Class of 2015 | College of Engineering | Computer Science
Jeremiah T. Cooper, a junior Computer Science major, was recently named a 2014 "HBCU All-Star" by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities for his accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.
Cooper, a Nashville native, will serve as an ambassador of the White House Initiative by providing outreach and communication with his fellow students at the university about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource.
“I feel very blessed and humbled to be selected for this very prestigious recognition,” Cooper said about his selection as an HBCU all-star, adding that a cousin and his parents encouraged him to apply. “I was ecstatic to hear the news. When I applied I was confident of my ability but I wasn’t sure I would be selected. I am thankful that I did.”
Cooper was among 75 All-Stars selected from 445 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who submitted completed applications including transcripts, resume, essay and recommendations. The students represent 64 HBCUs from across the nation.
In announcing Cooper and his fellow all-stars’ selection, the White Initiative said “engaging with this next generation of leaders” who will go on to make meaningful contributions to society is crucial to the success of the community and global competitiveness of the United States.
Cooper, a very active and community-oriented student, is on full academic scholarship at TSU with a 3.74 GPA. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a former historian and e-board member of Collegiate 100, where he mentors young people. He is a youth leader and advocate with the Mt. Nebo Church Youth Council, where among other activities, he monitors and mentors children ages 3-14.