Xavier students Gabriella Cotton, Taylor Huff, and Bethani Thomas were announced as “Servant Leader Scholars” and presented with scholarship checks in the amount of $2,500 per scholar from The Links, Incorporated on Monday. The Links, Incorporated, is an international, not-for-profit corporation focused on enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.
August 18, 2021
Through the successful collective efforts of the chapters in the Southern Area during The Links, Incorporated, HBCU Capital Campaign, a total of twenty-five scholars were selected have to receive the Southern Area Servant Leader Scholarship following a rigorous application process. All three of the applicants chosen from New Orleans were Xavier students.
Representatives The Links, Incorporated and President Verret presented the scholarship checks to Gabriella and Bethani in person on August 16 in celebration of their selection.
Twin sisters Jordyn and Morgan Jackson have just earned their Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Lousiana. In 2018, the Jackson sisters graduated from North Houston Early Collegewith a high school diploma and Associate degree at the age of 17. Now, at 20-years-old, the twins are ready to start the next phase of their career. On May 8th, Jordyn obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Morgan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.Student Life
Gabriella Cotton, a rising junior at Xavier majoring in Public Health, recently completed the Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program. Gabriella and twelve other students from Louisiana colleges were chosen for the program out of hundreds of applicants by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards following a rigorous application process.Student Life
“Blackhaven” is a newly-developed historically-themed video game that explores themes of confronting truth in an unwelcome historical space. Under the direction of Dr. Shearon Roberts, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and faculty member in African American and Diaspora Studies, a group of Xavier students partnered with University of Connecticut Professor James Coltrain to craft the personality of the game’s main character, “Kendra,” a sophomore at a historically Black college interning at the fictional Blackhaven Hall Historical Society.Student Life