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February 26, 2016

Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

As we close Black History observance, I would like to thank the K-State community for supporting our events. Our Black Student Union has led the efforts and bravo to our other multicultural organizations who have followed suit.

K-State's Black Student Union will participate in the 39th annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government Feb. 25-28 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. We will have a student delegation of more than 40 students with two university officials, Brandon Clark, program coordinator for the Office of Diversity, and Bryon Williams, assistant director of admissions.

Universities and colleges from all over the nation will participate in this annual event of future and current leaders. The theme for this year's conference is "Liberating our Minds: Unleashing our Power." The Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government is an annual leadership conference for all the Black Student Union's in the Big 12 Conference and surrounding colleges and universities. The conference features keynote speakers of national status and an outstanding array of educational workshops that reinforce the educational and cultural development of African American students. 

The student delegates includes: Alexis Collier, sophomore; Shaneka Cabe, freshman; Jaliyah Brown, junior; Krista Primers, freshman; Gerrid Harris, junior; Benjamin Adams, junior; Austin McGaugh, sophomore; Taylor Shofner, sophomore; Deian Brooks, junior; Emma Owens, junior; Chelsea Buckner-Lyons, junior; Bryan Davis, sophomore; Muenfua Lewis, senior; Ronesha Cobb, senior; Braxton Jones, junior; Alexandria Smith, junior; Jakala Thomas, junior; Adriannte Etheridge, sophomore; Tamyia Rowell, senior; Cayla Young, junior; Kiera Brown, junior; Maya Tilmon, senior; Nathalie Boakye, senior; Desmund Weathers, senior; Kamerin Redmon, junior; Jesse Hill, senior; Ray'Monik Brown; freshman; Dominic White, senior; and Justice Davis, senior.