Seven students attending schools in Ga. named 2014 HBCU All-Stars
2/11/2014, 2:04 p.m.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
The HBCU All-Stars in Georgia are the following:
Riverdale–Kelcey Wright –attends Albany State University, Albany, GA
Atlanta–Lillian Harris –attends Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
Rex–Elijah Porter –attends Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
Atlanta–Cameron Weathers –attends Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta–David Johnny –attends Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta–Sarah Dillard –attends Savannah State University, Savannah, GA
Albany–Bria Carrithers –attends Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Currently enrolled at 62 HBCUs, the All-Stars were selected from 445 students who submitted completed applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation.
“Engaging with the next generation of leaders who will graduate from HBCUs and go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of our community, our country and our global competitiveness,” George Cooper, executive director of the WHIHBCUs, said.
“It is a privilege to announce these 75 students who have demonstrated a commitment to both their own academic achievement and making a difference in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as partners in advancing President Obama’s college completion goal.”
Over the course of the next year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative by provide outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource.
Through social media and their relationships with community-based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.
In addition, the 45 female and 30 male All-Stars will participate in regional events and web chats with Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the WHIHBCUs, other Initiative staff and professionals from a wide range of disciplines. They will also have opportunities to engage with other scholars to showcase individual and collective talent across the HBCU community.
More information about the activities of the 75 HBCU All-Stars will be provided in the coming months as they carry out their role as ambassadors of the White House Initiative on Historically Black colleges and Universities.