Jamar Orr '07
B.A. Political Science; Chicago, Ill.
Posse Foundation Leadership Scholarship; Black Alumni Association Scholarship; Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship; National Association of Student Personnel Administrators - Undergraduate Fellow; Office of Campus and Residential Life - Head Resident, Resident Assistant; Black Student Union - Chief Minister, Vice-Chief Minister; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.- President; National Pan-Hellenic Council; Social Justice Awareness Conference; Great Lakes College Alliance Conference; Dean of Students Search Committee; Assistant Director of Residential Life Search Committee; Residential Life Training Committee; Martin Luther King, Jr. Commencement; Men of Color Retreat; New Student Board of Trustees Member Selection Committee; Recognition Committee - Student Member; Fires in the Mirror - Cast Member; Gospel Choir
Supporting comments: "When you want to know what's really going on, ask Jamar. His honest, insightful and open style of communication has helped many of his peers and a number of administrators better understand vital aspects of student culture. He has given generously of his time serving with distinction on important committees to elect a recent graduate to the Board of Trustees, to hire an Assistant Dean of Students, and most recently to hire a new Dean of Students. These same leadership qualities led to him being selected to our student staff training committee and to be designated as a National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NSAPA) Undergraduate Fellow for the current year. Jamar has pledged to be more than just a leader, but to lead with integrity and to produce change through just acts. His actions and commitments clearly point to his awareness and understanding of inequality in our society and world, especially educational inequality. In large part, it is this understanding which makes him a passionate advocate for social justice."