Franklin Grace '04
B.A. Communication and Dance; Columbus, Ohio
Clifford Tyree Scholar; Provost Scholar; Marimac Scholar; I Know I Can Scholarship; Admissions Office - Host; Summer Scholar; LeaderShape Institute; Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. - President, Intake Coordinator; DCGA - Class Senator, Finance Committee, Student Enrollment Retention Committee; Senior Class Gift Committee; Black Student Union - Social Chair, Brother II Brother Co-Chair; NPHC - Community Service Chair; UIFI; Greek Weekend - Planning Committee; La Fuerza Latina; Culture Jam 2004 - Committee Coordinator; D-Day 2004 - Concert Committee; WDUB - Disc Jockey; Independence High School - Tutor; Clothing and Food Drive; MDA Fundraiser; Gospel Choir; Zelma's African Dance Concert; Not To Be Forgotten Band - Founder; Mitchell Recreation Complex - Facilities Monitor; Intramurals - Basketball, Flag Football; Varsity Basketball; Tennis Club - President, Founder
Supporting comments: "Franklin Grace possesses character qualities that make a great leader: determination, attentiveness, creativity, persuasiveness, resourcefulness dependability, faith and humility. At LeaderShape, on the first night, Franklin challenged participants to embrace each other during their week together off-campus, and more importantly, to build upon those relationships when they returned to campus. Students look to Frank as a role model, as a voice of reason, and as someone they can count on in all aspects of their life. His compassion and commitment to the betterment of society is evident. Even more impressive has been his ever-present commitment to the cultural diversification of campus, which is reflected not only in his positions within the Black Student Union, but in his daily commitment to learning inside and outside the classroom. He has worked tireless with others to build the bridge between historically African-American fraternities and sororities (NPHC) and the traditional fraternities and sororities (IFC and Panhellenic). Frank's vision during LeaderShape '04 was the establishment of a truly culturally-diverse Denison - one that was multicultural not only in number but in thought, word and deed. Frank's vision abides by the first rule of leadership - never ask someone to do something you're not willing to do yourself. He is a pillar of what we hope to see in our students."