Nelson Mandela

Mandela Day, the July 18 date to honor South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, was circled on the calendar at Rutgers this summer. First, Rutgers University–Camden and Camden mayor Dana Redd SBC’96 welcomed 30 Mandela Washington Fellows arriving from all over Africa for a campus visit. The scholars then headed to Rutgers University–New Brunswick to complete a six-week course. The program was created by former president Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative to empower the fellows through academics and leadership training in the United States.