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AT&T program giving Black students a 'hand up' in Achieving their Professional Goals

It’s quite an honor for two senior students at Hampton University in Virginia. Seniors Sarah ‘Lee’ Buckner and Amber Anderson (pictured below) have been announced as members of AT&T’s “Dream in Black second; Rising Future Makers Class.”


The 2022 class honors 25 students, all from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), who are making a positive impact in their communities and on their campuses.


The Dream in Black Rising Future Makers program is geared towards promoting talented young black people and ensuring they have access to the network and resources they need to reach their full professional potential.


“We received hundreds of nominations from across the country and only 25 were selected,” said Betsy Francis, Vice President / General Manager of AT&T Mid Atlantic. “These two from Hampton University are talented individuals that stood out because of their selfless work, extreme talent, and their purpose to do good for others and support their community and future youth.”


All of the selected students are receiving checks for $5,000 and an iPhone 13 with one year of free AT&T service, among other gifts. They will also get professional workshop opportunities, including mentoring sessions with AT&T executives aimed at growing their network and furthering their career opportunities.

Photo courtesy of Hampton University


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