Shawn Brown, a rising junior at Benedict College, has been selected to be the 2018-2019 Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Presidents Fellow. Brown was chosen from a pool of outstanding student leaders that went through the interview process. “We are very impressed with Shawn’s credentials and also his engaging personality,” said Tom Keith, Foundation President. “Shawn’s selection is an important one as he represents both Benedict College and the Sisters of Charity Foundation as a leader throughout the entire school year,” Keith said.
Created in 2015, the President’s Fellow Program gives African-American men studying at Benedict College the chance to utilize real-life experience gained through the fellowship to enhance their college career and their future professional opportunities. Fellows selected from the Historically Black College (HBC) are exposed to all aspects of philanthropy through the Foundation’s grantmaking processes, financial management, community building, public policy and issue driven initiatives.
Shawn Brown, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He currently maintains a 3.23 GPA and is expected to graduate in May 2020. He is actively involved on campus serving as Mr. Junior 2018-19, a Student Ambassador, the drummer for the gospel choir and is a member of MALES organization and the Collegiate 100 Leadership Organization on campus.
Brown’s future plan is to graduate from Benedict College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. He believes the hard work he is putting in right now will eventually pay off. He strives to be a role model for others that want to pursue their dreams of higher education.