The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.

Currently enrolled at 62 HBCUs, the All-Stars were selected from 445 students who submitted completed applications that included a transcript, resume, essay and recommendation. The HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the initiative as a networking resource.

“Engaging with the next generation of leaders who will graduate from HBCUs and go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of our community, our country and our global competitiveness,” said George Cooper, executive director of the WHIHBCUs. “It is a privilege to announce these 75 students who have demonstrated a commitment to both their own academic achievement and making a difference in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as partners in advancing President Obama’s college completion goal.”

2014 Local HBCU All Stars

Tyrone Hankerson –attends Howard University, District of Columbia
-Jocelyn Cole –attends Howard University, District of Columbia
-LaTrice Clayburn –attends Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
Abdul Nurriddin –attends University of the District of Columbia Community College, District of Columbia

Accokeek–Symone Jordan –attends Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
Fort Washington–Kayla Reynolds –attends Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Baltimore–Triston Bing-Young –attends Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Fort Washington–Trevor McKie –attends Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Silver Spring–Chanel Banks –attends University Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
Princess Anne–So Jin Park –attends University Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

Suffolk–Chanae LeGrier –attends Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC
Dendron–Whitney Johnson –attends Hampton University, Hampton, VA
Richmond–Caprichia Moses –attends Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA