NCC Board Member Dr. A. Zachary Yamba was celebrated at the inaugural event of a lecture series named in honor of Yamba and Dr. Robert Manley, former professor of political science at Seton Hall University. The Manley-Yamba Lecture Series was initiated to recognize the two men, who are widely seen as important contributors to society. Dr. Yamba, President Emeritus of Essex County College, became a pillar of Newark’s higher education community during his more than four decades serving ECC, retiring in 2010 as the longest serving community college president in New Jersey. Dr. Manley is also the Founder and President of the Center for Globally Responsible Political Thought and Public Policy. First Presbyterian and Trinity Church in South Orange hosted the inaugural lecture and keynote speaker Dr. Fredline A. O. M’Cormack-Hale kicked off the lecture series with the topic of the Ebola crisis and its aftermath in Sierra Leone. Photo courtesy of Kofi Ayim.