Delaware State University students Jordan Spencer and Imani Wulff-Cochrane hve been named to to the 2023 White House HBCU Scholars.
They are two of 102 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities appointed by the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and
Spencer and Wulff-Cochrane were selected for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement from a competitive pool of
more than 300 students.
The group represents 70 of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and will serve as ambassadors for the White House Initiative on
HBCUs, the U.S. Department of Educatio, and their respective HBCUs.
Jordan Spencer, a graduate student studying Public Administration from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, served as the vice president of the 2022-2023 Student Government Association. He worked this summer for Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and serves on the Student Affairs Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Mr. Spencer was also a White House HBCU Scholar in 2022.
Wulff-Cochrane, a sophomore pre-education major from Newark, serves in a number of student organizations, including Hornets in Motion, the National Coalition of Negro Women, Profound Ladies, and Aspiring Educators. She aspires to be an education equity advocate.
A critical component of the HBCU Scholar Program is a partnership with NASA to foster
innovation and opportunity for the cohorts. HBCU Scholars will partner with one another to developing ideas to commercialize technology derived from NASA intellectual property that can
improve their campus and surrounding communities.
The HBCU Scholars will also be attend the 2023 HBCU Week National Annual Conference on Sept. 24-48 in Crystal City, Virginia. This year’s conference theme is “Raising the Bar: Forging Excellence Through Innovation and Leadership.”
During the conference, they will participate in sessions designed to engage a spirit of innovation and leadership, as well as personal and professional development.
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