Shonka White Dukureh '99

Shonka Dukureh

Shonka is starting in her first film, Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis Presley biopic. She’ll be taking on the iconic Big Mama Thornton.

Her Sons and Daughters are Ever on the Altar

Fiskites Leading in Higher Education

What do Benjamin Franklin institute of Technology, LeMoyne-Owen College, Louisville Seminary, Paine College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Winston-Salem State University have in common?  All are led by Fiskites.  As alumni, we are well aware of the University’s commitment to preparing its students for success as scholars and leaders, and for laying a strong foundation for future educational pursuits. And many forever Fiskites are now serving as leaders, and transforming futures, at institutions of higher learning across the country as presidents, a chancellor or deans.  Learn who some of them are and the institutions where they are making history. For December 2021, we highlight a current student and two of our alumni in Higher Education.

Saraya Ashley, Senior. Rhodes Scholar Finalist

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs ’90. President, LeMoyne-Owen College

Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III 78. President, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Her Sons and Daughters are Ever on the Altar

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