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North Carolina A&T State University awards Touring Theatre intern, Vicky Walters an Undergraduate Fellows Research Grant focused on the company’s production, Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth

Vicky Walters

To support the expansion of the university’s writing center and writing-intensive courses throughout the university curriculum, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The three-and-a-half-year grant, awarded to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is the first this university has received from the Mellon Foundation. In addition, it is the first major award designated for North Carolina A&T arts and humanities programs.

As a part of the Mellon grant award, the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences offered funding for an Undergraduate Fellows Research Grant. Touring Theatre of NC (TTNC) intern and junior A&T Theatre Arts Program major Vicky Walters applied for the grant to research the effects of performances of Mad at Miles for college students as a tool to combat sexual abuse/assault/racism and sexism. Donna Bradby, TTNC’s Executive Director served as Vicky’s faculty mentor. After submitting her proposal to a very competitive pool of student applicants she was awarded $1000.00 to conduct the research. Along with three awardees, she presented her work to Dr. Frances Ward Johnson, the Dean of the College and Dr. Depolo the Chair of the English Department and received amazing feedback on her detailed and passionate work. Her research will be used for future grant proposals to fund Mad at Miles. Vicky has worked on multiple TTNC productions since her freshman year.

Check out Vicky’s award winning PowerPoint Presentation

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