Our Blavin Scholars are such shining stars. Take Rochelle for example. She’s been selected to visit the White House not once, but twice. Her first visit was in July 2014 when she was asked to meet with the Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan and First Lady Michelle Obama to share about her experience in foster care and pathway to the University of Michigan. Then, Rochelle was invited back this past July for the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. Rochelle served on a panel to speak to over 130 college-bound students about tools and strategies for successfully transitioning to college. Way to go, Rochelle!
Pedro is from Detroit, MI majoring in Sociology. While at Michigan, Pedro became a member of Zeta Psi as well as participated in Michigan Club Boxing Team, the Black Volunteer Network, and the Multicultural Association of Pre-health students. He has also worked at WBCN the student radio station and served as an IT consultant with University Michigan Sites. After graduation Pedro hopes to find employment opportunities that will utilize his experiences in the technology field as well one that offers international travel opportunities. Congratulations, Pedro!
Billie is from Caro, Michigan and graduating with a degree in German and History. Billie speaks six languages including German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and American Sign Language. While at Michigan she participated in MRun, and served as a volunteered at Tappan Middle school working with special education students. Billie hopes to continue her education by completing a Masters Degree in Education with a teacher certification and a special education certification. Congratulations, Billie!
Bobby is from Avoca, MI and earned a double Major in History and Asian Studies along with a Certification in Entrepreneurship. Outside of the classroom Bobby served on the Executive Board for the Michigan Club Lacrosse team and also served as the director of apparel. He also participated in the Michigan Powerlifting team. After graduation Bobby will begin his career at TTI (Techtronic Industries) in Mohegan Lake, New York as a Field Sales Representative in their Leadership Development program. Congratulations, Bobby!
Kamille is from Detroit, MI and is graduating with her degree in Sociology and a Minor in Law, Social Justice and Change. During her time at Michigan she helped to found the Christian Collegiate Fellowship organization which assisted students with pursuing a healthy balance between academic, spiritual and social life. Kamille was also selected as a Fulbright International Summer Institute Fellow and studied the impact of international investing and negotiation practices. As she finishes her studies here at Michigan she would like to pursue a Law Degree so that she can advocate for youth in foster care along with other human rights issues. Congratulations, Kamille!