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Department of African and African-American Studies at Lehman College

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Calling all graduates! Did you graduate from Lehman College with a major or minor in Philosophy? Keep in touch! We would love to hear from you. Send an e-mail or call 718-960-8283.

Phylicia Henry (B.A. Major in Sociology and Minor in Africana Studies 'Class of 2011')

Phylicia Henry In 2011 Phylicia attained her B.A. in Sociology and African American Studies at CUNY Lehman College. Phylicia Henry is a licensed Clinical Esthetician as well as Manicurist in the state of New York. She was a recent provider at celebrity dermatology office; Skin Specialty Dermatology in New York and has worked with singer Ashanti and countless industry models. Phylicia has many years of experience working in the beauty industry with some of the most prestigious companies including Covergirl, Iman Cosmetics, Victoria’s Secret, Project Runway, Alicia Keys Foundation- Keep a child Alive and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  She is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Minor in African American Studies Award and continues to work positively with women of color in her community as a beauty, self-esteem and image educator.

With her experience in the field, Phylicia is authority on skin and nail care, together with overall beauty specializing in the treatment of all skin types. Along her journey in the industry, she founded The Black PEARL Program for young girls of color in inner city New York. Her knowledge of beauty and fashion trends for women of all ages, along with her work in the community gives her an edge over other skincare professionals. Phylicia’s style and talent in assisting her clients seeking simple and effortless beauty regimens has helped her on her road to becoming one of the most sought after beauty professionals in the industry.

Evauna Neville (B.A. Major in Africana Studies 'Class of  2010')
Evauna NevilleWhen Evauna Neville was deciding on where to go to college, Lehman was high on her list. For starters, it was close to her Yonkers home, affordable and, more importantly to Neville, accepted the fifteen International Baccalaureate credits she had accumulated in high school. That allowed her to take courses in a number of different areas before deciding on a major. "It gave me the flexibility to try out different majors without putting me behind schedule," she says.
Neville ultimately decided on a major in African and African American studies. "I was interested in learning more about my culture and history," she says.

Cornel Marlon McCalla, Jr. (B.A. Major AAAS 'Class of 2010')
Cornel Marlon McCallaCornel Marlon McCalla, Jr. values only one thing more than his education: his family. When he was debating where to go to college, McCalla wanted a school close to his Bronx home. "I did not want to be away from my family for very long periods of time and also away from my beautiful son," he says, noting that the commute to Lehman is only thirty minutes each way. Born in Jamaica, McCalla chose to study African-American studies to connect with his heritage.