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					                                         Simone Randolph ‟08
                                            sar@duke.edu

                                               •   Position of Interest: President
                                               •   Home Town: Cleveland, OH
                                               •   Majors: Political Science, Spanish | Minor: African and Afr. American Studies
                                               •   Interests: Music, Free styling
                                               •   Favorite Quote: “Stumbling is not falling” –Malcolm X
                                               •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                     – Executive Vice President, 2006-2007;
                                                     – Public Affairs Chair, 2005-2006;
                                                     – Public Affairs Committee Member, 2004-2005
                                               •   Qualifications: PA and EVP accomplishments
                                               •   Anticipated Goals for Organization:
                                                     – 3.0 and NOT BELOW; Black Faculty/Mentor Program;
                                                     –     DB, Karamu, and UP; 40 years of BSA Commemoration;
                                                     –     CCI accountability,
                                                     – Substantive Relationship with NCCU and Durham Communities
                                               •   What I have to offer:
                                                     – Determination, Tenacity, Knowledge of the organization,
                                                     – A dedication to perfection and excellence, Solution oriented
                                               •   Why I am unique: Love for BSA, Confidence, Desire to constantly improve
                                               •   What I am passionate about: “To whom much is given, much is required”
      I am prepared to lead Duke black               – Academic Excellence
   undergraduates into the next phase of             – Eradicating Institutional Inequity
strengthening the tradition of excellence, a         – Political Self-Efficacy
     commitment that has sustained our               – Owing Duke
    organization for more than 40 years.             – HAVING FUN!
                                          Vanecie Delva ‟09
                                           vbd@duke.edu
                                               •   Position of Interest: Executive Vice President
                                               •   Home Town: Miami, FL
                                               •   Major(s): Sociology, Japanese, Economics
                                               •   Interests: Dance, Community Service, Money
                                               •   Favorite Quote: “Carpe Diem!”
                                               •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                     – BSA Secretary, 2006-2007;
                                                     – Freshman Representative, 2005-2006
                                               •   Qualifications:
                                                     – Mary Lou Williams intern,
                                                     – America Reads Head Tutor,
                                                     – PCOBA,
                                                     – Dance Black
                                               •   Anticipated Goals for Organization: As Executive Vice President I plan to
                                                   work hands on with Team Mary Lou, the committee chairs as well as the
                                                   incoming freshman.
                                               •   What I have to offer:
                                                    –    My wits,
                                                    –    smile and cooperation
I am personable and approachable; I have the •     Why I am unique: Because I am the only Vanecie Delva on the planet!
 drive, motivation, poise, ideas, heart and am •   What I am passionate about: Helping others
eager to continue to lead BSA in the direction
         of progression and success.
                                            Andrew George ‟08
                                             aeg3@duke.edu
                                                  •   Position of Interest: Treasurer
                                                  •   Home Town: Bangor, ME
                                                  •   Major(s): Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Spanish, Latin
                                                      American Studies
                                                  •   Interests: Reading, anime, Tyler Perry movies
                                                  •   Favorite Quote: “The more things change, the more they stay the
                                                      same.” –The Color Purple
                                                  •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                       –    Treasurer, 2006-2007;
                                                       –    Academic Affairs Committee Member, 2004-2006
                                                  •   Qualifications:
                                                       –    Bangor Savings Bank account specialist (2002-present, work during school
                                                            breaks),
                                                       –    OSAF work study student, current BSA Treasurer
                                                  •   Anticipated Goals for Organization: to continue to carry on the legacy
                                                      of excellence of the African American student at Duke University and
                                                      beyond
                                                  •   What I have to offer: I am the current BSA Treasurer; I know how the
 I am ready and willing to serve as the 2007-         position is run and I would not require any training.
2008 Black Student Alliance Treasurer, and I      •   Why I am unique: I am motivated, enthusiastic, and always willing to
 am looking forward to helping the executive          help.
    committee to develop a budget for the         •   What I am passionate about: I care about Black students here at Duke,
programs that will be held in the near future .       and I also care deeply about equality for all, no matter what their skin
                                                      color is.
                                              Awa Nur ‟10
                                             aon@duke.edu
                                             •   Position of Interest: Academic Affairs Chair
                                             •   Home Town: Herndon, VA
                                             •   Major(s): Conflict Resolution and Economic Development (East Africa)
                                             •   Interests: Tribal Conflicts and democratic institutions.
                                             •   Favorite Quote: “He's not good: He is a turnover waiting to happen." –Anon
                                             •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                  –    Academic Affairs Committee Member, 2006-2007
                                                  –    Public Affairs Committee Member, 2006-2007
                                             •   Qualifications: Accessibility, experience, and interest.
