The West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research will sponsor its sixth annual Ida B. Wells program for African American women considering pursuing graduate/professional studies and for those just newly entering the workforce.


“This year, we are fortunate to have Dr. Pamela K. Safisha Nzingha Hill-Traynham as our facilitator,”said Katherine Bankole, center director.”We hope participants find these sessions, as well as Dr. Hill-Traynhams leadership, helpful as they enter this transitional period of life.”


Currently, Hill-Traynham directs the Student Ethnic Enrichment Center and teaches graduate classes in the University of North Texashigher education program.


The program is set for 12:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Mountainlair Greenbrier Room.


Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; the program begins at 1 p.m.


Session I is titled Getting Ready for the Work World, and session II is Graduate School and Workforce Strategies.


Students need to bring their resumes and questions to the sessions.


Ida Bell Wells was an investigative journalist and human rights activist. Her work as a journalist began in 1887 when she was 25 years old. That work, which continued throughout her life, was a crucial element in the struggle of African Americans for equal treatment under the law.


For more information, contact Phoenicia Keffer at 304-293-7029.