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Dr. Tsehloane C. Keto Student Leadership Development and Mentorship Program
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS by February 8, 2014

"Leaders are born not made...or...Those willing to assume leadership must be prepared to do so."

Purpose:  The purpose of the program is to provide leadership training to the next generation of young scholars and professionals who will assume positions of responsibility in the field of Africana Studies and in the African Diaspora community.  Participants in the program will be exposed to a variety of settings where they will have the opportunity to observe, participate, examine and exercise leadership skills in a national organization. 

The program is named in honor of South African born Dr. Tsehloane C. Keto a dedicated, committed Africa-centered scholar and educator who was a powerful force in the fight for liberation and empowerment for all people of African descent. 

Eligibility:  Students currently enrolled at institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.  Students will be required to submit a brief essay stating their interest, recommendation from a current NCBS board member and verification of student status and standing.  All applicants must meet the following Criteria: 

  *Must be a student member of NCBS

               *Prior attendance at a national conference

               *Junior (64 or more credits) in good academic standing

               *Major/minor in Black/Africana Studies

               *Willing to serve in student leadership role on NCBS

                 Board of Directors

               *Willing to make a two year commitment to the program

Mentors:  Volunteer faculty mentors will be paired with student leaders for a two year period.  Mentors will work closely with students to guide their development and serve as role models.   Mentors and students will meet, as a group, at the fall board meeting as well as the national conferences.  Faculty members will work closely with individual mentors throughout the year.


Support:  Funding, provided by NCBS, will support up to four students annually - $500 per student. Students will be required to attend the fall board meeting and the annual conferences and will be encouraged to solicit support from their home institutions.


Application Deadline: February 8, 2014

Forward your essay application to:

     Keto Leadership Program

     National Council for Black Studies

     University of Cincinnati, Africana Studies Dept.

     2815 Commons Way, French Hall West

     Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0370    

International Journal of Africana Studies
The International Journal of Africana Studies welcomes essays presenting original scholarship that systematically examines aspects of the past and present experiences, characteristics, achievements, issues, and concerns of people of African descent worldwide. Each submission must be saved as a Microsoft Word file and sent electronically, as an attachment, to IJAS@ncbsonline.org. An essay also may be sent via postal mail to Bertis English, Editor, International Journal of Africana Studies, 210 G. W. Trenholm Hall, Alabama State University, 915 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, USA. However, the service of an outside peer reviewer will not be secured until the editor receives the electronic submission. A hard copy not accepted for publication will be returned to its author only if a self-addressed and properly stamped envelope is provided in the original parcel.

Potential articles should be doubled spaced and not exceed thirty pages including footnotes, tables, and references. Each author’s name, academic or professional affiliation, rank or title, institution or organization, electronic-mail address, and telephone number should appear on a title or cover page. No identifying information of an author should appear anywhere else on a manuscript. The Turabian approach to citing sources, as presented in the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (2010), is preferred. However, an author may use the current scheme of the Modern Language Association or the American Psychological Association. All footnotes must be textual rather than composed using the automatic-footnoting feature of Microsoft. Use Times New Roman, Calibri or Courier font and apply one-inch margins to the whole document. Pictures, maps, and other illustrations should not be embedded in the main text. Work published previously or that is being considered for publication in another journal, book, or online will not be accepted. Any other editorial matter should be addressed to the editor: Benglish@alasu.edu or 334.229.4368.

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