                                             •   Anticipated Goals for Organization: To mobilize and move to the forefront of
                                                 what’s happening at Duke
                                             •   What I have to offer: My familiarity with the Duke administration and it’s
                                                 inner workings.
                                             •   Why I am unique: I believe that I can affect change in how the black
                                                 community interacts with academics.
                                             •   What I am passionate about:
 I am prepared to ask the tough questions         –    Ending modern-day slavery in the world,
and get to the bottom of the GPA disparity        –    The Chicago Bulls,
  within the Duke community in terms of           –    and Duke Basketball.
                   race.
                                                   Ashley Banks ‟09
                                                   alb33@duke.edu
                                                           •   Position of Interest: Public Affairs Committee Chair
                                                           •   Home Town: Winston-Salem, NC
                                                           •   Major: Political Science
                                                           •   Minor: African and African American Studies
                                                           •   Interests: Politics, Music, Reading, Shopping
                                                           •   Favorite Quote: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be
                                                               discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
                                                               Joshua 1:9
                                                           •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                                 – Public Affairs Committee Member, 2005-2006; 2006-2007
                                                           •   Qualifications: Organized, Efficient, Dedicated, Excited
                                                                 – Wilson House Council 2005-2006 (Treasurer)
                                                                 – Campus Council, Finance Committee 2006-2007
                                                                 – Crowell Quad Council 2006-2007
                                                                 – Student Assistant, Fuqua School of Business 2005-2007
                                                           •   Anticipated Goals for Organization: Enhancing the programs to
                                                               incorporate more topics and encourage larger audiences is of utmost
                                                               importance. I hope to build off of the momentum of this year’s committee
                                                               in order to continue working with other on-campus groups and groups at
                                                               other schools to facilitate communication, mobilization and interaction.
                                                           •   What I Have to Offer: My interest in and study of politics corresponds
 It is direly necessary for our generation to be aware         directly with the mission of the Public Affairs Committee. I have
of current events, politics, and their effects on us and       experience working with this committee and with other on-campus
our future. Although it is easy for students to become         organizations. I have an understanding of what is necessary to help expand
    caught up in the “Duke bubble” and ignore the              the visibility and accessibility of the organization.
  external community, we must actively seek to avoid       •   What I am passionate about: Politics; Activism and Involvement; Human
                                                               Rights; My family
           becoming socially ignorant citizens.
                             Kandace Tanisha Jones ‟09
                                  ktj2@duke.edu
                                               •      Position of Interest: Social Chair
                                               •       Home Town: Virginia Beach, VA
                                               •       Major(s): Psychology
                                               •       Interests: living life, being happy, children, music
                                               •       Favorite Quote: ”Please wake me when I’m free. I cannot bear captivity. For
                                                      I would rather be stricken blind, than to live without expression of mind.” ~
                                                      Tupac Amaru Shakur
                                               •       Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                       –    Social Committee Member 2005-2007
                                               •      Qualifications:
                                                       –    Social Committee member for 2 years
                                                       –    Future is Now member for 1 ½ years, exec for 1
                                               •      Anticipated Goals for Organization:
                                                       –    continue hosting the activities we planned this year, including the Legends Ball next
                                                            February
                                               •      What I have to offer:
                                                       –    cooperation,
    I work hard and am willing to help others if       –     an open mind,
necessary. I know that being social committee chair    –     and fresh ideas
 does not mean that I cannot aid other committees•    Why I am unique: I can be kind, blunt, and refreshing all in one sentence
 when necessary. Nor would I mind people on the  •    What I am passionate about: the kiddies
     executive committee providing their input.
                           Stephanie A. McCalmon „08
                                sam38@duke.edu
                                               •   Position of Interest: Social Chair
                                               •   Home Town: Queens, NYC
                                               •   Major(s): Sociology
                                               •   Interests: anything fabulous
                                               •   Favorite Quote: “fail to prepare is to prepare to fail” –old Proverb/my daddy
                                               •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                    –    Social Committee member 2006-2007
                                               •   Qualifications:
                                                    –    currently on Social Committee
                                                    –    co-Vice President of SOCA
                                                    –    programming assistant in the Multicultural Center
                                               •   Anticipated Goals for Organization:
                                                    –    quality programming in line with the mission of BSA
                                                    –    efficient planning/delegation of tasks
                                                    –    increase inclusion and involvement of the entire Duke community
                                               •   What I have to offer:
                                                    •    I am driven,
I am a charismatic, dedicated, community-           •    organized,
oriented leader. I am excited to potentially        •    a team worker,
work within BSA to advocate for and hold
                                                    •     and enthusiastic
   programs for the Black community at
                   Duke.                       •   Why I am unique: I celebrate difference
                                               •   What I am passionate about: living & learning
                                     Cadene A. Russell ‟10
                                       car23@duke.edu
                                                •   Position of Interest: Outreach Chair
                                                •   Home Town: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
                                                •   Major(s): BAA; Psychology; AAAS; Public Policy
                                                •   Interests: Dance, Music, Research
                                                •   Favorite Quote: “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to
                                                    be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” - William Jennings Bryan
                                                •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                      –     Freshman Representative, 2006-2007;
                                                      –     BSAI Weekend Steering Committee; Upperclassmen Reflections; “The Real Deal”
                                                            and Black Faculty Brunch
                                                      –     BSAI Fashion Show
                                                •   Qualifications: (Please List)
                                                      –     Freshman Representative: Coordinated a Black Student Alliance Freshman Study
                                                            Break to foster a sense of community among black freshman at Duke
                                                      –     Black Women’s Retreat: Class of 2010 Chairperson, Chosen to serve as the Chair for
                                                            the Class of 2010; Have the role of planning and coordinating the 1 st Annual Black
                                                            Women’s Retreat
                                                      –     Community Involvement: The Girls’ Club Mentor, Mentor at Hillside High School
                                                •   Anticipated Goals for Organization:
                                                      –     I plan to see that the organization flourishes as a model of success and achievement
                                                            for all Duke students as well as advocate for the importance of building a bridge
                                                            between the Duke and Durham communities.
