Clark Atlanta Student Named an 'All-Star' by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Eight Students from United Methodist-related Historically Black Colleges and Universities Were Recognized by the White House

Lillian Harris, a student at Clark Atlanta University, was among 75 students named 2014 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

These students, who are in enrolled as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students, have been recognized for accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. The 75 All-Stars were selected from 445 students who submitted completed applications for this program. Eight of the students are from historically Black colleges and universities supported by The United Methodist Church through the Black College Fund

“The magic that happens every day at our 11 United Methodist-related historically Black colleges and universities is deliberate, and I am absolutely delighted to know that our schools and students continue to be at the top of their game,” said Cynthia Bond Hopson, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s assistant general secretary of the denomination’s Black College Fund.

Over the next year, these All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the White House initiative by providing outreach and communicating the value of education with their fellow students, as well as using the initiative as a networking resource. Social media and relationships with community-based organizations will help All-Stars to share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.

The students from BCF-supported schools who were named to the first class of All-Stars are:
  •  Lillian Harris, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Shantel Braynen, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Larrance Carter, Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss.
  • Jasmine Everett, Bennett College, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Chelsea Fox, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark.
  •  Jessica Mong, Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Ciera Scales, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Nicole Tinson, Dillard University, New Orleans, La.

To learn more about the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and to see a full list of the 75 All-Stars, visit www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu.

To learn more about the Black College Fund, visit www.gbhem.org/education/black-college-fund.


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