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North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month

African-American Read In Welcomes Author and Speaker Doryn Roy
IRVING, Texas- The North Lake College (NLC) African-American Read In will take place on Thursday, February 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. An afternoon celebrating African American History Month, the annual event features music, poetry and other performances by students, faculty and staff. This year’s guest speaker is educator, counselor and author, Doryn Roy. She will be speaking on discovering and following your life’s purpose.
Now a Texas resident, Doryn Roy began her professional journey in her native Birmingham, England. Her educational pursuits resulted in a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Mercer University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regis University. Roy has worked with foster care youth and families, in private practice as a therapist, and as a speaker in local prisons. She has impacted the lives of traditional and nontraditional college students as an educational advisor and adjunct instructor, inspiring students to seek their purpose and maximize their potential. Her new book, “My Pursuit of Purpose,” comes out on Amazon this month.
“The book tells the journey of finding my purpose in life,” explains Roy. “At first I struggled with the idea of letting go of traditional employment and becoming a full time speaker and author. You see it was more than a career change, it was a change of purpose.”

The African-American Read In is open to students and the community. To learn more about Black History Month at NLC, visit
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