Imani Briscoe ’17

Briscoe“I realize and appreciate that SJU has given me a strong foundation, and my mission is to pay it forward.”

Imani Briscoe is grateful for her time at SJU. She’s taken advantage of the many leadership opportunities found on campus as a resident assistant, Hawk Host, co-President of the Black Student Union, Orientation Leader and L.I.N.E.S. performer. She also studied abroad in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana and interned at Sister Namibia, a feminist and LGBT magazine, during her time overseas.

“What I’ll miss most about SJU are the opportunities to challenge and change,” the Philadelphia native says.

This year, Briscoe will be one of two SJU students recognized as the first graduates of the Lenfest Program, which identifies standout students as early as seventh grade and awards them incentive-based college scholarships.

“This scholarship enabled me to attend SJU and was one of the major deciding factors for my attendance to SJU,” says Briscoe. “With it, I was given a chance to experience all that SJU has to offer and immerse myself in my the campus experience.”

After graduation, the communication studies major plans to travel to California to interview with internet media companies Buzzfeed and Vice.

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