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Jameelah Jones, has accepted the position as the Academic Services Coordinator with the McNair Scholars Program.  She is tasked with advising students with their research development and academic progress.  This past summer, she served as the McNair's program's Graduate Research Consultant, and through this work she similarly supported student research endeavors.  As I was informed via email, "The mentorship and support that she has received through [AAAS] has impacted how she mentored students this summer.  Students were impressed by her positive energy and critical feedback of their work." 



President Barack Obama talks with introducer Alyssa Cole backstage before he delivers remarks at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, Jan. 22, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Alyssa Cole
A senior in the African and African-American Studies department, introduces President Obama during his remarks at KU on January 22, 2015.

Paul Fowler

Paul discusses his undergraduate research project on the history of the African-American community in Lawrence, Kansas, with one of his mentors, professor Clarence Lang, associate professor of African and African-American Studies (AAAS). Paul is now a graduate student in AAAS.

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah, a senior majoring in African Studies, spent the spring 2014 semester studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. While there, in addition to studying archaeology and cultural anthropology, she travelled throughout Southern Africa, including a trip to Victoria Falls, a trip to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and a spring break volunteer experience at a center for kids with disabilities.

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