Welcome

We are the Association for the Concerns of African American Graduate Students (ACAAGS). We invite you to browse our website and learn more about the organization. This website makes available information about the mission and objectives of ACAAGS, as well as introduces the 2012-2013 Executive Board and support personnel. We are a social and service organization for the black graduate student community at North Carolina State University. In addition, ACAAGS cultivates communication with Black graduate students attending neighboring colleges and universities. We also seek to enhance and sustain a relationship with the local Black community here in the Raleigh/Durham area.

While full participation is limited to graduate students, the organization is dedicated to honoring the achievements of undergraduate students, as well as neighboring professionals.

Graduate Student Spotlight


Member of ACAAGS for 5 years    alternate text

Wanida Lewis is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Food Science. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa and raised in Glassboro, NJ. Wanida completed her bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from Saint Augustine's College in 2005. She received her Master's degree in analytical chemistry and a minor in biochemistry from North Carolina Central University in 2008. Her current research at NC State pertains to "Ivestigating the Anti-inlfammatory Properties of Peanut Skins". A few of her accomplishments are:

  • 2012 ACAAGS Graduate Research Award
  • George Washington Carver Student award from the American Peanut Research and Education Society

After completing her PhD in 2012, Wanida is interested in pursuing a research career in investigating the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of fruits and vegetables. In her spare time, Wanida enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and crocheting.