2000's Milestones: Alumni Achievements

Pearl K Dowe

Pearl K. Dowe (Ph.D. ’03) (pictured above) will join Emory University in fall 2019 as the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and African American Studies with a joint appointment between the university’s Oxford College and Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

At Emory she will teach a course each year and help expand the curriculum. At Oxford, her course will have a thematic focus on understanding leadership.


Jeffreen Hayes

Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D., (M.A. ’05), (pictured) the Chicago-based curator and Threewalls executive director, recently had her exhibition AFRICOBRA: Nation Time selected as an official Collateral Event of the historic Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice.

The exhibition, which heralds the eponymous collective of young black artists working in 1960s Chicago, debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami in December 2018.

AFRICOBA will be on display from May 11–November 24.


Brandon Brice (B.B.A. ’06) was awarded the 2018 Michigan Chronicle’s Man of Excellence Award for his work with youth in Detroit and the Boys Scouts of America.


Danielle Perry

Danielle K. Perry (B.A. ’06, J.D. ’09) (pictured) was appointed as executive director of Growing Home, Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers.

The comprehensive program offers trainees relevant, transferable job skills in addition to resources to conquer specific issues, such as criminal records or medical needs.

Perry is a former communications professional and special adviser in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of Civil Rights.




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