Africana Studies Gala

Galloway, N.J. – Celebrate 40 years of Black studies on campus at the first-ever Africana Studies Gala, scheduled for April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Event Room. 

Students can expect speeches, participating in a traditional libation ceremony and celebrating the students, alumni, faculty and staff that spearheaded studying the African-American experience at Stockton University.

The event will also specifically honor one of the founding faculty members of the Africana Studies program, Shawn Donaldson, who will become professor emeritus after 44 years of dedicated service to Stockton. 

The gala is free (no ticket required), but those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP directly to Donnetrice Allison, chair of the Africana Studies program.  

Stockton Adds Major in Africana Studies

SPRING 2019 

Pat Reid Merritt enjoying a drum performance during the program's major kickoff.
Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Africana Studies, Pat Reid Merritt, enjoying a drum performance during the program's major kickoff. 

Galloway, N.J. Stockton University will offer a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Africana Studies starting in the fall 2019 semester. 

The degree program builds from the Africana Studies minor program, which has been at Stockton since 1983 and provides students greater opportunity to study, analyze, and evaluate topics from an Africana perspective.

The curriculum includes five areas of concentration: Arts and Entertainment, Global Perspectives, History/Humanities, Literature, and Social and Political Perspectives. All students will take five required courses that include Africana Studies, The African World. An Afrocentric Approach to American History, and a senior seminar. The program will also include an experiential learning requirement through travel or community service, and a choice of electives.

The program is affiliated with the National Council for Black Studies, Inc. and students are eligible for membership in Ankh Maat Wedjau, the National Honor Society for majors and minors in Africana Studies. 

– Story by Diane D'Amico