100 Black Women Award winner Brenda A. Hoke (left) with Ass't Vice Provost Myrna Adams. Hoke completed a PhD in Sociology from SBU. She is now professor and chair of the Sociology Department at Agnes Scott College in Georgia. Adams later became Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University.
Homer Neal was brought to Stony Brook in 1981 as Provost by President Marburger, and served the University well in this position for six years.
1994 Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Achievement Award winner Jerry Canada with Stony Brook University President Marburger. Jerry Canada earned a J.D from University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1997. He is now an intellectual property lawyer in NYC.
In the 1970's, Cherry Haskins became the first African-American President of Polity, now called Undergraduate Student Government.
Dr. Aldustus Jordan, Dean, School of Medicine, Associate Dean, Student & Minority Affairs, School of Medicine Speaker at new faculty/staff welcome, 1998.
An unidentified graduate represents a powerful record of accomplishment on the part of Stony Brook's black women.
Deborah Britton-Riley, Stony Brook alumna and current Director of the Liberty Partnerships program at Stony Brook University, at the 1978 Commencement.
Third World Graduation Ceremony, 1981. Nat Hawes, Financial Aid Counselor, Derrick Carty, student.
W. Burghardt Turner, Emeritus Professor of History who taught at Stony Brook for nearly 20 years. Professor Turner was actively engaged with issues relating to academic access for underrepresented students and their success at Stony Brook University. The State of New York Legislature established the Underrepresented Graduate Fellowship Program in 1987, with Stony Brook choosing to name its program after Professor Turner. 2007 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fellowship and Stony Brook University bestowed an honorary doctorate upon W. Burghardt Turner.