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Angela Tatem, director of the Kenney Community Center, was recently named to the Knickerbocker Ledger’s “30 Under 30.” The awards featured honorees from various fields, such as public relations, journalism, higher education and business. Tatem and her fellow honorees will be honored at a reception in March in Albany.

President Stephen C. Ainlay recently hosted Congressman Paul Tonko, Michelle Land of the Hudson Valley Environmental Consortium, and members of the Beacon Institute to discuss the rivers of New York state, placing specific emphasis on the Mohawk River and viewsheds north of the Hudson River.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of the Africana Studies program, was a speaker at the Black History Awareness Day at Troy High School on Feb. 17. She discussed “Michelle Obama and Representations of Black Womanhood in America.”

Fox23 News recently interviewed Sohaib Chekima, adjunct instructor of Arabic and advisor to the Muslim Student Association, on racial profiling of Muslims in New York. Chekima also teaches at the University at Albany and serves as faculty advisor of its Muslim Student Association.