Commemorating Black History Month

“We are committed to improving college access and affordability – through initiatives like the Black Academic Excellence Initiative – and creating an inclusive environment that is welcoming to all.”– Chancellor Khosla

Members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., North San Diego County Alumnae Chapter—Dana M. Thomas, Monique Coleman, Michelle Elliott, Stephanie H. Semien, Michelle Hafford, Catherine Joseph—with Chancellor Khosla and Black Alumni Council Chair Ed Spriggs

UC San Diego’s 15th annual Black History Scholarship Brunch was held on Saturday as a part of the campus’s ongoing Black History Month celebration.  An important philanthropic event, the brunch included a silent auction with proceeds supporting undergraduate scholarships that enable ambitious and motivated students within the African-American community to realize their academic dreams at UC San Diego.  

Chancellor Khosla thanked guests for their ongoing support of the university and our students, and recognized the scholarship recipients for their stellar academic achievement.  He also shared the progress of UC San Diego’s Black Academic Excellence Initiative—which was announced at the brunch last year—and encouraged attendees to support the initiative.

Scholarship recipients Amarachi Metu, Chelsea Hicks and Kyler Nathan IV

Keynote speaker Dr. Steve Perry, VC Becky Petitt, Chancellor Khosla