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Donning of the Kente 2020


Welcome to the Donning of the Kente (DOK) 2020 virtual ceremony! This special celebration is a time in which graduates of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds have their accomplishments recognized and their achievements applauded.

This year, the Donning of the Kente welcomes its graduates with a message from Lehigh University alum Dr. Frank Douglas, ’66. As a recipient of the 2007 Black History Makers Award, Dr. Douglas exemplifies the transformative power of a Lehigh education and encourages the Donning of the Kente class of 2020 to soar like an eagle!


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The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to hold an in-person Donning of the Kente ceremony for the class of 2020 once we return to campus. 
We need your support to make this happen!
Please donate now to support us in celebrating DOK graduate class of 2020 in person: https://bit.ly/DonningCeremony


Graduating in the class of 2020 and want to take part in the Donning?
It's not too late! Register here: http://bit.ly/Donning2020


The Linda Washington Jafari Legacy Prize is in honor of a great daughter of Lehigh University Linda Washington Jaffari, ’77. During her matriculation at Lehigh, Linda was a member of the first African-American basketball cheerleading squad and also a member of the football cheerleading squad. She was an officer and active member of the Organization for the Enhancement of Afromanity (OEA) – the predecessor to the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The Linda Washington Jafari & Legacy Leadership Prize is awarded to a rising junior or senior who:
  • Demonstrates tremendous achievement in their academic, personal, and co-curricular involvement;
  • Ignites significant impact on the quality of life of other Lehigh students;
  • Embodies the spirit of perseverance and unselfish giving of their time, energy;
  • Serves as a resource in building a strong multicultural community at Lehigh
The winner of this year’s Linda Washington Jafari Legacy Prize is Mustaffa Said, graduate of the class of 2020.


Thank you for stopping in to our virtual Donning of the Kente.
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