Outstanding Leaders Under 40

Claflin Color Logo 2021 Outstanding Leaders Under 40
Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021


Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations recognizes outstanding alumni graduates under the age of 40 who are bold and energetic leaders in their professions and their communities. The honorees have made continuous contributions to their chosen profession, and have inspired, empowered, and embraced their communities.

Recipients of the Outstanding Leaders under 40 Award demonstrate how to have positive impacts by connecting the knowledge, strength, and compassion that stems from their days on the hilltop high.

Nominees will be selected based on the following:
  • Professional Accomplishment
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Community Contributions
  • Awards and Milestones
  • Passion for Claflin University
  • Nominee must be under the age of 40 as of May 2, 2021.
  • Nominee must be a Claflin University Alumni graduate.

2020 Cohort of Outstanding Leaders Under 40

Lisa Carol-Ann Barrow-Laing, '04
Cary, NC
Senior Scientist, QIAGEN, Inc.

Kristen Edwards Bell, '13
Huntsville, AL
Assistant Principal, Sparkman Middle School

India Hill Brown, '13
Columbia, SC

Tamuka Martin Chidyausiku, '12
Seattle, WA
Post Doctoral Biochemistry Researcher, University of Washington

Tsitsi Mercy Chikowore, '06
Washington, DC
Publicist, Washington Area Women's Foundation

Steven Dial, '11
Dallas, TX
Reporter, FOX 4 News

Ashley N. Elliott, '03
Orangeburg, SC
Assistant Director of Marketing & Information Technology, University of South Carolina Career Center

Marcus Timothy Fogle, '09
Columbia, SC
Director of Development, University of South Carolina

Akua K. Fordjour, '03
Irving, TX
Hospitalist, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center

Jasmine Denisha Frink, '14
Columbia, SC
Market Research & Promotions Coordinator, WACH FOX 57

Eric M. Geddis, '07
Washington, DC
Program Manager, U.S. Government

Sheena Renee Hargrove, '07
Atlanta, GA
Senior Solution Engineer for Global Accounts, WMware

Keywon DaMaal Harvey, '08
Macon, GA
Lead Teacher, Bibb County School District

Charlene W. Harvin, '07
Virginia Beach, VA
Access High School Advisor, Access College Foundation

Montez Labronze Hilliard, '06
Orangeburg, SC
Owner, Hilliard Farms and Silent Memories Photography

Neema Hooker, '11
Charlotte, NC
Family Medicine Physician, Atrium Health Cabarrus Family Medicine

Sierra Chevon Hughes, '07
Rock Hill, SC
School Counselor, Chester County School District

Elizabeth M. Grate Humphrey, '05
Orangeburg, SC
Educator, Orangeburg County School District

Aubrey A. Jackson, '13
Tampa, FL
Social Media Anchor, CBS WTSP

Hayward Renel Jean, '04
Orangeburg, SC
Principal, Orangeburg County School District

Harriet Huell Lampkin, '05
Blythewood, SC
Executive Vice President of Legal, INLIVIAN

Matisse Lee, '07
Orangeburg, SC
Assistant Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Claflin University

Branden Miles Lewis, '07
Charlotte, NC
Management Analyst, Mecklenburg County, Community Support Services, Homeless Service

Prestine Manderville, '09
Charlotte, NC
Producer/Editor, Color Star Media

Chrishele Irene Kingdom Marshall, '09
Raleigh, NC
Program Associate, Detroit Schools Community District

LaTisha Louise Evans McClam, '05 and '12
Florence, SC
Branch Manager, Wells Fargo

Brandon LaPriest McIntosh, '12
Anderson, SC
Administrative Assistant/Assistant Principal, Anderson School District Five

Brittany Carter McKinnon, '11
Washington, DC
CEO/Founder, B. Carter Solutions

Jessica Amber Myles, '12
Columbia, SC
Math Instructor, Claflin University

Dorothya Patrice Nero, '06
Columbia, SC
Director of School Counseling, Irmo High School International School for the Arts

Angel Oliver, '14
North, SC
Manager of Gift Processing and Acknowledgements, Claflin University

Simone Trixie Allison Phipps-Prieto, '05
Locust Grove, GA
Associate Professor, Middle Georgia State University

Terry M. Powers Jr., '04
Braselton, GA
General Dentist, Dental Care of Braselton

Devin L. Randolph, '07
Orangeburg, SC
Instructor, University of South Carolina

Keronica Charish Richardson, '08
Gaithersburg, MD
Program Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs

Megan Rivers, '10
Washington, DC
Reporter, WUSA9

Casey Carea Sharperson, '13
Reston, VA
Speaker and Brand Strategist, Casey Carea, LLC

Jason Randolph Streeter, '05
Charlotte, NC
Senior Director, Red Ventures

Barry White Jr., '12
Charlotte, NC
4th/5th Grade Reading Teacher, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Sierra Siohan Williams, '07
Charleston, SC
Project Manager/Service Improvement Manager, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

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