UAPB students chosen for the Monsanto Student Leadership event include (back row, from left) Justin Williams, Andra Bates, DaJerrian McHenry, Jibri Robinson, (front row, from left) Armentta Brown, Shaquita Banks, Viana Stanley, Nicolas Young, Payton Parker, Jorge Villacis, (not shown) William Amari Fulton Jr. and Jasmine Richardson. Special to The Commercial
Twelve students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were selected for Monsanto’s 1890 Student Leadership Event in St. Louis.
The event was held Sunday through Tuesday and students were accompanied by Yulanda Riley, project specialist/career coach in the Office of Career Services.
The goal of this event was to offer internships and Cooperative Education positions to students at 1890 institutions and create a pool of potential employees for Monsanto.
Students chosen for this week’s event included the following listed by name, major and hometown: Justin Williams, computer science, senior, Leland, Miss.; Andra Bates, biology (pre-med), sophomore, Little Rock; DaJerrian McHenry***, computer science, sophomore, Wabbaseka; Jibri Robinson, agriculture business, sophomore, St. Louis; Armentta Brown, accounting, junior, Lancanster, Calif.; Shaquita Banks, business management, junior, Earle; Viana Stanley, accounting, senior, Smackover; Nicolas Young, industrial technology, graduating senior, Dallas; Payton Parker, business management, sophomore, Merrillville, Ind.; Jorge Villacis, computer science, graduate student, Guayaquil, Ecuador; William Amari Fulton Jr., industrial technology, sophomore, Pine Bluff; Jasmine Richardson, industrial technology, senior, Memphis.
Since the inception of the program, UAPB has had the highest number of students selected for the conference and achieved the highest number of internships and Cooperative Education positions.