Bayurat Ibitola Fashina-Jinadu '08
B.A. Black Studies; Cleveland, Ohio
Black Student Union - Minister of Finance, Liaison/Political Publicity Chair, Parliamentarian of Freshman Foundation, Sister 2 Sister Chair, Publicity Chair for Culture Jam; Denison Community Association - “Main Place - Chair, A.T.E.A.M. (Acting Together Everyone Achieves More); Sustained Dialogue - Leadership Team, Group Moderator; Denison Campus Governance Association - Senator; August Orientation - Leader; Athletic Center - Training Room Attendant/ First-Aid Responder; Office of Admissions - Student Caller, Overnight Host; Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program - Scholar/Intern “Best Research Presentation” awarded; Black Alumni Association Scholarship; Presidential Freedom Scholarship; NASPA NUPF Undergraduate Fellow
Supporting comments: "Bayurat has shared her passion and vision for making life better for those experiencing great material poverty and hardship. Unafraid of challenge, social critique and even the confrontation that social change can inevitably produce, Bayurat is able to work well with a wide range of people, and interacts effortlessly across social boundaries of race, class, ethnicity, and class rank. She has used her empathic gift and fine-tuned ability to connect with others to form constructive coalitions, has served locally to put her values into practice in the surrounding community, and has helped focus campus awareness on vitally important international issues. Bayurat has modeled the responsible citizen of the world that Denison helps to mold."