Alverno College’s ‘Bestowing of the Kente’ celebrates 25 years

December 13, 2019

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On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Alverno College celebrated the 25th anniversary of their “Bestowing of the Kente,” at the Alverno College Bucyrus Conference Center. The Bestowing of the Kente is a rite of passage recognizing African American students who are graduating seniors, earning a master’s degree, or completing a certification program.

Each honoree is presented with a Kente cloth–a hand-woven ceremonial stole featuring bright colors that honor West African heritage. The event is a way for African American students and their families to celebrate their heritage as well as their achievement. This year 19 women were honored at the Bestowing of the Kente ceremony.

Pictured at the event are Melissa Allen, Latisha Allen, Marquila Bates, Alexis B. Carter, Calé Clark, Teahna Dunn, Franzetta Lee, Kami London, Leah Manns, Brianna McDonald, Sahra Mohamud, Kayla Moore, Krystal Petrie, Fatuma Shale, Annmarie Sims, Erika Stanley, MaKaila Strong, Lavenya White, and Monique Williams.

“Congratulation to the 2019 Kente Honorees!”