2012 African American Studies Convocation

Congratulations to Sarata Toriola, our 2012 African American Studies MA graduate!

Sarata Toriola holds a BA in English from Wheaton College. She has worked with students in Ghana and Turkey and won a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Korea where she introduced high school students to African and African-American culture. Ms. Toriola’s research interests are focused on the study of black female image and body in popular culture in concert with the impact of globalization and westernization on black female communities. The African American Studies Program faculty wish you many more successes in the future.

Congratulations Sarata!

Congratulations Sarata!




Sarata and the AFAM Faculty who made this day possible.

Sarata filled with pride as she recieves her diploma from Professor Blakely.

Sarata filled with pride as she receives her diploma from Professor Blakely.

Saxophonist, J.E. Maxwell Magee, performs “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the ceremony

Saxophonist, J.E. Maxwell Magee, performs “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the ceremony

African American Studies Program Alumni and Friends Essay Prize Awardee, Olivia Evelyn Wilson

African American Studies Program Alumni and Friends Essay Prize Awardee, Olivia Evelyn Wilson