Commencement 2020

The Department of Africana Studies is proud to celebrate our 2020 graduates. We look forward to congratulating you in person very soon.

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Our Concentrators

Patience Adegboyega*

Lidwina Bell

Pazia Bermudez-Silverman 

Zoe Butler 

Ellen Cola 

Carmen Ferran

Ruby Gerber

Akire Hawkins 

Eboni McNeal

Abrielle Moore**

Kenneth Noble 

Bamidele Oke

Mariela Pichardo*

Randi Richardson 

Peter Simpson 

Jacob Stanton 

Babette Thomas*

Alesandro Walker**

Lenward Williams

* Honors

** Department Undergraduate Group Leader


 


Departmental Awards

IDA B. WELLS AWARD

The Ida B. Wells Award recognizes the graduating senior who best combines the highest standards of scholarship with a deep dedication and commitment to furthering the cause of justice and equality for all people.

Eboni McNeal

Randi Richardson

 

ANNA JULIA COOPER AWARD

The Anna Julia Cooper Award recognizes the graduating senior with the best academic record in the concentration.

Ellen Cola

Akire Hawkins

Eboni McNeal

Abrielle Moore

Mariela Pichardo

 

BROTHER AH AWARD

The Brother Ah Award recognizes the Best Essay by a graduating Africana Studies concentrator.

Kenneth Noble

 

 CHARLES H. NICHOLS AWARD

The Charles H. Nichols Award honors an Africana Studies concentrator who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the Department and the University.

Abrielle Moore

Alesandro Walker

 

ETHEL ROBINSON AWARD

The Ethel Robinson Award, named in honor of the first African American woman graduate of Brown University, celebrates the best creative capstone project. This award is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.

Bamidele Oke

 

WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHART DU BOIS AWARD

The W. E. B. Du Bois Award recognizes the graduating senior who has written the best honors thesis in the Department.

Babette Thomas 

 

RHETT S. JONES AWARD

Awarded for outstanding contributions to institution building in the area of research and scholarship.

Quincy Confoy

 

ALEXIS PRUSSACK LEGACY AWARD

Awarded for outstanding contributions to institution building in the area of production and stage management.

Chuyi Chen

 

BENNY SATO AMBUSH AWARD

Awarded for outstanding contributions to institution building in the area of directing.

Josiah Davis

 

JOHN LUCAS AWARD FUND

Awarded for outstanding contributions to institution partnership building in the area of technical artistry and support. Conferred in honor of Barbara Reo and the students of TA3.

Theatre Arts and Performance Studies