DAYTONA BEACH -- A student at Bethune-Cookman University, a school with Methodist roots and ties to the Florida Conference, is among 75 students selected to represent the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in its first class of HBCU All-Stars.
Shantel Braynen is among 75 student ambassadors selected from among 445 who submitted transcripts and essays in a competitive process. A spokesman for the program said students were chosen for their academic achievement as well as demonstrated commitment to community service. Their assignment now is to share practices intended to help all young people reach their educational and career goals. Students from seven other United Methodist-related institutions in other states also made the list of All-Stars, according to the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry.
According to the Bethune-Cookman website, Braynen is majoring in accounting in the university's School of Business.
Way to go, Shantel!