11 States with the Most White House HBCU All-Stars

Guest Author: Louis Bolling

Over the course of 2015, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities recognized 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as HBCU All-Stars for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. The HBCU All-Stars serve as ambassadors by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource.

This is a list of the states that claim the most 2015 HBCU All-Stars as natives. The list is in alphabetical order by the student’s hometown or city and states their institution and its location.

1. Georgia (13)

  • Atlanta – Jennifer Smith, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Atlanta – Lauren Wiggins, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta – Rebecca Dorsey, Albany State University, Albany, GA
  • Atlanta – Chaz Gibson, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Atlanta – Angelica Willis, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
  • Atlanta – Alayna Robinson, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
  • Augusta – Patrick Outler, Morris College, Sumter, SC
  • Barnesville – Austin Ogletree, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
  • Covington – Timothy Tukes, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • Fayetteville – Lindsey Foster, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Macon – Vi’Dual Futch, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
  • McDonough – Zoe McDowell, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Warner Robbins – Shelton Bowens, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

2. Maryland (10)

  • Bryans Road – Aaleah Lancaster, Bennet College, Greensboro, NC
  • Capitol Heights – Kayla Fontaine, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
  • Cheltenham – Leah Williams, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
  • Fort Washington – Ravenn Mathis, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
  • Fort Washington – Antonia Hill, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • Laurel – Salematou Traore, University Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
  • Parkville- Marcel Jagne-Shaw, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
  • Owings Mills – Miles Jenkins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • Waldorf – Danielle Hawkins, Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • Woodbine – Mya Harvard, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

3. North Carolina (6)

  • Charlotte – Elliot Jackson, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
  • Charlotte – Raven Weathers, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
  • Charlotte – Mona Zahir, Winston Salem State University, Winston, Salem, NC
  • Durham – Tamina Kienka, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Kinston – Kyle Brown, Winston Salem State University, Winston, Salem, NC
  • Winston – Salem, Tyler Duncan, Vorhees College, Denmark, SC

4. Mississippi (5)

  • Corinth – English Fields, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS
  • Edwards – Erica Harris, Hinds Community CollegeUtica Campus, Utica, MS
  • Greenville – Spencer Davis, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
  • Jackson – Nina Hill, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Natchez – Jonathan Weir, Alcorn State University, Alcorn, MS

5. Texas (5)

  • Arlington – Mira Bakine, Langston University, Langston, OK
  • Dallas – Nateisha Choice, Wiley College, Marshall, TX
  • Fort Worth – Britt Spears, Prairie View A&M University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston – Quentin Monroe, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH
  • Houston – Francis Vazquez, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

6. Alabama (4)

  • Greensboro – Jamie Binns, Talladega College, Talladega, AL
  • Huntsville – Ajiah Graham, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, Huntsville, AL
  • Huntsville – Kedgeree McKenzie, Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
  • Tuscaloosa – Avery Brown, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL

7. Florida (4)

  • Miami Gardens – AcNeal Williams, Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Miami – Marquise McGriff, Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Orlando, Landon Wright, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Tallahassee, Gilda Brown, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

8. Louisiana (4)

  • Baton Rouge – Sally Ross, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Gonzales – Sheirvan Ursin, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX
  • Grambling – Temitayo Michael Akinjogunla, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
  • New Orleans – Marina Banks, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

9. South Carolina (4)

  • Hemingway – Kimesha Cooper, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Orangeburg – Kareem Heslop, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Orangeburg – Samuel Cole, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Society Hill – Lamar Butler, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

10. Tennessee (4)

  • Jackson – Tremaine Sails, Dunbar, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN
  • Memphis – Taevin Lewis, HarrisStowe State University, St. Louis, MO
  • Memphis – Keenan Lowery, Lane College, Jackson, TN
  • Memphis – Tamara Bates, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

11. Virginia (4)

  • Disputanta – Tatyana Calhoun, University of the District of Colombia, Washington, D.C.
  • Hampton – McKinley Strother, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC
  • Richmond – Leah Reid, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Beach – Jasmine Dunbar, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
HBCU All-Stars were also selected from the following locations: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Virgin Island, Nigeria and South Africa.

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