Nisha Desai (2004) applied for the Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship after seeing a post in the Alumni Facebook group by Damon Wilson (1991 Scholar, Executive Vice President at the Atlantic Council), and was selected! She got to meet the other fellows at the Concordia Summit in DC, which convenes over 60 heads of state, 600 C-Suite Executives, 300 press, 4,500 participants, 100 represented countries and more to build meaningful partnerships for social impact.
Maddie Dill (2014) was named Homecoming Queen at the University of Georgia.
Jonathan Baio (2009) is getting his Ph.D. at Loma Linda School of Medicine, researching cardiac biology in space, and he did an interview with NASA TV last month.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business welcomes Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren (1990) as its new Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing. Dr. Lindsey-Warren will be teaching classes devoted to Advertising and Digital Marketing as well as serve as an Advisor to the business school’s acclaimed Center for Sports, Sponsorships, and Sales.
Albert Lawrence (2003), a new correspondent for CBS Innovation Nation, interviewed Kavita Shukla (2002) about her invention Fresh Paper last Saturday on the show! You can watch their segment here. Immediately after it aired, Fresh Paper sold out.
Congratulations to Justin Pinn (2009), STEM Academy Director at Breakthrough Miami, has been selected to serve as a 2017-2018 Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance program. He is one of just 15 leaders from across the nation chosen for the honor this year.
Justin J. Pearson (2013) had a Resolution given to him in the Tennessee State Senate by State Senator Lee Harris for the summer enrichment program and Courtney Thurston (2015) has been named as a Goldwater Scholar.
Kate Sullivan (1994), Kristina Ellis (2005), Derrius Quarles (2009) and Sunny Sandhu (2016) made up an exclusively Scholar panel that discussed scholarships at the 2018 Scholly Summit in Chicago. Christopher Gray (2010 Scholar and founder of Scholly) put this event on and invited them to speak. Chance the Rapper and Jessie Williams were also in attendance. And more scholars connected across the country!