Written by Hazel Scott ASU alumna Kenyatta Shanice Spiller, 26, was at a crossroad in her life, so she jumped off her career path, took a leap of faith and joined the Peace Corps. She is now in Botswana helping HIV/AIDS patients. “My decision to join Peace Corps Botswana was completely based on my faith […]
HBCU Alumni Spotlight: Highlighting Successful Black College Graduates
Your life as an HBCU student doesn’t end when you graduate! That’s why we’ve created an HBCU alumni spotlight to showcase what some of the most talented HBCU alumni are up to after they walk the stage.
Gone are the days when black college graduates were disconnected after graduation. Now black collegiates are everywhere,, making strides across a variety of fields – and HBCU Lifestyle is here to highlight them. Find inspiration in the story of Florida A&M graduate-turned-filmmaker Akil DuPont or draw motivation from the long (and growing) list of HBCU alumni who went on to be renowned black poets.
Check our showcase of HBCU alumni often – one day maybe you too will join our list of black professionals!
Prairie View A&M University congratulates Nathelyne Archie Kennedy, P.E. on being named the 2016 Houston Engineer of the Year. Nathelyne Archie Kennedy founded her own engineering consultancy in 1981, and has since built Nathelyne A. Kennedy & Associates into a highly respected company providing civil engineering and program management services for highway, mass transit, street, […]
Music fans around the world were tuned in on Monday, February 15 to see the 58th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. They saw live performances from artists like Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar. There was even all-star tribute for the legendary Tuskegee, AL native Lionel Richie, who was named MusiCares person of […]
Caribbean born and U.S. raised Jason Peat is one of the owners and the Chief Operating Officer for a Dallas based company called Blue Infusion Technologies who has developed a wearable technology product called BearTek Gloves. The world will get a demonstration of the product on the ABC’s hit TV reality show, Shark Tank on […]
Hampton University extends its congratulations to alumnus Sashi Brown, Class of 1998, for his recent promotion in the Cleveland Browns’ organization. Brown was named the new Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Cleveland Browns as of Jan. 3, 2016. “Sashi’s leadership, strategic thinking and appreciation for the importance of alignment between coaching and […]
Kevin W. Williams (’83) has been elected to a public member position with the American Medical Association, according to a recent announcement released by the 168-year-old organization. A former senior executive with General Motors, Williams joins the nation’s largest and most prominent physician organization on its 21-member board which sets standards and policy for the […]
Alabama State University alumna Dr. Kenya N. Greer is known for bringing unique strategies to the classroom, making a major impact on the academic success of her students. Now, that reputation has garnered Greer the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year award for Fickett Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. “This award is an additional confirmation that […]
Leia Avery, a native of Chicago, IL, and is a graduate of Tennessee State University (TSU) where she earned her degree in Business Administration. Leia did not just start her business education when she got to college. She has been testing the entrepreneurial waters since childhood. As a kid, Leia’s early entrepreneurial endeavors included hosting […]