Alumni Accolades, September 2022

Julia Jordan-Zachery, IRT ‘91
Jordan-Zachery has assumed the role of Professor and Chair of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University. The following books from Jordan-Zachery are available or will be available soon – Eat the Meat and Spit out the Bones (poetry from Main Street Rag); Erotic Testimonies: Black Women Daring to be Wild and Free (SUNY Press); Lavender Fields: Black Women Experiencing fear, agency and hope in the time of COVID-19 (Univ. of Arizona Press).

Louise Michelle Vital, IRT ’03
Vital assumed the role of Director of the International Higher Education Master’s Program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. For more information visit: www.louisemichellevital.com.

Dr. Michelle Purdy, IRT ‘04
Michelle A. Purdy, an associate professor of education at Washington University in St. Louis was quoted in a New York Times article, Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’.

Jessica S. Samuel, IRT’ 15
Samuel has recently published an eBook entitled, Radical Selfcare and Other Ways to Remain Decolonized: How to Thrive as a BIPOC in Graduate School. Read Dr. Samuel interview with Brittany Zorn, IRT’ 13.

Brooke Huynh, IRT ‘17
Huynh assumed a new position at Roxbury Community College. Brooke is the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services. Brooke also published a chapter in a book “No Ways Tired: The Journey for Professionals of Color in Student Affairs.”

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