CAU honors women who battled against domestic violence
By Ernie Suggs
Clark Atlanta University has recognized two women who have battled back against domestic violence. The university named Valerie Williams its “Survivor of the Year,” recently at the Call to True Beauty 2012 Awards, an annual advocacy program aimed at preventing domestic violence.
Sheryl Sellaway, south area executive director of public relations for Verizon Wireless, was named “Advocate of the Year.”
Williams, who had been married for eight years, was shot three times by her husband, losing the use of her right arm. She is now a motivational speaker in Brunswick and the author of several books.
Sellaway is a former board president of the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, one of the largest domestic violence agencies in Georgia.