Reflections – Dr. Francis “Kito” Tobienne, Jr., IRT ’05

 

It was my final year studying and taking only honors courses in English through the Honors College at Michigan State University. I was looking into graduate study and came across one K. Kelly Wise and the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT). Accepted into their 2005 cohort, I remember attending the college fair at IRT on the campus of Phillips Academy, Andover and being told to stop by the Purdue University table  by then Mr. Wise. Why? It was his alma mater and I had the intellectual DNA to become a Boilermaker. That was in 2005, and in 2007 and 2013, respectively I obtained my Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University! En route, I have received literary and teaching awards, grants and stipends, the distinguished Purdue Doctoral Fellowship and even published a book: The Position of Magic In Selected Medieval Spanish Texts as a Master’s student through Cambridge Scholars Publishing. I do not share these accomplishments to boast in my own strength and erudition but to boast in the guidance and advising of now Dr. (Hon.) K. Kelly Wise and his team.

With the IRT’s mission and dedication of it’s programs to assist minorities with high intelligence and high intellectual promise, the IRT has flourished and my story is both witness and testament to that! I owe the IRT a lifetime of thanks.

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Adom Getachew, IRT ’08 – The New York Times

Adom Getachew, IRT ’08 contributed to The New York Times article, “Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa” published on February 7, 2020.

Getachew is a Newbauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s  Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. She is the author of “Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination.”

 

Celebrating Black History

How would you use these flashcards in your classroom?

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Carter G. Woodson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannie Lou Hamer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack Obama

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Chisholm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Black History Flashcards from Urbanintellectuals.com)

 

 

Executive Letter, January 2020

Brooks photoThe Institute for Recruitment of Teachers application is open, and we encourage you to share with your networks. This year our team traveled throughout the United States, stopping in California, New York, and Georgia to support our recruitment initiatives. Spearheaded by Monica’s recruitment efforts, our team’s collaboration with our consortium institutions planted the seed for our hopefully fruitful recruiting season. Our application is open until March 1st, so please spread the word!

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