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Odessa Hines
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Shaw Students Participate in Leadership Conference

Student Leaders

January 17, 2014 - Thirteen Shaw University student leaders attended the National Black Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the William Leadership Education Foundation from January 10 -12 at the Crabtree Valley Marriott in Raleigh, NC. The conference theme "Building a Legacy of Leadership" focused on teaching students how to identify effective leadership skills, developing a leadership work plan and promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences to take back to campus.

Featuring Emmy-nominated actress Victoria Rowell, Diversity Educator Steve Birdine and Reverend Derwin L. Montgomery as the keynote speakers, students attended a variety of sessions at the conference including "Can You Afford to Be a Leader?", "Blacks in Leadership," and "The Activism Imperative in Student Leadership."

Shaw students were able to attend the conference through a grant from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). The grant was written by Dr. Carmen Walker, Director of First-Year Programs and Dr. Stanley Elliott, Director of CAPEs served as the principal investigator (PI) for the grant. In addition, Dr. Elliott also presented at the conference. The following students attended the conference and were selected by Ebony Johnson, Director of Student Activities & Greek Life:

  • William Askew
  • Cambrea Borders
  • Matthew Coleman
  • Athena Curry
  • Destini Dixon
  • Farran Jackson
  • Majigg Jones
  • Dominique Lewis
  • Brandon Moyer
  • Breonna Maynard
  • Bryan Speight
  • Avery Upshur
  • Jamel Walker