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Anta Sane

Greetings,

 

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.¨

 

We promise you an exciting and memorable conference. Conference attendees will participate in poster and stand-up presentations, paper competitions, hear inspiring speeches from the nation’s leading Black academics from all disciplines, and engage in workshops designed to aid with the overall graduate experience. In the meantime I see you in Baton Rouge, I encourage you to get involved in the 2014 national conference preparations.  We need volunteers in the different committees ranging from sponsorships and fundraising to Public Relations, speakers, programming and community service. Please email Theresa Cry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   if you are interested in volunteering for any of these committees.

 

I thank you in advance for joining us in this memorable journey. I also strongly encourage you to get involved by becoming a state or academic representative as well as encouraging your colleagues to become a member of the NBGSA.  For more information, please email Jerry Whitmore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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.

 

I hope to meet you in Baton Rouge!  Feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Anta Sane, MBA, MSL
Howard University, PhD Political Science
National President, 2012-2014

 

 

 

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