Virginia State University
Christopher Binns graduated from Virginia State University as a History major, where he was recognized as one of the top scholars in the department. He was president of his class for two consecutive years and chaired a number of Student Government Association committees. He was also very active through the Betterment of Brothers and Sisters organization, as corresponding secretary of his fraternity and a resident assistant. In 2006, Chris received the Distinguished Collegian Award on behalf of the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. In 2007, he was accepted to the Peace Corps. During his first summer at the Institute, Chris interned with the American Academy for Liberal Education. He interned for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund during his second summer and was employed there as a program career counselor for 2 years. He is now enrolled in his second year at New York Law School.
QUINTON A. HARPER
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Quinton Harper is a national Coca-Cola and Gates Millennium scholar. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the parliamentarian of the Black Student Movement, a member of the North Carolina Fellows Leadership Program and active with the Office for Minority Affairs. Quinton was also the recipient of the John Morehead Scholarship, which is the university’s highest undergraduate scholarship. He double majored in Political Science and Journalism. During the summer of 2005, Quinton interned with the National Association of People with AIDS. The following summer, he interned for BET.
KENDRICK J. HENLEY
Kendrick Henley is a graduate of Hampton University where he was the only freshman to earn a position on the university’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Varsity Team in 2003. He was the recipient of the Achievement and Goizueta Scholarships, as well as a member of the Hampton University Honors College. Kendrick served his campus and the community through the Student Leadership Program, as chief of staff of the Student Government Association, and as Mr. NAACP. He was awarded the Ford Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship and given the W.E.B. Du Bois Award for Social Justice and Peace in 2006. He completed a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2009. With the Institute, Kendrick interned at the National Museum of American History.
BERNARD A. HOLLOWAY
University of North Carolina
Bernard A. Holloway received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of North Carolina. His commitment to service was demonstrated through his roles as student body secretary, chair of Carolina After Dark, member of the Freedom’s Live!, and staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel. Fluent in Spanish, Bernard was an ESL tutor for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Public School system. A national Teen Jeopardy champion (2002), Bernard desires to pursue his interests in law, education, and public service. After graduating from UNC, Bernard participated in the Coro Fellows Program. He has since served as an independent consultant for various non-profit organizations in New York and Washington, DC. Bernard interned at the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise during his first summer at the Institute. In 2006, he interned at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. Bernard returned the following summer at the Institute to serve as a summer fellow.
JOSEPH R. JENKINS
University of Pittsburgh
Joseph Jenkins double majored in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. As a student, He earned many honors, including the full tuition scholarship, membership in the Lambda Sigma Honors Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was also selected a University of Pittsburgh Honors Scholar. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Law. During his first summer, Joseph interned with The Rhoads Group. In his final summer at the Institute, Joseph interned at the office of Senator Voinovich (OH), his state senator.