Rite of Sankofa

The Rite of Sankofa is an African rite-of-passage ceremony that takes place every May. It is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students graduating in May, August, or December.  The word Sankofa is of West African origin and translates in English to “go back and take,” symbolizing the importance of learning from the past. A main component of this event is to provide students the opportunity to reflect and gather the best of what their past has taught them in order to achieve their full potential as they move forward to begin a new chapter in life.  The ceremony honors not only the graduates, but also those that helped them to get where they are today.  This includes families, mentors, faculty, staff, fellow students, and friends.

 

2017 Rite of Sankofa Photos

2016 Rite of Sankofa Photos

2015 Rite of Sankofa Photos

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Jason K. Wallace, Interim Director
jasonw@uga.edu

Norma A. Nuñez, Senior Coordinator
norma.nunez@uga.edu

Tiffany R. Smith, Senior Coordinator
tiffanyrsmith@uga.edu

Sandra Goolsby, Administrative Assistant
sgoolsby@uga.edu

Brian Cornelius, Graduate Assistant
brian.cornelius@uga.edu

Ilyssa Padrid, Graduate Assistant
jipadrid@uga.edu

Zach Romo, Graduate Assistant
zachary.romo25@uga.edu

Asia Watkins, Graduate Assistant
asia.watkins@uga.edu


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