Black History Month Spotlight:

Charles Drew
Born in 1904, Charles Drew was a pioneering researcher in the medical community. On his journey to become a doctor, he was awarded a neuroanatomy prize as well as being a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. It was during his internship and residency that he examined problems and issues that occurred during blood transfusions. He continued exploring of blood related matters in New York City where he developed a method for processing and preserving blood plasma. By preserving the plasma or “banking” it, Drew became the first African-American to earn his doctorate from Columbia with the doctorate these on “Banked Blood”. Drew would then head the first two blood bank operations to help treat casualties during the war before becoming a head chief and a highlight regarded medical professional. Even after passing Drew has received countless posthumous honors.

Mae C. Jemison
Born in October in 1956, Mae Jemison was the youngest of her family. Before graduating high school she spent a lot of time in the library studying all aspects of science with an increased interest in astronomy. She would graduate from Stanford with a B.S. in chemical engineering and continue her education at Cornell University Medical College where she would receive her M.D. After working for the Peace Corps for two and a half years, she pursued her dream that started at a young age by applying to NASA’s astronaut training program. She was one of fifteen out of the 2000 candidates and became the first African American woman in space. Jemison spent 190 hours conducting experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness. For her accomplishments, she received many awards such as the 1988 Essence Science and Technology Award, 1992 Ebony Black Achievement Award, and in 1992 an alternative public school was named the Mae C. Jemison Academy in her honor.


Black History Game Show
February 8, 2018
Science and Technology Center (STC) 120
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Cinderella Ball
February 16, 2018
Moore Hall
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Movie Night with BSU
February 19th, 2018
Suites on Main North Theater
Time: TBA
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Battle of the Sexes
February 14, 2018
Science and Technology Center (STC)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Women United

Self Defense Class
February 22, 2018
Gemmell 250/252
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Unity Community Dinner
February 25, 2018
Moore Hall
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Culture Night
April 20, 2018
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: CINTA

Last Updated 2/7/18