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Oral history interview with Renee Thomas, 2007 Nov. 20

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TitleOral history interview with Renee Thomas, 2007 Nov. 20
IntervieweeThomas, Renee
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708023(Thomas)
Date RecordedNovember 20, 2007
Abstract of InterviewRenee Thomas was born and raised in New Jersey. She discusses attending grade school and high school close to home and college in New Jersey. She did graduate work in Ohio. Some of her mentors were people who were affiliated with residence hall administration. She came to Purdue and the Black Cultural Center as a result of an advertisement interview and after serving as interim Director of the Black Cultural Center in 1995, was promoted to Director in 1996. Renee talks about fund raising for the Black Cultural Center which led to its grand opening on October 16, 1999. Renee discusses groups affiliated with the center, as well the extensive program series hosted and sponsored by the BCC throughout the year. She talks about peer mentoring and diversity. Renee is a recipient of an award from the Salute to Women in 2000 and the Purdue University Dreamer Award in 2007.
SubjectsThomas, Renee--Interviews
Purdue University. Black Cultural Center
Purdue University--Administration
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration45 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6154g2q
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