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CU Celebrates National Student Athlete Day

April 13, 2012

Football player Adrese Hicks has a 4.0 GPA with President Dr. Michelle Howard Vital and Interim Athletic Director Ruffin Bell

Football player Adrese Hicks has a 4.0 GPA with President Dr. Michelle Howard Vital and Interim Athletic Director Ruffin Bell

Cheyney University celebrated National Student Athlete Day with mock tail party at the President’s residence on the historic campus. Dr. Michelle Howard Vital welcomed the invited student athletes as well as members of the University Cabinet and other prestigious guests.

Those students that were recognized included the 42 student-athletes that had a cumulative grade point average above a 3.0, 28 student athletes that were on the Dean’s List (3.5 of higher) for the Fall 2011 semester plus an additional 18 student athletes that earned above a 3.25 last semester. A complete list of student athletes recognized is below.

Traditionally celebrated on April 6 every year, the Cheyney University celebration was pushed back a week due to the holiday.

A stirring message was delivered by Interim Athletic Director, Ruffin Bell. He encouraged the student athletes to continue their pursuit of knowledge by excelling as an undergraduate and go onto to earn a Master’s Degree. “A Bachelor’s Degree isn’t what it used to be. More and more people are obtaining Master’s Degrees. If you want to be competitive in the marketplace an advanced degree is almost a necessity.”


Student Athletes Recognized as part of National Student Athlete Day

 

Lindsay Ashby
Brandon Baylor
Taylor Billington
Ciera Brown
Nichel Bryant
Ronald Burton
Nick Carter
Simone Carter
Courtney Clarke
Richard Coleman
Deanna Derry
Mychal Evans
Roschun Griffin
Marquise Hall
Linda Henderson
Adrese Hicks
Denise Hill
Travonya Kenly
Jason Kindell
Alexa Kirksey
Jessica LaRoda
Natasha Lyburn
Ayasha Lyke
Danielle Mines
Nathaniel McCoy
Michael McGlashen
Kyra McGriff
Janelle McKelvey
Dejanirah McIver
Tyreese Oden
Michael Peays
Taniqua Purdie
Alexis Peterson
Sammy Robinson
Janae Silver
Raven Smith Paris
Thomas Stewart
Mika Stuart
Veronica Sweet
Oshakyi Thomas
Shanavia Thomas
Robert Tolbert
Kennetha Wallace
Blaze Wasserleben
Ernest Washington
Erica Williams
Jamil Williams