It is with great pleasure that I am serving for a second time in a row as your president for the 2013-2014 academic year. This past year, NBGSA members and friends have celebrated with all of our six founding members, 25 years of existence. Our past March 2013 annual conference was very rich in activities that honored our founding members as well as powerful, empowering workshops, research presentations and networking opportunities for Black graduate students and professionals. The 25th year anniversary of the NBGSA conference was also highlighted by dynamic and vibrant speakers such as Molefi Asante, the father of Afrocentricity.
I am inviting you to our 26th annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA from May 28-June 1, 2014. You do not want to miss the well-known hospitality and vigor of Baton Rouge, located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. This year, we celebrate NBGSA’s aspect as the nation’s largest interdisciplinary graduate student organization. Hence, our theme: ¨Different paths, One journey: The many experiences of Black Graduate Students.¨
As many of us begin a new academic journey or pursuing one, I would like to wish you much success and best of luck on your papers, projects and final exams. Let me also add that your dedication and contributions to NBGSA has made us a much stronger organization. I thank you for your continuous support and involvement in NBGSA activities. If this is your first interaction with NBGSA, I strongly encourage you to become a member.
Peace and Blessings,
Anta Sane, MBA, MSL
Howard University, PhD Political Science
National President, 2012-2014