Boston College. Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center
BC began its Black Talent program in 1968. This program, which had evolved from its initial title of Negro Talent Search, began to recruit and offer scholarships to black students. By 1970, the program was completely under the control of students, who acted as administrators, admitted students, and gave out scholarships. For six years, the Black Talent program acted as a separate, student-run admissions program, until 1976 when it returned under the administrative control and its name was changed to the Office of Minority Student Affairs to reflect its expanded focus on Asian and Hispanic students. In 2014, the Office of AHANA Student Programs ("OASP") completed their Administrative Program Review (APR) process and was renamed the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center ("BAIC").
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
These records document an interview project conducted by the Boston College Office of Marketing Communications during the Alumni Association's Reconnect event in 2009. The interviews include alumni recollections of their student years and experience of participating in AHANA student programs in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as accounts of their career paths following graduation.
Collection is open for research. The video recordings have been digitally copied; all original media was retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.