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The Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship was initiated in 1981 to foster multiculturalism, diversity and academic excellence at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The professorship brings renowned scholars and artists of distinction to MSU Denver to conduct classes, seminars, performances and lectures for students, faculty and the larger Denver community.

Dr. Melina Abdullah

2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Melina Abdullah is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements. She was among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter and continues to serve as a Los Angeles chapter leader. She is also Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. 


2019 Schedule of Events

Community Event and Awards

Sunday, March 10, 2019

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Shorter Community AME Church

3100 Richard Allen Court

Denver, CO 80205



Campus Presentations

Monday, March 11, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Jordan Student Success Building

CAVEA -  Room 420


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We are looking for nominations for the Hope for the Future Award. We are also accepting application for the Rachel B. Noel Scholarship.

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