Finalists for the 2001 MLK Scholarship

Finalists for the 2001 MLK Scholarship

Slandah Aldophe was born in Haiti and has lived in Boston since she was 9 years old. A Black Studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences, Slandah works as a resident assistant, a preceptor for the Options Through Education program and a tour guide for the Student Admission Program. She is secretary for Black Campus Ministry and a member of the AHANA Leadership Corps and a literature club for AHANA women. As a volunteer for Christian Soldiers Inc., she tutors children and helps organize group activities. She is also involved with family life ministry at Temple Salem, a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Hyde Park. Slandah hopes to attend law school upon graduation.

Farah Bernier, a native of Randolph, is a marketing and human resource management major in the Carroll School of Management. She is director and resident assistant for the Shaw Leadership Program, and has served as a student advisor for the AHANA Advisory Council, a representative on the CSOM government and the Marketing Academy and co-chair and vice-president of the Future Alumni Student Association. During her freshman year, she led discussions in her residence hall on social issues and performed with the group ATTITUDE (Aiming To Teach Individuals Togetherness Until Discrimination Ends). Farah is planning to study abroad in Paris this summer and hopes to establish her own youth center when she graduates.

Ashana Davis is a history and Spanish major from Dorchester. A member of the varsity track and field team, she has been recognized for academic excellence as a student-athlete. Ashana has also served as an assistant chairperson of the research branch of the AHANA Management Council, worked as a guide for the Student Admission Program and volunteered at an AIDS hospice. During the summer, she is an assistant coach and member of the Boston International Track Club and was a youth counselor at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Dorchester.

Tiffany Griffin, from Springfield, is a communication and psychology major. A member of the Jenks Leadership Program and the International Assistant Program, she has served as a mentor for a high school student from Dorchester through the College Bound Program and as a tutor for the Options Through Education Program. Tiffany participated in the Antigua service trip last summer and in various days of service for the Roxbury Food Bank, and also volunteered for the Baldwin Elementary School Olympics at BC last spring.

Amanda Veazley is a Chicago native majoring in English and communication. A member of the Jenks Leadership Program and the Dance Organization of Boston College, she also plays third trumpet with the Screaming Eagles Marching Band. Amanda is serving with the Appalachia Volunteer Program and has tutored East Boston elementary school students, provided daycare for two-year old quadruplets, and offered companionship to a disabled woman. She has also volunteered for the Boston Food Bank and Brothers and Sisters of the Elderly.

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