Tuesday, June 3, 2014
By Amber Walker and Deontez Wimbley
Scholarship, service, and leadership are just a few words to describe this phenomenal young woman. Born and raised in the historic city of Detroit, Michigan, Alesia Alexander is making her mark as someone who is committed to making a positive difference wherever she goes.
Alesia is a natural born leader, and she continues to prove that through her volunteer work at Grand Valley State University. She reigns as president of You Beautiful Black Woman, secretary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., coordinator for Zetas Helping Other People Excel, and is a site coordinator for Team 21, an organization that helps at-risk youth, in Wyoming, Michigan.
“When I walk on campus, people seem unhappy with what they are studying. I found something I love,” she says.
Alesia is a determined student of African American Studies, with research interests in the Slave Era. She plans to use this field of study to become a professor. There is no doubt that the university she chooses to educate at will be lucky, because Alesia is the definition of “Finer Womanhood.”
• AALCI 2014