FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2021
Greensboro College Office of Communications
Quiera Marshall receives GC’s George Floyd Memorial Scholarship
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on
May 25, 2020, sparked a new national conversation on police treatment of minorities, Black Lives Matter, and related issues of racial equity. And, it also sparked campus conversations at Greensboro College that resulted in multiple action items for the college to pursue.
One of the initiatives about which students felt strongly, was that efforts increase to establish scholarships for Black students. Students asked that Greensboro College answer the call at George Floyd’s memorial service to raise funds for a George Floyd Memorial Scholarship. The advancement office quickly agreed and created that option for donors. Donors responded with a total of $775 and a process to name a George Floyd Memorial Scholar was formed. Students were encouraged to submit application with an essay and a winner rose to the top of the list of candidates.
Quiera Marshall was named the recipient of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship for 2020-2021.
“There were a number of great essays and we have a lot of students who are eager to further equity and inclusion at Greensboro College,” said D’andre Hardy, Director of Retention. “Quiera’s explanation of social justice and the way she demonstrated how she builds community at GC personally and in her on-campus involvement in Chapel and as a Sankofa Leader is what stood out to the readers.”
“Quiera Marshall is highly involved on campus and the love she shares for everyone at GC is invaluable,” stated Director of Student Accounts Lindsay Latham ’08.
Ms. Marshall is a junior and an elementary education major at the college. She is from Clinton, NC, and the daughter of Denise Marshall. She has served as a Pride Leader, works in the Sankofa Center, volunteers and sings at Chapel services, and is a member of the United African American Society (UAAS). Outside of the college, she has interned at the United Way and Succeed Asheville, an Asheville-based nonprofit that works to eliminate the literacy achievement gap among students in Asheville City and Buncombe County schools.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.greensboro.edu
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