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Named after the first woman chair of The ELC and former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, the Ann Fudge Scholarship is open to high achieving undergraduate black female students attending one of the nation’s top HBCUs. Fourteen (14) scholarships awardees will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $12,000 per scholar to assist with educational expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year.

JORDYN ALLEN

Howard University

Jordyn Allen is a passionate public speaker who lives by the motto “Speak to Inspire. Speak to Empower.” As a firm believer that your voice is the most powerful weapon, she founded “Speak to Inspire. Speak to Empower” to teach children and adults the art of public speaking. Jordyn’s speeches have been imbedded in high school and college public speaking curricula across the nation. She has been named NSDA Informative Speaking National Champion and Harvard University Informative Speaking Champion. Jordyn is currently a sophomore at Howard University studying Marketing and Political Science. At Howard, Jordyn serves as Chair of the Howard University Student Senate, a participant in the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program and a member of the Howard University Speech and Debate Team. As a freshman, Jordyn competed in a collegiate debate competition and she was named 2020 HBCU National Champion in Informative Speaking.

KAYLA BOYD

Jackson State University

Kayla Boyd is a Junior attending Jackson State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Coming from a low-income neighborhood in St. Louis, she knew the importance of education and was determined to write her own story. Her favorite things are marketing and entrepreneurship. She is involved in programs such as HBCUvc where she learns about financial literacy and the venture capital industry. Equipped with these tools, she serves as the president for The Society For Entrepreneurs at Jackson State where she is able to teach people about business, branding, financial literacy, and unique marketing techniques. Kayla embarked on her entrepreneurship journey in 2018 when she became the owner of a beauty brand known as Kayla B. Beauty. She has a passion for helping others and learning about all things business. In her free time, you can find her cooking a new recipe or spending time with family.

LAURYN BRACKEN

Texas Southern University

Lauryn Bracken is an incoming sophomore at the illustrious Texas Southern University in Houston. She is also an Ann Fudge Scholarship recipient for the 2020 school year. When she first came across the scholarship program, she said she was unsure whether or not she would qualify to be among a group of very accomplished individuals. However, after extensive research she found that this program aligned with her values. Her passions in life include children, family, and community service in all the ways it can manifest. She says she is  proud to be a part of the Executive Leadership Council and thanks The ELC for this opportunity to grow.

AHMYA BUSSIE

Howard University

Ahmya Bussie is a senior, international business major with a concentration in finance from Deptford, New Jersey. She is heavily involved on campus, and within the Howard University School of Business, holding positions such as the Director of Mentorship and a business tutor. On campus, she is in various organizations such as Models of the Mecca and Bison Buddies. Her passion lies in finance, which shows in her summer internships, such as Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase. She plans to work in consulting post-graduation and is looking forward to seeing where her talents take her.

OLIVIA GALES

Howard University

Olivia Gales is a graduating senior, International Business major at Howard University. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Olivia chose a school so far from home because it was a chance to bring representation to her community. Olivia has experience at AT&T as a National Business intern and with The Boeing Company as an International Business intern, Global Trade Controls Intern, and Global Aviation Strategy Intern. This work experience has brought skills in product management, team management, Microsoft Office, Tableau, storytelling, and communication. Olivia enjoys watching and creating YouTube videos, reading fiction novels, cooking her grandmother’s recipes, and hosting her friends and families. Olivia also enjoys garnering new knowledge on social justice and reform, as well as, seeking opportunities to expand her skillsets. Olivia looks for challenges academically and personally through her schoolwork and extracurricular activities.

PAIGE HARRIS

Howard University

Paige Harris is a senior marketing major at Howard University from Bear, Delaware. From a young age, she has had a curiosity and passion for marketing and advertising. She has been involved on campus as a Howard Student Ambassador, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Howard University Delaware Club, Director of Marketing for the School of Business Executive Council, and a Spring 2019 initiate of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Some of the highlights of her college experience include traveling to China in her freshman year with the Freshman Leadership Academy and to South Africa last winter with the School of Business Global Study Tour. Paige has interned at Boeing, The American Advertising Federation, Fannie Mae, Sodexo, and spent this past summer as a Marketing Intern at L’Oréal. Paige admires Ann Fudge and hopes to fall in her footsteps as a future leader in the marketing industry.

DEVERAUX MACKEY

Howard University

Deveraux Sinclaire Mackey is a sophomore honors Finance major at Howard University. Deveraux holds several impactful roles in many campus organizations including serving on the executive board of the Finance and Investment Club, Co-Grants Chair of the Howard University branch of Jewels Incorporated, and Alumni and Development Liaison for the Howard University Student Association. Outside of Howard University, Deveraux works with her mentoring program, which she founded as a student at Horace Mann School in The Bronx, New York. In her limited free time, Deveraux continues to nurture her love of competitive fencing. In the future, Deveraux aspires to work in Venture Capitalism with a focus on underrepresented and minority owned start-up companies.

