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NCCU Student Selected As HBCU All-Star

Denzel Goodlin

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has named North Carolina Central University (NCCU) student Denzel Goodlin, a junior social work major, as an HBCU All-Star.

The program was established in 2010 as part of former President Barack Obama’s Executive Order. Goodlin is among 75 students selected as HBCU All-Stars based on high achievement in academics, leadership and civic engagement. To be considered for the honor, students must submit their college transcripts, résumés, an essay and letters of recommendation.

“Denzel Goodlin’s selection as a HBCU All-Star is a well-earned honor that demonstrates his commitment to academic success,” said Ontario S. Wooden, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Innovative, Engaged and Global Education. “He is a great testament of a North Carolina Central University student who not only excels in academics, but exemplifies the Eagle Promise.”

Goodlin considers it a great privilege to represent NCCU among the many other talented students from colleges and universities around the country.

“The honor of being named an HBCU All-Star is one that I don't take lightly. A number of people have invested in me to make this possible,” Goodlin said.

He spent his summer break this year at Princeton University with the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute serving as a resident counselor and mentor. During his internship, he counseled middle and high school students on strategies for succeeding in college.

In 2016, the scholar traveled to Israel on a mission trip to enhance his biblical knowledge.

He has been involved with several student organizations, including the Centennial Scholars Program, University Honors Program, 100 Black Men and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He also served as sophomore class president.

Over the course of the next year, Goodlin will participate along with other HBCU All-Stars in the White House HBCU Week Conference, and take part in other national events and engaging via web chats with professionals from a range of disciplines.

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