Jeree Palmer-Bechkham, class of 1983

Jeree Palmer-Bechkam grew up in Harlem, New York, where she met her first husband, novelist Barry Beckham. Together, they moved to Providence where she earned her A.B. in theatre arts through Brown's Resumed Education Program (RUE). While at Brown, Palmer produced a show that inspired “Shades of Harlem,” her first successful off-Broadway production.  She continued a professional singing, acting and production career, opening for Jerry Lewis and Bill Cosby, while obtaining her Master's degree in counseling psychology from Goddard College in 1995. At the time of this interview, Palmer was married to the actor and musician Adam Wade, with whom she has produced "On Kentucky Avenue," a musical revue. She is also a practicing life coach based in Montclair, New Jersey.



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