Honoring Black History Month

EVC Elizabeth Simmons, Chancellor Khosla and Tammy Blevins with Buffalo Soldiers from the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalary Association, San Diego Chapter; pictured here: Trooper Rachel Hilliard, President; Trooper Angela Greene; Chuck Ambers, Founder and Curator, Casa del Rey Moro, African Museum San Diego; Trooper Jason Greene

Every year, as part of UC San Diego’s Black History Month celebration, the university hosts a scholarship brunch to support and recognize undergraduate students, and honor the culture and contributions of African Americans in U.S. history.  At the 16th annual brunch on Saturday, Chancellor Khosla thanked attendees for their continued partnership in the ongoing effort to increase diversity and create an equitable and inclusive environment for all at UC San Diego.  He also recognized three scholarship recipients for their stellar academic achievement.  All proceeds from the brunch’s silent auction benefit student scholarships.

Keynote speaker Gregory Gadson, a combat veteran with more than two decades of service in the United States Army, talked about his experiences in overcoming obstacles.