Students to participate in leadership event

Fifteen students were selected to attend Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 8th Annual Leadership Institute & Recruitment Conference in New York held Oct. 24-27. Campus department heads recommended 40 students to represent Grambling State University at the TMCF Leadership Institute. These students were prescreened by financial aid and interviewed by TMCF South Central Regional Program Career Counselor Crystal Hadnot.

The students had to meet strict qualifications limited primarily to juniors, seniors and graduate students who have proven leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and current involvement in extra-curricular activities, internship and volunteer experience. They also had to exhibit the ability to present and interview well and had to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.

The students chosen to attend the conference are:

– Valda Blackmoore, senior hospitality major

– Nicole Boatswain, graduate student in science education

– Ashley Crawford, sophomore biology major

– Aldd Cyril, junior hospitality major

– Ronnie Evans, senior political science major

– Gerard Hills, senior chemistry major

– Christopher Hughes, junior political science major

– Steven Jackson, senior hospitality major

– Annia Jenkins, senior nursing major

– Anitra McGowan, senior French major

– Daniel Nwachokor, senior biology major

– Vernette Simon, junior hospitality major

– Prisca Simon, senior hospitality major

– Whitney Waller, senior electronic engineering technology major

– Kimberly Warner, sophomore criminal justice major.

Warner received the Wachovia scholarship to cover expenses for her entire trip.