Ketura Brown '04 Featured Speaker at Scholarship Banquet

Ketura Brown '04 will deliver the keynote address at the Robert Garrett Scholarship Banquet on April 18 at the Holiday Inn in New Hartford, New York. Brown, a recipient of the scholarship when she was a student at Hamilton, is currently finishing her first year of graduate studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  There she is focusing on security studies, conflict management and humanitarian affairs. 
In 2009, Brown was selected as a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow, which supports individuals who want to pursue careers in the U.S Foreign Service. Upon graduation from the Fletcher School, she will join the U.S Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.  This summer, she plans to work at the U.S Embassy in Muscat, Oman.
Brown graduated from Hamilton with a double concentration in African studies and government. While at Hamilton, she received various awards, including, the Grant Keehn Prize for Leadership and the Most Distinguished Woman of Color. After graduation, she went to the Great Lakes region of Africa where she studied peace and conflict, focusing on the war in Northern Uganda, the conflict in Eastern Congo and the Rwandan genocide. 

The Robert Garrett Scholarship Banquet will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Holiday Inn, 1777 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. Hosted by St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Utica, the fundraiser will benefit college-bound church members. Tickets are $25. For more information, please contact Tory Parish/St. Paul's at 315-735-2396.
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