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Seasons of the Journey: The Biography of Dr. James Frank

Zelma Lloyd Frank

Dr. James Frank's journey is far from over. It is now in a season of continuation. Legacy is the impact one has had on people, organizations, or institutions that continues to benefit those entities in perpetuity. In the simplest terms, according to Webster's Dictionary, a legacy is "something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past." Whether the legacy is something material or intangible, it is passed on to subsequent generations for their benefit.

Through Seasons of the Journey, the author has well documented the legacies Dr. Frank transmitted to the world throughout his life - legacies which exemplify integrity, professionalism, educational excellence, hard work ethics, athletic endeavor, unselfishness, and family values. Dr. Frank held many prominent positions. His leadership skills and accomplishments were exemplary and indelible. He touched the lives of many. He was thoroughly recognized throughout his life for his impact. He had an impactful influence on many universities and organizations, two of which were Lincoln University and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) where significant edifices will now bear his name.

The executive leadership of both Lincoln University and the Southwestern Athletic Conference have chosen to further his legacy. Founders Hall on the Lincoln University campus was renamed Dr. James Frank Hall on April 21, 2023. The Southwestern Athletic Conference national headquarters building in Birmingham, Alabama, has been named in his honor. The official naming ceremony has been scheduled to take place on October 26, 2023. His name on these important and historical edifices cements his legacy and his significant impact on these two great entities.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Jamezell Partners Press
  • Publish Date: Oct 25th, 2023
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.70in - 0.76lb
  • EAN: 9798988132103
  • Categories: GeneralAfrican American & BlackUnited States - General

About the Author

Frank, Zelma Lloyd: - Dr. Zelma Lloyd Frank is a retired educator with bachelor's and master's degrees from Lincoln University (Mo.), a master's degree from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, and a doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Her career has included the following: teaching in elementary schools in Kansas, Missouri, Massachusetts, and New York; reading consultant and diagnostician in elementary and junior high schools in White Plains, New York; teaching methodology courses in education at Hunter College, the City University of New York; instructor and director of the reading clinic at Lincoln University (Missouri); English professor and director of student support services at Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has conducted workshops and seminars for college personnel on teaching strategies and services for students with disabilities and has been a certified instructional trainer for the Association on Higher Education and Disability. Dr. Zelma Frank worked with the United States Department of Education as an evaluator of federally funded education programs (TRIO) and served as a consultant to the Missouri Department of Education. She has written articles on curriculum and instruction which have been published in journals of higher education and is the author of The History of the President's Houses at Lincoln University. Her doctoral dissertation, "The Portrayal of Black Americans in Pictures and Content in the Caldecott Award Books and Honor Books from 1938 to 1978," has been replicated. The dissertation highlights the sparsity of African Americans in children's books and details the need for children to see people who look like them in the books they read.Dr. Frank has received the following honors and awards: special recognition for having written and received federal funding for six consecutive Student Support Services proposals; first female graduation Marshall at Southern University in New Orleans; marshall for the graduates when receiving her doctorate from the University of Missouri; featured in a Lincoln University library display that highlighted women who have made historical contributions to the University; inducted into the Lincoln University Alumni Hall of Fame; received the Kansas City, Missouri Lincoln High School Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement; and the Women as Winners YWCA of Greater New Orleans Award for personal and professional achievement and being a role model and mentor for young girls and other women. She was married to Dr. James Frank for sixty years and has two sons and two grandchildren.
Praise for this book
In many ways, the overriding issues or problems in athletics are not educational, physical, or economic, but more moral than anything else. It is about what we do right for our student-athletes and fellow human beings.

Dr. James Frank, Only Black NCAA President

Remarks made at NCAA National Convention in San Diego, California, 1982

There are many who have played college basketball, who have served our nation in uniform, who have earned a doctorate, have become leaders within their chosen profession, and been model husbands and fathers. It is, however, extraordinarily rare to find someone who has achieved each of those accomplishments - and indeed many more - in a single lifetime. This story deserves our attention because of that rarity, because James Frank did all those things, and we should all know his story and learn from his example.

Dr. Mark A. Emmert, NCAA President

Dr. Frank's impact and legacy with the NCAA and the Southwestern Athletic Conference are truly remarkable. He was a true pioneer in the field of collegiate athletics and his vision and legacy continue to positively impact countless student-athletes both past and present. The Southwestern Athletic Conference will forever be indebted to Dr. Frank and his contributions to the SWAC. We will continue to strive daily to embody the core principles of his amazing leadership.

Dr. Charles McClelland, SWAC Commissioner