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JCSU student chosen as White House HBCU All-Star

Miami native Tasja E. Estiverne ’18 was selected as a 2017 student ambassador by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

The sport management major is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Mr. Senior, JCSU Woman's Basketball manager, a campus NAACP member and Official Student Leader (captain). He was a recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Award.

“I am excited to be a part of this great program that connects the White House with HBCUs,” Estiverne said. “I am learning all I can from former All-Stars and our state and local lawmakers so that I can inform my fellow students and we can all be knowledgeable of the connection between HBCUs and the White House.”

2016 All-Star Tremell Parker mentored Estiverne, sharing his impressions of the program and ushering him through the application process.  

“He showed me everything I needed to do to become an All-Star,” Estiverne said.

His appointment period will last approximately one year, and during this time Estiverne will serve as a representative by providing outreach opportunities and communications to his fellow students about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource. Estiverne will also share via social media proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to realize their educational and career potential.  Additionally, he will have the opportunity to strengthen relationships with community-based organizations, participate in regional and national events, and attend web chats with Initiative staff and other professionals from a wide range of disciplines that support a spirit of student engagement and career development.

“This opportunity is just a stepping stone for my goals of becoming a great HBCU advocate,” Estiverne said.

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