Class of 2017


Jessica Ambroise

Ambroise was involved in the Black Student Union, WMRE as a radio host, African Student Association, and Identities Xposed.  She was also a Hughes Undergraduates Excelling in Science Mentor.  

Aamira Brown

Brown graduated with Highest Honors for her Senior Honors thesis.  Additionally, she was on the Dean’s List for three semesters and was a part of the Psi Chi National Honors Society for Psychology.  She was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation-College Scholarship Award and also participated in Emory Cheerleading, the Black Student Alliance, and the pre-law society.

Malkese Edwards

Edwards served as a co-teacher at Cedar Grove High School with the TITUS internship.  He was the NAACP Political Action Co-Chair and led a trip to Flint, MI. He participated in the Racial Justice Retreat and served as the Blacktivism Conference Program Chair.  He was also involved in Advocates for Racial Justice, the Black Student Alliance, Freedom University, Men Stopping Violence, and the Emory University Reads Program. 

Michael Gadsden

Gadsden was named a part of the 100 Senior Honorary. He participated in the Brotherhood of Afrocentric Men, Mock Trial, Emory Business Ethics, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, TableTalks, College Council, and Emory Quest Scholars Network. 

Grace Gardner

Gardner contributed to Black Star Magazine and participated in Advocates for Racial Justice and the National Council of Negro Women. 

Jaida Harris

Harris participated in Graduation Generation. 

Sophen Joseph

Joseph was a member of the Black Student Alliance.

Samantha Perlman

Perlman graduated with High Honors for her Senior Honors thesis and was named a part of the 100 Senior Honorary and Graduating Women of Excellence. She was also awarded the Alan Rackoff Prize for undergraduate research, the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Humanities Honors Fellowship, the Bradley Currey Jr. Seminar Grant, and the Matthew A. Carter Citizen-Scholar Award. She was an Orientation Leader and a Peer Health Partner and was also a part of the the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, the Honor Council, the Emory Pipeline Collaborative, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and the Conversation Partner program.


Dondre Benson

Benson was featured by Black Star Magazine.

Justin McCarroll

McCarroll's photography was featured in Black Star Magazine.

Jamesetta Tambah

Tambah was captain of the Dance Team at Oxford College and also participated in the Voices of Praise gospel choir, the Black Student Alliance, the African/Caribbean Student Union, the Adrenaline hip-hop dance team, the Zuri African Dance Troupe, Voices of Emory, NAACP, and Brothers and Sister in Christ.  She interned at Moving in the Spirit, a non-profit that uses dance and movement to help heal the mind and body. She was selected as one of the 100 Senior Honorary and one of the Graduating Women of Excellence.