Department ofAfrican American Studies

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, AFAM celebrated its 2023 graduates in the annual donning of the Kente Cloth Ceremony.  At the Kente Cloth Ceremony, AFAM’s 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award Winner Adriana Lacy received her award and delivered an inspirational speech to the new graduates.

Congratulations to all the 2023 graduates!


Ahyanna Navarro-Foreman

Tarsha Proctor


Kalyn Cayne

Marcayla Connell

Varsella Guilford

Skylar Flynn

Kendra Napier-Fonash

Nasih Peterson

Regan Stoddard

Kayla Taylor

Tiara Zhanè