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Black Alumni/ae Shout Out 2017

Hear from members of the community.

During Homecoming 2017, as part of the 50th Commemoration of the First African American Students in Residence, we invited Black Alumni/ae to engage in an opportunity to record a 5-6 minute unscripted session about their most memorable experience at William & Mary, whether beautiful or painful memories or a shout out about a faculty, staff or family member who provided inspiration, support and encouragement. We provided the prompts and then handed the mic over to the graduate. 

The Shout Out resulted in the following recordings:

Clenice PlattClenise Platt '94

Major: Psychology

Part 1

Part 2

Vivian Henderson
Vivian F. Henderson, Esq. '92

Major: Psychology


Randy Tripp, Jr.
Randy Tripp, Jr. '05, M.Ed. '16

Major: Kinesiology


LaNeva C. Swann '82

Major: Psychology


Angela Bowman '82

Major: Psychology


Kevin Dua '09

Major: History


Edwin D. Cooke III '88

Major: History


Morgan Moody '12

Major: English


Kaitlin Walker '12

Major: Sociology


Jody Allen
Jody L. Allen Ph.D. '07



Isaiah HicksSpecial thanks

Our thanks to research assistant Isaiah Hicks '20 who aided with the gathering of the recordings and helped make this project possible.