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Scholar Shout Outs

Sydney Sutton-Hyman (Senior Biology major) won first place in the poster presentation contest at the 27thNational Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) Annual Conference in Concord, NC. Sydney’s presentation was entitled Characterization of a Novel TNBC Mammary Tumor Cell Line.

Nia Lewis (Senior, Music) was one of 14 artists chosen to participate in the American Spirituals Intensive Voice Program this past summer.

Tania Bellinger (Biology), Kamiya Bridges (Biology), Dynasty Parker (Chemistry), and Tanya Zubov (Biology) presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Indianapolis, IN. Tania Bellinger won first place in the poster contest for her presentation entitled A Rapid Entry into Thiochromanones via Conjugate Additions of Diaklylcuprates to Thiochromones.

Tori Edwards (Junior, Business Administration) was awarded the Dr. Lucille J. Piggott Neophyte Scholarship award for the highest GPA in the region at the Alpha Kappa Alpha regional conference.

Scholarship Day 2019 Student Awards

  • Nia Lewis (Senior, Music) won third place in the Creative Works category (Lyric for Truelove/Ms. Rochelle Joyner, Piano)
  • Miranda Legg (Senior, Psychology) won second place in the Presentation category (How Non-African American HBCU Students Experience Stereotype Threat and Cultural Exposure/Dr. Rashunda Stitt)
  • Timothy Nixon (Junior, Biology) was part of the trio of students who won third place in the Excellence in Research poster competition (Gingkos and Butterflies counting wings with leaves: Validation of Monarch Butterfly Estimation Derived from SVE using Gingko Trees/Drs. Louise Allen and Nikolay Hristov)
  • Anthony Moore (Freshman, Pre-Computer Science) won Outstanding Freshman Researcher (Exploring Student’s Understanding of Parallelism/Dr. Mutzaba Fuad)
  • Ijemdinma Ozodigwe (Sophomore, Biology) received an Honorable Mention prize in the Excellence in Research and Writing Awards (Five More Minutes Please! A Look into Why Young Adults are Not Sleeping Properly/Ms. Elizabeth Priest)

Summer Internships and Experiences 2019

  • Aliah Johnson (Junior, Psychology) was accepted into the University of North Carolina, Charlotte Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research (SPIDUR) program for summer 2019
  • Victoria Richardson (Sophomore, Clinical Laboratory Sciences) was accepted into the Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program at the University of Pittsburgh for summer 2019.
  • Miracle Cooke (Sophomore, Business Administration) will intern this summer (2019) at Wellington Management company in Boston, MA.
  • Kamiya Bridges (Junior, Biology) was accepted into the summer undergraduate research program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
  • Alexis Blount (Sophomore, Biology) will complete a summer internship at Wake Forest University conducting research on cancer.
  • Teavian Harvin (Sophomore, Chemistry) was selected as a 2019 Summer Provost Scholar and will complete research with Dr. Guo
  • Taylor Redfearn (Sophomore, Sports Management) was selected as a 2019 Summer Provost Scholar and will complete research with Dr. Williams-Brown
  • Ahjanae Baldwin (Freshman, Pre-Nursing) will utilize her CAN license to work in a doctor’s office over the summer.

Post-WSSU Graduation Plans

  • Ania Gatewood (Justice Studies) will be attending North Carolina Central University, School of Law in this fall
  • Taniya Wilson (Exercise Science) will be attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a Masters in Kinesiology in this fall
  • Tanya Zubov (Biology) will be attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a Masters in Biology. She will also serve as a Teaching Assistant in the department.
  • La’Mia Baldwin (Nursing) will began her career as an RN on the critical Care Unit at Novant Hospital
  • Sydney Sutton-Hyman (Biology) will be attending Duke University for a Masters in Biomedical Science this fall
  • Arielle Harris (Psychology) will be attending Stetson University for a Masters in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling this fall
  • Dynasty Parker (Chemistry) will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas for a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry this fall
  • Briana Grier (Art) will began a full time job as a Pre-school teacher at North Point Academy 
  • Keyonna Sturdivant (Exercise Science) will be attending Winston-Salem State University for a Masters in Occupational Therapy this fall
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