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Shaw Students Attend U.S. Foreign Policy Conference 

March 16, 2012 – Eleven Shaw University students recently attended the U.S. Foreign Policy Conference for students and faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. The conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, encourages underrepresented groups to consider careers in Foreign Service. Shaw faculty members Dr. Marcellina Offoha, Chair of the Social Sciences department; Dr. Elaine Yarborough, Associate Professor of Political Science and Mr. Khodr Zaarour, Assistant Professor of Political Science/International Relations also attended. 

The conference’s agenda included discussions on the Arab Spring, global health, human rights, and more as well as presentations on career opportunities and student exchanges. The conference also featured remarks from Deputy Secretary Bill Burns and Counselor of the Department and Chief of Staff to the Secretary Cheryl Mills. The Foreign Service Officers Program provides five career tracks: consular officers, management officers, economic officers, public diplomacy officers, political officers.  

The following students attended the conference: 

Joyce Bannerman               Senior           International Relations  

          Jeremy Best                      Senior           Political Science  

          Stephanie Bright                 Senior           International Relations 

          Iesha A. Enoch                   Senior           Political Science 

          Terron D. Epps                  Junior           Political Science 

          Brittany E. Felder                Junior           Criminal Justice 

          Ryan R. Girley                   Senior           Communications/Political Science 

          Rickey Peterson                 Senior           Political Science 

          Courtney Scott                   Senior           Political Science 

          Brittany Simms                  Senior           International Relations 

          Diakhate Sokhnamay          Junior           Political Science