Congratulations to Edwina A. Ward, political science major and member of the class of 2010 as she represented Fisk as the student coordinator of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 2008 Emerging Leaders Series held in Washington D. C.
Last summer, Edwina interned in the office of U. S. Representative Alcee Hastings and was selected by the CBC to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program, an initiative that is geared toward engaging and preparing students and young professionals for leadership opportunities and careers in public service by encouraging them to become change agents in their communities.
“My responsibility as student coordinator was to contact my fellow interns and arrange for their appearances at the Emerging Leaders Series,” Ward said. “We were all recognized for our contributions this summer, but I was most proud to mention to all of those that I encountered that I am a current student at Fisk University in Nashville.”
Among the presenters and attendees at the 2008 Emerging Leaders Series were Fisk alumnus and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, The Reverend Jesse Jackson and U.S. Congressmen Charles Rangel and Kendrick Meek.
At Fisk, Edwina has trained a group of fifteen students in order to organize voter registration among fellow Fisk students, as well as among eligible high school students in Fisk’s proximate community. As a volunteer with Obama Headquarters in Nashville, Edwina will attend the upcoming U. S. Presidential Debate at Belmont University on October 7.