Ethnic Gems

Ethnic GEM in the Making: Avery Floyd

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Avery Floyd

 

Expected Graduation Date: May 2015

Major: Sports and Leisure Management

Employer: Mohegan Sun

Internship Title: Regional Marketing Intern

 

As a proactive and determined senior at Eastern, Avery Floyd has taken initiative to increase his level of experience and build on his resume. Floyd, a sports and leisure management major, completed an internship this past summer at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, CT.…

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Anina Major

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Anina Major

 

School: Rhode Island School of Design

Major: Fine Arts

 

Promoting Artistic Dialogue

 

After several years of working in graphic design, Bahamian-born grad student Anina Major MFA 17 CR returned to school as a fine arts major eager to inspire others with what she has discovered through the act of making. Technically speaking, her current work combines weaving with the creation of clay objects, but the ceramist is still motivated by the same desire to communicate that drew her to graphic design.…

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Logan Jackson

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Logan Jackson

 

School: Northeastern University

Major: Civil Engineering

 

First Rhodes Scholarship Winner

 

Co-​​op has been really useful, you learn so many skills you’d never think to learn or might not be exposed to in classroom. I feel like when I grad­uate, I’ll be get­ting two degrees—a civil engi­neering degree, and a work-​​experience degree.…

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Ethnic Gem: Denise Kaigler

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Ethnic Gem: Denise Kaigler

 

Title: Author and Former Reebok & Nintendo Executive

State: Boston MA

 

Bares Her Soul in Literary Debut!

 

Forty Dollars and a Brand”

 

Motivated by her personal brand journey, author Denise Kaigler inspires readers to overcome challenges, defy the odds, live their awesomeness and share their own story.

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Ethnic Gem: Kobi Dennis

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Ethnic Gem: Kobi Dennis

Title: Providence Community Activist

State: Providence RI

 

PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY ACTIVIST RUNNING TO UNSEAT MAYOR HE SUPPORTED

Kobi Dennis Announces Run for Mayor of Providence

 

Submitted by Ann Allison Clanton,

In a video Providence, Rhode Island native Community Activist and Operation Desert Storm Veteran Kobi Dennis announced his candidacy for Mayor of the City of Providence on October 1st. Proclaiming “We are running together…I don’t care what you are”, said Dennis–a Democrat and Republican–in the online Video.…

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Ethnic Gem: Patricia Melton

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Ethnic Gem: Patricia Melton

 

Title: Executive Director of New Haven Promise

State: New Haven, CT

 

As a social entrepreneur and trailblazer, Melton — the Executive Director of New Haven Promise — has increased educational access for communities across a variety of sectors including colleges, traditional public, public charter and independent schools.

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Ethnic Gem: Darryl Settles

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Ethnic Gem: Darryl Settles

Title: Managing Partner of Slades Bar & Grill
State: Boston, MA

 

A new day for Boston’s iconic Slade’s Bar & Grill!

 

Slade’s Bar & Grill has been bringing the Greater Boston communities together under one roof since the 1930s.…

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Erika Lopez

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Ethnic GEM in the Making: Erika Lopez

 

School: Yale University
Major
: Psychology & Neuroscience
GPA: 3.73

Written by: Doron Monk Flakes, Senior Writer

 

Not Park Slope, not Williamsburg where the hipsters like to live these days.” she says. “Southern Brooklyn, twenty minutes from the Coney Island boardwalk where I spent a lot of time as a child studying marine biology at the aquarium.”

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Ethnic GEM In the Making: Solomon Ugbane

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Ethnic GEM In the Making: Solomon Ugbane

 

School: UMass Lowell
Major
: Mechanical Engineering

 

Solomon Ugbane has spent more than six years studying at UMass Lowell, first earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and now a master’s degree. 

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Ethnic Gem: Karen Amaker

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Ethnic Gem: Karen Amaker

Title: Director, Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA)
State: Norwalk, CT

 

Written by: Doron Monk Flake, Senior Writer

 

Imagine for a moment going to High School and graduating with a College Degree for FREE!! How is that possible you may ask? Ethnic Online is proud to share with you this absolutely amazing story taking place at Norwalk High School under the direction and leadership of Ms.

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