OSHAE MOORE

Hampton University

Women’s advocate and Prince George’s County, Maryland native, Oshae Moore is a rising senior at Hampton University pursuing a degree in business administration. As a former Intern for Apple TV+ along with her slated position as a summer 2020 Store Operations Intern for Ralph Lauren Corporation, Oshae hopes to pursue a career within the fashion and entertainment industries. Beyond her career aspirations, Oshae’s tenure at Hampton exudes an aura of leadership and achievement. Evidence of this is her induction into Hampton’s prestigious Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Training Program and her spring 2019 initiation into the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she currently serves as chapter president. Oshae also oversees Hampton University’s class of 2021, serving her third consecutive term as class president. Oshae’s goal in life is to leverage her career and platform to serve as a change agent for all women following behind her.

FAITH MURPHY

Howard University

Faith Murphy is a rising Junior at Howard University where she is majoring in International Business with concentrations in Finance and French. She is interested in management consulting, marketing, fashion, and mergers and acquisitions. As a self-starter looking to create a career for herself where she can make an impact, and where the possibilities are endless lead her to an interest in consulting. She has had two professional internships, one with Chapman and Cutler LLP doing marketing and business operations, and her most recent position at EY Parthenon doing Mergers and Acquisitions consulting where she has really honed in on her problem-solving and analytical skills. On campus, she has been heavily involved starting with membership in the Freshman Leadership Academy (and is now an alumni mentor), holding an executive board position in the French club, and another position as the Director of Student Advocacy for the School of Business Student Council. Faith is a big believer in feminism/ womanism, intersectional environmentalism, and overall working to educate herself to be able to educate others in hopes of making the world a better place. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering at her church, traveling, shopping, and listening to podcasts.

MAICY POWELL

Howard University

Maicy Powell is a junior in the School of Business at Howard University, studying Business Management with a concentration in entrepreneurship and a minor in jazz (vocal). Maicy is interested in the arts, more specifically film production and plans to open a production company dedicated to creating films centered around the Black experience. This will allow her to work in an industry where she can be creative and exercise her leadership qualities. On campus, Maicy is involved in School of Business student council, serving on the Creative Outlets committee. She is also a member of Social Impact 360, and recently was accepted into the UCLA Cener for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (M.E.M.E.S.) program, which partners with Howard to offer students a six-week summer intensive dedicated to learning about the entertainment industry from a business standpoint. Raised in Sarasota, Florida, Maicy in her spare time enjoys singing, writing, and spending time with her family.

MARCHELLA PRICE GARDNER

Jackson State University

Marchella Price Gardner is an honors senior at Jackson State University where she is currently pursuing a bachelor of business administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. At Jackson State University, she serves on the Student Government Association as the Senior Class Treasurer, and as Co-President of the JSU Investment Club. Marchella is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, W.E.B Du Bois-Harvey Honors College, and a host of other organizations. She attributes her leadership qualities to her service as a Specialist in the United States Army Reserves. Marchella has had three internships opportunities during her collegiate career with one being at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a Chase Leadership Development Program Intern. She is honored to be a 2020 Ann Fudge scholarship recipient and is looking forward to virtually networking at the ELC Honors Symposium.

ASIA RILEY

Spelman College

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Asia has a passion for social media, writing, event production, storytelling, and public speaking. In 2016, she served as the student speaker at Cristo Rey Columbus High School’s third annual Garden Party. She introduced Billie Jean King at the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s Keyholder 2017. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and AUC PUSH Project. With a demonstrated history of working in the online and media industry, she is an experienced social media manager and serves as the Publicity Chair for the Pre-Alumnae Council at her institution. She is a rising senior studying English at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and plans to pursue a career in media and communications.

KAMAYA WALKER

North Carolina A&T State University

Kamaya Walker is a Junior Mass Media Productions student at North Carolina A&T State University from Lithonia, Georgia. Her career aspiration is to become an award-winning socially conscious film director and own her own production studio. To get there, she edits video and produces short films to submit to various film festivals for her upcoming production studio called Kamera Ready Productions. This summer, she interned with the Surry County Opioid Response Team to make public service announcements in regard to drug abuse. She was nominated for both the SE Pennsylvania Film Festival and the ConnectHER International Film Festival. In her spare time, when she is not editing videos, she is painting and cooking new, experimental recipes.

WHITNEY WILLIAMS

Spelman College

Whitney Williams is a junior in the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program at Spelman College, where she is majoring in Political Science. Whitney has a passion for youth engagement in the political process and spreading awareness about important political issues. She is heavily involved in various leadership and community organizations, both on and off-campus. She volunteers with the SpelReads Program, where she mentors students to help improve the literacy of elementary and middle school students. She also serves as Vice President of the Freshman Class Council and is a Social Justice Associate. In addition to her work at Spelman, Whitney leads an internship program focused on recruiting college student volunteers to guide high school students through the college application process. This past summer Whitney had the opportunity to intern with JP Morgan through the Advancing Black Pathways Program. In her free time, Whitney enjoys watching historical documentaries, spending time with family and friends, and dining at Zaxby’s.

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