Rev. Alexander Gee’s Honorary Degree Reception

The Department of African American Studies hosted a reception last Friday, April 19th, to celebrate Dr. Reverend Alexander Gee, who will be receiving a honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this May. Gee was jointly nominated for the honorary degree by the Department of African American Studies and the Morgridge Center for Public Service.

On Friday, attendees heard remarks from African American Studies Department Chair and Professor, Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Professor Sandra Adell, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky, Dr. Travis Wright, a co-nominator from the Morgridge Center for Public Service, Eric Wilcots, the Dean of Letters & Science, Professor Stephen Kantrowitz, and Madison’s first Black woman school teacher (and Gee’s fourth grade language arts teacher), Ms. Geraldine Bernard.


Gee graduated from the African American Studies program in 1985. He later studied at Fuller Seminary and holds a doctorate from Bakke Graduate University. Gee is the founder of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and the Justified Anger movement, both based locally in Madison. He is the senior pastor of Madison’s multiracial, non-denominational Fountain of Life Covenant Church.



Pictured left to right: Professor Brittney Edmonds, Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Dr. Brenda Gayle Plummer, Alexander Shashko, Rev. Dr. Alex Gee, Professor Sandra Adell, Jessica Lee Stovall, Dr. Thulani Davis, and Dr. Christina Greene.