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Student Highlights » 2012-2013


  • Akeem Banks, Brandon Banks, and Lolia Kienka presented at the Minority Access Conference in Orlando, FL on September 28-30, 2012.
    • Akeem Banks presented “Developing Countermeasures to Enhance Performance during Long Space Flights by Researching Astronauts Autobiographies.”
    • Brandon Banks presented “An Examination of Lifestyle Practices of Jamaican Men with Prostate Cancer.”
    • Kienka presented “Health Seeking Behaviors of Jamaican Prostate Cancer Patients of African Descent.”

  • Destinii Dixon, Morgan Moore, and Deanthony Ward presented “I3: Innovative Inexpensive Interventions” at the 2013 North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Annual Meeting in Cary, NC on March 18-19, 2013.

  • Travis Judkins presented “Ecumenic Pluralism as Transforming Catalyst in the 21st Century,” at The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life Conference at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA on March 1-2, 2013.

  • Kimberly Martin presented “An Examination of Lifestyle Practices of Jamaican Men with Prostate Cancer” at the Second Annual Fayetteville State University Student Research Conference in Fayetteville, NC on April 12-13, 2013. 


  • Shirnetta Alexander, Ebony Aull, Janel Baxter, Alese Brown, Brittney Brown, Rashard Coleman, Asia Douglas, Assata Green, Tanzania Green, Shatia Kelly, Jessica McNeal, Aliyah Moore, James Parker, Diamond Pennington, Sivad Shaw, Darrius Smith, and Nakisha Williams were all accepted into Alabama A&M University’s Graduate School in Huntsville, AL. In addition, Janay Sweat and Iesha Waterman were also accepted to Alabama A&M’s Graduate School and will enroll in the spring of 2014.

  • Brandon Banks and Danielle Green were among six students recognized at North Carolina State University’s Lawrence M. Clark University Community Dinner held in March. Each student received a $500 scholarship.

  • Princeanna Brooks and Christina Jackson participated in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) “2013 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Minority Institutions of Higher Education” summer internship program. During the 10-week program, they were placed in intensive assignments with NCDOT and other transportation-related partners throughout North Carolina.

  • Cassandra Burney received an internship with PriceWaterhouseCooper LLC accounting firm in Charlotte, NC. She also attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Black Accountants in Atlanta, GA on September 27-28, 2012. 

  • Manel Ben Cheikh, Peter Chouquette, Dorothy Wade and Shasane Watson were named winners in Shaw University’s Department of Humanities Annual Reading and Writing Contest
    • Cheikh won for his short story “Navigating Ambiguity.”
    • Chouquette won for his analytical writing submission “Tupac Shakur - Ambition over Adversity.”
    • Wade won for her reading submission “Internal Struggles in Young Goodman Brown.”
    • Watson won for her poem “Four Walls.”

  • Nyasha Cooper was accepted into New York University’s Collegiate and Professional Sports Operations Department to earn a master’s degree in Sports Business. 
    Anthony Francis, Anita Ilonze, Kimberly Martin, Matthew Morgan-Pegues, Nathan Weeks, Na’eem Wilkins and Evelyn Witting participated in the “Shaw in Jamaica MoN Project,” a residential internship at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, in Kingston, Jamaica. The students spent the summer researching the attitudes and behaviors of Jamaican men including their awareness, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and risk perceptions related to prostate cancer and screening.

  • Lolia Kienka was named the 2013 CIAA Woman of the Year. The award recognizes a student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, a minor in Accounting and a 3.91 grade point average. Kienka is attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to pursue a postgraduate degree in international business.
    Dominique Lewis and Lionel Morgan received internships at Eaton Corporation, a power management company with approximately 102,000 employees that sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

  • Dwayne Seegars, Jr. received an internship with KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, advisory and tax services in Raleigh, NC.

  • Destinii Smith was accepted into the 2013 Summer Program for Future Doctors at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

  • The University Choir performed for the City Wide Observance of MLK Day in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center in January 2013.