Parker inducted into Prestigious UF Graduate Honor Society

Congratulations to Dr. Ivana Parker for her selection for induction into the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society by the UF Graduate School. The review committee was deeply impressed by Dr. Parker’s outstanding achievements, recognizing her as an embodiment of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy.

The honor society celebrates individuals who, like its namesake Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet, pioneer excellence in scholarship and leadership. Dr. Bouchet made history as the first Black American to earn a Ph.D. in the United States, specifically in Physics from Yale University in 1876.

As an inductee into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, Dr. Parker will participate in the Annual Yale Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education from April 5th to April 6th, 2024. This event serves as a platform to foster discussions and initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity in graduate education.

The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, established in 2005 by Yale and Howard universities, pays homage to Dr. Bouchet’s remarkable contributions to academia and serves as a beacon for future scholars dedicated to scholarly excellence and societal impact. Dr. Parker’s induction is a testament to her exemplary dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering supportive environments for current and future students.