HBCU All Star program accepts first student from Voorhees

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HBCU All Star program accepts first student from Voorhees

August 21, 2015

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities recently selected the first-ever Voorhees College student as an “HBCU All-Star.”
 
Last week, Voorhees student Tyler B. Duncan was informed that she was selected from an application pool of more than 400 students from HBCUs across the United States to become an HBCU ambassador to the White House. Out of 70 HBCUs only 83 students were selected.
 
To qualify as an “HBCU All-Star,” students must display excellence in academics and community involvement through the submission of their college transcripts, resume, an essay and letters of recommendation.
 
“Since coming to Voorhees, I’ve strived to be a student leader and positive role model to my peers,” Duncan said. “Receiving this acceptance into the program will help me further achieve this goal.”
 
As an ambassador, Duncan’s role involves assisting in advancing President Barack Obama’s goal of ensuring that a greater percentage of African Americans complete college through promoting higher education and WHIHBCU programs on their campuses, social media and at regional and national events. The students will also be charged with engaging with other scholars to showcase the individual and collective talent of the HBCU community.
 
Duncan will be participating in the HBCU All Star induction ceremony at this year’s HBCU Week conference held Sept. 20-22 in Washington, D.C. She will be accompanied by her parents. 
 
Duncan is a native of Winston Salem, N.C. and a senior majoring in biology, who serves as the president of the Eta Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and a member of the Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Culture Club. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in zoology.
 
For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu