Texas Tech University

Mandela Washington Fellows to Share Culture in Farewell Celebration

Paul Tubbs

July 26, 2023

After learning about the culture of the U.S., Texas and Texas Tech, fellows will offer a glimpse into their rich history and heritage.

Mandela Washington

WHAT:  Mandela Washington Fellows Farewell Celebration

WHEN:  5 p.m. Thursday (July 27)

WHERE:  Texas Tech University International Cultural Center Auditorium, 601 Indiana Ave.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship
Members of the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellows recently met with the Lubbock City Council.

EVENT:  Members of the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellows will showcase their talents and cultures from their individual countries in Africa to wrap up their six-week academic leadership training. Texas Tech University's International Affairs (IA) has hosted this year's cohort since June 21. The Mandela Washington Fellowship began in 2014 in conjunction with the Young African Leaders Initiative to cultivate leaders between the ages of 25 to 35 from the Sub-Saharan region of the continent. Texas Tech's involvement with the international leadership program began in 2017.

The 24 professionals from 18 different Sub-Saharan countries in Africa will join 700 fellows and staff from universities across the U.S. in Washington, D.C. for a national summit on July 30 before heading back to their home countries.


CONTACT:  Michael Johnson
Associate Director of International Grants Administration and Partnerships, International Affairs, Texas Tech University
(806) 742-3667