Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Paris Adkins-Jackson, a doctoral student in the Psychometrics Program in psychology. The White House Initiative on HBCUs has selected her as a 2016 HBCU All-Star student. The program, now in its third year, recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional students for excellence in academics, leadership and civic engagement. This year, 73 students from 63 HBCUs were selected.
“During the course of one academic school year, the 73 All-Stars will distinguish themselves as exemplars of the talent that HBCUs cultivate and as noble ambassadors of their respective institutions,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
As an HBCU All-Star, Ms. Adkins-Jackson will serve as an ambassador for Morgan and the White House Initiative on HBCUs by, among other things, providing outreach opportunities to her fellow students about the value of education for improving the quality of life for people of all cultures. Paris is from Los Angeles, California where she has conducted community-based, participatory research on the incidence of breast cancer in African American women. She wants her work to go toward improving the lives of global populations
Her appointment as a 2016 HBCU All-Star is for one year. Congratulations again, Paris Adkins-Jackson. You make Morgan, and your faculty mentor, Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa, very proud!
For more information on the HBCU All-Stars program, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.