(AUGUSTA, GA) - Oscar A. Jessie was recently named the Chaplain of the 2009-2010 National Pre-Alumni Council Board. Jessie is a sophomore psychology major at Paine College and a native of Augusta, Georgia.
The appointment is an honor because Jessie serves with other students from United Negro College Fund member institutions. The National Pre-Alumni Council is the governing body for the Pre-Alumni Councils located on UNCF's member colleges and universities campuses. The NPAC officers are elected annually during the NAC/NPAC Conference.
The National Pre-Alumni Council governs a total of 38 Historical Black Colleges and Universities. The United Negro College Fund provides over 60,000 scholarships each year to enable students to attend college.
“Being appointed to this position connects me with other UNCF institutions. I am elated to help with the spiritual aspect. I want to encourage others mentally and spiritually to become better leaders and scholars,” Jessie said.
As a student at Paine College, Jessie is a known leader having served as Vice President of the Psychology Club, Business Manager for the Paine College Pre-Alumni Council, President of the Pre-Alumni Council and Mr. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Currently, Jessie holds the positions of Vice President of Paine College Pre-Alumni, President of the Paine College Art Club, Mr. Psychology Club, as well as a student representative for the Paine College Student Disciplinary Board.
“I look forward to serving with NPAC board members to effectively impact our local and campus communities through prayer, advice on business strategies, volunteerism and research,” Jessie said.
Jessie attended the council’s first meeting in September in New Orleans, Louisiana and looks forward to attending the National Pre-Alumni Leadership Conference in 2010.