bolton of Shelbyville, Texas, and proud parent of Deshun, Charles, Derrick, Dwayne, Demontreal, Carlos, Emanuel and Jessie.
Ms. Wyatt served as Project Coordinator for Impact Lufkin Community Development funded by TLL Temple Foundation, Trauma-Informed Mental Health Projects funded by the Hogg Foundation, Opioid Use and Substance Abuse Disorder funded by Heath Resources Service Administration, and currently serve as Project Coordinator for the Infant and Toddler Brain Development Project, funded by the Episcopal Health Foundation.
She is actively involved with community groups such as 21/7, The Village Nac. Youth Development and Engagement Projects and community research projects at Stephen F. Austin State University and has been recognized for 12 years of service at the University. Ms. Wyatt is also involved in education and community revitalization work in Salt Pond, Ghana, Africa. Her research interests are strongly connected to professional practice experiences including health disparities, education, mental health and social justice issues for black/brown bodies, rural communities and holistic care and support for clients and professionals.
Ms. Wyatt is the recipient of the “Outstanding Woman of Color” and East Texas Outstanding Volunteer Awards.