UH Hilo celebrates Black History Month

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Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo celebrates Black History Month with a panel discussion on “Reflections of Our Life Journey” on Tuesday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Campus Center 301. The event, presented by UH Hilo’s Minority Access and Achievement Program (MAAP) in coordination with the UH Hilo Black History Committee, is free and open to the public.

A panel comprised of faculty and students of African heritage will share their thoughts on topics such as leadership, motivation, perseverance and cultural sustainability. The panel will be facilitated by UH Hilo Chair and Associate Professor of Education Dr. Richard L. Biffle. Other panelists include Jay Minert, academic advisor, Dr. Sonia Juvik, assistant dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Melissa Johnson, director, student support services, and Richard Francis, political science major.

For more information, call 974-7451.

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