SUMTER, S. C. — Refugio Banuelos, a senior criminal justice major from Lynchburg, S.C., and Morris College SGA president, has been named in the first class of HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs). Banuelos is one of 75 selected in the nation and one of five in South Carolina.
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students were selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and civic engagement. Over 400 students submitted applications which included a transcript, resume, essay and a recommendation.
As ambassadors for the White House Initiative, the students will promote the value of an HBCU education and the networking resources of the initiative. They will also participate in regional events, sessions with Ivory Toldson, the deputy director of the WHIHBCUs, and other professionals and scholars throughout the course of the year.
Through social media and engagement with community-based organizations, the All-Stars will share solid practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.
About Morris College