Spring 2013| Posse Atlanta Quarterly


Atlanta Scholars Get Involved on Campus

Rashid Nelson (BU Posse 4), the recreation assistant for BU Athletics, poses with Rhett, the Boston Terrier mascot.

College freshman and aspiring broadcaster Nariah Francis (Wooster Posse 5) is pursuing a degree in communications while also finding time to nurture her talent for singing. 

As she delves into coursework for her major, Nariah plans to volunteer for the local radio station next semester to gain insight and experience into the broadcasting field. She ultimately hopes to host a show that discusses current events. 

While she pursues her studies, Nariah—an experienced performer who sang with the nationally renowned Youth Ensemble of Atlanta and won second place in the Variety Stars of Tomorrow singing competition—is bringing her voice to the Wooster campus. She took the stage as a backup singer to support a fellow Scholar’s debut campus performance, joined the Wooster chorus, and is the music director of an a cappella group she started on campus.

“I love having the ability to convey different emotions through music and singing,” says Nariah.

Nariah is also active in Wooster’s Bible study group and Black Student Association. 

Rashid Nelson (Boston University Posse 4) serves as the associate director for communication of Boston University’s student government and as the recreation assistant for BU Athletics. The sophomore business administration major enjoys interacting with student groups to help them promote events on campus and plans to manage the men’s basketball team this year as well.

“Working for BU Athletics allows me to network with people who have already established themselves in the profession in which I hope to see myself working in three to five years,” says Rashid. “It’s exciting to sit in the press row at the basketball games and take calls from reporters, sometimes even ESPN, inquiring about the games I'm compiling statistics for.”

Rashid is also developing his interest in marketing at the School of Management. Aiming to become a sports agent after graduation, he is especially enjoying learning about contract law in his business law course.

“The School of Management is a challenging school, but I can honestly say that when I graduate, I will be prepared to enter the real world with a great deal more knowledge and experience due to my four years here,” says Rashid.

This summer Rashid hopes to intern at a law firm or sporting venue in the Boston area.

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