Submitted by Rev. Diane Commander
CHARLOTTE, NC – Deborah Walker graduated from Rocky River High School in 2018 and entered Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC where she majored in English. She earned her B.A. degree in English in May 2022 to further her communications quest. Livingstone College is also the alma mater of her grandfather, Bishop George W.C. Walker, Sr, her father, Rev. Dr. Dwayne A. Walker, her mother, Mrs. Geneva Walker and her three siblings, DeAndra, Daivene and Dana Walker.
Deborah joined her family’s legacy by joining the Alpha Xi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She became the nineth person in her family to cross at Livingstone College. She shares, “thank you to the sorority for allowing me to grow tremendously, and for that, I will always be indebted. While on campus, she served as Chapter President and Social Media Chair.
After finishing her junior year, Deborah accepted an offer to work as a Communications Intern for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). While in that position, she published the state’s first Juneteenth post, worked on publication edits and learned more about website development. After graduating in 2022, she accepted an offer to work as a Fellow for the NCDOT’s Office of HBCU Outreach. There she worked as a Special Projects Coordinator; helping to bridge the pipeline between high schoolers and college students, sharing the careers that transportation has to offer.
She is currently working as a Communications Specialist for the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh, NC and plans to remain in this position until she earns her master’s degree in Digital Marketing.
“I am so excited to learn more about the department, create new and valuable connections and grow, not only personally, but professionally. Please keep me in your prayers as I embark on this new journey of life, said Deborah”.
Outside of Deborah’s professional life, she exhibits a love for God through Jesus Christ and a love for her church. Her family became members of Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church in 2005 when her father, Dr. Dwayne A. Walker was appointed Pastor. She has been actively involved in all areas of the children’s and youth departments (Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society and Christian Education).
Deborah Walker, your family, church family and friends salute you for your many, many accomplishments. May your life continue to be filled with God’s Richest Blessings!