Congratulations to the 2022 SREB alumni winners of the Bob Belle
Service Grant Awards. The award is another way the
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program seeks to empower program
graduates to make a difference in their communities. The grant
supports projects that encourage and prepare the next generation
of potential doctoral students. All projects must encourage
students to explore opportunities that further their educational
goals and aspirations.
As if the percentages of African-American or Hispanic faculty
aren’t stark enough, consider the shortage of Native American
scholars: a miniscule 0.01 percent of postdoctoral faculty
and scholars nationally.
For Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, a graduate from the University of
Maryland, College Park, the SREB program “paid for my tuition and
fees, allowing me the freedom to join several research projects”
rather than to work as a teaching assistant. She is the first
woman of color to attain a tenure-track position and to earn
tenure in the Department of Political Science at the University
of California, Los Angeles.
Former SREB scholar Dr. Fashaad Crawford is the associate vice
provost for assessment and accreditation at North Carolina State
University in Raleigh. Crawford aids in the planning process for
new academic programming and oversees the university’s regional
accreditation and assessment of student learning processes.
Throughout his career, he has worked to promote greater access
and retention for faculty and students from underrepresented
Congratulations to SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program graduate Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work as a faculty mentor was highlighted in a PBS NewsHour special series. The interview with Dr. Frasure-Yokley appears in the weekly Making the Grade series segment. ”How faculty mentors can help first-generation students succeed.”