LaVesha C. Huff is serving as Graduate Student Association President for the 2014-15 academic school year. She is a Masters of School Counseling candidate within the Department of Counseling and the School of Education. She works as a graduate research assistant for the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Nwokeafor, and serves as the Graduate Assistants’ vice president. Part of LaVesha’s assistantship duties entails regular interfacing with all of the various programs within the Graduate School. She has served as president of the African Psychology Student Association, where she increased the membership by over 160%. Prior to becoming president, LaVesha served as GSA Ambassador and Liaison, serving on several committees including the Ticket Adjudication Committee, Conduct Board Committee, and the university’s Ad Hoc Mission Statement Restructuring Committee. LaVesha maintains membership in several honor societies, including Chi Sigma Mu, the Golden Key and Alpha Chi. Unknown to most, LaVesha served in the United States Army for 8 years. She is very passionate about advocating on behalf of the graduate student body and promoting the institution of Bowie State University.
Marcus D. Craig serves as the 2014-2015 First Vice President of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at Bowie State University (BSU). Born in the big city of Chicago, IL and raised in the rural town of Orville, Ohio, Marcus attends BSU by way of the United States Army. As an active duty member of the United States Military, Marcus is an avid community advocate and is heavily involved with student affairs. In addition to his current position within GSA, Marcus also holds various leadership positions in other BSU organizations to include President of the Student Veterans Association and Cadet Battalion Commander of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). Marcus is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
LaVel Jones serves as the 2014-2015 2nd Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. LaVel is currently seeking a Masters in Public Administration and anticipates graduation in May 2015; she has obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and also holds a Project Management Certificate. LaVel is also a part of many academic organizations such as the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honor Society and The National Society of Leadership and Success. Not only has she contributed to the university academically, but she professionally serves as the Police Communications Supervisor for school’s Police department. Outside of the University, she dedicates time to her community by volunteering at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Oluwaseyi Akintola, fondly called “Sheyi,” serves as the financial secretary of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. She is from Ibadan, South-west Nigeria and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from Bowen University, Osun, Nigeria. Sheyi is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Development at Bowie State University. Sheyi is currently a graduate assistant in the behavioral sciences and human services department. Back in Nigeria, Sheyi volunteers at a non-profit organization responsible for picking children off the streets and enrolling them to schools. Sheyi is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).Sheyi hopes to make a difference this 2014-2015 academic year as a board member and to learn from other people. “Make a positive difference and do some good.”
Jonathon serves as the 2014 – 2015 Secretary of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. He is from Houston, Texas and attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where he completed a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from Bowie State University. Jonathon is a passionate organizer who enjoys working in the field directly with students and volunteers doing grassroot community organizing. A proven leader, he's built lasting coalitions and set standards for those who have followed in his footsteps. He currently works for Grassroots Solutions were he serve as a Project Manager. Jonathon is an avid scholar of American Barbeque, and is happy to discuss the regional nuances of the cuisine at length. A lover of all music, he has a special place in heart for the sounds of a showstyle marching band.
John Fields is currently serving as the 2014-2015 Member-at Large/Parliamentarian of the Bowie State University Graduate Student Association. John hails from Washington D.C. John successfully completed his undergraduate studies at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. John is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Bowie State University. He is responsible for upholding the Graduate Students Association Constitution and serve as chair of the membership committee. John lives by the motto “Tomorrow belongs to those that prepare for it today.”