This year Fred became the first student to receive a Master of Arts in Africology and African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. In his statement about his experiences at EMU he had this to say, “I am a proud beneficiary of the comprehensive plan of study, research strategies and opportunities for community engagement related to the African World experiences and culture, in conjunction with providing a student with the intellectual capacity to bring to the community, ideas and practices that enhance and improve conditions within the African and African American world at large.
Mr. Daniels education was originally interrupted in the early 1970’s, but after retiring from DTE Energy after 33 years of service, he earned his Associate of Arts from Wayne Community College and a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University with a major in African American Studies. In 2018, he enrolled at Eastern Michigan University for the MA in Africology and African American Studies. “I am proud to represent Eastern Michigan University and the Department of Africology and African American Studies as an example of a student who exemplifies benefits from the nurturing and empowering educational environment provided by the AAAS department.”