FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2004
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern junior Chryston Jones of Irondale will represent student opinions on issues of multiculturalism after being inducted as the college's 2004-05 'Southern Diversity delegate at a ceremony Oct. 27 on campus.
Jones, an interdisciplinary sociology/political science major, was selected by a panel of judges and student vote.
“The 'Southern Diversity delegate serves as the primary student spokesperson for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is given the opportunity to sponsor cultural programs, promote community building, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding within the Birmingham-Southern College community,” said Erica Brown, BSC director of multicultural affairs.
Jones' other activities include co-chair of the Multicultural Advisory Committee, Students Offering Support, Black Student Union, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Concert Choir.
She is the daughter of James Jones and Cynthia Westbrook.
Other finalists were Jessica Boe, a senior international studies major from Gretna, La.; Thelisia Boykin, a sophomore psychology major from Midfield; Kimberly Hamilton, a senior Spanish major from Spring Hill, Tenn.; Avani Reddy, a sophomore pre-medicine major from Vestavia Hills; and Sirena Wang, a sophomore music major from Madison.