Dr. Corine Myers-Jennings, the daughter of the late Ethelena Cameron and Clarence Myers,
was born November 6, 1952, in Lake City, S.C. and departed her earthly life in Valdosta, GA
on July 12, 2021. She was married to the late Elder Patrick V. Jennings of Orangeburg, S.C.
and together, they lived a powerful Christian life.
She graduated at the top of her class from Carver High School, in Florence County, South
Carolina in 1970. She received her BA and MA degrees in speech pathology and audiology
from South Carolina State College in 1974 and 1976, respectively. In 1994, she received her
Ph.D. in speech pathology from the University of Florida and completed her post doctorate
research in multicultural communication disorders from the University of Memphis in 1995.
Dr. Myers-Jennings later completed a Ph.D. in Theological and Biblical Studies in 2003 from
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary.
Dr. Myers-Jennings’ career as a speech-language pathologist and educator spans over 46
years. She was a faculty member in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at
S.C. State for 16 years, the University of Florida for 4 years, and for 25 years as a professor
and department head at Valdosta State University. As a department head, she performed ad-
ministrative duties and impacted the lives of students by training them and exemplifying a
high level of diligence and commitment.
Dr. Myers-Jennings participated in various focus groups and was a part of several educational
committees. She was a part of the Technical Assistant Unit for “Babies Can’t Wait” (BCW)
for the State of Georgia and provided training for all BCW professional personnel. She has
published and conducted workshops and seminars both locally and nationally on various top-
ics for agencies, schools, state officials, parents, and other professionals. She conducted train-
ing workshops for businesses and industries on working with culturally and linguistically di-
verse populations in various settings, as well as specific projects and vocal training for per-
sonnel in the Air Force and the Army. Dr. Myers-Jennings was a member of several communi-
ty organizations such as the Georgia Licensure Board, the Georgia Literacy Taskforce, and
other state and national committees in speech-language pathology. She was also a member of
the Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.
In addition to her academic career, Dr. Jennings served in several capacities within the Church
of God In Christ. She was the District Missionary of the Headquarters District COGIC, under
the leadership of Superintendent William Williams. She also served as the Administrative As-
sistant to the Chief of Staff for Historic 1st Jurisdiction of Southern Georgia COGIC. Her
most recent appointment was her highest honor within the Jurisdiction as she was appointed
by Bishop Larry Shaw, the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Historic 1st Jurisdiction of Southern
Georgia COGIC, as the Interim State Supervisor of Women for Historic 1st Jurisdiction of
Southern Georgia COGIC. She impacted the women and the leaders within Southern Georgia
like no one else could. Her ability to relate to people and provide encouragement was one of
her greatest strengths. She was a prayer warrior, an intercessor, one who could preach the gos-
pel message with boldness and clarity and one that could proffer guidance and leadership to
those that needed it. Her vision was to design ministries to encourage life transformation with
a three-fold purpose: to evangelize, to edify, and to equip the whole person to serve the com-
munity, be the best person one could be and to reach the world for Jesus Christ.
*Awards and Recognitions that Dr. Myers-Jennings received within her Lifetime*
ASHA Diversity Champion awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Associa-
Supervisor of the Year at South Carolina State College,
Community Service Award from the University of Florida
Outstanding Graduate Student award in academics, community service, and research, Uni-
versity of Florida
Governor's appointment for four years to the Board of Directors to South Carolina Protec-
tion and Advocacy System for the Handicapped Inc.
Appointed to the Advisory Committee to Project Enhancement: Assistive Technology for 0
- 3, sponsored by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities,
Selected as a member of the South Carolina Interdisciplinary Faculty Team (12 members)
and participated in the Southeastern Institute for Faculty Training in Flat Rock, North
Carolina sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education, Washington D.C.
Appointed to a task force by the State Department of Education to advise, develop, and or-
ganize curriculum for programs for children 0 - 3 and preschoolers for the state of
Appointed as an Expert Panel Member for the “Culture, Families, and Augmentative and
Alternative Communication (AAC) Impact: A Multimedia Instructional Program for
Related Services Personnel and Family Members.” Universities involve in this grant
are Cal State University-Fullerton, Univ. of New Mexico, Southern Illinois Univ. Ed-
wardsville, Bloomsburg University, Johns Hopkins Univ., Iowa State University, Val-
dosta State University, and Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Appointed as a State Trainer for Project SCUIs (Skilled Credentialed Early Intervention-
ists) which is a Collaborative effort between Institutions in the State of Georgia that
was funded by Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of “Babies Can’t
May she continue living through the lives of her loved ones. She leaves to cherish her memo-
ries a devoted brother, Ronald Myers of Goose Creek, S.C., a sister-in-law Bernadine Myers
of Mount Pleasant, S.C., one niece Tanyanika (Serron) McMillian of Mount Pleasant, S.C.,
two nephews Ronald (Katherine) Myers of Goose Creek, S.C., Tyron (Tiffany) Myers of Tam-
pa, Fla. 11 grand nieces and nephews Sam Myers-Wilson, Sametria Myers-Wilson, Mariyah
Myers, Dashawn Myers-Wilson, Jalen Myers, Janae Myers, Sedauria McMillian, Kayla
McMillian, Serron McMillian, Jr., Micah Myers, and Kairo Wilson. One Godson Juanrean
Cooper, special cousins Ronnie Cameron, Lester Daniels, Wallace Scott, Bertha Scott, Con-
stance Hanna, and many loving and dedicated co-workers, church family, and friends.
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