UNCF/Mellon Focus Group convenes at Spelman College - July 23-24, 2017

Seventeen faculty, advisory board, and staff members convened for a focus group that will shed light on the global initiatives provided by the UNCF/Mellon Programs. Participants included:

Events were coordinated by the UNCF/Mellon Programs staff, including Cynthia, Ada Jackson, and myself.

Newly Minted Ph.D.s!

Dr. Christina McIntosh, Spelman College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'08 is a Ph.D. graduate of Harvard University!

Dr. Calista Kelly, Paine College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'07 is a Ph.D. graduate of Claremont Graduate University! She is currently the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the Claremont Graduate University.

Dr. Lauren Eldridge, Spelman College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'10 is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Chicago!

Dr. Sabine Cadeau, Xavier University UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'01 is a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Chicago! She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis.

Dr. Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou, Paine College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'09 is a Ph.D. graduate of Pennsylvania State University! She is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgia College.

Dr. Frederick Staidum, Dillard University UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'05 is a Ph.D. graduate of Northwestern University! He is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Muhlenberg College.

Dr. Brandy Thomas Wells, Paine College UNCF/Mellon Fellow, C'08 is a Ph.D. graduate of Ohio State University! She is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Augusta University.

Awards

Rami Blair (Morehouse College C’16) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. He will conduct research at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago

Da'Von Anthony Boyd (Morehouse College C’17) was awarded the Beinecke Scholarship for Fall 2017.

Lindsey Burgess (Spelman College C’16) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. She will serve as an English Teaching Assistant at University Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco

Na'eemah Webb (Ph.D. candidate, Purdue University; Lane College C’12) won third place in the National Council of Black Studies graduate student essay contest, for her essay entitled, " Prison Nation: Lies, Corporate-ties, and the Pursuit of Profit”.

Lisa Young (Ph.D. Candidate, Purdue University; Claflin University C’10) was awarded a 2016 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and also a Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowship at the University of Chicago.