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      South Carolina State University students named ambassadors of White House Initiative

      South Carolina State University students named ambassadors of White House Initiative

      COLUMBIA (WACH) ?? The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU??s) recognizes student leaders for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and community involvement.

      South Carolina State University??s Harold Rickenbacker and Jasmine Harris will have the opportunity to serve as ambassadors of the White House Initiative using their social media presence and relationships with community-based organizations to promote the value of education to their fellow students.

      The 2014 All-Stars will join quarterly web chats with Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on HBCU??s.

      Harris maintains a 3.8GPA, while majoring in accounting, and is on the Dean??s List.

      Rickenbacker is a senior civil engineering technology major, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

      Both students say the experience of being 2014 HBCU All-Star students gives them the opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of SC State University.

      The program selects 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students amongst HBCU??s nationwide.