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Dominique W. Riggins

Nov 8, 2016, 13:02 PM
I saw the opportunity to develop into the leader I was called to be here at Claflin.
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Dominique W. Riggins is a junior History major at Claflin University, hailing from Albany, Georgia. His years at Claflin University have been some of the most productive and transformative years for any college student. While at Claflin, Mr. Riggins has previously served as Sophomore Class President and is currently serving his term as the 58th President of the Student Government Association.

Mr. Riggins successfully ran his campaign on the power of being R.E.A.L.: RECLAIMING, EXCELLENCE, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND LEGACIES. Ultimately, his goal as SGA President is to improve the collegiate experience at the university.

Above all, he is a student first. Dominique is a member of the conscientious Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and has earned numerous academic honors and awards. Dominique lives by the words "If not me, then who?" a phrase that that effectively describes a daily motivation to achieve greatness.


Albany, Georgia

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Extracurricular Activities

  • Claflin University Student Government Association President, 2016-17
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. – Southeastern Province Undergraduate Board Member, 2016-17
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. – Undergraduate Leadership Institute: Eta Class, Summer 2016
  • Claflin University Sophomore Class President, 2015-16
  • Claflin Men 100 Recording Secretary/Community Service Coordinator
  • Claflin Men 100 TAG (The Academy of Gentlemen), Mentor
  • Claflin University Arthur Rose Museum Tour Guide
  • Claflin University Student Ambassador |Claflin University Orientation Leader
  • Claflin University Tour Guide
  • Claflin University Public Relations Student Photographer

Future Career Plans

Dominique plans to pursue a Juris Doctor degree and to ultimately run for a congressional seat representing the state of Georgia.

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