UNCF/Mellon Programs director Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D., visited Duke earlier this month to conduct a series of workshops on diversity recruitment for graduate programs. For more information on the insights that she shared, see the article on Duke’s website: https://gradschool.duke.edu/about/news/director-uncfmellon-program-shares-insights-recruiting-hbcus
The summer reports are rolling in, as we return to our campuses for the 2018-19 school year. Here are a couple of highlights and pictures that we've received:
Irah Gates interned with the City of Memphis' Urban Fellows Program, and was nominated and accepted for participation in the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
Nzali Scales studied abroad for a month in the Dominican Republic, and participated in a Leadership Alliance cohort at Columbia University.
Congratulations to Howard Rambsy, who has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to teach an institute on Frederick Douglass and African American literary studies. Follow this link to his site for more information!
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has just named its 2018 cohort of Career Enhancement Fellows. A third of this year's class of fellows were previously Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Several (Kenton Rambsy, Saida Grundy, Ashanté Reese, and Lauren Eldridge) have been directly funded through the UNCF/Mellon Programs. Kudos to all!
We extend our congratulations to Dr. Shively Jackson Smith, who has recently accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University's School of Theology! For more information, please see http://www.bu.edu/sth/2018/03/28/school-of-theology-welcomes-two-new-full-time-faculty-members/