Kentucky State University (KSU) alumna Patricia Russell-McCloud, Esq. was inducted into the National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 30 in Atlanta.

According to her biography, Russell-McCloud is a ‘visual speaking experience.’ She was honored for lifetime achievement by the NBCA and presented her award by KSU President M. Christopher Brown II.

“With more than 30 years on the lecture circuit, she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best,” according to her biography. “Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining, whether for the public or private sector.”

She is a KSU alumna and a graduate of Howard University, where she earned her law degree. Prior to her career as a professional orator, Russell-McCloud was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission for 10 years.

Last year, Russell-McCloud collected $30,000 in scholarships from corporate donors that was awarded to 10 minority female STEM students. In addition, she arranged for employers such as General Motors to give career readiness webinars.

She has been identified as one of the top five business motivators in the country by Black Enterprise Magazine, featured in Essence and Ebony magazines as one of the most influential people in the United States and featured as the cover story of Speaker magazine.