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The Conseula Francis Annual Scholarship

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From 2002 to 2016, Conseula Francis Ph.D., professor of English and associate provost for curriculum and institutional resources, profoundly impacted the College of Charleston. Her charismatic teaching, insightful scholarship and pathbreaking leadership in the fields of English literature and African American studies transformed our community. Francis’ passionate expertise ranged from Octavia Butler sci-fi novels, Beverly Jenkins romance novels and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, to Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks, superhero comics, Star Wars, Harry Potter and the Broadway show Hamilton. Her joy and enthusiasm brightened the lives of hundreds of students, faculty and administrative colleagues. Her early death was a terrible tragedy for all who knew her.

The English Department, the African American Studies Program and the Avery Research Center have honored our beloved former colleague’s achievements by establishing the Conseula Francis Scholarship Fund, which will award $2,500 annually to an African American student at the College of Charleston. We invite you to sustain her mission, cut short much too soon, by joining others in contributing to this fund to support student achievement at the College of Charleston.


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