Daniel Rivera a junior at Ferris State University, is a student leader actively engaged in addressing issues of diversity, inclusion and advocacy for the underrepresented. He is in his third year as president of the Hispanic Student Association and is employed as the special projects assistant for our Center for Latin@ Studies. In our Office of Admissions he works as a student representative, providing advocacy and support for Hispanic high school students considering college. Daniel took the lead in developing the mentorship component of Ferris State University's Promesa Program for at-risk ethnically diverse students and has personally mentored two students through this program. His leadership efforts have created a Bilingual Sexual Assault awareness campaign, and an annual campus march in honor of Cesar E. Chavez.+ Read More
Jelena Jevtic' is a hardworking, confident, dedicated international student from Serbia with an intent to enter political areas of the US in support of combating women's and children's sex trafficking.
She has shown extreme leadership qualities while at Bluefield State College through her many awards, activities and honors as follows:
ACTIVITIES & HONORS
President's List; 2014 - 2017 SGA President; 2017 - 2018 Pi Gamma Mu, President; 2016 - 2017 International Student Organization, President; 2015 - 2017 Rotary International, NewGen Peacebuilder; 2017 International Association for Political Science Students; 2017 - Present Social Science Research Club; 2017 - Present Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Institute; 2017 HBCU/MSI Research Summit, Virginia Tech University; 2017 Institute for Leadership in the Americas (TFAS), Universidad de los Andes, Chile; 2017 American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (TFAS), Charles University, Czechia; 2017 SGA Senator of the Year; 2016 HBCU Foreign Policy Conference; 2015 Junior Achievement Association; 2014 - Present Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Association; 2013 - Present Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (100+ hours), U.S. State Department; 2013 Distinguished Leader Award, U.S. State Department; 2013 MySpeech Debate Exchange, The Netherlands; 2010 - 2014.
At this point Ms. Jevtic' will commence an internship in Senator Joe Manchin's office (D-WV). Ms. Jevtic is currently in line with a 4.0 GPA.+ Read More
Natalie Tikhonovsky is a sophomore Public Health major at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a dynamic student and a passionate leader on campus and throughout the community. For the past five years, Natalie has worked with refugees internationally and in the United States; providing ESL classes, health and wellness programs, and disaster relief. At Furman, she has become a refugee advocate and raised awareness by founding groups and programs that educate and inspire action. Her deep understanding and exposure to the obstacles refugees face allow her to think critically about solutions and points of collaboration between diverse stakeholders.+ Read More
Meghan is currently a junior at Saint Joseph's College, double majoring in psychology and social work. She is deeply involved in a number of community-based activities on campus, including the Active Minds organization, through which she works to raise awareness among her fellow students and the campus community about mental health issues. She is also a passionate supporter of Catherine's Cupboard, a food pantry in Standish, Maine that was founded and is supported by the College. Through her ongoing work there, she has introduced new programs to support the organization's clients and, as a result, has been able to involve more of her fellow students in the good work of the Cupboard. Meghan demonstrates time and again that she has the talents and passion so important for those who are committed to making positive social change.+ Read More
Wislene Augustine, a third year student at Gordon College, is a student leader on campus and active in addressing issues of racial reconciliation both on our campus and in her home community. She has brought her leadership to multiple areas of our campus including Student Government, Orientation, Clarendon Scholars, and the Gospel Choir. She brings her passion for justice into each of these areas; she has demonstrated her passion both in and out of the classroom. She has organized on campus events to help facilitate critical conversations among students; completed research on the intersectionality of Psychology, Christian ministry, and racial reconciliation. Her education is preparing as she intends to serve as an advocate of incarcerated young people and their families.+ Read More
Randy D. Colon, a junior at Roosevelt University, is a student leader and advocate for affordable housing, health care and violence prevention. He is an Honors program student and a McNair Scholar. For the past year, Randy has worked as a research fellow at Roosevelt's Policy Research Collaborative, where he is evaluating how social sciences can be integrated with community engagement to address issues of inequalities and social justice. He is currently studying issues of equity and researching innovative solutions for affordable housing in two Chicago suburbs. Randy is also working to implement an alternative arts program in Chicago Public Schools.+ Read More
Alyssa Hayden, a 2nd year student at Inver Hills Community College, is an active leader across campus. Alyssa quickly got involved on campus in Phi Theta Kappa Honor's Society as the group's Vice President and through the President role of DECA, the campus' business and leadership club. In her roles, Alyssa has lead initiatives and organized opportunities for students to obtain leaderships skills while giving back to the community. She has organized food collections, a meal for single mothers working towards obtaining their degree and in transitional housing, as well as a coat drive for students in need on campus. Alyssa will complete an internship through the Travelers EDGE Scholarship program in Spring 2018 and hopes to find a career path that allows her to make an impact on other single mothers.+ Read More