UW-Milwaukee’s African Diaspora Council celebrates retiring members

February 18, 2021

During Black History Month, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic did not stop the African Diaspora Council from celebrating its retiring members. While the platform changed from a face-to-face to a virtual event, held Wednesday, February 10, 2021, we were still able to honor the professional milestones of our retiring African Diaspora faculty, staff and administrators. The “Goodbye TENSION – Hello PENSION” virtual celebration featured a photo presentation and our members personally expressed their well wishes on the next chapter of the retirees’ lives. Although the University may be losing a wealth of knowledge and expertise, our members are ADC forever!

The retirees include Kathy Berry, School of Education, 32 years; Ray Fikes, MKE Fellows Coordinator, Global Inclusion & Engagement, 13 years; April Holland, Executive Director of TRIO and Pre-College Programs, 27 years; Dr. Joan Prince, Vice Chancellor, Global Inclusion, 20 years; and Lula Rockette, Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs, 24 years.