AASS Reflects on 2016 Looks Ahead to 2017
December 21, 2016 - Dorene DiNaroThe UNM African American Student Services department recently reflected on accomplishments and changes for 2016 and is looking ahead to a busy 2017. 2016 saw the new staff additions of Chrisaundra Henderson, education associate and Naimia Tokunow, administrative assistant. Jamila Clayton, a current AASS program specialist has taken a job with Prairie View A&M and will be leaving at the end of the year.
“Our students continue to be active and innovative members of our center,” says Scott Carreathers, AASS director. “We had one of our largest turnouts for the Welcome Back BBQ this year, and with the help of our student leaders, we created a service project for the community.”
The department held a Winter Roots Carnival for children in which the student organizations created booths for the Albuquerque Black youth to participate in and also learn about the principles of Kwanzaa.
In August of 2017, AASS is planning a Black Cultural Conference to engage Black collegiate students across our state in critical dialogue pertaining to Moblizing the Black Millennial Legacy.
For more information on AASS, please visit their website or call 277-5645.