Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Recipients

2018 Recipients

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Mohamed L. Sesay

Mohamed Sesay explored career paths in education, marketing and publishing, before returning to Binghamton University as a Career Consultant. A former student staff member in the Fleishman Center, Mohamed now supervises the Senior Peer Assistants, consults students and creates career-oriented programs for university partner offices. He is goal-oriented and wants to coach students to achieve their goals and successes.

Mohamed has a Bachelor degree in English, and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, museum and art exhibits, and listening to podcasts.


Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: Jasmin Senior

Jasmin Senior Bostic is the Global Manager of University Relations at CSL Behring located in King of Prussia, PA. In her role, Jasmin is responsible for the implementation and execution of University Relations and Recruitment strategy in the US, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Prior to joining CSL, Jasmin spent 10 years in Campus Recruiting and Diversity at Comcast NBCUniversal and Ernst & Young.

Jasmin is passionate about community service and mentoring youth. She very involved in the Philadelphia area having recently served as the President of NExT (Network of Extraordinary Talent) Philadelphia, an affinity group of the Urban League of Philadelphia, Advisory Board Member of PHLDiversity, The Ivy Legacy Foundation and the Drexel University Employer Advisory Board. Jasmin resides in Philadelphia with her husband Atif.

2017 Recipients 

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Mary Edwin

Mary Edwin is a Ph.D. candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision and a Graduate Career Counselor at the Bank of America Career Services Center at Penn State. Prior to beginning her doctoral program at Pennsylvania State University, Mary served as an elementary school counselor at Turman Elementary School (Colorado Springs), where she was responsible for developing school wide initiatives, small groups, individual counseling and classroom counseling units.
Her research interests relate to school counselors’ preparedness to conduct career counseling, the experiences of international counselor trainees in counseling programs and undergraduate students’ career decision making. Her current research takes an evaluative approach in preparing school counselors to take a focal role in the college and career readiness of their students.

 

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Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: Jasmine Jackson

Jasmine S. Jackson is a Career Counselor at the University of Virginia Career Center where she supports career development for students through one-on-one career counseling, small-group facilitation, and strategic programming. Jasmine also co-leads the Career Center’s Inclusion Team where she facilitates connections with student affairs colleagues, student leaders, employers, and alumni; develops and implements strategic programs; and advocates for diverse populations. Her efforts ensure a welcoming and inclusive community within the career center and supports career development needs of the University’s diverse student population.

Prior to beginning her role as a Career Counselor within the Career Center, Jasmine was a Graduate Intern at the Career Center while she studied Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Before starting her graduate career, Jasmine worked in Employer Relations where she supported the Career Center’s On-Grounds Interview program. Jasmine found her niche at the intersection of diversity & inclusion and career development as a graduate student studying the career needs of African-American women and First-Generation College Students. Outside of career development, Jasmine is passionate about entrepreneurship and supporting minority-owned businesses.

Jasmine holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from George Mason University and completed her master’s degree in Higher Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Virginia.

 

2016 Recipients

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Jenny Roxas

Jenny Roxas earned a B.A. in anthropology, with a Certificate in applied cultural anthropology, and a minor in Italian from California State University, Chico. After graduating, Jenny joined AmeriCorps where, along with her supervisor, she built a youth employment training program focused on career counseling for underrepresented youth in Oakland, CA. Her work included recruiting, workshop facilitation, job search facilitation, volunteer management, and community building with the program’s target population including probationers, foster youth, the gang-affiliated, and undocumented high school students. Jenny later received an M.S. in student affairs and higher education at Indiana State University. Currently she is the Career Development Specialist focused on fine & performing arts, media, and entertainment (FAME) industries at State University of New York (SUNY), Oswego. She works to build the foundation for forums to engage FAME students, faculty, employers, and community partners with one another. In addition, she helps students by giving tailored career advice and resources to make the post-graduation transition easier.
 

