Regina N. Bradley (Barnett) has earned her doctor of philosophy degree in literature from Florida State University.
The Albany native was an honor graduate from Westover High School in 2002, a merit scholar with a bachelors in English from Albany State University in 2006 and a masters of arts degree recipient in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University Bloomington in 2008.
Bradley’s dissertation, “Race to Post: White Hegemonic Capitalism and Black Empowerment in 21st Century Black Popular Culture and Literature,” discussed how race and capitalism impact contemporary black identity.
Bradley is an instructor of English and interdisciplinary studies at Kennesaw State University. She is working on her first book discussing hip hop culture as a framework for exploring race in the 21st century.
Andrew Curtiss Clack of Albany recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Birmingham Southern College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a Minor in Spanish.
Clack received several academic honors including recognition as a Donald C. Harrison Honors Program Senior Scholar, the Alpha Lambda Delta Book Award for the highest male student GPA (3.97) in the honor society, and was inducted Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a member of Phi Sigma Iota, an international foreign language honor society.
Clack competed on the Panthers track and field team, where he was named to the Southern Athletic Association Academic Honor Role and the COSIDA All District Team. He was a first team All Southern Athletic Association selection for his contribution to the 4x400 meter relay team, which earned two Conference Championship titles and set school record performances in both indoor and outdoor competition.
Clack is a 2009 graduate of Deerfield-Windsor School.