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Contact: Mario Boone
ATLANTA (AUG. 23, 2016) The White House Initiative on HBCU's announced Friday the selection of two Clark Atlanta University (CAU) students as members of the 2016 HBCU All-Star Program. JaMon Patterson, a junior dual degree chemistry and chemical engineering major, and Stacy Roberson, a second-year graduate student pursuing his master of art in school counseling, will serve for approximately one year as ambassadors to the White House by providing outreach opportunities and communications to their classmates about the value of education and to the Initiative as a networking resource, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Both students will use social media and personal/professional relationships with community-based organizations to share proven practices which support opportunities for all young people to realize their educational and career potential, according to the White House. The HBCU All-Star Program will also provide opportunities for Patterson and Roberson to participate in regional and national events, web chats with Initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines who support a spirit of engagement and personal and professional development.
“I am blessed and honored to serve as a representative of Clark Atlanta University as a 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star,” said Patterson, of Oakland Township, Mich. “It is my goal to uplift the brand of CAU by demonstrating our strengths in educational excellence, corporate collaboration and civic engagement,” Patterson explained.
"I have had many great honors in my lifetime, but nothing this big,” said Roberson, of Texarkana, Texas. “I am humbled,” he said of the honor.
Patterson and Roberson are among a small group of student scholars selected from black colleges and universities across the U.S. for this White House Initiative on HBCU’s. They were chosen after a rigorous application and exhaustive screening process. Clark Atlanta congratulates them.Category: Students
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