7.17.2018

GDW RESUME REVISED


RESUME
GLORIA DULAN-WILSON***
718.791.3804



Professional Overview:

Seasoned writer, publicist, public speaker, and educator/counselor with extensive experience in the public and corporate sectors, Gloria Dulan-Wilson has a broad knowledge of mass media, with expertise in reaching out to the “minority” community, in New York, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, Atlanta, Los Angeles, as well as extensive contacts in Africa and the Caribbean. Significant contacts with elected officials, community organizations/activists and business leaders. A strong and knowledgeable community relations representative.


As a Blogger and News Specialist, Ms. Wilson started ECLECTICALLY BLACK NEWS in 2008, focusing on positive and progressive issues of interest, benefit and concern to Black people worldwide of African, African-American, Caribbean, South American heritage – making her focus national and international and multi-cultural in scope.

She has provided nearly 35 years news coverage of the Congressional Black Caucus, where she covered the African Roundtable, which focuses on issues and concerns of African Nations and their relations to the Diaspora - during the tenure of the late Congressmen Mickey Leland and Donald Payne; and currently headed by Congresswoman Karen Bass.

Ms. Wilson is also a member of Constituency for Africa under the leadership of Mel Foote, and covers the Ron Brown symposium on Africa in Washington, DC.

Serving as feature writer for The African Sun Times, an US based weekly publication on issues concerning Africans in Americans, Ms. Wilson covered and interviewed ambassadors, dignitaries from all over the continent, including the first ever Black reporter to enter the South African Embassy after the release of Nelson Mandela; and exclusive interviews with former Ghanaian President & First Lady Jerry John Rawlings and Nana Rawlings (who received dual Doctorates from Lincoln University).

Ms. Wilson is currently a member of the Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrants, under the auspices of City Council Member Jannie Blackwell, and has interviewed and photographed ambassadors, educators and students from all over the Continent. Recent interviews include The Hon. Dr. Arikana Chihombori, President of the African Union, and Dr. Toni Luck, former right hand assistant to the late Winnie Mandela.

She has covered the NY State Black and Puerto Rican Caucus; Rev. Jesse Jackson's Wall Street Project; National Action Network (NAN) Conference; NAACP and National Urban League Conferences, African Music Awards, among others. Ms. Wilson is famous for one-on-one interviews with candidates and constituents; as well as community interest overviews and solution oriented articles.


A former UN Correspondent for six years, Ms. Wilson specialized in coverage of African Member Nations, their impact and intra-action with African Americans and Diasporian countries and cultures – including coverage of the annual UN Opening, Day of the African Child, UN Special Focus Tribunals, etc.


Public relations clientele have included New York African Business Council (NYABC), African Women For Good Governance (AWGG); Harlem African Day Parade; former New York Assembly member Annette M. Robinson, Sylvia’s Queen of Soul Food Restaurant, Sarah Dash, formerly of LaBelle; The Black United Fund of New York (BUFNY), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - NY Alumnae Chapter; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; DPH Marketing Network, late Jersey City Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham; Our Children's Foundation in Harlem; Congressman Edolphus Towns of Brooklyn, NY State Senator Martin Milave Dilan (NYC City Council); Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke; C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, among others.


A veteran writer, publicist, and photojournalist, Ms. Wilson specializes in social commentary, “edutainment,” and feature writing for a variety of news publications. Her background encompasses program planning and proposal writing for community based organizations; composing newsletters, brochures; scripts for radio, television and video training tapes. From the creative side, she is a member of an elite screenwriting workshop in conjunction with Columbia University, entitled the Writer's Guild East Harlem Screen Writer's Workshop. Her writing style is incisive, yet candid and down to earth.


Ms. Wilson has interviewed and written extensively about (and for) contemporary elected officials; and has covered issues of relevance and concern to constituents of African Heritage. Her coverage has included Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton; and coverage of Democratic National Conventions from 1992 through and 2016, including participation in Democratic National Conventions in New York, Denver, CO and Charlotte, NC, and Philadelphia, PA.


Ms. Wilson is credited with having started “Action:NEWS” the official newsletter of the New York City Transit Authority (MTA/NYCTA).
 
