My name is Imani Stewart and I am a Communications major at Western Carolina University. I have a double concentration in public relations and journalism and plan to attend law school after graduation. I’m from Asheville, NC.
I am the vice president as well as a founding member of WCU’s first college chapter of NAACP. I’m also a member of PRSSA, an exec board member of Fellowship of Christian athletes Team Impact which is a community service organization. I am a member of Project CARE’s exec team, a retention program dedicated to students of color at WCU. I am the editor of community news for WCU’s The Western Carolina Journalist, an online newspaper. I am also a member of WCUs Black Student Union (BSU).
I was a part of a team that designed a marketing campaign for the Foundation of Evangelism that promoted the highest Evangelism award in the Methodist church. This campaign became the blueprint for award promotion of Methodist churches around the country. I am also experienced in event planning. As an executive member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) college chapter of WCU, we organized a Women’s Empowerment Conference that provided necessary skills for young women such as interview techniques, tips on professional dress, resume formatting and health. This conference provided women with professional connections to powerful women in the community that they will be able to use as references once they graduate. I am also a member of Trials of the Rib. This is a woman’s bible study group that goes into the community and shares God’s work through acts of volunteering. Service is something I am passionate about and I am motivated to help the community in any way I can.
People usually describe me as flexible, hardworking and creative.