Congratulations 2018 Bunche Scholars!

Congratulations to our biology majors who will be recognized at the annual James E. McLeod Honors and Awards Ceremony as 2018 Ralph Bunche Scholars. The Award is named in honor of Ralph Bunche who was a United Nations mediator and 1950 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Recognition is given for outstanding academic achievement to undergraduate students of African and African American descent.

This Award recognizes the academic achievement of freshmen who have completed at least 14 graded units in the semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. It also recognizes undergraduates who have completed at least 14 graded units in the semester and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher for at least 3 consecutive semesters.

This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 3-5pm in May Auditorium in Simon Hall. The Ceremony is a highlight of the spring semester and it will be even more special if you are able to join us to celebrate the exemplary academic achievements of our students. Please RSVP by Monday, April 16, 2018.


  • Geraldine Serwald
  • Lauren Slaughter
  • Kourtney Benion
  • Ifeoma Ifediba
  • Devin Patel
  • Muhammad Mousa

Biology: Biochemistry

  • Jessica Osaghae-Nosa
  • MartaTaye

Biology: Genomics / Computation

  • Keirah Jefferson

Biology: Ecology / Evolution

  • Maya Samuels-Fair

Biology: Neuroscience

  • Odion Asikhia
  • Julian Sackey
  • Jasmine Brown