Coming from a family of educators and professors, Ms. Wilson has served in a myriad of community service and counseling positions on both coasts – New York to California: From Guidance Counselor and Director of Student Activities with the SEEK PROGRAM at Brooklyn College and City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) -- to Assistant Director at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. From Counselor/teacher at Franklin Street Academy in New York, working with "behaviorally maladjusted youth", and their equally maladjusted parents; to Community Relations Specialist for LA County's Superintendent of Schools, developing leadership training programs for "predelinquent youth." She completed a compilation of information on African Americans and Attention Deficit Disorder entitled “The Invisible Handicap,” which was published as a series in the New York Daily Challenge News.


Under the auspices of the Model Cities College Placement Programheaded by Lincoln Alumnus, Judge Paul Dandridge - she set records for assisting more than 2,000 needy Philadelphia students matriculate in, and receive financial aid from, colleges and universities throughout the U.S.


As public speaker and spokesperson for regional and national associations, Ms. Wilson is frequently called upon to address issues on affordable housing, foreclosure prevention; child development, education, health and nutrition, community development, the “Meanstream Media” and its negative impact on people of color. She has developed and conducted training seminars, chaired community meetings and focus groups relating to neighborhood preservation and renewal (“Gentrify It Yourself, NY”). 
 
Ms. Wilson also inaugurated a monthly community forum, replete with a speakers bureau, and reestablished cohesiveness in what was once considered a fragmented community in Washington Heights, NYC.

Ms. Wilson received her BA in Sociology from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and is a candidate for an MS in Guidance and Counseling from Hunter College. She holds certifications in Broadcast Journalism (FCC III); Program Planning, Proposal Writing and Grants Management from the Grantsmanship Center (California and New York City); and Real Estate Appraisal Trainee (NY State); NYS Notary Public.


Awards:
Our Time Press Woman Writer of the Year Award, 2010
Kappa Alpha Psi Woman of Achievement of the Year Award, 2015


Licenses, Certificates, Memberships:
Broadcast Journalism (FCC III); New York State Real Estate License, NYREI 45 Hours; Passed NYS Licensing Exam, 2005; NYC Remedial 2010; Weichert Real Estate School, Hoboken, NJ: 75 Hours; passed New Jersey Real Estate Licensing Exam; Property Management Certificate: NYREI: 30 Hours, 2010; Current: Appraiser Assistant License/Trainee: Completed comprehensive 150 hour coursework for licensing as Appraiser Assistant at New York Real Estate Institute; Passed USPAP 4/16/10; New York State Notary Public
Memberships:  She is currently a member of the  Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrants (Philadelphia) - an organization that interfaces with African and Caribbean immigrants and citizens residing in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities - founded by City Council Representative Jannie L. Blackwell;  ATAC, an organization that works to resolve issues facing African Americans in Philadelphia; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Philadelphia Alumnae).


She is a Founding Member of the NYC Alumni Association of Lincoln University, and served as Vice President (2012-2013); member of Alumni Association of Lincoln University, PA (AALUPA); Former member of the NY/NJ Women in Financing; Brooklyn Community Planning Board 8; Medgar Evers College Community Council, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America Advocate (NACA); National Urban League; Women in Media; National Speakers Association (NSA), ToastMasters, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE); National Association of Minorities in Communication (NAMIC). She serves on the advisory board of CitiWorks, New York.

A member of iBuyBlack in Philadelphia, Ms. Wilson works to enhance local Black owned businesses via encouraging community members to purchase discount cards for African American consumers and, in turn, receive a 10% discount on goods and services when they purchase from, or do business with participating Black Owned Businesses in Philadelphia.


Lincoln University History and Affiliation
Ms. Wilson is one of the first 16 Co-Eds on Lincoln University's Campus, when the school changed from all male to co-ed in 1965, and a member of the Emeritus Class, having graduated from Lincoln U in 1967, with a B.S in Sociology and a double minor in African Studies and History. Additionally, Ms. Wilson served as peer counselor to students from non-independent African countries, as well as the Pan African Student's Union (PASUA) of Lincoln. As part of the College Work/Study Program, Ms. Wilson served as student curator of the Lincoln University African Museum – the only HBCU to have its own African Museum in the 60s. She catalogued and displayed artifacts and gifts from such luminaries as Presidents Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana) and Nnamdi Azikewe (Nigeria), Tom Mboya from Kenya, President Julius Nyrere from Tanzania, among others; as well as gifts from former African graduates, and the parents of her classmates. 

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and coming from a family of educators and professors, she is also the first Oklahoman to attend and graduate from Lincoln University.   Ms. Wilson is a continual advocate for Lincoln University, and is proud of its heritage, legacy and future.

References are furnished upon request.



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