The fifth annual Black Issues Conference, titled “Black in America: How Far We Have Come…Yet, So Far to Go,” will come to UT Knoxville this Saturday, Feb. 6. The event, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, offers a forum for research and a discussion of matters affecting the African-American culture.
Minority Student Affairs News
Student organizations at UT Knoxville will commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 18, with a celebration titled Carrying On the Dream.
Tanisha Jenkins, associate director in UT’s Office of Minority Student Affairs, was honored in Nashville last week at the Southern Association for College Student Affairs’ 60th Annual Awards and Celebration Dinner. Jenkins was named the 2009 recipient of the Bobby E. Leach Award, which recognizes a student affairs professional or graduate student for significant contributions to the development of multicultural relations on a college or university campus.
Jocelyn Milton, associate director of UT’s Minority Student Affairs Office and the Black Cultural Center, died July 30, 2009, at UT Medical Center.