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Introducing the James Jackson Community of Scholars

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Four students named spring 2016 Outstanding Master's Graduates

Meet the four master's degree graduates who represent the best in leadership, scholarship, service and research.

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Graduate Student Research Showcase Winners

Please join us in congratulating the winners of our 2016 Graduate Student Research Showcase.

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Coming Soon: New Graduate Admissions Application

We pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new admissions application, which is easier, more efficient, and more user-friendly for our future grad students.

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Creation of the James Jackson Community of Scholars is a joint venture of the Graduate School and the Office for Campus Diversity to provide academic and social support to underrepresented and minority graduate students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Named for the first African American student to complete a graduate degree, the James Jackson Community of Scholars is dedicated to providing support, community, and professional development to minority graduate students to thrive in their individual programs of study.

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