The UCI Center for Educational Partnerships together with the UCI Black Leadership Advancement Coalition (BLAC) comprised of the UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research (CBCRR), the UCI Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) and the UCI African American Alumni Council awards the BLAC Scholarship to UC Irvine students since 2002.
This year’s BLAC Scholarship of $1,350 is awarded to UCI junior Annique Session, a first-generation college-going student. Session is a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Organization and Management. Her career aspiration is to work in the field of event management.
Session, a graduate of East Valley High School in Redlands, is co-chair of the UCI Black Student Union and an apprentice director for the Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research.
Session admires and is very intrigued by art, including painting, fashion, music, and film. She believes that art is a great way to express one’s thoughts and feelings. Not only is she captivated by art, but she is also passionate about engaging with the Black community. When asked to describe herself in a few words, she provided this statement:
“My experiences are heavily influenced by my Black identity and this moves my activism in the Black community. I am invested in people and works that continue to fashion me into a more enlightened person. ”
CFEP congratulates Annique on being this year’s recipient of the BLAC Scholarship and hopes this scholarship will help Annique achieve her academic and career goals.