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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020

Virginia Union University Class of 2020, we are here to celebrate you! This page is dedicated to showcasing your accomplishments.
We will be adding graduate photos and updating this page often, so invite your family and friends to enjoy the stories images from the CLASS of 2020!


Sayon Kplepo

Major: Natural Science/Computer Science

Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey

Career goals: To be an international public health advisor.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Beat the odds, do numbers and REMAIN HUMBLE.

Brennon Daryell Fitzgerald

Major: Computer Information Systems

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Career goals: To become an Applications Analyst or work for the FBI as an IT Specialist

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Whenever things seem like they are getting too difficult for you, please do not forget that there is always hope when you continue to put all of your faith in God.

Kennard Jones

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Capitol Heights, Maryland

Career goals: My career goals are to grow into Ministry while working in Higher Education

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: My words of encouragement to my peers would be to remain consistent in all you do and watch God increase your territory.

Aaron Anderson

Major: Fine Arts : Music

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Career goals: To be an educator.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Stay headstrong with your creative outlet & true to you goals, and they will often pay off personally, financially, or both.

Bria Coleman

Major: Criminal Justice

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Career goals: To open a non-profit organization that helps at risk minority youth.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Imani Lee

Major: Curriculum and Instruction

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Career goals: To become a Board Certified Behavior Analysis for Urban Schools.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Nobody can stop you, but you!

Chaunsa Saunders

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia

Career goals: I plan to attend graduate school and pursue a career in global marketing and brand management.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Even in the midst of adversity, remember that there is greater purpose behind your current circumstances.

Charles Whitehead-Tillery

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Career goals: I plan to go to graduate school to pursue a doctorate degree in order to conduct research in sexually transmitted diseases.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Work hard and stay focused

Coland Person

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Career goals: To go to grad school in pursuing a degree in forensic psychology while taking the next step into working with juvenile delinquents.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: This was a very unexpected tragedy but regardless of the pandemic continue to reach strong and hard for your goals. This is far from over and there is still more than enough opportunity to reach for the highest mountain ‘

Destinee Baughan

Major: Biology


Hometown: New York


Career goals: High risk labor and delivery nurse.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: It always hurts before it gets better!

Essence C. Lawson

Major: History/Political Science


Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Career goals: My career goals are to work within the general government sector at different levels specifically working on law/ criminal justice reform and policy. However, I would like to begin my professional career as a defense attorney.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: The universe is abundant and nothing is unattainable! Believe in yourself and go after everything you desire no matter the circumstances.

Jabril Rasheed Rowe

Major: Mass Communications

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Career goals: Professional photographer/ videographer


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Be confident not cocky, IT'S ONLY UP FROM HERE!

Jasmine Carter

Major: Religious Studies


Hometown: Richmond,Virginia


Career goals: To play basketball overseas and get a Ph.D in religion to become a youth pastor.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Don’t stop, keep going! The sky is the limit.

Nina Hicks

Major: Mass Communications


Hometown: Chicago, Illinois


Career goals: My goal is to work in Crisis Communications for a Government agency.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: I encourage my peers to be comfortable with being uncomfortable in the next few years of your undergrad tenure. Something unique that I have noticed about Virginia Union students is that we love to be servant leaders but one thing that I have learned throughout my time is that it is so important to plant seeds that grow beyond the undergraduate experience.

Jaylen Lewis

Major: Criminal Justice


Hometown: Newport News, Virginia


Career goals: Become a principal or an assistant principal, and build my own school in inner cities.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Keep striving, praying, thriving, and ALWAYS be yourself because that’s all you can be.

Pierre Cobb

Major: CIS


Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Career goals: Work for the CIA


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for the future. Keep your head up. Always remember that your present situations are not your final destination.

Tamia Jones

Major: Cyber Security


Hometown: Smithfield, Virginia


Career goals: I am an aspiring Security Architect and Programming Engineer in the IT field. I will pursue my goal of earning my Master of Science in Computer Engineering. I also plan on owning and managing my own technology business as an entrepreneur in the future.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Everything will turn out for the highest good in the long term. Just do your best now and remain peaceful, fearless, and keep your faith. The battles and adversities you are fighting now will mold you into a stronger and better human being.

