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Student Highlights 

2010-2011

  • Merone Zewde Kienka, Akaia Lloyd, Kimberly Martin, Michael McLendon, Roy Powell, Tayvein Roberson, Sivad Shaw, Ashley Terry, Tamella Tobias and Janae Williams participated in the "Shaw in Jamaica MoN Project," a collaboration between Shaw University, the University of the West Indies – Mona Campus, University of Technology at Mona and Northern Caribbean University. Now in its third year, the project aims to help students develop a better understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of Jamaican men as it relates to their awareness, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about prostate cancer and screening.
     
  • Robert Baldwin and Norman Johnson presented "Summer Field School in Applied Urban Ethnographic and Community Health Science"at the University of Maryland during a summer 2011 internship. The purpose of their research was to refine the approach that the Men’s Prostate Cancer Awareness and Training team used to raise awareness and to educate men on prostate cancer in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
     
  • Letitia Beckett and Alshae Logan presented "Unidentified Gram-Positive Soil Bacteria Transported by Shoes from Madagascar and South Africa May Be Airborne"at the National HBCU-UP Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 24-26, 2011.
     
  • Jeremy Best, Bryce Carter, George Gartrell, Ricky Peterson and Courtney Scott interned with the North Carolina Common Cause Campus Outreach Project during the fall 2010 semester.
     
  • Jeremy Best and Kimberly Martin presented "Undergraduate Reflections,""The Responsibility of Black Political Scientists to the Black Community,""Confessions of a Political Science Student in the Age of Obama,"and "Reevaluating the Responsibility of Black Political Scientists"at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in Raleigh, NC, on March 16. 
     
  • Tameisha Blackwell and Nichell Thompson presented "Shoes Kept Stored in Luggage May Contain higher CFU’s of Soil Bacteria and Yield More Types Compared to the Ones Worn during International Flight from Madagascar and South Africa back to the United States"at the National HBCU-UP Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 24-26, 2011.
     
  • Michael Cobb completed an internship with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation during the summer of 2010. He was also featured in the September 2010 issue of Ebony Magazine.
     
  • Angelique Colen was accepted to the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) 2011 Summer Program.
     
  • Natieka Green won the first place research award at the Minority Access Research Conference in Las Vegas, NV, September 10-12, 2010. Her presentation was entitled "Alcohol Use in Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities."
     
  • Ulysses Hall and Gregory Mason presented documentary work at the 10th Annual African American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History.
     
  • Corey Leak successfully auditioned for the chorus of The North Carolina Opera company and appeared in "Tosca"in October 2010.  
     
  • Shacoya Ross presented "Unidentified Cross-Continental Gram Positive and Gram Negative Soil Bacteria Transported by Shoes from South Africa and Madagascar to the United States May Infect Perishable Food"at the National HBCU-UP Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 24-26, 2011.
     
  • Destinii Smith participated in the 2011 National Science Foundation Summer Research Program and studied "Design and Delivery of Polymer-Drug Complexes"at Virginia Tech.
     
  • Christina Waldo performed for the North Carolina NAACP at the Daisy Bates Educational Summit in Raleigh, NC.
     
  • Angela Wilson participated in the T. Howard Foundation Internship during the summer of 2011. The program provides minority students with internship opportunities in the multimedia and entertainment industry.
     
  • Merone Zewde participated in a college summer 2011 fellowship program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Immunology. Her presentation was titled "Bromelain Treatment of Mouse B Cells in Vitro Modulates the Expression of Cell Signaling Receptors."

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