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Magali Roy-Fequiere

Chair & Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies; Chair of Africana Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Although Africana Studies is a relatively new field on many college campuses compared to other academic departments, Knox graduates who have completed majors, minors or concentrations in Africana Studies are engaged in a wide variety of careers, including the following:

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Student, Syracuse University. Shontoria Pratt '17. Syracuse, New York.
  • Graduate Student in Business Administration, Clarkson University. Michelle Guymon '98, Psychology major. Potsdam, New York.
  • Law Student, Washington University. Tyann Harris '91. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Graduate Student, Masters in Social Work, Washington University. Akua Asante '92. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Law Student, University of Missouri Law School. Phyllis Walker '92. Columbia, Missouri.

Some go into education...

  • Leadership Fellow, Saga Innovations. Jorel Holmes '16. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Associate Educational Consultant, Rubicon International. Christopher Guthrie '08. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Community Relations Specialist and Diversity Officer, McLean County Unit District No. 5 Schools. Meghan Leiseberg '01. Normal, Illinois.
  • Program Coordinator, ABLE Black Culture Center, Knox College. William Hartwell '97.
  • Youth Counselor, Bridgeway. Alisha Hodge '97. Galesburg, Illinois.
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Alfred Wooten '96.
  • Research Associate, University of Alabama. Sharon Samuel '93. Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Executive Director, NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative at United Federation of Teachers. Christine Schuch '92.
  • Evening Director, Step by Step Learning Center. Jean Gardner '89, Educational Studies major. Springfield, Illinois.

And others find success in other fields...

  • Paralegal,  Marino and Associates, P.C. Christina Aquino '10. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Medical Legal Advocate, Call For Help. Marissa Smith '09. Tampa, Florida.
  • License Appointment Specialist, Underwriting Services (Contractor), Zurich North America. Michael Calomese '97. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Partner, Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP. Sarah Dearing '97, Political Science major.
  • Physician Assistant, Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Aimee Gall '98.
  • Manager, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Nuhaad Abbas '92.
  • Volunteer, Baha’i World Center. Kathryn Draves Mulomede '93. Haifa, Israel.
  • Attorney. Bryan Higgins '92. Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Physician, Rush Oak Park Hospital. LaShonda Johnson Scott '93, Chemistry major.
  • Managing Partner, The Solomon Group LLC. Robert Johnson '90, Economics major.
  • Assistant Public Defender, Cook County, Illinois. Presita May '97.
  • Program Manager, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois. Arlene Mitchell '94.

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Africana Studies Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of Africana Studies Alumni

  1. Personal Service Managers
  2. Postsecondary Teachers
  3. Operations Managers
  4. Instructors
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Financial Managers


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Africana Studies Degrees

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Printed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024