Tayia D. West

Major: Entrepreneur Management


Hometown: Chesapeake, VA


Career goals: I will be starting both for-profit and non-profit organizations. My goal is to create opportunities and resources for people who might not have them otherwise.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: To my fellow class of 2020, learn to embrace the bad as much as you would the good. It's all a part of your journey to your success. Nothing and no one can take it from you! Remember: You can do ANYTHING! You are bound by NOTHING!

Wayneisha Turner

Major: Mass Communications


Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


Career goals: My career goals are to become a public relations representative for the government or become a radio personality. I would also like to teach elementary school children as well!


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: You are the author of your own book therefore you define your ending!

Zachary Holston

Major: Entrepreneurial Management


Hometown: Orlando, Florida


Career goals: Real Estate Investment, Marketing Expert, Financial Advisory/Education, Podcast Host, Social Media Influencer

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: “What would you do if you could NOT fail?”

Zyshonne Small

Major: Theatre/Music


Hometown: New Jersey


Career goals: Become a school counselor and a Doctor in Developmental Psychology


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Don’t stop pushing through, even when you feel like the road is no more, keep pushing because God has greater things in store for you and he has the last say so! Amen!!

Tiffany Howard

Major: Criminology/Criminal Justice


Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Career goals: I want to help at risk youth

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: We did it!

Emmanuel Kwame Antwi


Major: History/Political Science


Hometown: Kumasi, Ghana


Career goals: Future Attorney
Future Politician/ Policymaker
Future Ambassador for either Ghana or Israel

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: College is what you make it. So is life. Take it serious and succeed and have fun while the success and blessings flow in. Or don't take it serious and have that what if thought in the back of your head for the rest of your life. Choose wisely.

De'Shawn Payne


Major: Fine Arts: Voice

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Career goals: Teach the world the power of music while shaping and molding my community one note at a time.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Perseverance

Destynie Sebrell

Major: Biology

Hometown: Franklin, Virginia

Career goals: To become a hematologist (blood disorder doctor)

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Always stay focus, surround yourself by motivated & positive people. Never give up & Always keep GOD first.

Ariana Lucas




Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Career goals: Become an OBGYN

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Make your dreams a reality.

Darrell J. Summers


Major: Master of Divinity

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Career goals: Pastoral Assignment within the Washington Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust in the Sovereign Power & Love of God!!!

Nathanael Blessington Thadikonda


Major: Christian Education

Hometown: India

Career goals: To be a Christian Educator who bridges the Practical Theology and Religious Education. This is to ensure that there is wholeness to the teaching and living that happens in our everyday lives. This holistic approach is the goal of my life, whatever it takes - whether it is writing, teaching, pastoring, chaplaincy, etc...

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Rely on the Chesed - Steadfast Love of God, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and experience the presence of the Holy Spirit in your lives and in those around you.
God Bless You and your neighbor!

Nathan James


Major: Accounting

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Career goals: To obtain a position in my field of study at a corporation.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Continue to be great because if you shoot for the moon and miss, YOU WILL HIT A STAR!!!

Eugene Lindsay


Major: Entrepreneur Management

Hometown: Landover, Maryland

Career goals: Open my own special education academy

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Life can never be perfect & every obstacle you face is a opportunity to become a better person.

Korinne Robertson


Major: Accounting

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Career goals: My career goals include going back to school to get my Masters in Accounting followed by taking my CPA exam.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Never lose faith in God. He will guide you in the right direction all the time.

Lance Watson


Major: M.Div.

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Career goals: Writer, Business Owner, and Pastoral Leader

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: trust the process - doesn’t mean understanding it at times, but you will by-and-by.

