Zeta Soror Diamond White honored with her own day in Texas
Diamond Charnel White will graduate from Prairie View A&M University Dec. 12, 2015 with her Bachelor Degree in Social Work and begin her graduate studies at University of Texas Arlington in January of 2016. She is graduating in only three years, a past recipient of the Governor Bill Daniel Scholarship and Ambassador for the Mo-to-Go Education Armadillo College Festival and Education Against Violence Program among other activities.
White interned this past summer at North Cypress Medical Center in Cypress, Texas, where she shadowed a social worker to get hands-on experience. She wants to become a medical social worker in a hospital.
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015 will be proclaimed as Diamond White Day because of her exemplary academic achievements.
White has been an ambassador for Mo-to-Go since she received her $8000 Governor Bill Daniel scholarship in 2012. She also founded the Bill and Vera Daniel Day Celebration hosted by University College, managed the Prairie View A&M men’s basketball team and is now a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority. She was recently awarded the Presidential Academic Award for being on the Dean’s List of Prairie View A&M from 2012-2014.
White has also been an ambassador for the Summer Institute / Panther Pride Bridge Program at Prairie View, a six-week summer program for entering freshmen students.
White has been hearing impaired since birth. She is completely deaf in her left ear and has 60% hearing in her right ear with a hearing aid.
White described, “I had to take speech all the way from elementary to high school and they gave me tools which to learn. They taught me I am more of a visual learner.” She reads lips and pays close attention.
Even with her hearing challenges, White is graduating early. She attended tutoring sessions after class, one-on-one, with her professors at Prairie View.
White wants to tell young people considering their college opportunities, “The majority of the things I learned in high school were the basis of my first year of college. Listen more and pay attention. Apply to college and definitely go if you get the chance. If you don’t like it, at least give a try. It’s easier than you think it is, but it’s difficult if you don’t put your mind to it. Focus.”
White is definitely an inspiration. Congratulations, Diamond Charnel White on all your accomplishments.