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UAlbany Represented at African Studies Conference

by Greta Petry

Nine students from Nefer Rohu, the Africana Graduate and Professional Students Organization, participated in the 28th annual New York African Studies Association conference (NYASA) April 16-17, hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University.

The students and the Department of Africana Studies recognize and thank UAlbany Africana Studies faculty, staff, students, and administrators for the financial support that made it possible to attend the conference. They extend special thanks to Dean Joan Wick-Pelletier and her staff; Department Chair Leonard A. Slade Jr.; Allen Ballard, Carson Carr, Jr. and the EOP staff; and Oscar Williams for their generous contributions.

Conference participants and presenters were: Joyce Allison, Africana Studies, masterís candidate; Kojo Asante, Africana Studies, masterís candidate; Stephen Edge, Africana Studies, masterís candidate; Michael Matthews, Education, masterís candidate; Sanjay Mitchell, Africana Studies, masterís candidate; Ismayra Santiago, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Ph.D. student; Karen Tejada, Sociology, Ph.D. student; Ron Wise, Africana Studies, undergraduate major; Cherice Vanderhall, Africana Studies, masterís candidate.