Oxford College Students Join the Bonner Family
October 21, 2010
The Bonner Leaders Program at Oxford College of Emory University welcomed 20 new students this September. Students involved in the Bonner Leader Program serve as AmeriCorps members in the community and are placed at nonprofit agencies to provide 300 hours of direct service during their term. Bonners also participate in training and enrichment activities that help them provide better service and learn important leadership skills.
The Bonner Program was founded in 1990 at Berea College and now extends to 80 colleges & universities across the United States. The mission of the program is to transform not only the students who are directly supported by the program, but also the campus and community in which they serve and learn.
The freshman students joining the Bonner Leader Program are: Anna Bausum of Richmond Hill, Georgia; Chelsea Cariker of O'Fallon, Illinois; Elizabeth Cornwell of West Palm Beach, Florida; Sterling Feeser of York, Pennsylvania; Evelyn Gonzalez of Calhoun, Georgia; Brandon Hall of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Phillip Jo of Springfield, Virginia; Kanza Kabir of Dalton, Georgia; Salima Makhani of Memphis, Tennessee; Khatdija Meghani of Fayetteville, Georgia; Keith Needham of Madison, New Jersey; Prince Nyarko of Dallas, Georgia; Kandis Pugh of Atlanta, Georgia; Tanesha Singletary of Atlanta, Georgia; and James Tang of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey.
The program also accepted five sophomore students: Kelsey Bohlke of McDonough, Georgia; Osayande Imarhiagbe of Riverdale, Georgia; Daniel Ledford of Cropwell, Alabama; Imani Lewis of Statesboro, Georgia; and Joy Martin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The new Bonner Leaders join six returning Bonners: Mike Asch of Montebello, New York; Catherine Bioc of Douglasville, Georgia; Will Canon of Social Circle, Georgia; Faith Castenello of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Heba El-Hendi of Clinton, Utah; and Janielle Taylor of Miami, Florida.
The Bonner Leader Program at Oxford College of Emory University is part of the Office of Student Development. Crystal McLaughlin serves as the Director of the program and Kim David as the Coordinator.