Mykhael Collins


Major: Computer Information Systems

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Career goals: I plan to attend graduate school and pursue a career as an IT Specialist.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Destiny Williams


Major: Mass Communications

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Career goals: I want to be the best writer and eventually work on my own films. Make some great movies and tv shows

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Never give up and always do what’s right for you and your happiness

Kibreab B. Gudeta


Major: Doctor of Ministry

Hometown: Hagerstown, Maryland


Career goals: Become an ACPE Certified Educator

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: I want to leave you with the words of MLK, "Optimism is not a bad thing in and of itself; however, the weakness of optimism is that it is based on the ebbs and flows of sentiments. The theory of optimism works when the systems of the world are reasonably predictable, but when a person experiences unpredictable and uncertain circumstances, optimism becomes fragile. In contrast, hope begins where optimism reaches its end. Hope stirs when the seemingly secure systems of the world collapse. Hope thrives in a world where human logic fails and people are unable to control their circumstances and outcomes… Simply put, the difference between optimism and hope is this: optimism is rooted in humanity’s capacities while biblical hope is entrenched in God’s nature. Hope is a theological concept and it is a state of life, but it should also be considered a gift coming from God’s self-giving character… Hoping is therefore not simply wishing..." From "Trumpet of Conscience" page 76

Kamiya Williams


Major: Social Work

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Career goals: I plan to further my studies at Virginia Commonwealth University to obtain my Masters in Social Work in the fall. Upon earning my second degree, it is a dream of mine to open a nonprofit agency for felons in the community and state. This nonprofit will provide a list of reentry programs such as education, employment, vocational trainings, and so much more. My goal is to provide a second chance for these specific individuals by giving them access to resources and services to obtain a better lifestyle.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Remember why you started your journey. God gives us one life, make the best of it. Stay hungry, stay determined and stay focus. You can do anything!

Gina R. Brown


Major: Masters in Christian Education

Hometown: Henrico, Virginia

Career goals: Ministry - Christian Educator/Life Coach, Missions and Outreach Community Leader, Professional- Project Manager

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: For those that know their God will do exploits for his glory!

Faith March


Major: Psychology

Hometown: Prince George’s County, Maryland

Career goals: Work in the criminal psychology field

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: A year from now you’ll wish you started today!

Dontray Smith


Major: Political Science/ History

Hometown:
Baltimore, Maryland

Career goals:  Become a defense attorney

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Allow your journey to change you, change is good. Recreate your story.

Demetrius DeAndre Colemam


Major: Divinity


Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama


Career goals: To become a ACPE Certified Chaplain with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and to share liberation theology (through preaching, teaching, etc.) to believers and non believers alike.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust the (God's) Process.

Carmina Richardson Eder


Major: MDiv

Hometown: Winston- Salem, North Carolina


Career goals: I'm am excited about what the future holds for me! My plans are to pastor a church that understands the call to ministry is not gender-based but God relevant. In addition, I am excited to continue my work with non-profit organizations with Christian emphasis! I look forward to my role as wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend!


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust the process because there will be an AFTER THIS!

Teanna McPherson


Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice


Hometown: Durham, North Carolina


Career goals: My career goal is to become a federal probation officer.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Graduation wasn’t what we expected but we still did it! We made it 🎓

Dorothy Nelson Fuller



Major: Master of Christian Education


Hometown: Richmond, Virginia 


Career goals: My career goal is to be a blessing to my family, church and community.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: You can become a relevant, imaginative, interactive individual, who can adapt to higher levels of learning. Stay focus and have patience.

Carolyn Jean Jackson


Major: Masters of Divinity


Hometown: Gary, Indiana

Career goals: Facilitate biblical workshops, conferences, work as chaplain, and continue to record and perform in the gospel artist arena.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Hold fast to the Promises of God and your calling. Always be assured that your path is made straight with Him.

Pareis Holmes


Major: Social Work


Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


Career goals: Attend graduate school to obtain my MSW and specialize in children and families counseling. Eventually I will like to own my own counseling practice that offers family counseling and therapy, outpatient therapy for children and adults, marriage counseling and mental health group sessions.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust your journey!

Phylicia Leah-Patrice Nixon


Major: Biology/Secondary Education


Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia


Career goals: I will be pursing my masters degree in Education, following with my ultimate goal to attend medical school to be an Physician Assistant.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Always believe in yourself when other doubt you. Put your trust in God to pursue your dreams.

Monique Lewis



Major: Master of Arts- Christian Education


Hometown: Spotsylvania, Virginia


Career goals: Become an educator


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: No matter the adversity, through it all, we are coming out different!

Ramon D Simpson



Major: Masters of Divinity


Hometown: Hyattsville, Virginia


Career goals: Connecting OUR younger and Older Generations TOGETHER in Christ!


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: YOUR Commitment to learn....Example GIVEN!! Your commitment to GIVE BACK.....NOW LIVE IT!!!

