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Recognizing African American Students

May 7, 2013

Shenika Travis holds her Creative Activity Award.

Shenika Travis holds her Creative Activity Award.

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Cal State Fullerton’s 25th annual Pan African Recognition Ceremony on May 5 honored 304 African American graduates and graduation candidates of the Class of 2013.

Dorado Quick, a communications major, was awarded the African American Faculty and Staff Association’s Outstanding Senior Award and Shenika Travis, a theatre arts major, was given the Creative Activity Award. Each received $500 as part of their awards. The association sponsors the annual ceremony.
In the keynote address, Vice President for Student Affairs Berenecea Y. Johnson Eanes told the students that “there are absolutely no mistakes” in life. 
“It is no mistake that we are here celebrating your accomplishments,” Eanes said. “I want you to understand that your community supports you and that your community is larger than you and me. It is full of people of all faiths and all colors and all disciplines and majors. It is full of people who care about you and it is going to become more full as you open your mind to your future.”

By: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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