Alicia Henry '05
B.A. Communication and Educational Studies; Newark, Ohio
Office of First-Year Programs - August Orientation Staff; Black Alumni Scholar; I Know I Can Scholar; Florida Fisher Scholar; LeaderShape; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Hardest Working Sister; National Pan-Hellenic Council - Treasurer; Campus Environment Team - Student Government Representative, Represented National Pan-Hellenic Council; Office of First-Year Programs - August Orientation Staff; Black Alumni Scholar; Dean's List; Black Student Union - Freshman Foundation, Black Love Day Committee, Minister of Affairs, Academics and Homecoming Committee Chair, Sister 2 Sister Co-Chair; Rape Survivor Advocate; Student Activities Council - Public Relations Chair, Trips and Games Chair, Homecoming Gala Chair; South Eastern Ohio Legal Services - Service Learning Intern; Granville Elementary School - Student Teacher; Women's Resource Center - Student Worker, Supervisor; Denison Annual Fund - Student Worker, Caller; Gospel Choir
Supporting comments: "A discernable thread runs through much of Alicia's work: she focuses on equity issues in social institutions and organizational structures. Alicia has established a reputation for 'pitching in' in social organizations, in ways that often are not glamorous or likely to lead to public acclaim. Yet, this is the work that makes for strong communities. In serving her community, not only does Alicia bring a strong mind with valuable opinions, she is a student who values the 'after hours' of her involvement. Alicia never hesitates to keep conversations going with other students. She is not afraid to discuss difficult or sensitive issues, like institutional racism and sexism, which others are content to tiptoe around. This has made for better communication, thinking, and discovery on the part of the social communities that Alicia has joined. Denison would be a stronger, more vibrant learning community if more students and faculty exhibited this characteristic."