Profiles of Candidates For The MLK Scholarship

Alvin Barnett, a psychology major from Garden City, NY, is vice-president of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, in which role he has made numerous presentations to the Board of Trustees on diversity issues. He also has served as vice-president of the AHANA Leadership Council, a 48 Hours group leader and an orientation leader, and has been active in the Black Student Forum, the Cape Verdean Student Association and the Student Admission Program. He plans to attend law school upon graduation.

Rhoda Nanre Nafziger, a sociology major from Boston, has been co-president and secretary of Presenting Africa to You, and active in Voices of Imani, Black Campus Ministries, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Off campus, she is regional chapter coordinator for an African studentsí association, and tutors schoolchildren as a volunteer for the BELL Foundation, a non-profit, community-based educational organization. She plans to pursue a career in medicine or public health.

Ariel Paredes, a communication major from Pittsburgh, has been co-director of UGBC TV, a member of her Class Government Council, and a peer advisor for the UGBC Mentoring Leadership Program. Off campus, Ariel donates her time at Rosieís Place, a Boston shelter for poor and homeless woman. She began volunteering two nights a week last year as part of the PULSE program, and has continued on her own this year on a weekly basis. She is currently studying abroad in Barcelona, and plans a career in entertainment media.

Rochelle Webb, an English and communication major from Marietta, Ga., is chief of University Affairs in UGBC, and has served as an Orientation leader. As a member of the Jenks Leadership Program, she helps organize programs for children at the Allston-Brighton YMCA, and last year volunteered on weekends at the Boston Food Shelter. She plans to pursue a career in advertising.

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