Sankofa Column: Oct. 27


Each year the Black Student Union selects two people to serve as the representatives of the organization. This is a high honor that these two will carry as Mr. and Ms. BSU. The 2016 pair was selected two weeks ago and will carry the roles for the rest of the 2016-2017 school year. Here are their words.

First off, being Mr. BSU is a great honor. The fact that I have a responsibility of representing one of the most outstanding student organizations on campus is a blessing. To me, being Mr. BSU is more than a title: it’s an opportunity to be in a position of leadership while also serving the people. I love being involved with everyone and sharing ideas on how we can progress the Black Student Union, as well as affecting the entire university. To be apart of that process is a beautiful thing because the decisions we make today will impact the future. I’m looking forward to watching the growth of the Black Student Union and taking this great organization to the next level as multicultural students.

Dion Saunders


I am both blessed and honored to be able to serve as the Black Student Union’s Ms. BSU. More people are starting to recognize me on campus and I see it as an opportunity for me to share with them about the values of the Black Student Union. This position also encourages me to be a positive role model for the other black women on campus and encourage them to get involved and succeed in anything they do. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the Black Student Union and I will always remain unapologetically BLACK.

Shelbi Hill

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