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COAS Tiger Showcase David Aubrey serves as Louisiana’s Director of External Affairs for AT&T. Former executive director of the Strategic Action Council of NWLA, he was the founding managing director of the Minority Supplier Institute. Mr. Aubrey previously directed community development programs at Southern University- Shreveport. David began his professional career as a math teacher, followed by a stint as special assistant to the interim president of Grambling State University. At the age of 24, he was elected the first African American mayor of his hometown, Homer, LA, making him the state’s youngest mayor. Mr. Aubrey graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Grambling State University, where he was elected president of the SGA and selected as a student member of the ULS Board. Once heralded by Ebony Magazine as one of the nation’s Top Future Leaders, Aubrey holds memberships and affiliations in numerous professional, civic, community and philanthropic organizations among which are the Grambling University Foundation Board of Directors and the Committee of One Hundred (Northwest Louisiana’s CEO Roundtable). David is married to the former Millicent Maiden, along with his endearing marriage and relationship with his alma mater, Grambling State University. Rachel Hickerson is a third generation Gramblinite. Rachel attended GSU from 2005-2009. She had the privilege of being inducted in the Earl Lester Cole Honors College in 2006, and is a former Miss Earl Lester Cole Honors College. Rachel was involved in various activities and organizations. She was a part of the SGA, where she held the position of Secretary for 2 years. She was also a member of the Favrot Student Union Board, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Chemistry Club, National Association of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and The Society of Distinguished Black Women. Two of her greatest accomplishments were crossing the burning sands of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she was elected President for a year, and being elected as Miss Senior 2008-2009. Rachel majored in Chemistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was accepted into Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. There, she was a member of Phi Beta Lambda Honor Society, Rho Chi Honor Society, and elected Miss P3 Class Queen. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Collegiate Ministry. She worked two jobs, the bookstore and Publix Pharmacy, while in school at FAMU, and remained on the Dean’s List. She was also awarded the Mylan’s Pharmacy Excellence Award. Rachel was hired as a Staff Pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Lafayette, LA, where she now resides. She has her Pharmacist License in both LA and TX, and is a community pharmacist specializing in over the counter (OTC) medications, immunizations, and medication therapeutic management of middle aged to elderly patients. Academic Viewbook Page 8