Pages tagged "alumni"

Samjulien Carlisle

samjulien-carlisle.jpgSamjulien Carlisle graduated from Calvin Coolidge HS in Washington DC. He is currently a junior psychology major at Alabama A&M University. He has a lifelong passion for soccer and played for the Alabama A&M soccer team during the 2009-2011 seasons. Being a former soccer captain, he understands the importance of teamwork, hard work and dedication. Samjulien is new to the environmental movement and excited about his new journey.

AAMU Ambassadors Nara McCray and Samjulien Carlisle launched a campaign to expose members of their student body to the problems caused by water scarcity. Their efforts were recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative University. Watch the video here.

Courtney Strickland

courtney-strickland.jpgCourtney Strickland is a junior marine biology major with a minor in Chemistry at Elizabeth City State University. She is also the founder and president of ECSU’s Green Council and Director of Sustainability for CRC. She hopes to reach those that aren’t fully aware of their potential. Going green just isn’t a saying for her it’s a life style and she plan to keep it that way! Through her dedication and motivation she hopes to reach others.

Ryan Lawrence

ryan-lawrence.jpgRyan Lawrence is a junior chemistry major at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), located in Elizabeth City, NC. He is a researcher at the Center of Excellence for Remote Sensing Education and Research, where his focuses include water quality and glaciology. His memberships include: the American Geophysics Union, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, ECSU’s Green Council (Co-Founder and Vice President), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., by way of the Beta Zeta Chapter where he serves as Vice President.

ECSU College Ambassadors Courtney Strickland and Ryan Lawrence hosted a campus wide event called “Green The Block” which joins on-campus organizations with off-campus organizations to address environmental issues affecting their community.

Brianna Ford


Brianna was a true pioneer in the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Green Movement. She influenced countless lives through her work, organizing workshops and recycling competitions, and speaking to groups of people around the country about sustainability. Brianna lived by the motto “Green Is the New Black.”  She held a strong belief that we should all make healthier choices to sustain ourselves, our communities, and the planet that sustains all of us.

Brianna was a San Francisco native finishing her senior year at Clark Atlanta University where she studied Fine Arts with a concentration in General Studio.

Tragically, on Dec. 27, 2012, Brianna was killed in a car accident in Oakland.

Vicky Valera

Vicky-Valera_Clark-Atlanta-300x200.jpgVicky Valera is a rising senior at Clark Atlanta University, where she is a Dean’s List scholar. Ms. Valera holds many active leadership positions on campus. She is the chapter president of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority incorporated, as well as the public relations chair of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Spanish Club president, member of the NAACP, and soccer team co-captain. She plans to attend law school upon graduation in the Spring of 2013. Her goal is to open her own law firm in the United States and later open a law firm in her home town of San Cristobal, Palenque, Dominican Republic.

Daune Robin

daune-robin.jpgInternational student D.A. Robin covered environment, public policy and development for newspapers as a reporter on his native St. Maarten before attending Florida A&M. There, Robin saw first-hand the consequences of poor environmental policy, and befriended several men and women who were fighting to reverse the damage. Since starting at FAMU in January 2011, Robin has joined the university’s Green Coalition (FGC), a student group that champions sustainability and environmental livelihood among FAMU students, and Tallahassee in general. He also serves as Multimedia/Online Editor for The FAMUAN, the university’s student-run newspaper. Robin hopes to pool his experience as a journalist, photographer and actor to advocate the green economy and environmental justice movements. He looks forward to being the voice through which FAMU students can channel their worries about the environment as one of FAMU’s Green 4 All Ambassadors 2011-2012. For fun, Robin skates, sketches, writes and takes pictures. He is also developing his skills in the kitchen.

Korbin Miles

korbin-miles.jpgKorbin Miles is a third year public relations student at Florida A&M University. Korbin has been actively involved with his university ever since stepping foot on campus in the fall of 2009. Korbin served as a senator in the Student Government Association and this pass year he was appointed Student Relations Chairman for the 2010-2011 academic school year. Being in the student senate has given him the opportunity to start his own green movement on campus “Eco-Rattler” which he describes as a campus- wide initiative to push the students to live ecologically sustainable lifestyles. Through his work in the environmental movement last year he was selected as a Young People For the American Way fellow, which provided him with extensive training and guidance to further his activism in the environmental movement and help him create lasting change in his community.

FAMU College Ambassadors Korbin Miles and D.A Robin launched a campaign to centralize various student-led sustainability efforts on campus and raise eco-consciousness among the student body, staff and faculty

Anthony Kalel Gause

anthony-gause.jpgAnthony Kalel Gause is an internationally recognized advocate for world peace whose music and message have been an inspiration to audiences around the world. As a student, Kalel is currently a junior Religion major at Morehouse College. Additionally, he actively serves in several organizations: The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Assistants, The Interfaith Youth Core, Life Changers International Church ministries and he was appointed Peace Ambassador for the Hiroshima Peace Park in Japan. Kalel’s love for God and for others have caused him to become apart of the Green Movement and it has become a focal point of his life to find realistic and tangible solutions to address the challenges of sustainability.

Steven Cornish

steven-cornish.jpgSteven Cornish is a senior at Morehouse College majoring in Economics. He is a native of Plainfield, New Jersey. He was former president of Students Endeavor For Enlightened Environmental Decision (SEEED). Steven had truly discovered his life passion in the green movement after joining SEEED in his freshman year and attending Power shift ’09. Since, he has become a member of Morehouse’s Sustainability Committee, member of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and a panelist for Keep It Wild: Post Copenhagen Forum. Also, he was given the chance to attend the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15), which consisted of 192 heads of state from around the world coming together to discuss how the world will fight global warming and move toward a more sustainable future. Here, he attended several workshops, lectures, expos, and build relationships with people who shared the same goal for a more sustainable future. Building on his previous experiences, Steven hopes to use his Green For All ambassadorship to spread and share his knowledge to his student body. He envisions a future where sustainability will be embraced by society from an economic, social, and national security standpoint.

Morehouse Ambassadors Anthony Gause and Steven Cornish worked on a two-fold campaign to engage the men of Morehouse in sustainability through two initiatives: a green ministry event and a campus-wide Earth Day event.

Kandyce Christine Perry

kandyce-perry.jpgKandyce Christine Perry is a third year Environmental Science major at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA hailing from the west side of Detroit, MI. She is interested in environmental topics that include but are not limited to the following areas: green technology, renewable energy, sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and green jobs. Her interests in environmentalism have led her to serve as the vice president of the Spelman College Environmental Task Force, a sustainability intern under Facilities Management, and now, as a proud Green for All Ambassador. After graduating from Spelman in 2013, Kandyce will attend a graduate program to further her studies. Although she has not yet defined her ultimate endeavors, she is confident that she will use her success to positively benefit the world and give back to those who will come after her. Aside from her everyday strides to promote environmental responsibility and consciousness, Kandyce enjoys shopping, dancing, listening to music, and watching sports.