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Ethnic & Racial Studies kudos

Richard Breaux

Richard Breaux, Ethnic & Racial Studies, received the JV Educational Leadership Award at the 18th Annual International Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference on Monday, Oct. 5 in Raleigh, NC. JV Educational Consultants receive endorsements about outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators from all over the United States and Dr. Richard Breaux will be honored with the JV Educational Leadership Award for providing outstanding leadership within the field of higher education. JV Educational’s secret nominations focus on educational and enthusiastic technique, contribution to student retention, dedication to his discipline through scholarly advancements, and more. Breaux exemplifies excellence in education. He will receive his honor at our 18th Annual International Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference during the dates of October 5-7, 2020. Honorees and their support colleagues who register for the conference will attend at a reduced rate of $375.00.

Submitted on: Mar. 2

Richard Breaux

Richard Breaux, Ethnic & Racial Studies, presented "Midwest Mahjar: Recovering the Sounds and Stories of Arab American Music and Musicians, 1913-1961" at University of Dubuque Honors Program Lecture Series on Sept. 19, 2019 in Dubuque, Iowa. The presentation examined the songs, musicians, and record labels that symbolized Arab American cultural expression, identity, and self-determination during the first half of the twentieth century.

Submitted on: Oct. 28, 2019

Justin Odulana

Justin Odulana, Ethnic & Racial Studies, presented "AARP Advocates: Federal Funds for Medicaid" at Wisconsin Legislature on Sept. 16, 2019 in Madison, WI.

Submitted on: Oct. 10, 2019

Diana Moran-Thundercloud

Diana Moran-Thundercloud, Ethnic & Racial Studies, received the award for Yahara Watershed Academy Certificate at Yahara Watershed Academy on June 26, 2019 in Madison, WI. The Academy gathered once a month at various locations throughout the Yahara Watershed. The Academy involved a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Clean Lakes Alliance, and Edgewood College. Each class included presentations and guidance from professors and other leaders. Graduates received the knowledge and skills to become a network of informed leaders for our watershed.

Submitted on: Oct. 10, 2019