Barbour Named 2014 HBCU All-Star

February 11, 2014
Priscilla Barbour

Priscilla BarbourPriscilla Barbour, a senior political science major, has been named a 2014 HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

She is one of 75 HBCU students selected for the WHIHBCU’s first class of All-Stars.

Barbour serves as the Student Government Association president and plays an active role in political engagement. In 2013, she was instrumental in securing a polling place in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center. She also holds the distinction of being the first female SGA president in 14 years.

The All-Stars are recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. According to the United States Department of Education, they will serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative for the next year and provide outreach and communication about the value of education and the initiative as a networking resource. Using tools such as social media and networking, the group will assist others in reaching their educational and career potential.

“Engaging with the next generation of leaders who will graduate from HBCUs and go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of our community, our country and our global competitiveness,” said George Cooper, executive director of the WHIHBCU’s said in a statement.