Sep 17, 2014 | Testimonials

Dr. Bacon on SisterMentors

As women doctoral candidates of color, we face unique struggles, challenges and obstacles that must be addressed and overcome. In order to succeed in an environment from which African American women and other individuals of color have been excluded, marginalized or made to feel invisible, support and a sense of community are essential. SisterMentors provides the space for us to receive scholarly support, feedback and guidance in an environment that nurtures respect for individuality and fosters a sense of community. Furthermore, each participant is provided the opportunity to simultaneously support the academic dreams and goals of the girls she mentors. My professional and personal experiences on the road to attaining my Ph.D. have been broadened and enriched through SisterMentors.

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Judi Moore Latta, Ph.D.

I write this statement regarding SisterMentors from the vantage point of an original member of the program and one of the second set of graduates. In 1997 when I attended the first meeting, my situation was unique. Not only was I a graduate student enrolled in a...

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Randi Gray Kristensen, Ph.D.

I am delighted to write this letter on behalf of the SisterMentors Dissertation Support Groups for Women of Color ("SisterMentors"). Dr. Shireen Lewis' efforts, in founding and guiding the growth and development of an expanding circle of SisterMentors groups, reflect...

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Kangbai Konaté, Ph.D.

I am extremely pleased to write this letter about my experience with SisterMentors. I am very happy to say that in May 17, 2002, I successfully defended my dissertation, thus, becoming SisterMentors' fourteenth Ph.D. I was awarded my doctorate with highest honors in...

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