The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program is featured in an article in Washington Magazine, highlighting the CGFP's 25th Anniversary. Take a look at how the program has changed so many lives in 25 years.
Special thanks to those of you who supported our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion held October 13-15, 2016 in St. Louis. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, Jerrold and Marsha Grossman, long-time supporters of the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship, have offered a $10,000 challenge gift to us. The Grossmans will make a $10,000 gift to the Fellowship if we can raise an additional $10,000 from alumni and supporters by June 30, 2017. We would greatly appreciate your donation to help us meet the Grossman's generous challenge!
Congratulations to Aaron Coleman whose poem "Very Many Hands" won him The CincinnatiReview's Robert and Adele Schiff Award. The journal's poetry editor Don Bogen describes being "struck by the fine combination of unity and variety among the paragraphs-we're always in one poem, but it stays fresh over the long haul, with room to shift and surprise." Read the rest of the editor's comments as well as Aaron Coleman's explanation of the poem here.
Aaron is also the author of the recently released chapbook St. Trigger.
Yvonne Osei, ’16, Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow alumna in Visual Arts, has created a new vibrant CGF logo using not just her superior design skills, but also her deep understanding and love for the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship.
Read more to learn about Yvonne’s creative process….
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program in conjunction with the Office of the Provost has created the Chancellor's Graduate Fellows Alumni Initiative. The aim of the program is to bring these remarkable scholars back to Washington University to share their current work with our academic departments and schools and also to provide professional development advice to current Chancellor's Fellows.
Alice Sola Kim, a 2011 graduate in the Creative Writing Program and Chancellor's Graduate Fellow alumna, is one of ten new Whiting Award Winners. She is being recognized for her outstanding work in Fiction.
Congratulations to Chancellor's Fellow Kahlil Irving who is one of three 2016 Graduate Fellows to the National Conference on the Education of Ceramic Arts. He will be recognized next March at the 50th anniversary conference in Kansas City during spring break. Kahlil will also share works within two exhibitions starting in March to April of next year in Kansas City.
Congratulations to Yvonne Osei who is one of two students in the Sam Fox School this year to receive the Graduate School of Art Production Grant. This award will help support her research on imitation clothing circulating in the West and Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, it will support her most recent work, From Utopia, With Love where she conceptualizes the medium of dress as a 'second skin' and potential means to foster sociopolitical change.
The African American Studies Program welcomed Chancellor's Graduate Fellow Alumnus Bertin Louis, Jr. as their first guest lecturer of the 2015 Fall semester. Dr. Louis is Vice Chair of Africana studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Louis studies the growth of Protestant forms of Christianity among Haitians transnationally. His talk took place on October 8, 2015.