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Tiffany D. Atkins, 2003

Tiffany Dyson Atkins graduated from UNCG in December of 2003 with a dual degree in Political Science and African American Studies. Following a corporate career, Tiffany enrolled in Elon’s University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree in May of 2011. After successfully passing the NC Bar Exam on her first attempt, Tiffany became the youngest attorney to join the Greensboro Office of Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she practices family and employment law, including domestic violence prosecution, custody litigation, divorce, and hearings before the Department of Employment Security.

Tiffany has been recognized both locally and statewide for her service and contributions to the community. In 2011, she received a scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys for her commitment to diversity in the profession; she was also honored to receive the 2011 David Gergen Leadership and Professionalism Award, given annually to a graduating Elon Law student who exemplifies leadership, service, and professionalism.

Tiffany is married to Luguzy Atkins since October 17, 2009, and they are expecting their first child, Ellington Luguzy Atkins, in April of this year. Tiffany is a member of the AFS advisory board

Cameron Wynn, Class of 2009

Cameron Wynn graduated from UNCG with a degree in African American Studies in 2009 and fromUNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine on May 11th, 2013. He is an Emergency Medicine resident at Palmetto Health Richland in South Carolina. During his final year as an AFS major he studied abroad at the University of Botswana. After his first year of medical school he was fortunate enough to return to Botswana, to volunteer with at a non-profit organization that focused on uplifting disadvantaged youth. He worked with some of their youth leaders to rebuild the Health program, which focused on small group work and peer health education.

Yasmeen Chism, Class of 2013

Yasmeen received her M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Louisville (2015) and is now pursuing her doctorate in Performance Studies at New York University. She is working as the assistant editor for the Journal of Student Research.

Tanae Downing

A double-major in Media Studies, is one of the stars of the film The War Room (2015).

Jarrod Judd, Class of 2013

After receiving his M.Ed in Education from UNC-Wilmington, Jarrod was appointed as the new Assistant Director of Student Activities for Greek Life at Queens University of Charlotte.

Nique Williams, Class of 2014

A double-major in Political Science and one of our first Ransome scholarship recipients, interned with State Senator Gladys Robinson the past two summers and is currently in her second year of law school at North Carolina Central.

Eugenia Brown, Class of 2011

After working at UNCG, Eugenia took a position with a non-profit in Charlotte called Inner Vision.

Andrea Jenkins

Andrea is now director of Major and Planned Gifts at Winston-Salem State University.