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Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: Donna Brooks

Donna Brooks is presently an Associate Director of Career Services with the Center for Career Development at Norwalk Community College (NCC), located in Norwalk, Connecticut. Duties include helping students develop career plans, advise in the preparation of resume/cover letters, mock interviewing skills, she produce and creates workshops, Career Fairs, alumni dinner events, Executive Speaker Series and utilizing the NCC Career Connections tools which manages the colleges Internal job portal. Prior to joining the career center, she worked as a Human Resources Specialist and Assistant to the Director of Human Resources at in the Office of Human Resources & Payroll Services at NCC for a combined total of nine (9) years. Duties included interpretation of collective bargaining union contracts, administers HR policies and procedures, implementation of compensation and benefit plans, managed HRMS Systems (PeopleSoft); Prior to that she worked eight (8) years as a Human Resources Coordinator at St. Vincent’s College located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management/Counseling from University of Bridgeport, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Administration from Sacred Heart University, as well as two (2) Associate Degrees, one in Paralegal Studies and the other in General Studies from Sacred Heart University. 

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2015 Recipients

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Jabril Robinson

Jabril Robinson is excited to complete his Master of Science degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University in Boston, MA as of May 2015. As part of his program’s practicum component, Jabril chose to intern for a year in Northeastern’s Office of Career Development, gaining competency in creating and presenting workshops, counseling diverse students, and collaborating with employers to promote quality events. Thus he transformed a curiosity in the field into a commitment to a full-time post-graduate career in career development.

He is enthusiastic with the opportunity to attend his first EACE conference and witness the talented professionals and diverse functions in the field. Jabril looks forward to the networking opportunities and professional development to come!

 

 

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Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: Scott Mannion

Scott is the Program Coordinator for the Undergraduate Center for Career Development at Babson College. In this role, Scott manages the logistics for all UG CCD programs and events. He also supports the Experiential Learning Programs, including Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE), Career Exploration Lab (CEL), Externships, and Intern Sponsorship Program. In addition, Scott supervises the Peer Career Ambassadors (PCAs), who serve as career liaisons to all first-year and sophomore students, student clubs and organizations. 


Prior to joining Babson’s CCD team, Scott worked on the University Relations & Talent Acquisition teams for Staples, Inc., supporting the internship & co-op programs as well as other recruiting operations efforts. He earned his B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Boston College and is pursuing a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College as well.

 

 

2014 Recipients

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Jose E. Huerta

Eduardo Huerta is a first generation student who graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 2011 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and a minor in Education. Upon graduation, he has worked as a Project Coordinator for the County of Monterey in California, a substitute teacher, a literacy tutor, a summer Group Leader for The Experiment in International Living—a job where he takes high school students abroad to participate in language, community service and cultural immersion programs—and his most recent position as a Graduate Research Assistant for the SUNY Research Foundation. In August 2013, Eduardo began his first year as a graduate student at the State University of New York Binghamton, where he is pursuing a dual master’s degree in Student Affairs and Public Administration. In the future, he wants to work at a university mentoring, advising and providing students—primarily students of disadvantaged backgrounds—the tools to effectively navigate institutions of higher learning; additionally, he wants to manage and/or design programs and policies that encourage a more accurate representation of the diversity found in our country and that facilitate and promote a campus culture where diversity is better understood, respected and appreciated. Besides Eduardo’s passion for education, he also enjoys being outdoors doing sports, practicing martial arts, drawing and painting, photography, traveling, cooking and meeting new people.


Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: Shantel L. Powell

Shantel L. Powell received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida. As an undergraduate, her research interests were broad and attempted to encapsulate the African American experience. More specifically, she was particularly interested in academic resiliency among African American college students. As a career counselor at the University at Albany, she has had the ability to work with many students from various walks of life. Throughout her experiences, she has found that all individuals, regardless of race, desire happiness through their career. This observation drew her to the field of career development and its intersection with mental health. Shantel is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University at Albany.

 
2013 Recipients

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Jhaakira D. Jacobs

Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: LaShay Wyatt


2012 Recipients 

Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan: Jonathan Harris

Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews: Craig Sabbatino