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Genee Robinson Receives Howard University’s
Reginald F. Lewis Scholar Prize

On Saturday, May 9, 2009, Genee Robinson, a dynamic and talented student, majoring in Fashion Merchandising in the Division of Fine Arts of the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the competitive Reginald F. Lewis Scholar Prize. The $10,000 prize is awarded to the undergraduate student whose cumulative grade point average demonstrates the highest increase between the sophomore and senior years.

In 1990, the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, Inc. established the Howard University Reginald F. Lewis Fund to support various student and faculty enrichment academic activities. A cornerstone of the innovative initiative is the Reginald F. Lewis Scholar Prize. The University President bestows the award during the Commencement exercise to a graduating senior, selected from the University’s undergraduate population, whose record reflects the highest degree of academic progress.

A native of the District of Columbia, Genee arrived at Howard University in the fall of 2005. Since then, she has had an extraordinarily busy life, balancing her academic pursuits with her involvement in volunteer and extracurricular activities. Her commitment to the success of middle and high school students led her to become an enrichment mentor at the D.C. Preparatory Academy, where she was responsible for advising, positively influencing, and motivating at-risk youth. On campus, Genee served as the treasurer of the Senior Class Executive Board of the College of Arts and Sciences, was a member of the National Council of Negro Women, and most notably, because of her grade point average, qualified for the Dean’s list during her junior and senior years.

Genee intends to continue her academic pursuits and will attend Graduate School next fall. Ms. Robinson’s ultimate goal is develop a career in Marketing/Communications. Describing her career objective, she stated that she will create her “own fashion company, comprised of a clothing line, boutiques, and supportive agencies.”

Ms. Robinson is a Washingtonian and the daughter of proud parents, Pamela Gordon and Tillman Robinson.

Updated May 11, 2009

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