Khallid Love is a Mathematics major at Princeton University, where he arrived with ambiguous career plans. While taking classes, he realized that he had a passion for math, which he traced back to his childhood experience of computing sales taxes without the use of a cash register in his mother’s store. He now plans to pursue a PhD in Mathematics and become a college professor. Currently, he serves as a math tutor and a math grader for undergraduate courses at Princeton. Khallid also volunteers as a math coach through Let’s Get Ready, a program that helps underprivileged high school students prepare for the SAT. Khallid’s hometown is Charlotte, North Carolina.
ELIJAH L. MCDAVID, III
Elijah L. McDavid, III majors in Religion at Morehouse College. He is a College Board AP Scholar, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, and a mainstay on the Dean’s List. Elijah has interned at several churches, including the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in old town Alexandria, Virginia, where he became a licensed minister last summer. At Morehouse, he is a Chapel Assistant at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel. He was inducted into the Academy of Preachers in January 2013. He is an accompanist and vocalist in the Morehouse College Glee Club. Elijah hails from Arlington, Virginia.
University of Maryland
Andrew Mulinge attends the University of Maryland and majors in Government and Politics and hopes to work one day as an education policy expert. He has been named a W.E.B. Du Bois National Honors Society member and received other scholarships in recognition of his academic achievements in high school, where he was elected student body president. As a member of the Du Bois Society, he founded a mentoring program for middle school children in Adelphi, Maryland, a community close to his university campus. Andrew promotes his major to prospective students as a College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Ambassador. He also chairs the student organization Community Roots, where he arranges events that promote community. Andrew volunteers for organizations such as America Reads/America Counts. His hometown is Clarksburg, Maryland.
RONALD JAMES-TERRY TAYLOR
Ronald James-Terry Taylor is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship at Syracuse University. He is a Syracuse University Coronat Honors Scholar, in which he received one of the four-year merit scholarships that was presented to the top students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences. He also represents his university as an Opportunity Nation Scholar. As a testament to his outstanding academic ability, he served as a teaching assistant in the Public Affairs Program during the spring of his freshman year at Syracuse. The aspiring lawyer serves as a research volunteer with the Cold Case Justice Initiative. He is also the founder and president of a youth mentorship program, the Community Project Rejuvenation, which, among other things, provides summer tutoring for kindergarten through third grade students in his hometown of Hempstead, New York. He also founded a similar program to serve middle and high school students in Syracuse. Ronald hopes to become Mayor of Hempstead.
JOHN ALEXANDER WHISNANT
George Washington University
John Alexander Whisnant is enrolled at George Washington University as a Psychology major. He is involved in the university’s Honors Program and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. While working hard to earn top grades, he works in customer service for the GW Office of University Events and as a community service aide for the campus police department. He is a member of the George Washington Voice Gospel Choir. Upon graduation, Alex will continue his studies to become a psychotherapist. Alex is a resident of Suitland, Maryland.
Alex Williams attends Skidmore College and majors in Management and Business. On campus, Alex serves as an executive committee member on the Skidmore College Honors Forum, a distinction earned by the college’s top students. He is also active in the Summer Search Leadership Development Program, a five-year program in New York City that prepares students for academic success and civic engagement. Last summer, Alex interned for the National Urban League and News Corporation. The aspiring lawyer and politician began his preparation for those roles when he met former New York Governor David Patterson on the subway. Governor Patterson was one of his recommenders for the Institute. Alex is a native of Bronx, New York.