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Grace Jordan McFadden Award Winner

Congratulations to Antionna Fuller, 2018 Grace Jordan McFadden Award winner.

Fuller is a senior majoring in psychology and double minoring in African American Studies and criminal justice. She is from Bennettsville, SC.

Fuller is involved in many organizations which personify the philosophy of the Grace Jordan McFadden Award. Among her multiple activities and involvements, she is president of USC’s student organization Together We Rise (a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care).

Also, she is a mentor for the Multicultural Assistance Peer Program and is the first AFAM Studies philanthropy intern for Central Carolina Community Foundation.

During summer 2018 Fuller worked in the office of South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn, attending hearings on preserving historical landmarks, artificial intelligence, and wrote memos on immigration and criminal justice.

With plans to apply to law school after graduation, and work for a non-profit organization Fuller said the Capitol Hill experience was an invaluable lesson in civics and government.

Her career goal is to become a juvenile defense attorney.

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