Graduating African American Seniors Honored at Sankofa Celebration

Friday, May 10, 2013

UNCW honored graduating African American seniors during the annual Sankofa ceremony on May 10 in the Education Building. Sankofa is a West African Akan language word meaning “wisdom in learning from the past to build for the future” and symbolizes an African rite of passage. The Sankofa ceremony is the university’s tradition of honoring graduating students and their families.  

Approximately 90 students received medallions presented by Chancellor Gary Miller, Todd McFadden, director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center, and Linda Rawley, president of the African American Graduate Association.