First-year law student Imani Roberson has been named to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Hennessy Fellows Program, a partnership with Hennessy & Co. awarding a total of $10 million to high-achieving graduate students studying at HBCUs. As part of the program, Roberson receives access to networking events, online training programs, an immersive boot camp and corporate development experiences. The Hennessy website explains, “The program is designed to identify, cultivate and move students into the corporate leadership roles of tomorrow.”
Roberson said of her participation in the fellowship program, “There was no better steppingstone to infiltrate the corporate arena. This fellowship will bring networking, mentorship opportunities and business acumen training while also gifting a means to pour into communities that need it most.”
Roberson is the second UDC Law student named to the program; in 2020, Jamal Bailey ’22 was a fellow.
Originally from Cincinnati, Roberson attended the University of South Carolina where she received her bachelor’s in Sociology. Roberson’s plan is to become a corporate lawyer focusing on transactional and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work. At UDC Law she serves as Vice President of The Women’s Law Society, Corresponding Secretary of the Student Bar Association, Director of Academic Affairs of The Black Law Students’ Association and Parliamentarian of OUTLAW. In addition, she is an active member within her community through various charities and nonprofits, and she is proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.