Published on February 8th, 2015 | by Rodrea Zeigler0
Rodrea Zeigler, Millennium Magazine’s New Intern
Pictured, Rodrea Zeigler, Allen University Student
My name is Rodrea Zeigler. I am from Dayton, Ohio, but I traveled to the South four years ago to further my education at Allen University, an HBCU in Columbia, South Carolina. I am currently a senior, majoring in English with a concentration in Professional Writing. After graduation, I plan to continue my studies in graduate school, and I would like to become an online editor for a major newspaper or magazine.
I currently serve on the editorial staff for Millennium Magazine and act as liaison between Allen University and the Millennium Magazine for educational events and student scholarship on campus. I regularly write for the cultural section of the Yellow Jacket Times, Allen University’s student-run newspaper, which gives the students updates on politics, new health care forums, and cultural events on campus as well as within society today. I am also President of the Chi Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, which is the International English Honor Society.
Recently, I was a participant in the Eighth Annual Health Disparities Conference that was held in Long, Beach California, where I presented my research on the health disparity of AIDS in Antigua. I also had the opportunity to present at the Claflin University Conference in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on Contemporary English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions. I am a recipient of various scholarships and internships—I make it my mission to selflessly promote scholarship and internship opportunities to the students of Allen University so that we, as a unit of young African American students, can achieve greatness together!