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Harambee 2001

Spring Retreat

AAN Board Thanks Supporters

AAN Faculty &
Staff News

Juanita Croft Wins Recognition Award

Todd Gilbert in Concert

Counselor Nominated for BOG Award

Jean Thomas, Pass the Torch Founder, Honored

Donald Dorsey Promoted to Dean

Foothill Reaches Out to Silver Creek...

Bon Voyage to Speech instructor

Norman McLeod Establishes DJ Business

Year in Review

Faith, Courage & Appreciation

Message from a Rap Artist

Commerating 92 Years

Students in the News

Confidently, Proudly..

African American History Month...Reflections

Faculty and Staff News

Foothill Students Win Scholarship Award

Each academic year Foothill students apply for scholarships in hopes that they will be a selected recipient. Along with the honor of receiving such an award comes a cash grant from $100 to $20,000. This year, several students of African ancestry were chosen to receive scholarship awards after a competitive selection process.

The African American Network congratulates the 2001 Foothill College scholarship award recipients:

Anthony Suber
Edna Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Maurice Davis
Connie Niles George Memorial Scholarship

Lloren C. Cook
Circle K Service Club Scholarship

Jeanette Osbourne
Continuing Student Recognition Award

Dwayne “Ice” Isen
Human Performance Division Recognition Award for Student Improvement

Linda Chapman
Re-Entry Student Recognition Award

Yasmine Champi
FODARA Merit Scholarship
Dongho Titi Nicole Tonfack
Physical Science, Math &
Engineering Division Scholarship
Louis Robinson
Central Coast EOPS Consortium Scholarship

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Who Got Game?

By Louis Robinson

Check ‘em out. Meet the intramural staff: Tranikya, Steve, Anna, Peter, and Dokesha. These brothers and sisters have all the game as well as the skills to show you how to build your own. Pool, ping-pong, foosball, video games, you name it, they got it. Stop by intramurals in the Campus Center and learn a little somethin’, then we’ll see whose game enough.

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Foothill College Basketball Team—
“Just Chillin”

After a hard practice, some members of the Foothill College Men’s Basketball Team just chill in front of the Campus Center. Support our athletic teams by attending our exciting games!

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Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear I rise.

- Maya Angelou

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African American Novelist Visits Foothill College

Lalita Tademy, author of new book, Cane River, visited Foothill College June 6 as part of her international book tour. Heralded as the female version of Roots, Cane River chronicles Lalita’s search to learn of her family who were descendants from slaves in Creole Louisiana. A copy of her book is available for check out in the Foothill Library or may be purchased in Foothill Bookstore.

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Make use of our Network!

Our network extends beyond Foothill's faculty, staff and students. It includes education advocates from our community who are committed to helping you succeed.

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Shades of Africa elected new executive officers this year.

Meet our talented student leaders!
Kadidia Traore, president
Fulgenie Tonfack, vice president
Yasmine Chambi, secretary
Ali Ouedraogo, OBD representative
Astou Ka, treasurer

Louis Robinson Selected Student Trustee 2001-2002

Louis Robinson, Foothill student, was recently selected as the Foothill College student trustee to serve on the Foothill De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees. Louis has been actively involved in campus life activities at Foothill College serving in a number of leadership capacities. He was co-chair of the African American History Month Planning Committee 2001 and ASFC Parliamentarian of the Associated Students of Foothill College. Congratulations Louis on a significant accomplishment!

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In Memorial: Celebrating the
Life of a Foothill Student Leader

By Louis Robinson

On Friday, October 27, 2000 a memorial service was held to celebrate the rich life of Shawn Gates, Foothill student leader. The service was held in Appreciation Hall with a full house of students, faculty, staff and administrators who came to pay their respects and honor this tireless leader, soldier, mentor, son, brother and friend. Perhaps most touching was the vast number of former Foothill students who returned to give testament to the phenomenal impact Shawn had on Foothill College and how he had personally touched their lives. Shawn’s mother Linda, his sister and aunt attended the ceremony. Linda thanked the college for their support and the nurturing community that Foothill provided to her son. She also shared that Shawn often referred to Foothill as, “my other family.” The Gates family extends their thanks for your condolences and personal donations made on behalf of their loved one.

Shawn’s Campus Leadership Positions and Involvement

  • President, Foothill College Black Student Union
  • Vice President for Activities, Associated Students of Foothill College
  • Organizational Board of Directors, BSU Representative
  • Co-Chair African American History Month Committee 1998 & 1999
    Founding Member, Foothill Harambee Rites of Passage Celebration
  • Chair, First Annual Hip-Hop Generation Talent Showcase
  • Intramural Program Board Chair
  • Member, California Student Association of Community
    Colleges Black Caucus
  • Foothill College Athlete-Football


  • Honorary Lifetime Member, Associated Students of Foothill College
  • Recipient, Emerging Leader Award 1999
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, Office of Student Activities 1998
  • Recipient, African American Achievers Award for Leadership
    and Service 1999
  • 1999 Harambee Award for Outstanding Leadership and Community Service
  • Foothill College Black Student Union Voted Club of the Year
    under Shawn’s Leadership
  • Recipient, 1999 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Award

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Foothill College Scholarships

We strongly encourage all students to apply for scholarships by visiting the Foothill College Scholarship Office located in the Student Development Center. The application deadline date is usually during late February. Recipients are notified in April. Next year, you could receive a scholarship to offset your college expenses. Visit the office now and find out how to apply. Need help with the application process? Our friendly staff are ready to assist you.

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Meet Foothill College
Ujima Interns 2000—01

The Foothill College Ujima Internship Program is a developing program that provides students an opportunity for experience in journalism, Web site development and student outreach with a focus on the campus Afrocentric community. Louis Robinson and Nicole Tonfack are the Ujima Interns for the academic year 2000-01. Congratulations Louis and Nicole.

Nicole Tonfack

Website Coordinator Community Outreach in Technology
Major: Computer Science & Engineering
Foothill College Pass the Torch Member and Leader
Volunteer, Foothill Tutorial Center
Past Secretary, Shades of Africa Student Club
Former ASFC Senator

Louis Robinson

Journalism Community Outreach and Development
Major: English & Philosophy
Student Trustee, Foothill—
De Anza Community College District (Commencing June 2001)
ASFC Parliamentarian
Co-Chair African American History Month Planning Committee
Ujima Intern/Journalism, Community Outreach & Development
Chair, Student Enfranchisement Committee
Foothill College Debate Team

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