Class Standing: Chase Law Year 1
Interesting Fact: I have lived in 7 different states and 2 countries.
Campus Involvement: Secretary of Black Law Students Association and Representative for Student Bar Association
Why Do You Love NKU? NKU is a family. The faculty and staff genuinely care about your success!
Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)
President: Tracy Stokes
Vice President: Dr. David Childs
Secretary: Dr. Darryl Harris
Tresurer: Quentin Daniels
Parliamentarian: Crystal Summers
Contact BFSA at: email@example.com
Black Alumni Council (BAC)
President: Bradley Dickerson
Vice President: Patrice McCollough
In collaboration with various university departments and student organizations, this week commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each program serves both as an educational and inspirational outlet, which honors one of our nation’s most revered civil rights leaders.
African American Programs & Services sponsors and co-sponsors various events throughout the month of February, in recognition of the national month which honors and pays tribute to the history and events of the African Diaspora.
In collaboration with the Black Faculty and Staff Association, African American Programs & Services hosts an award ceremony which recognizes faculty, staff and students for their work within the campus community and abroad. Ujima, one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, meaning collective work and responsibility combines the rich tradition of recognition and the celebration of those individuals who have progressively worked toward the advancement of community.
Meaning “Celebration” in Swahili, is an opportunity to provide African and African American graduates with a more intimate and African-centered means of recognizing and honoring their achievement amongst a community of peers, family and friends.
Sherehe is celebrated twice a year at the conclusion of Fall and Spring semesters.
A week designed to assist in the transition to NKU and to welcome new and returning students to campus. Students will enjoy networking with faculty, staff and alumni, attend events highlighting campus resources, and listen to speakers that will encourage them as they begin their academic year!
Our mission is achieved through four key areas:
•Providing a space where African/ African American students can connect and create a “home away from home”.
•Building commUNITY among students at NKU.
•Providing educational opportunities through programming, trainings, and lectures.
•Advancing the cultural competency of the NKU community by collaborating with the departments in the Center for Student Inclusiveness.
On behalf of African American Programs and Services (AAP&S) I want to welcome you to Northern Kentucky University! Our office strives to uphold the principle ofUmoja which means to strive for and maintain unity in the family and community. We are truly a “home away from home” for students, faculty, and staff. We provide programming, advocacy, and outreach that assists with retaining Black/African students, and encourages them to achieve their academic and personal goals.
It takes a village to create leaders, and to ensure the success of students!
Tracy N. Stokes, M.Ed.
Director, African American Programs and Services