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Claflin University Student Jessica Mong Named HBCU All-Star

Feb 25, 2014

Orangeburg, S.C. – Jessica Mong, a computer engineering major at Claflin University, has been named a White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-Star.

Mong – one of 75 graduate and undergraduate students named WHIHBCUs All-Stars – was selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants from 62 two- and four-year HBCUs for her academic excellence and civic engagement on campus.

“Engaging with the next generation of leaders who will graduate from HBCUs and go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of our community, our country and our global competitiveness,” said George Cooper, executive director of the WHIHBCUs. He said the 75 students selected as All-Stars “have demonstrated a commitment to both their own academic achievement and making a difference in their communities, and we look forward to working with them as partners in advancing President (Barack) Obama’s college completion goal.”

Mong and the other HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors for the WHIHBCUs, working with its leadership to create networking opportunities with professionals in a variety of industries.

For more information about Mong’s academic and civic achievements, view her LinkedIn profile at To view a complete list of the All-Stars and for more information, visit

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