Institute president William Keyes announces graduation of 16th Institute class
This morning, William Keyes, founder and president of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, congratulated the class of 2019 for their achievements. The scholars, as Institute participants are called, lived together in a residence hall at George Washington University, worked at internships in their fields of interest, met privately with prominent individuals such as General Colin Powell and Congressman John Lewis, participated in an academic seminar, completed professional development workshops, and enjoyed numerous social activities during the two-summer program in Washington, DC. The graduates were:
Colin Ganges is a student at Guilford College in North Carolina. He is a philosophy major who hopes to have a career in politics. He participates in the honors program at Guilford and also participates in the Institute’s Greensboro program, the Greensboro Collegiate Institute. Colin’s hometown is Princeton, New Jersey.
Frank Godfrey attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a business major and was recently admitted to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. He hopes to become chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company. Last summer, he participated in programs sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase in New York. His hometown is Laurel, Maryland.
Henry Jones is a student at the University of South Carolina Upstate. A Renaissance man, he was captain of his high school football and basketball teams and also was an accomplished singer. He has continued singing as a member of his college’s gospel choir. His major is exercise science, which will prepare him for a career as a physical therapist, and he is a member of Gamma Beta Phi honor society. His hometown is St. Helena Island, South Carolina.
Jamie Lykes II attends Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is a fashion merchandising major. He makes custom clothing and is a fashion consultant. He has volunteered at Charlotte Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. His goal is to become a fashion designer and own a global apparel business. He is a member of the inaugural class of the Charlotte Collegiate Institute, remaining engaged through his freshman and sophomore years at JWU. His hometown is Statesville, North Carolina.
Miles Martin attends Sewanee: The University of the South. He is a political science major and hopes for a career in law. He is a Bonner Scholar, signifying that he devotes a considerable portion of his time to volunteer efforts, and a member of the university’s track and field team. An entrepreneur, he founded a consulting business to advise student athletes on matters involving lifestyle and financial management. His hometown is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jordan Thomas graduated from Princeton University in 2018 and completed his master’s degree at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 2019. He has been admitted to a joint degree program at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School. His hometown is Newark, New Jersey.
Landon Veney is a pre-med biology major and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Having a passion for service, Landon enlisted in the Army National Guard at the age of 17 and also volunteers as a Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician. He somehow found time to work as an orientation leader at UMass last summer, helping the University welcome more than 1000 first year and transfer students to campus each week. He is the younger brother of Institute alumni‘s Colin Veney and his hometown is North Syracuse, New York.