VSU students receive honors, jobs in recognition of outstanding work

Several Virginia State University students have recently been recognized for outstanding work.

Kaleia Youngblood and Chazz Lewis received state-wide recognition as they performed their poetry for the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance 30th Anniversary “Act-Hope-Honor” Gala. Youngblood and Lewis were selected from 25 performers during the Open Mic Poetry Night on Dating Relationships at VSU, which was created for The Red Flag Campaign. The Red Flag Campaign is an innovative program for college students that raises awareness about dating violence and encourages students to “say something” when they see a red flag.

Youngblood is senior majoring in English with a minor in political science. Lewis is a junior majoring in political science. Both students performed their original poetry on dating relationships to inspire and encourage others to speak up when they see dating violence.

Patricia Burrow, a sport management major; Anthony Burton, sport management major; Amber Mayo, health major; Robert Mullings, sport management major; and Leah Perea, health major; received Outstanding Major awards from the Virginia Health, PE, Recreation and Dance Association. Burton was also selected as the Association’s State Student Representative.

Chris Joyner was recently named Group Sales Executive for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Joyner, who is scheduled to graduate in May 2012, had worked as an intern and part-time for the team before being offered a full-time position. 

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