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Mary Green Wrighten speaks at the Africana Studies Conference after accepting an award from Dr. Apollos Nwauwa.

Mary Green Wrighten speaks at the Africana Studies Conference after accepting an award from Dr. Apollos Nwauwa.



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The 12th annual Africana Studies Conference March 19 was a “bittersweet event” for campus, as it was the last to be organized by Mary Green Wrighten, who will retire this summer.

Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, director of the Africana Studies Program, presented Wrighten a surprise commemorative gift in appreciation of her efforts over the years. “We will seriously miss her,” he said.

Wrighten, chair of the Multicultural Activities Committee in the University Libraries, developed the format for the first colloquium and chaired the first organizing committee. She has long been instrumental in organizing a number of activities on campus.

With typical modesty, Wrighten thanked fellow organizers Nwauwa; Dr. Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, history; and Dr. Rebecca Green, art history, saying, “It has been a complete joy and pleasure to be able to work with you and help you in any way I can.”


 
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March 22, 2010

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