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The Skanner visits Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center at OSU
By The Skanner News
Published: 23 April 2019

Last week Bernie Foster, publisher of The Skanner News and Jerry Foster, advertising manager of The Skanner News, visited the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University.

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Front row (left to right): Dr. Kevin Dougherty (Dean of Students), Trenton Joiner (student), Elizabeth Kawessa (PhD student), Jerry Foster (Advertising Manger, The Skanner News), Bernie Foster (Publisher, The Skanner News), Dominque Holman (student), Dr. Charlene Alexander (Vice President), Marilyn Stewart (faculty), Terrance Harris (LBHBCC Director) Back row (left to right): Curtis Gaspard (student), Henok Techeste (student), Jason Dorsette (AAESS Director), Dorian Smith (Black Access & Success Initiative Coordinator), Caleb Michael (student), Dr. Allison Davis White-Eyes (Director: Community Diversity Relations), JP Peters (Associate Director- Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life), Nikia Braxton-Franklin (Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Specialist)

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center opened in 1975 with support from the associated students of OSU, the Alumni Center and the community, and it was named for the first director of the Educational Opportunities Program. In 2015 the university broke ground on a new structure for the cultural center and the facility was occupied that fall.

lonnie b harris center2The Black Connect event, Sept. 2018 (Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Instagram)

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Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

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Former OSU Black Cultural Center (Photo: OSU Beaver Yearbook 1977/1978)

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