Posted on May 20, 2015
The newest recipient of the Whitney “Whitty” Ransome Scholarship is Kiana Daniel, a Rising Senior majoring in African American & African Diaspora Studies and minoring in Media Studies. She is an honors student in the Lloyd International Honors College of UNCG, who recently completed a semester abroad in the United Kingdom. Ms. Daniel is a two-time winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Competition, and earned a Leadership Award at Girls State, a program in which young women learn about government.
Ms. Daniel was nominated for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, The National Student Leadership Conference, and Congressional Student Leadership Conference. She also serves as the Secretary of Anointed Christian Teens Standing, and sponsored her own Red Cross Blood Drive for her church. She is also part of the Neo-Black Society and SIASA.
Ms. Daniel plans to use her degree in African American & African Diaspora Studies within the field of research in Media Studies to provide people with a better understanding of peoples of the African Diaspora and their history. She says of her aspirations, “By teaching the past, you gain knowledge of the future. What better time to change it for the better than the present?”