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Alumni News Brief

Hill participates in historic graduation ceremony

Raquel Hill, Ph.D. ’02 (computer science) hooded Amber Johnson, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science at Purdue University.

A guest at the Purdue College of Science’s recent graduation ceremony, Hill was the first African-American woman to receive a computer science Ph.D. from Harvard. She has been Johnson’s mentor for the past two years.

Hill will soon begin a new role as Chair of Computer and Information Sciences at Spelman College. She most recently served as an associate professor of computer science at Indiana University.

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