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Inaugural Sankofa Business Alumnus in Residence

October 6 - 8

The Office for Inclusion & Diversity, Students Opportunities & Achievement Resources (SOAR), & the Black Cultural Center (BCC)


Alumnus, Award-Winning Filmmaker, & Author BK Fulton

‘Reaching Back to the next generation: The InclusiveVT Difference”

Sankofa is a new program, launched by Student Opportunities and Achievement Resources (SOAR) program, to create a tight connection between Black students and alumni. It began in the summer of 2021 at Black College Institute (BCI) with a series of alumni-to-student mentoring discussions.

The Business Alumnus in Residence program was developed in partnership with BK Fulton, award-winning filmmaker, & Author, BK Fulton, is founder of one of the largest independent film production companies on the East Coast, is our 2021 inaugural “resident.” Mr. Fulton is visiting the Virginia Tech campus to meet in person with several student groups served by the Office for Inclusion and Diversity, the Creativity and Innovation Living Learning Center, and Pamplin.

Wednesday, October 6

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Welcome with Sankofa Students and SOAR team
Contact: Benito Nieves for more information @
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner and Ujima Student Engagement (career-based)
Contact: Dalayna Gardner, and Sarah Wilmot,

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Debut of film, “Love Dot Com”
Location: Lyric Theatre
135 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Q&A with student attendees

Thursday, October 7

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee Chat and Tour of Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Community
Contact: Tim Baird @

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Black Cultural Center Speaker Series
The Black Cultural Center in Squires Student Center
Contact: Kimberly Clark-Shaw @

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Live Stream of ‘Making the Chair Fit’

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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“An Evening with BK Fulton” - Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Community
Location: Rehearsal and Performance Center
Contact: Tim Baird @