by Yuri Milligan '97
Hampton University students Danielle Hawkins and Miles Jenkins have been named 2015 HBCU All-Stars. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) announced its 2015 HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
"I congratulate the Hampton University students, Ms. Hawkins and Mr. Jenkins, and all the other students named 2015 HBCU All-Stars," said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. "I know that they will represent their campuses well and show the world the great accomplishments and contributions that HBCU students are making every day."
Hawkins is a senior, broadcast journalism major, business management minor from Waldorf, MD. She is a member of the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, staff writer for the Hampton Script, technical crew member for WHOV News and a Hampton Renaissance Scholar.
Jenkins is a junior business management major from Owings Mills, MD. He is a member of the Freddye T. Davy Honors College and Student Recruitment Team. He also serves as a mentor in the organization Young Adults Advocating Change (Y.A.A.C.).
The All-Stars were selected from more than 450 students who submitted applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation. Over the course of the year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource. Through social media and their relationships with community based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.