2014 Honorees

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Allissa Richardson, ‘03
B.S. Psychology
Emerging Media Professor, Bowie State University
Founder, MOJO Lab
2014 Nieman Foundation Journalism
Fellow at Harvard University

D’Andrea J. Morning, Esq., ‘04
Senior Associate General
Counsel, Grady Health System

Lamont R. Jones, M.D., ‘98
B.S. Biology
Vice Chairman, Department of
Henry Ford Health System

Rachael Mitchell, ‘10
B.S. Biology
Doctoral Candidate, Loma Linda University School
of Public Health
Delegate, 67th World Health Assembly

Amelia A. Hardy, MBA, ‘98
B.S. Business Administration
Marketing Director, Best Buy

Derek Robinson, MD, MBA,
FACEP, ‘98
B.S. Biology
Executive Director,
Illinois Hospital Association Institute

Lisa Laws, ‘06
B.A. Physics
Deputy Chief Operating Officer,
Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago

Rev. Starsky Wilson, ‘99
B.S. Political Science
President and CEO, Deaconess
Pastor, St. John’s United
Church of Christ

Angelia Wade Stubbs, Esq., ‘99
B.S. Psychology
Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO

Devin Sasser, OD, ‘11
B.S. Biology
National President, American Optometric
Student Association
Doctor of Optometry Candidate,
University of Missouri - St. Louis

MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, ‘02
B.S. Biochemistry
Assistant Professor,
Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Rita Maria Reed, ‘02
B.S. Accounting
President, FFC Capital

Ashleigh Bing, ‘08
B.A. Communications
Campaign Manager,
Because of Them We Can
Photographer and Owner,
Shoot Happens Photography

Donald R. Naylor, Jr., JD, ‘96
B.S. Political Science
Transactional Counsel,
Intellectual Property, Air Liquide USA

Marc Philpart, ‘03
B.A. History
Director, Policy Link
Co-Director, Institute for Black Male Achievement

Sharlene Annette Sinegal-DeCuir, Ph.D, ‘99
B.S. History
Assistant Professor of History,
Xavier University of Louisiana

Ayana K. Rowley, Pharm.D, ‘05
Team Leader, Over the Counter Branch,
Office of Unapproved Drugs and Labeling Compliance
US Food and Drug Administration

Elijah Williams, ‘05
Senior Advisor for Legislative
Outreach, NASA

Maryse E. Holly, ‘06
B.A. Sociology
Deputy Director, Capacity Building/
AVANSE Project for DAI Inc.
6th Class, Leland International Hunger

Tennille M. Robinson, ‘04
B.A. Mass Communications
Senior Content and Event Producer,
Inc. Magazine

Ayanna V. Buckner, MD,
B.S. Biology
Principal, Community Health

Erion Williams, ‘07
B.A. Music
Saxophonist, The Soul Rebels Brass Band
Music Instructor, Trombone Shorty Academy at
Tulane University

Myiesha Taylor, MD, ‘96
B.S. Chemistry
Medical Consultant and Supervising Physician,
Taylored Physician
Founder and President, Artemis Medical Society

Terrance Osborne, ‘00
B.A. Fine Arts
Artist and CEO, Gallery Osborne

Ayo Scott, ‘03
B.A. Fine Arts
Artist and Designer,
NOYO Designs

Gregory Lee, ‘96
B.A. Mass Communications
Executive Sports Editor, South Florida
19th President, National Association of
Black Journalists (NABJ)

Myla R. Poree, ‘02
B.S. Business Administration
Vice President/
Managing Director,
TruFund Financial Services

Tiffany Zeno, ‘96
B.A. Mass Communications
Emmy Nominated News Producer,
NBCUniversal, Inc

Blair Dottin-Haley, ‘02
B.S. Political Science
National Programs Manager,
College Summit

Jamika Pessoa, ‘01
B.S. Business Administration/ Marketing
Celebrity Chef and TV Personality

Noreen Khan-Mayberry PhD, ‘94
B.S. Biology
Chief Toxicologist, NKM Environmental Health

Trevonne M. Thompson, MD, ‘97
B.S. Biology
Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist,
University of Illinois
President, Xavier University Physician Alumni Association

Bryant Terry, ‘97
B.A. English
Author, Chef, and
Healthy Eating Advocate

Jarvis Lewis, ‘13
B.S. Political Science
Councilman-At-Large, St. Charles Parish

Omari Todd, ‘99
B.S. Psychology
Senior Vice President of
Regional Operations,
Teach For America

Victor McCray, MD ‘01
B.S. Chemistry
President and CEO,
Ocular Dynamics
Surgeon, Acute Care Surgery
Medical Group

Camiel Irving, ‘08
B.S. Business Administration
Asst. Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble

Kayla Nixon, ‘09
B.S. Biology
MD Candidate, Mayo Medical School
Art and Health Advocate

Youshea Berry, JD ‘98
B.A. English
Senate Chief, Division of Senate
Affairs-Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs at USAID

D. Wendy Greene, ‘99
B.A. English
Professor of Law, Samford University’s Cumberland
School of Law