LU’s C100 inducts “Supreme 16”

Lamar University's prestigious Collegiate 100 (C100) organization proudly welcomed its largest induction ever, named the "Supreme 16” on October 4 at the Richard L. Price Auditorium.   C100 of LU Fall 2023 Induction
 
The new members of the C100 are:  

  • David Spurlock – Mechanical Engineering 
  • Mark Releford-Jones – Speech & Hearing Science 
  • Efosa Evbuomwan – Political Science 
  • Ramiyah Mack-Curtis – Nursing 
  • Dinaste Watts – Nursing 
  • Kimone Wright – Healthcare Administration 
  • Jaelan Sherman – Psychology  
  • Kalvin Sparrow – Communication 
  • Victoria Viser – Nutrition/Dietetics  
  • Vavah Kamasa-Quashie – Psychology 
  • Audrey Vincent-Eze – Political Science 
  • Islamiyat Abubakar – Public Health  
  • Nasir Reynolds – Social Work 
  • Carlos Johnson – Public Health 
  • Shawnta Cotton – Accounting 
  • Tiana Mhondiwa – Fashion Merchandising

“Our new members really show like the core values of our principles within our organization, and I think that they’ll be a successful group,” C100 Membership Chair Bria Moneaux said.

The Collegiate 100 chapter on campus is sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont, and strives to inspire the next generation through mentoring, education, economic development, and wellness.  

To be selected as a member of the C100, prospective members must maintain a 2.5 GPA, provide two letters of recommendation, and go through an interview process with Dr. Kathryn Washington, who serves as faculty advisor to the organization. 

“We try to get their background like where they're from, and like other organizations they participated in and what they want to join our organization,” Moneaux said. “Dr. Washington just tries to get to know them more on a personal level, if you like what their goals are when they graduate college.” 

In the first induction ceremony in 2021, the organization only inducted seven members, and has now doubled those numbers in two years. Moneaux attributes their success to the promotion of the organization.  

“We had a C100 week where we had many events. We held a fundraiser where we sold cold cups, and we had an informational meeting where students can come and learn more about our organization, and most of the people who attended those events were people who were inducted,” Moneaux said.  

The "Supreme 16" induction was a testament to the Collegiate 100 of Lamar University's commitment to fostering leaders, scholars, and individuals dedicated to making a positive impact on society. These new inductees will undoubtedly carry the torch of academic and community excellence into the future, continuing the rich tradition of the C100.  

To learn more about the Collegiate 100 of Lamar University, visit http://gbrv.jinluntz.net/education/partnerships-and-initiatives/collegiate-100-of-lamar-university.html.