MaKendra Umstead Receives Inaugural Kharen Fulton Diversity Graduate Award

Alessandra Salgueiro

   Named in honor of the late Kharen Fulton, Laney Graduate School awarded the inaugural Kharen Fulton Diversity Graduate Award to Cancer Biology graduate student, MaKendra Umstead. Fulton served Emory for over 30 years as director of diversity, recruitment, and admissions. Throughout her time at Emory, she touched the lives of students, faculty, and staff alike through her encouragement and guidance. The recently graduated Dr. MaKendra Umstead personifies the Fulton Diversity Award with her service, outreach, and community building throughout her tenure at Emory. Fulton’s legacy is a call to action, inspiring award recipients and others to continue creating an inclusive community that breaks down barriers for underrepresented individuals.

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