Accelerating Scholars: Professional, Grad School and Beyond

The Black Graduate Student Association of UCLA (BGSA) presents a workshop for people who are interested in pursuing graduate education.

Saturday, October 15, 2005
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom
Ackerman Bldg.
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Conference Schedule:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 -- Registration/continental breakfast at Bruin Plaza
  • 9:00 - 9:05 -- Welcome and introduction of keynote speaker
  • 9:05 - 9:40 -- Keynote Address by Dr. Winston Doby, Vice President of Student Affairs for the University of California


9:50 - 10:40:  "Why should I go to grad school?  What is the grad student lifestyle?" (North in Grand Ballroom and South in Stateroom)/"Navigating Grad School" in second floor lounge.

10:50 - 11:40:  "How to apply to grad school" (North in Grand Ballroom and South in Stateroom)/"What is a post doc? Academic and professional career options after the PhD" in second floor lounge.

11:50-12:50: “Funding Workshop for Humanities” in Grand Ballroom/”Funding Workshop for Sciences” in second floor lounge

12:50-2:00:  Lunch

1:00-3:00:  Information fair in Grand Ballroom

2:00-3:00:  Kaplan Review free mini courses

Dr. Winston Doby's Biography:

Dr. Winston Doby is perhaps one of the most memorable and highly respected of UCLA's vice chancellors.  He was vice chancellor of student affairs for 20 years, thus giving him the distinction of having been the longest-serving vice chancellor in UCLA history, and now serves as the vice president of student affairs for the UC system.

His history with UCLA began when he was a track and field city champion from Fremont High.  He had the intentions of enrolling at Compton College, but his track coach drove him to UCLA and nearly a lifetime of service later, Doby has made an indelible impression at the institution and is one of the highest-ranking African Americans in the entire UC system.

He received three degrees from UCLA: a bachelor's in mathematics, a master's in education and a doctorate in higher education administration.  Then in return, he gave back to the school that helped him.  He was the driving force behind building the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, the Tom Bradley International Hall and the renovation of the Wooden Center.

Doby has always been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for students and educational equity.   To that end, he established the Career-Based Outreach Steering Committee that is meant to reinforce the academic preparation of nearly a quarter of a million college-bound educationally disadvantaged students in Los Angeles. 

Information gathered from:
Daily Bruin Online's “Dashew Center honors Doby for long UCLA Career”:

UCLA Today's “Doby's legacy: a better life for UCLA”:


RSVP to by 10/12/05 for free breakfast and lunch.

Cost : Free; RSVP required for meals