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  • Alumni committed to enhancing campus life for black students

    Alumni committed to enhancing campus life for black students

    By Sherry Reddick, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
    Published: June 27, 2011

    A black alumni group known as the Precursors, returned to campus to share their history and voice support for increased diversity in science and technology fields at the university.

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      longtimelonghorn said on Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:52 p.m.
      I am so please to see this article, I hope it is one of many more to come. Thanks for supporting each others and keeping in mind those coming after you. You are about doing something that will tremendous impact our future generations. Keep those great ideas coming and I hope this program grows larger than life. Snagg other retired alumni to get on board and involved. Try networking with the University of Texas @ Austin Black Faculty and Staff Association who has many young professional minds looking for ways to inter act and help our students.
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      Dr. Hartence Certenberd-Mickey said on Aug. 10, 2011 at 9:38 p.m.
      I was a student at Huston-Tillotson during these days. Realizing we did not get through the quota filters, many of our students joined forces with the UT students. It was during these time that I met Mr. William Spearman. We met, marched, sang, "sat-in" --all in the name of racial equality. I remember Mr. William Spearman as a serious and committed gentleman who was energetic and well-focused on winning our rights, at UT, and beyond. It is great to know that he along with the others were honored for their heroic work. We faced some very difficult times. Yet, we pursued and now, we have eradicated many of the barriers existing at the time. Unfortunately, we are still confronted with many biases. God bless President Obama. Thank you Mr. Spearman.