Forty under 40 2021 class

2021 Cohort

The JCSU National Alumni Association in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations is proud to present the inaugural Forty Under 40 Class of 2021. Thank you for your continued support of the University and your commitment to serving as change agents in your communities. 

Levi Williams, Jr. ’14

Senior Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment

Charlotte, N.C.

Frederick V. Engram, Jr., Ed.D, ’05

Assistant Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX 

Simon Obas, Ed.D, ’09

High School Principal, Achievement First

Harlem, NY 

Robert Johnson, MBA, CISA, ’11

Internal Auditor / Chief Audit Executive, Director of Internal Audit, SPX FLOW

Lake Norman, NC 

Aisha Ariel Davis ’13

Senior Customer Success Account Manager, Microsoft

New York, NY 

Oscar Frazier, MBA, ’04

Entrepreneur, nDemand Consulting Services Inc.

Atlanta, Ga.

Bernard Smith Jr., ’17

Engineer, Microsoft

Dallas, TX

David E. Neal, Jr. MBA, ’07

Realtor| Broker, Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Raleigh, N.C. 

Walter J. Tucker, MBA, ’07

Music Business Partnerships Lead, Hip-Hop + R&B, Apple Music

Los Angeles, Calif.

Margeaux Kittles Ed.S., ’06

Professional Coach/ Gold Ivy Group

Fulton County, School System

Atlanta, Ga.  

Erica N. Hilton, Ph.D., ’11

Manager, Agile Program Management, Publicis Sapient

Washington, D.C.  

Chris Waller ’16, ’18

School Social Worker, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte, N.C.  

Kerri Legette McCullough, Ed.D, ’04

Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Supervisor, Family Service Foundation, Inc

Laurel, MD 

Nick Kittles, MBA, ’05

Operations Manager, Gold Ivy Group, LLC

Atlanta, Ga.  

Shannon K. Watson, MA, ’04

Regional Corporate Personal Care Administrator, Prestige Health Care Group

Pittsburgh, PA 

Kiya Dowdy Frazier, MBA, ’04

Chief Executive Officer, nDemand Consulting Services Inc.

Atlanta, Ga.

Jessica N. Williams ’04

On-Air Personality, Host of Afternoon Vibes and Co-Host of The Morning Maddhouse

Power 98

Charlotte, N.C.

Zena E. M. Conway, MA,  ’08

Entrepreneur / Business Owner, Y/NG GR8TNESS®

Charlotte, N.C.

Brittney N. Martin, MPS, ’08

Banking/Finance Compliance Paralegal, Ally Bank

Charlotte, N.C.  

Ava Callender Concepcion, Esq, ’10

Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Boston, MA 

Carman Wilkins, Ph.D., ’03

Community Consultant/Owner, Building My Table, LLC

Washington, DC

Ebonee R. Mayo-Mitchell, Ph.D., ’06

Educational Consultant / Lead Educational Consultant and Founder, College Prep 365

Washington, DC 

Rev.  Antonio M. K. Lawrence, M. Div, ’10

Senior Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church, Faith Presbyterian Church and / Behavioral Specialist,  Wayne County Public Schools

Goldsboro, NC 

Jamie Miller ’07

Entrepreneur , The 518 Group/ Owner and
Project First/ Founder + Executive Director

ageland, SC

Cemeka Andrea Lewis ’05

Office Manager, The Glue, National Marketing Representative, South Coast Music Group, LLC

Charlotte, NC 

Maya J Hicks, MSIMC, ’11

Manager, Talent Partnerships + Influence Marketing, Target

Chicago, Ill 

Marcus J. Gaddy, MSW, LCSWA, ’20

Child and Family Psychotherapist, Playground Therapy CLT

Charlotte, N.C.  

Justin Gilbert, MBA, MHR, ’03

Senior Director of Operations, Papa John’s international

London, United Kingdom 

Ashley Ross ’09

Principal/Founder, Muse Noire Interiors, LLC

Charlotte, NC 

Ahnazha Muhammad ’21

Entrepreneur, 10/21 The Brand

Orangeburg, S.C. 

Zubida Bakheit, M.Ed ’11

Algebra/Life Science Teacher, AIMS K-12 Public Charter Prep District

Oakland, CA 

Charles Girard Miller ’12

Store Manager, Sherwin Williams

Charlotte, N.C.  

Brian Fulton, MBA, PMP, CSM ’04

Sr. Project Manager/ Release Train Engineer, Wells Fargo

Charlotte, N.C. 

Tijuana Robinson ’09

Director, Grier Heights Community Center

Charlotte, N.C. 

Edward Black, MA, ’17

Production Assistant, Charlotte Hornets and Host of “Running with Foreign Podcast”

Charlotte, N.C. 

Romira Young, M.S, ’17

Founder, Melanin Globe

Houston, TX 

Tyrell Hughes ’05

Program Analyst, Social Security Administration and founder of The BACK Community, LLC

Temple Hills, MD 

Christina Hyppolite ’11

Associate Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Boehringer Ingelheim

Atlanta, Ga. 

Alexis Bibbs ’05

College Advisor, Communities in Schools - Charlotte Mecklenburg School System

Charlotte, N.C.  

Jontel Monique Worrell ’07

Entrepreneur and Higher Education strategist, HBCU ALIVE and The Mothership Project

Charlotte, N.C.