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Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society - DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2015

The "Ankh Maat Wedjau" Honor Society is a non-secret, non-profit organization which promotes scholarly study, research, publication and other scholarly activity in the field of Africana Studies among students at academic institutions, and among academic professionals in the field of Africana studies.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member at their academic institution. The nominating faculty member must be affiliated with an Africana Studies, Pan African, Black Studies Department or Program, or must have a demonstrated record of teaching a significant number of courses that focus on Africana peoples, and be a member of the National Council for Black Studies.  

Nominations are accepted during the Fall semester and induction occurs in the Spring at the NCBS Annual Meeting. Students are required to pay an initiation fee of $25.00 and annual dues in order to remain an active, voting member of the Society.

2015 Inductees:

Daviel Byrd, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Khyeria Ferguson, Dominican University

Jan Holston, Bethune-Cookman University

Sierra Jordan, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Udochi Nancy Nwoko, Dominican University

Jonathan Parnell, Dominican University

Corissa Perry, Dominican University

Tyler Pitts, Purdue University

Quinn Porter, Dominican University

Maurice Simon, Purdue University

Justin Thorton, Domincian University

Claire Vilain, Lincoln University



To be eligible for the Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society, students must:

  • Be a major or minor in Africana Studies, Pan   African Studies or Black Studies, etc.
  • Have maintained a 3.5 grade point average (or an equivalent  letter grade) in their Africana Studies coursework.
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average overall in all coursework undertaken.
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits or its equivalent and have undertaken a minimum of 12 semester units (or its equivalent) in their Africana Studies major or minor.
  • Be a current NCBS yearly member.
  • Complete an application by the deadline submitting the required information and $25 fee.

Prospective undergraduate membership:

Students nominated must be a major or minor in Africana Studies, Pan African Studies or Black Studies, etc.

Prospective graduate student membership:

Students must be pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in Black Studies. For those students who are not pursuing graduate work leading to an actual degree in Black Studies, a minor field will be acceptable (e.g. the Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in African American studies or the M.A. in political science with a concentration in African American Politics).

Prospective Scholar-Activist:

Activities include research, scholarly publications, engagement in social, cultural, and political organizations; demonstrated commitment to the empowerment of the Black community, including leadership in the establishment of organizations or programs dedicated to the development and advancement of the Black community (e.g. Saturday academies, after school programs, etc.); and/or an academic appointment in the field of Black Studies.


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