We wanted to take a moment to introduce a new graduate student organization: the LaVerne Williams-White Association (LWWA). This organization is in association with Call My Name.
The LWWA aims to strengthen the relationship between the Black community of Clemson University faculty, staff, and students with the City of Clemson community members and surrounding towns through partnership and service activities. The organization is named in honor of LaVerne Williams-White, one of the first three Black female students to earn an undergraduate degree from Clemson University in 1969.
LWWA is the graduate chapter of the Call My Name project with a purpose that is in alignment with the project’s purpose, in being dedicated to telling the stories of Black men, women, and children throughout Clemson University’s history whose lives and experiences have been largely overlooked in the University’s public history. LWWA also aims to assist the Call My Name undergraduate advisory board. Moreover, LWWA will help Black graduate students by providing information and resources vital to initial and continued success at Clemson University, providing opportunities to fellowship and bond through social outings and activities, and creating opportunities to engage with faculty, staff, and the City of Clemson community members. It will also offer an influential voice and advocacy for historically underrepresented graduate and professional students at Clemson University by investigating issues, actively participating in the Graduate Student Government, and making recommendations to University administrators.
Questions? Contact Jaquial Durham at jaquial[at]g.clemson[dot]edu!