Jnae Thompson and Evan Wooldridge selected as Tom Shick Award recipients

Congratulations to graduating seniors Jnae Thompson and Evan Wooldridge on receiving the Tom Shick Award!

Given to students who have “maintained a high academic standing and who have demonstrated the intellectual vigor and concern for racial equality that epitomized the life of Tom W. Shick”, recipients are selected annually by the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Alumni in conjunction with the Department of African American Studies. Dr. Tom Wing Shick (1947-1987) received his M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1976) from the Department of History at UW-Madison. He joined the Department of African American Studies (then Afro-American Studies) in 1977. Additionally, Dr. Schick was an academic consultant for the U.S. Department of State, Carnegie Corporation (Kinte Library Project), The Institute of the Black World, and The National Endowment for the Humanities (Highlander Folk School Project). At the time of his death, he was writing a book on the late Dr. Martin Luther King.

After graduating on May 11, 2024, Jnae Thompson (BA, African American Studies) will continue her work at Freedom Inc.. Evan Wooldridge (BS, Consumer Behavior and Market Place Studies) will be working as a Brand and Communications intern at Education Analytics before pursuing a Masters in Divinity and Business.

Congratulations to Jnae and Evan!