LAWRENCE B. BROWN
Lawrence Brown is a sophomore at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. Oakwood is a historically black institution affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. According to its mission, the university “promotes harmonious development of mind, body, and spirit; and prepares leaders in service for God and humanity.” Lawrence’s hometown is Stockton, California, but he attended Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania. At Oakwood, he purses a major Music Composition and Recording Arts and is an accomplished pianist. He hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon. This summer, he interned at Commonwealth Orthopedics, where he observed surgery almost daily.
Darren Campbell attends Hampton University where he majors in Accounting. On campus, Darren serves as a member of the Men’s Caucus, an initiative that organizes activities geared towards fellowship within the campus community. He has participated with Honors Quest Community, a service initiative, as chair and was an active member of Hampton’s ROTC program. Darren aspires to become an accountant.
CHARLES R. LEE, III
Charles R. Lee is a Political Science major at Duke University, where he serves as a resident assistant and a member of the Brown House Council, which represents 60 students living in his residence hall. Charles received the Wesley Fellowship, where he is responsible for evaluating the current state of racial affairs and poverty in Durham, North Carolina. He is also active in the Financial Education Partnership, where he participates in biweekly discussions of financial issues. Charles served as student body president and valedictorian of his high school class. After completing his undergraduate studies, he plans to attend law school and become a district attorney and judge. During the summer of 2009, Charles interned at the Children’s Law Center. The following summer, he interned at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland.
Lincoln Liburd grew up in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was both valedictorian and student body president at the Gifft Hill School. He now attends Stanford University, where he has earned the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He is a Management Science & Engineering major and a Computer Science minor. Lincoln learned computer modeling, mathematical reasoning, physics, and African American history at the W.E.B. DuBois Summer Engineering Academy at Princeton in 2007 and returned the favor the following summer by working at the Stanford Summer Engineering Academy. During his first summer in the Institute, Lincoln interned for Community Wealth Ventures, Inc.
ALBERT T. MCWILLIAMS
Albert McWilliams aspires to become a lawyer and politician. He is double-majoring in Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University. During his first semester in New Haven, he helped to create an organization that is dedicated to campus-wide unity through philanthropy, mentorship and service and serves on the executive board of the Black Student Alliance. During his high school years in Plainfield, New Jersey, he was selected to deliver a keynote speeches at the President’s Dinner during his sophomore year and at graduation his junior year. He was also elected student body president and played on the varsity tennis team.
DAREN W. MILLER
Daren Miller attends Duke University. He majors in Public Policy, minors in International Comparative Studies, and pursues a Certificate in Markets & Management. When not in class, he serves as a Senator in the Duke Student Government and represents the university as a member of Dukes and Duchesses. Having built a stellar academic record in his hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida, he is president of the NAACP Youth Council and a member of the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee. He arrived at Duke as a Coca-Cola Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar, and Ron Brown Scholar. During his first summer at the Institute, Daren interned at the Center for American Progress.