2000's Milestones: Alumni Achievements

Simone Missick, B.A. 2003, was cast to play “Missy,” a character confirmed to be the hero Misty Knight, in Marvel’s Luke Cage series. In comics, Misty Knight is an ex-NYPD officer who developed superhuman strength after being given a bionic arm to replace the one she lost in the line of duty. Marvel has not yet announced the Netflix series’ release date. 

Talitha L. LeFlouria, Ph.D. 2009, was elected to the Board of Direc- tors for the Labor and Working-Class History Association, and the Historians Against Slavery. 

Maj. Jeremy D. Broussard, U.S. Army, J.D. 2007, earned his LL.M. in military law with a concentration in criminal law from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Va. Maj. Broussard is the new special victim prosecutor at Fort Hood, Texas, responsible for the prosecution of all sexual assault, child victim and domestic violence cases at the busiest jurisdiction in the Army. 

Evie M. Hightower, B.A. 2009, was selected as one of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Hightower is an associate at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. She joins an elite group of attorneys from Georgia and across the country as members of this honorary organization that recognizes outstanding Black attorneys under the age of 40 who exemplify superior leadership and achievements in the legal industry and within their communities. 

Shara M. Chang, J.D. 2009, was elected secretary of the D.C. Bar, the second largest unified bar association in the United States. She is also a recipient of the Nation’s Best Advocates Top 40 Under 40 Award presented by the National Bar Associa- tion. Chang is a financial services attorney at the law firm BuckleySandler LLP, where she advises leading financial institutions on a host of consumer protection laws. 

Steve D. Mobley Jr., B.A. 2005, earned his Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from the University of Maryland-College Park. He specialized in higher and post-secondary education. His dissertation is titled Difference Amongst Your Own: The Lived Experiences of Low-Income African- American Students and Their Encounters With Class Within Elite Historically Black College (HBCU) Environments. 

Marchlena “Marci” Rodgers, B.B.A. 2005, recently served as a production assistant/shopper for the movie Chi-raq in Chicago. She worked under the leadership of Oscar-nominated Costume Designer Ruth Carter and Academy Award-nominated Director Spike Lee. 

 

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