The SfAA Past Presidents & Students Luncheon was a resounding success! With 25 students in attendence, one Past President remarked:
"This was the best turn-out ever!" In addition, fellow students who attended the luncheon said: "This was great!", "I've never met
so many Past Presidents before!", "This was wonderful!", and "I really got good advice and contacts I'll use for a long time!" And by the way, "This was
the best food I had in Merida!", was echoed by students and Past Presidents alike.
This year we were able, with the assistance of Mark Grey, 2001 Conference Chair, to provide 25 students with a free lunch and I was
so happy to see that you were able to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Next, year we hope to do it all again! I hope I see you there!
Lot's of students!
SfAA Past President Nancy Gonzalez surrounded by students.
SfAA Past President Erve Chambers in rapt attention.
Students and more Students!
SfAA Past President John Young and student engaged in thoughtful dialogue.
Students discussing anthropology with SfAA Past President Alvin Wolfe
SfAA Past President Willis Sibley and student in conversation.
Student Committee Special Event Session:
"The Real World of Applied Anthropology: Problems, Delimmas and Innovations in Practice".
The Special Event session was a great success for those who attended and for those who presented. The Student Committee was very lucky to
have such an extrodinary panel of distinquished senior applied anthropologists.
Dr. Lucy Cohen, Past President of the Society for Medical Anthropology and founder of the Spanish Catholic Health Center (the first of its
kind in Washington, D.C.) spoke about how she became, and continues to be involved in the public policy arena.
Dr. Elizabeth Briody, with well over 10 years of employment at General Motors, is a pioneer in applied anthropology in the corporate sector and
discussed the successes and failures of applying the anthropological approach in a particular GM project.
Dr. Miki Crespi, another pioneer, was the first anthropologist at the National Park and Planning Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and she discussed
the challenges and successes of creating an ethnographical bureau at NPPS.
Dr. Solomon Nahmad, a most distinquished anthropologist, spoke of his activist work with the indigenous peoples of Mexico and how the application of applied anthropology can forward social equity.
For those who missed the session here are some comments: "An very well-balanced panel, on a variety of subjects.", "The presenters were fabulous!", "These papers should be circulated to others in Practicing Anthropology.", "There were no seats. So, I sat on the floor and it
was worth it." "An excellent job of organizing this panel".