Graduate Education through the Decades: The Impact of Mary Frances Early
The Graduate School is hosting a virtual panel titled “Graduate Education through the Decades: The Impact of Mary Frances Early." The panel will feature six graduate alumni representing the decades since Ms. Early’s arrival on campus in 1961. They will discuss their experiences and reflections as graduate students at UGA and after. Their unique perspective as African Americans are important in celebrating the accomplishments of these remarkable students and furthering our commitment to fulfilling the vision of a more diverse and inclusive campus.
The goal is to provide a space for our panelists to be able to speak candidly about their experiences at UGA and after graduation. This event will be a virtual panel on a Zoom webinar platform. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions for the panelists when they register. Attendees will also be able to submit questions to the panel through the moderated Q&A function in Zoom.
- Mary Frances Early (MMED ’62, EDS ’71), UGA's first African American graduate,
- Carolyn E. Bell (MPA ‘77), first African American female manager for the City of Savannah, Georgia,
- Felecia G. Ross (PHD ‘89), Dean, Pharmacy School, The Ohio State University,
- Leroy E. Bynum (DMA ‘92), Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Portland State University,
- Tracey D. Troutman (BSA ‘07, MAL ‘08), Director, Outreach & Diversity, USDA-ARS
- Juanita W. Hicks (EDD ‘18), Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, University System of Georgia Board of Regents,
- Moderated By: Ron Walcott (PHD ‘99), Vice Provost of Graduate Education & Dean of the Graduate School
- Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GS022621
- Zoom connection information will be sent to attendees prior to the event.
Be sure to check out all the events taking place in recognition of the anniversary of desegregation by visiting UGA's 60th Anniversary website: https://desegregation.uga.edu/#/.
Friday, February 26 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm