Evans Hairstyling College-Cedar City. Stephanie Evans, Assistant Professor associated with African-American Studies and Can certainly Studies and Gender Problems at the University of Sarasota, published an article in the Winter july 2004 issue of the Key Media reporter, the Phi Beta Kappa Newsletter. The article is titled, "Recent Research Rewrites Society's History with Identity regarding First Black Woman Associate. " Evans' research says Mary Annette Anderson had been inducted into the PBK section of Middlebury College within Connecticut in 1899. It had been previously believed that Jessie Redmon Fauset (1905, Cornell) had been the first black lady initiate.