A History of Scholarly Achievement: African American Recipients of Doctoral Degrees

A History of Scholarly Achievement:  African American Recipients of Doctoral Degrees

Edward A. Bouchet

Dr. Edward A. Bouchet, Ph.D.

The first institution in the country to award the doctoral degree, Yale University is Dr. Edward A. Bouchet’s alma mater.  Dr. Bouchet is the first self-identified African American ever to receive the PhD in any discipline and the sixth person in the Western Hemisphere awarded the PhD in Physics.

Exhibit:
February 1 – 28, main floor, Social Sciences & Humanities Library reference area

Reception:
February 24th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Seuss Room, Geisel Library building

Please join Dr. Kim E. Barrett, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate Studies, in welcoming distinguished guests Dr. Orlando Taylor, Ph.D., President/Interim VP for Academic Affairs at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Dr. Curtis L. Patton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Epidemiology at Yale University

No RSVP needed.  Refreshments will be served!
Reception sponsored by the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, the Graduate Student Association, and the Office of Graduate Studies.

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