Lubbock Mayor Trey Payne and Lubbock City Council will grant this year’s fellows honorary citizenship at the weekly council meeting.
WHAT: Mandela Washington Fellows to receive honorary Lubbock citizenship
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 11)
WHERE: Lubbock City Council Chambers, Citizens Tower, 1314 Ave. K, Lubbock, Texas
EVENT: Twenty-four young professionals from across Africa participating in the Mandela Washington Fellows program will be recognized as honorary Lubbock citizens by the Lubbock mayor and city council at a weekly Lubbock City Council Meeting on Tuesday. Texas Tech University's International Affairs (IA) has been hosting the fellows since June 21 as part of a six-week academic and leadership training program. The Mandela Washington Fellowship began in 2014 in conjunction with the Young African Leaders Initiative to cultivate leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from the Sub-Saharan region of the continent. IA started its relationship with Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2017 and is hosting the fellows again this year. The fellows have been involved in various activities since their arrival such as leadership skill development, academic study, workshops, mentoring and networking, and cultural events in the Texas Panhandle.
CONTACT: Michael Johnson
Associate Director for International Grants Administration and Partnerships, International Affairs, Texas Tech University