SANKOFA Students Treated to First Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

SANKOFA Students Treated to First  Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

SANKOFA students were joined by Chancellor Jowel Laguerre, District Associate Vice President Siri Brown, Merritt President Marie-Elaine Burns and other administrators, faculty, and staff at the first annual SANKOFA Thanksgiving with a delicious turkey lunch with all the trimmings and words of inspiration as the students complete the Fall semester.


“Thank you for choosing Merritt College, we know you could have chosen other colleges,” said Debra Jacks, a SANKOFA coordinator who helped plan the event. “We wanted to treat you to this Thanksgiving lunch to show our appreciation and congratulate you on your success this semester. Be sure to study hard for your finals and don’t forget to use Merritt’s wonderful resources like the Learning Center tutors.”


SANKOFA offers a variety of services to meet its mission of helping students succeed in successful completion of their academic programs as they move on to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The program focuses on the achievement of African-American students, but services are open to all students. Program staff incudes Linda Brown, Debra Jacks, and Counselor Derrick Ross. For more info, go to or contact them at (510) 434-3958 or