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Ladson-Billings on Madison365’s list of ‘Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin’

Ladson-Billings on Madison365’s list of ‘Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin’

The online news magazine Madison365 recently released its list of 2016’s “Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin.” And among those being recognized this year is the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education who was recently elected president of the National Academy of Education. Madison365 also named Percy Brown, a senior outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, to this year’s list.
January 19, 2017
This month Project 1808, led by School of Education alumna Linda Vakunta, launched the Ebola Survivors Livelihood Skills development program. Vakunta earned her master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology from the School of Education in 2011 and is both the program lead and Project 1808 executive director. The program is funded by a one-year grant from the Sierra Leone US Embassy office and is expected to train over 70 Ebola survivors at Rokel in computer training, catering, driving and tailoring.
 
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