ASCEND Program Assistant Named 2016 HBCU All-Star

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Morgan State University’s Paris Adkins-Jackson, ASCEND Program Assistant and doctoral student in the Psychology Department's Psychometrics Program, was selected by the White House Initiative on HBCUs as a 2016 HBCU All-Star. The program, now in its third year, recognizes undergraduate, graduate and professional students for excellence in academics, leadership and civic engagement. This year, 73 students from 63 HBCUs were selected.

As an HBCU All-Star, Ms. Adkins-Jackson will serve as an ambassador for Morgan and the White House Initiative on HBCUs by, among other things, providing outreach opportunities to her fellow students about the value of education for improving the quality of life for people of all cultures. Paris is from Los Angeles, California where she has conducted community-based, participatory research on the incidence of breast cancer in African-American women. She wants her work to go toward improving the lives of global populations.

Her appointment as a 2016 HBCU All-Star is for one year. For more information on the HBCU All-Stars program, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.