Aakaiya Carter



Major: Entrepreneurial Management

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland


Career goals: To Open A Boutique & Beauty Lounge As Well As Owning Several Businesses.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Continue To Stay Positive & To Trust In God

Adut Kawaj



Major: Accounting


Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


Career goals: I plan to attend graduate school to continue my path of obtaining my CPA License.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Remember “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” I am genuinely so proud of each and everyone of my peers. We did it!!

Jamea Dewitt


Major: Biology

Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia

Career goals: I plan on furthering my education in forensics! Work towards my dream job as an forensic investigator.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: The lord kept us covered , we kept faith and he held our hand to the finish line . We finally did it!

Hananiah Smith 


Major: Elementary Education


Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia


Career goals: My career goals include, teaching young brilliant minds, climb up in the ranks of leadership in the school system and hopefully travel a few places outside of the country to educate young minds as well.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Do not give up. would rather have a debt and a DEGREE or just debt?

Michael Taylor
 

Major: Mass Communications


Hometown: Bronx, New York
Career goals: To become a successful director/producer and to have my own production company and also open a Film School at VUU.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: The Sky is the Limit we will see each other again in due time (Homecoming) 😉

Orlando Mickens


Major: Accounting


Hometown: Richmond, Virginia


Career goals: Go to graduate school to obtain my master’s degree in accounting or business.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Never give up and have faith in what you’re passionate about. You’re voice and your peers matter.

Afam Iloabachie
 

Major: Finance & Banking


Hometown: Beltsville, Maryland


Career goals: Financial analysts, become real-estate investor, and public speaker.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Knowing is not enough, we must do.

Danielle Beale
 

Major: Theology


Hometown: Suffolk, Virginia


Career goals: I desire to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue a PhD in Health Psychology.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust the God of your process. Saying yes to the call means saying yes to the cleansing.

Destini Boyd



Major: Fine Arts


Hometown: Washington, D.C.


Career goals: To teach fine arts to children, especially children like me who came up in the inner city and get over looked but have so much talent.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020:  “If there is no struggle there is no progress “ - Fredrick Douglas. The quote I lived by during my years at Union. Never give up because when god closes one door another one opens!

Semaj Braddock


Major: Secondary Education: History/Political Science


Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


Career goals: Once I complete my graduate degree in school administration (K-12) I want to eventually become a principal.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Learn how to maximize your potential in uncompromising situations.

Nautika Gillispie



Major: Biology


Hometown: Maryland


Career goals: Physician


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Make the best out of every opportunity granted to you.

Malik “King” Jones
 

Major: Biology


Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


Career goals: My career goal is to become a Nurse medic. It’s slightly unorthodox but I want to work along the police as a nurse providing on the spot emergency care and train others with the techniques to help give people in need the chance to make it to a hospital.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: There are many things in life that make sense but if it doesn’t make sense, find a way to make it work out in your favor.

Ariania Cain


Major: Entrepreneur Management


Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Career goals: My career goal is to become kindergarten teacher.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: To stay focused no matter what.

Daijah Hunt


Major: History/Secondary Education


Hometown: Richmond, VA


What are your career goals: Inspire Students. “Nothing pushes students to do their best work like a teacher who takes pride not in his or her own accomplishments, but in helping others realize their potential.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Elisha Howard


Major: Entrepreneurial Management


Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland


Career goals: United States Marine Corp Officer


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Stay down bad till you come up good!!

Kishona Sutton



Major: Criminal Justice


Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia


Career goals: My career goal is to work for the FBI or CIA.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: DON’T GIVE UP!!

Jerry Parham



Major: Master of Divinity


Hometown: Waverly, Virginia


Career goals: To someday teach to at STVU.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Anything is possible, if you only believe!

Elise Jennings



Major: Elementary Education


Hometown: Washington, D.C.


Career goals: Become a Elementary School Teacher and a Behavioral Therepist for children With Autism


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Although we didn’t end like we wanted to, be proud of the accomplishments we have made and keep up the good work !

Tyreek Jones



Major: Criminal Justice


Hometown: Washington, D.C.


Career goals: Becoming a forensic scientist.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Keep pushing, never give up!

