The African Development Coalition, a Trinity student organization dedicated to promoting African social, political and cultural issues of importance on campus just elected new officers for the Academic year, 2014/2015.
Adachi Ogbenna, President: Nigerian born, Adachi lives in Bristol, PA, a suburb in between the cities of Philadelphia, PA and Trenton, NJ. She is a junior, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology; minoring in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography. This will be her second semester as the president of ADC. She is really look forward to seeing the things ADC accomplishes this academic year, from the annual fashion show to the service project.
Monica Mhina, Chair of Internal Affairs: Monica is a sophomore student at Trinity College from Mbeya, Tanzania. The African Development Coalition’s mission of giving back to the motherland in terms of service projects, as well as raising awareness to the Trinity community on the African continent intrigued her to join during her freshman year. “I’m so glad I joined, very excited to serve as the ADC’s Chair of Internal Affairs, and I look forward to a great school year of service and awareness.”
Tracy Keza: Tracy is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Science. She is set to graduate in 2017 and hopes to complete a minor in African studies, Shehas been a member of ADC since 2013.
Ify Okoh, Vice President: Ify is a senior and proud Nigerian from Staten Island, New York. She is Neuroscience Major and French Language and Cultural Studies Minor. Ify joined ADC the spring of her Sophomore year and since then has increased her participation in the organization and wholeheartedly invested in the success and progression of ADC as a cultural and service organization.
Sheil Njau, Chair of Finance: Sheila is a Neuroscience and Biochemistry Major and hopes to attend Medical school after graduation. Other organizations she is involved in include AMSA, EROS, Stop the Raids, and the African Choir. Here on campus, She is also an RA on North Campus, a student assistant at the Career Development Center, and a student caller for the Trinity Advancement Office. “I am very excited to be a part of ADC and look forward to all the exciting events that we have coming up.”
Chloe Miller ’14 (News Editor, The Trinity Tripod,) “Last Thursday, March 28, the International House (iHouse), House of Peace, and Office of International Students and Scholars co-sponsored the 3rd annual International Culture Show in the Washington Room on campus. The international show has been a joint effort between these three groups for the past three years, and focuses on celebrating the growing diversity of Trinity’s student body. President of the House of Peace Monica Rodriguez Roland ’13, from Spain, is a graduate of Armand Hammer United World College, an international boarding school in New Mexico. She was inspired by cultural heritage days in high school and wanted to bring that tradition to Trinity. A graduate of the UMC has served on the international show student committee every year that it has been put on. President of the iHouse Ananya Sahay ’13 was also a main organizer of this year’s show, which began preparation with recruitment and auditions last semester. She oversaw a committee of five students, who organized lighting, sound, food, and other details of the event. They held rehearsals and meetings for performers every two weeks during this semester leading up to the show. The theme of this year’s show was “Rediscovery,” which Sahay explained came from the Mayan expectation that the world would end in December 2012. “Because the world obviously didn’t end, 2013 is really a year of rebirth and [a] re-creation of diverse cultural beauty,” she said.”
Welcome to the African Studies web page at Trinity College. Over the past ten years there has been a resurgence of interest in the interdisciplinary field of African studies. Such interest is reflected in the creative scholarship, performances, student activities, & events produced by faculty and students here at Trinity College. This site is dedicated […]
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