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Black Diaspora Scholars

Black Diaspora Scholars (BDS) is the AADS department's student group, staffed by the AFR Undergraduate Coordinator, Nia Crosley. It is strongly encouraged that BDS members be AFR majors.

2014-2015 Executive Board:

Taylor Carr, senior AFR major

Courtney Luke, junior AFR major

JaVonte Starling, sophomore AFR and Biochemistry double major

La'Kayla Williams, junior AFR and Radio-Television-Film double major

All AFR majors are automatically inducted into BDS, which acts as a student advisory committee for the AADS department. This larger body will often be asked to vote on measures proposed by the BDS exec board, which is a small representative group of BDS. The Exec Board works closely with the Undergraduate Coordinator on special projects related to the following issues:

- Recruitment to the AFR major and AFR classes

- Advising

- Campus Issues

- AFR Coursework

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