WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (WVDN) — West Liberty College’s Workplace of DEI will award scholarships to 3 deserving African-American college students on the first residence soccer recreation on Thursday, Sept. 8 because the Hilltoppers tackle Alderson-Broaddus on the West Household Stadium. Kick-off is at 6 p.m.

Dr. Monique L. Akassi, particular assistant to the president for Variety, Fairness, Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives, will help honored visitors and donors to current the awards on the sphere at 6:20 p.m., between the primary and second quarters of the sport. The awards, presenters and scholarship winners are as follows:

  • The Brantley Basis Tutorial Scholarship, offered to Knowledge Jenkins of Orlando, Fla., by donor Arlene Brantley of Atlanta, Ga. Brantley additionally serves on the WLU Board of Governors;
  • The Carole Lynn Harris’ Tutorial Scholarship, offered to Savannah Turner Davis of Wheeling, W.Va., by Stephanie Shaw, donor and WLU alumni, and her mom Carole Harris, a former WLU professor who resides in Chandler, Ariz. Shaw additionally serves on the WLU Board of Governors;
  • The President W. Franklin Evans Tutorial and Management Scholarship, offered to Jay Johnson of Monroeville, Pa., by WLU President and donor Dr. W. Franklin Evans of Wheeling.

“These inaugural African-American tutorial scholarships present a nurturing enhance to range, fairness and inclusion. As an African American lady who can relate to the necessity for inclusiveness, id recognition, and a reputation for what it’s as a substitute of generalizing it—it’s a historic second for the primary time to truly name and label it what it’s—tutorial scholarships for African and African American college students,” mentioned Akassi.

WLU acquired financial items to provoke these three new tutorial scholarships geared towards African-American college students over the summer time.

The scholarships present alternatives to underrepresented college students, to allow them to attain their full potential in the next training atmosphere, in keeping with Akassi. College students might be chosen for the DEI scholarships every fall.

Donations are nonetheless being accepted so as to add to this DEI scholarship fund.

For extra info on the scholarships or donating to this fund, please contact Dr. Akassi at officeofDEI@westliberty.edu or name 304.336.8292.

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