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Four students who are the recipient of the 2019 Life Sciences Black History in the Making awards

Life Sciences students honored at Black History in the Making ceremony

March 6, 2019

Four students from three units within Life Sciences were named 2019 Life Sciences Black History in the Making Scholars.  The awards were given out as part of VCU’s Black History in the Making ceremony, under the Department of African American Studies.

Nominees for this annual award must meet specific criteria in the Life Sciences to be considered, and include: recognition as an important contributor to the community, maintaining a stellar academic record, and obtaining real-world experience where the student is at the forefront of his or her career.    

The 2019 Life Sciences Black History in the Making Scholars are (pictured above from left to right):

Nana Twumasi-Ankrah, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Bioinformatics undergraduate
Felisha Walls, Center for Life Sciences Education, Integrative Life Sciences doctoral student
Raven Dudley, Center for Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies undergraduate
Azeem Holland, Center for Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies undergraduate

The Black History in the Making Awards were founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, to highlight and recognize the achievements of African American students at VCU.  More than 550 students have been recognized by over fifty departments across VCU’s Monroe Park and Medical Campuses, as well as organizations outside of the university.

Learn more about the Black History in the Making awards.

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