                                                •   Why I am unique:
    The goal of BSA is to “to support and             –     I believe in “servant leadership.” I choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of
                                                            expanding service to individuals and institutions.
advocate on behalf of black students in order   •   What I have to offer:
to enhance Duke academically, socially, and           –     I am one of those types of people that seeks to “change the world.” I am committed
  culturally.” I plan on perpetuating these                 and able to bring change in the Duke community.
   ideals through exemplifying excellence       •   What I am passionate about:
                                                      –     I am passionate about working to engage black students at Duke. I am passionate
    throughout my Duke career as well as                    about living life and taking advantages of the many opportunities afforded to me.
     providing ways to help lift the black
                  community.
                                       Sydney Thomas ‟10
                                         spt4@duke.edu
                                               •   Position of Interest: Outreach Chair
                                               •   Home Town: San Diego, CA
                                               •   Major(s): Undeclared
                                               •   Interests: Dancing, Shopping, Hanging out with friends and family
                                               •   Favorite Quote: “Faith is to be sure of the things you hope for, and certain of
                                                                     the things you cannot see.” -Hebrews 11:1
                                               •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                                    –    BSAI co-chair: 2006-2007
                                               •   Qualifications: member of Project BUILD which has given me access to
                                                   various community service organizations in the community, member of FIN,
                                                   IMPACT and Dance BLACK which has allowed me to get to know the people
                                                   who I will be collaborating with when organizing the community service
                                                   projects
                                               •   Anticipated Goals for Organization: to create a community service project
                                                   that is not only to better the Durham community, but that is done in
                                                   conjunction with members of the Durham community
  I am a very outgoing and responsible         •   What I have to offer: A unique point of view, previous leadership experience,
 person. Because I am outgoing, I will be          an outgoing personality and an accommodating nature. Also, I can promise
able to reach out to the people I need to in       you that when I commit to something I pursue it to my utmost ability.
order to make these projects a success and     •   Why I am unique: Quietly, I have an outie belly button 
because I am responsible, I will prevent as    •   What I am passionate about: my family, my education, Duke, bettering the
         many mishaps as possible.                 communities that I am a part of and my friends
                                       Ade Sawyer ‟10
                                      aas27@duke.edu
                                       •   Position of Interest: Historian
                                       •   Home Town: Stone Mountain, GA
                                       •   Major(s): Undeclared, but considering Public Policy and History
                                       •   Interests: Music, Photography
                                       •   Favorite Quote: “Circumstances change… and past primacy is nor guarantee
                                           of future primacy.” –Jared Diamond
                                       •   Black Student Alliance Experience:
                                            –    Public Affairs Committee Member, 2006-2007
                                       •   Qualifications: Professional photography experience with Camerashy
                                           Photography Inc., President of high school Natl. Honor Society,
                                           Treasurer/Parliamentarian of Brothers of Leadership & Distinction/ Ladies of
                                           Distinction (high school)
                                       •   Anticipated Goals for Organization: Increase collaboration with other campus
                                           entities to increase BSA’s stake in total campus culture.
                                       •   What I have to offer: A desire to serve, and willingness to address challenges
I am blessed. Not because of my own        directly.
   virtue, and not for my own sake.    •   Why I am unique: I’m always searching for new lessons and information that
                                           can help me navigate through life.
                                       •   What I am passionate about: Learning and knowing more about the world
                                           and helping other people advance themselves while I do so for myself. I’m
                                           also passionate about understanding hip hop music and culture with respect to
                                           its reflection of, and influence on society..

				
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