Published on February 24, 2020
Former Michigan State University President Clifton R. Wharton was the first black president of a major U.S. university. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics Chair Titus Awokuse reflects on Wharton’s example of leadership.
Published on March 13, 2020
Clarence Banks majored in dairy science and received his bachelor’s of science degree in 1926 from Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Ciasha Hickerson follows in his footsteps majoring in animal science.
Published on February 10, 2020
Myrtle Craig Mowbray was the first African American woman to graduate from Michigan Agricultural College in 1907. Talesha Dokes, the first African American woman to earn a doctorate degree in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University, reflects on that legacy.
Published on February 13, 2020
Mabel Jewell Lucas was one of the first African American women to earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from MAC in 1927. Kimberly Carr reflects in that legacy and her work in the MSU Center for Regional Food System as a food sovereignty and racial equity post-doctoral research associate.
Published on February 7, 2020
Talesha Dokes, Ph.D., was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate degree in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University. Dokes reflects on Myrtle Craig Mowbray's contributions as the first African American woman to graduate from Michigan Agricultural College in 1907.
Published on February 26, 2020
Michael Tate, Michigan’s first African-American state 4-H director, helped shape the future of 4-H in Michigan.