National Society for Minorities in Honors 3rd Annual National Conference
Last week, Interim Associate Dean Jennifer Parsons, Nakiyah Jordan (SMBHC 21), Jarvis Benson (SMBHC 19), Swetha Manivannan (SMBHC 21), and Ajah Singleton (SMBHC 22) traveled to Conway, Arkansas for the National Society for Minorities in Honors 3rd Annual National Conference. Swetha successfully led a roundtable discussion on Bridging the Racial and Cultural Gap. The conference featured speeches by Arkansas Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas State Representative John Walker, and the National Collegiate Honors Council President Naomi Yavneh. At the conclusion of the conference, the students traveled to Central High School in Little Rock, where they learned more about the Little Rock Nine.
Nakiyah is the Vice President of the newly-formed Honors College Minority Engagement Club (HoCoMEC) and is this year’s cover artist for the recently mailed out Honors Report. She also serves as an Honors Ambassador and is a public relations chair for the BSU.
Jarvis serves as President of the Black Student Union (BSU). He learned that he is a Rhodes Scholarship finalist while at the conference! A Croft Scholar, Jarvis is majoring in international studies and Spanish
A Croft Scholar, Swetha is the President of the HoCoMEC and is majoring in international studies and Spanish. She also has one of the top five laughs in the world.
Ajah is pursuing a biomedical engineering degree and is a Freshman Ambassador for the HoCoMEC.
From left: Nakiyah, Jarvis, Swetha, and Ajah
(Photo by Jennifer Parsons)