Panel Commemorating 60 Years of Desegregation on September 27th

Published: September 7th, 2018

Category: News

On Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6pm in the Reitz Union Second Floor Auditorium (686 Museum Road), the African American Studies Program will commemorate sixty years of desegregation.  In 1958, George Starke became the first black student at UF.  We are inviting a panel of alumni to discuss their experiences as minority students here.

The panelists include:

Mrs. Evelyn Mickle who was the first black graduate of the UF School of Nursing.

Attorney Funmi Olorunnipa who was a student activist and also was enrolled here in the years immediately following the One Florida executive order.

Ms. Joselin Padron-Rasines who was the first Latina president of student government in 2015.

Dr. Mark Villegas who was instrumental in seeking an Asian American Studies certificate.

 

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