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Kevin Thomas, Penn State assistant professor of African and African-American studies, sociology and demography, speaks from the podium on stage in the Bryce Jordan Center during the Touch of Africa event held on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event, organized by University Park's African Student Association, aimed to celebrate and reflect the wide range of African culture represented at Penn State, and featured traditional African food, music, dance and fashion.
Lolade, from Lagos, was last year's emcee at Touch of Africa. A grad student in Health Administration, he helps out in the kitchen. In the background is cook Tim Mattis, who is there to answer any questions the students may have. He explains that they do ALL the cooking for Touch of Africa and he is working on food for another function the same night. This is his second year in the kitchen while ASA students do the preparation.
Dr. Naana Nti, Graziele Duarte (Brazil), Prof. Yao Agawu-Kakraba, Dr. Fran Osseo-Asare