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Two-Day Event Celebrates Graduate Students of Color

March 12, 2015

Featuring an alumni panel and conference, A Legacy of Success and Service: Celebrating Graduate Students of Color at Brown, offers newly admitted students and the Brown community an opportunity “to recognize the contributions of former graduate students from underrepresented minority populations, as well as affirming current graduate students of color on campus,” says organizer, a Modern Culture and Media doctoral student.

The alumni panel session is presented by the Samuel M. Nabrit Graduate Student Association on March 16 at 3:00 pm. The panel features alumni from across the disciplines: David Blanding ’14 PhD (political science), Chloe Poston ’12 PhD (Chemistry), Shane Lloyd ’12 MPH (Public Health), Stéphanie Larriuex '07 PhD (American Civilization), Sarah Dawson '10 PhD (Archaeology and the Ancient World) and Joyce Foster '07 PhD, former Associate Academic Dean of the College.

The panel coincides with Super Monday, a Graduate School event for admitted doctoral students of underrepresented minority populations that enables them to see the Brown campus and get to know the Brown community. 

Brandy Monk-PaytonBrandy Monk-Payton

Monk-Payton sees the alumni panel as "creating a living record of the accomplishments of these individuals at the university.”

The Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association' conference on Tuesday features morning roundtable discussions, followed by a lunch and keynote address by Marcia Chatelain ’08 PhD (American Studies). 

Both the panel and conference will be held in the Crystal Room at Alumnae Hall. The events do not require registration and are open to the Brown community. See the poster for more information.

A Legacy of Success and Service was organized by Monk-Payton, along with fellow graduate students Felicia Bevel, Amanda Boston, Lydia Kelow-Bennett, Steven Martinez, Shantell Steve, and Marcus Walton. The event is sponsored by The Office of Institutional Diversity, Brown 250, the Graduate School, and the Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association.