Dear African Studies graduates!
On behalf of the African Studies faculty and staff I want to congratulate you as you prepare to march from commencement in the Convocation Center into lives filled with new knowledge and new skills dedicated to understanding the dynamic continent of Africa and the people who live there. We have very much enjoyed traveling with you on this part of your journey- and I hope you stop from time to time and visit with us here in Athens or keep in touch with a postcard! We like to see our graduates come back to Athens for special Africa-related events, like our African music concerts or guest lectures, and as you prepare yourselves further, we are interested in what you may have to share with us as well. Keep in touch with information about job possibilities, new research opportunities, or insights about issues developing in Africa. I think that it is the responsibility of everyone tied to the African continent in some way to work on helping the whole world to better understand Africa. One of my gurus, Lester Brown, said, "the worst thing we can do to Africa is to lose hope." That becomes harder to do everyday.
Best wishes for your future,
Our three newest professors
Hosting students from Central State University
The African Studies Program hosted undergraduate students from Central State University. Whilst here, the students attended a talk by African Studies alumnus Oumar Ba, toured the Athens campus and also had the opportunity to meet African Studies faculty and students.
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