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Alumni Spotlight: Sowande Mustakeem ’00

September 19, 2011

Sowande Mustakeem ’00 has come a long way since her Elon graduation more than a decade ago. A master’s, doctorate and postdoctoral fellowship later, she is a respected authority in history and African and African-American studies, which she teaches as an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Recently, Mustakeem’s article, “‘She must go overboard & shall go overboard:’ Diseased bodies and the spectacle of murder at sea,” was published in Atlantic Studies, a leading journal in the field.

Elon juniors named finalists for 2011 Truman Scholarship

March 3, 2011

Two Elon University students have been named finalists for a 2011 Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national fellowship awarded each year to college juniors with goals of working in education, government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, or elsewhere in public service.