In celebration of Black History Month, TheGrio.com named this year’s History Makers in the Making. Among the 100 prominent African-Americans are CHASS alumni Decker Ngongang and Cullen Jones.
Former NC State Senior Class President Decker Ngongang (2003, Political Science) works for Moblize.org where he develops activist-oriented programs. For example, Democracy 2.0 calls attention to how our democratic process affects the millennial generation.
Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones (2006, English) made history in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Cullen brought home the first gold medal for an African-American in swimming. Jones uses his talents to help teach minority youths how to swim through a national anti-drowning initiative, Make a Splash.
Congratulations to these outstanding alums. You make us proud.