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COAS Tiger Showcase Alexis S. White is a native of Arcadia, Louisiana. She is the proud daughter of Dr. Donald and Lt. Col (Ret) Valerie S. White. She is currently a junior at Grambling State University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. At Grambling, Alexis is a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College, the National Society of Leadership and the Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Alexis was selected as the Louisiana State Facilitator for the 2016- 2018 biennium of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. She is also a member of the Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology (CMAST). Alexis has also had the opportunity to travel abroad on multiple occasions. One particular trip was with GSU’s History Department. She immersed herself in the culture and history of London, England. Alexis explored Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and many more historical sites. She has interned at Meharry Medial College in Nashville, Tennessee for the past two summers in the BS/MD Program. This program awards those students selected with a conditional acceptance into the Meharry Medical College. She has had first hand experiences in dental and medical simulations. Dana A. Williams earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Grambling State University. She earned the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dana earned a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University in Urbana, Illinois, and a John Hope Franklin Humanities Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Before returning to Howard University, she was an Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently serves as Chair of the Department of English and Professor of African American Literature at Howard University. She is also the President of the College Language Association, the largest and oldest professional organization for faculty of color who teach languages and literatures. In 2016, Dana celebrated twenty-five (25) years of sisterhood with the Fall 1991 initiates of Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Academic Viewbook Page 10