Zsakee Crocker



Major: Biology


Hometown: Carrollton, Virginia 


Career goals: Physical Therapy


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Never give up or stop until you’re through the finish line.

Lillie Hill



Major: Social Work


Hometown: York County, Virginia


Career goals: To become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: We have this Hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” Hebrews 6:19

Diamonique Williams



Major: Elementary Education


Hometown: Fort Washington, Maryland


Career goals: My career goals are to become a teacher and a guidance counselor.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Just to simply keep going.

Jordan Jones 


Major: Criminal Justice


Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 


Career goals: Police Chief
Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: No matter the circumstances we will shine!

Devonte Boyd


Major: Business Entrepreneurship/Management


Hometown: New York


Career goals: Furthering my Education by obtaining my Masters all while continuing to inspire future leaders of tomorrow, today through my first love sports.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: “Aspire to Inspire before you expire.” Make the most of your experiences, and enjoy the Panther experience that has been molding the minds of many since 1865.

Brionna Coleman


Major: Elementary Education


Hometown: Tappahannock, Virginia


Career goals: Aspiring RCPS elementary teacher in the upcoming 2020-2021 academic school year.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Even if you don’t know your purpose, keep going. Always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think!

LaTara LeSure-Hill


Major: Master of Divinity


Hometown: Chester, Virginia


Career goals: A career in human and social services through a Christ centered not for profit organization catering to victims of domestic violence.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Adversity is nothing new, keep pressing on!

Troy Wilkins


Major: Master of Divinity


Hometown: Portsmouth, Virginia


Career goals: Become an NBA official


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust God, Trust the Process

Twamisha Collins


Major: Biology


Hometown: Portsmouth, Virginia


Career goals: to become a nurse practitioner


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: push harder than yesterday and go after everything you deserve !

Craig A. McFarland Jr.



Major: Music


Hometown: Long Island, New York


Career goals: I’m working to become a music producer.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: God has brought you to far for you to give up now. Push through and trust the process. It’ll all work out in your favor.

Jayda Anderson



Major: Psychology


Hometown: New Brunswick, New Jersey


Career goals: Opening my own practice for mental health counseling. 


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Life is what you make it ❤️

Elbetel Mherete



Major: Criminal Justice and minor social work


Hometown: Maryland


Career goals: Now that I have earned my degree in Criminal justice and minor social work, I will now dedicate myself to work hard and smart toward the criminal justice system in America, to serve and change it for better.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: stay true to yourself, don't let hard time break your loyalty to your future

Kendra Eastman


Major: Master of Divinity Degree


Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Maryland


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Remember the joy of this moment as you go forward and continue to trust the process.

Peyton Evans


Major: Biology


Hometown: Chicago, Illinois


Career goals: To become a physicians assistant or athletic trainer. 


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: You can’t worry about your past when you’re in the present trying to shape your future.

Cetewayo Ernest Jeter



Major: Criminal justice


Hometown: Brooklyn, New York


Career goals: To work either in the FBI, Homicide department or in the field of Forensics. Maybe a future in law down the line.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: That's interesting to say the least. I would encourage those to focus on grades, fun will be there but make sure you do the work too. Form friends that motivate and push you and have goals that you want to be met.
Graduating is never a race it's about the time and the place.

Destiny Frazier


Major: Elementary Education


Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Career goals: To educate and inspire children to become successful citizens of their communities. I also want to motivate children to believe in themselves so that they may achieve their dreams and goals.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. Prov. 3: 5-6

Shaw Coles

Major: Entrepreneur Management with a minor in Criminal Justice


Hometown: Prince George's County, Maryland


Career goals:  I plan to get my graduate degree.

Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: To my peers, I encourage you to not give up.  Even though you may not know what organization you want to join or what path you should take, just trust in God and know that he will help you.  Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has a plan for you “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Marsha Vandervall

Major: Christian Education

 
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia 


Career goals: Curriculum development for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and other church initiatives.


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Life intervenes, but have faith, stay focused, and keep pushing forward. 

Heaven Jones


Major: Entrepreneurial management with a minor in visual arts

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland


Career goals: Open my own Art Studio and Dog Hotel


Words of encouragement for the Class of 2020: Setbacks happens to give you time to prepare for what’s coming next. Delayed but never denied.