On Becoming A Father


By Alex Gee | June 15, 2018

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  • UW-Madison alumna Lexi Gee celebrates her graduation in May 2018 with parents Dr. Alex and Jackie Gee.

UW-Madison alumna Lexi Gee celebrates her graduation in May 2018 with parents Dr. Alex and Jackie Gee. (Photo by Symone Russell.)

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Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and that has commentator Reverend Dr. Alex Gee thinking back to the very first days of his daughter’s life. Lexi Gee was born premature, taught Dr. Gee lessons about love, and gave him more meaning in his own life.

(This story first aired June 18, 2010.)

Update from Dr. Gee in June 2018:

“Jackie and I are so proud of our daughter, Lexi Gee. She is a distinguished scholar, multilingual communicator, published author, brilliant thinker, and a strong, beautiful woman. She’s overcome premature birth, discouraging high school guidance counselors, cultural barriers, isolation, fear, and self doubt to graduate from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her degree makes her the THIRD generation of Badgers for the Gees (my mom, my sister, my wife, me, and now, Lexi) and the THIRTEENTH UW-Madison degree for my family!”

Alex Gee

Dr. Alex Gee is the pastor at Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Madison, president of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, and host of the podcast, Black Like Me. (Photo by Symone Russell)
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