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AMAYA JERNIGAN ELECTED WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY’S FIRST BLACK WOMAN STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT

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AMAYA JERNIGAN ELECTED WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY’S FIRST BLACK WOMAN STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT

By:  Andrea Blackstone via https://www.blackenterprise.com/

Amaya Jernigan wanted to become West Virginia University’s first Black student body president. In response, she took action and earned the title. Her historical accomplishment shines another bright light on Black excellence, during Women’s History Month. Black youth like Jernigan are knocking down doors in educational leadership, by making history in places where their presence has been sparse or nonexistent. On March 10, 2021, the Maryland native majoring in Biology accomplished her goal. In a historical win, she was certified by the Student Government Association (SGA) Judicial Court, for the academic year.

Jernigan is a doer who is no stranger to exhibiting leadership qualities and supporting the student body. WVU Today also mentioned that the scholar has served as the president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Omicron Chapter. Additionally, she reportedly has accomplished milestones such as serving as a…

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