Seven South Carolina students named 2015 HBCU All-Stars by White House

Aug 21, 2015

Columbia, S.C.  – Yesterday, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) announced its 2015 HBCU All-Stars, recognizing students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. There are seven South Carolina students who received this award.  A full list of the South Carolina students honored is listed below.

There are 83 students nationwide who were selected from a pool of over 450 students who submitted applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation.  Over the school year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource. 

Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement in response to the announcement of the HBCU All-Stars:

“I am delighted to see seven South Carolina students chosen as 2015 HBCU All-Stars,” Congressman Clyburn said. “I believe it’s extremely important for students to demonstrate their leadership and talent to other current and potential HBCU students across the country in order to advance academic excellence and student leadership.  I congratulate all of those chosen for this incredible honor and look forward to seeing their future accomplishments.”

Name                          Home Town                            School

Lamar Butler              Society Hill, S.C.                    Alabama State University

Samuel Cole               Orangeburg, S.C.                    South Carolina State University

Kimesha Cooper         Hemingway, S.C.                    Claflin University

Tyler Duncan              Winston-Salem, N.C.             Vorhees College

Vi’Dual Futch             Macon, G.A.                           Benedict College

Kareem Heslop           Orangeburg, S.C.                    Claflin University

Patrick Outler             Augusta, G.A.                         Morris College