Kayla Harris-Fontaine a Virginia State University senior, mass communications major from Capitol Heights, MD was recently recognized as one of 83 HBCU All-Stars. Kayla will serve as a student ambassador for the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
The HBCU All-Star program was established to advance President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13532, Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Participants were selected based on criteria recognizing accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.
Over the course of the year, the HBCU All-Stars will serve as ambassadors of the WHIHBCUs by providing outreach and communication with their fellow students about the value of education and the role of the Initiative as a networking resource. Through social media and their relationships with community based organizations, the All-Stars will share promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.
Fontaine will attend the HBCU All- Star induction at this year’s HBCU Week Conference in September 20-22 in Washington, DC.