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Office of AHANA Student Programs

Welcome to the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center. As of June 5th our new location will be Maloney Hall, Suite 455. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm Our office is here to service the needs of  all students, with a particular focus on AHANA, Multicultural and Multi-ethnic students. Whether it is meeting with a college counselor regarding your academic success or getting involved in leadership activities  on campus, we are here to help you excel!

BAIC News:

Community Building Initiative

Open Call to Artists: With Authorization from the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, the Bowman Art Collaborative is seeking proposals for artwork that showcase the Power of Youth Movements in Black History. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Art works will be showcased during a two hour Art at O’Neill Library in the Level One Gallery. The event will occur on Monday, February 2, 2015 with an installation date of January 31, 2015.

Submissions are due to Rosaleah Brown by January 20th.  


Applications for study abroad summer tuition is now available. You can access the application via MyBC.


BAIC Monday Kickback!

Did you know your student org, or club can host a Monday Kickback? The BAIC will provide the student lounge space and food, all you have to do is invite your peers and org/club!

Upcoming Monday Kickbacks will include a resume or mentor workshop hosted by the AHANA Management Academy, a social hosted by CASA, and a social hosted by the BAIC Nursing student outreach coordinator!

For more information, and how to host, please contact Rosaleah Brown at

Year in Review


Left to Right: Ines Maturana Sendoya, Afua Laast, Anna Cloarec, Kenny Obiora, Laura Bernal, Adam Clegg, Elisa Bushee

On November 20th a group of students organized an International Fashion Show as part of International Education Week 2014



JULIANNE MALVEAUX '74, M.A. '76 economist, author, television commentator, civic leader, and president emerita of Bennett College Economics and Race: Persepctives on Our Nation's Future, attended the Blessing and Re-dedication Ceremony for the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 

Student Recognition

Fall 2014 Karen Campbell Book Award Recipients

Quinn P. Coughlin (A&S 2018) Quinn is majoring in Psychology.  He volunteers at a local park organization geared towards preserving the natural integrity of a town and forest.  Also volunteered at a Food warehouse, unloading large quantities of food and managing the warehouse.  Spends most of his time contributing to food drives to help feed those in need.  "My father for me has always been an example of the virtues of donating your time to others".

Maria Vazquez (A&S 2015) – Maria is majoring in Applied Psychology; Sociology  She is a student activist for Education for all, a nonprofit organization that works to increase early childhood education programs in Massachusetts.  She sends letters to the government officials to increase support and funding through education for all.  "Engagement implies activity, which makes concerted efforts and becoming a part of a community, that works towards the equality of all people and their opportunity to lead successful, happy, health lives.".