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Dillard University’s 2017 Valedictorian

CummingsAaliyah Cummings, a business administration major from Shreveport, La. has accepted employment with ExxonMobil Corporation as a full-time sales advisor in the Fuels, Lubricants, & Specialties Marketing Division. Cummings is the recipient of a Dillard University Institutional Scholarship and, as a top graduate, will receive the Benjamin E. Mays-Samuel Dubois Cook Presidential Scholarship.

 

During her time at Dillard, Cummings has held membership and served in a number of organizations including the Alpha Chi and Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Societies, the American Marketing Association, and the Alpha Beta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. As a Fellow of the Melton Foundation, a global citizen organization, Cummings traveled to Africa, Asia, Germany and South America.

 

As a scholar athlete, Cummings not only made the grade in academics but she made her mark on the track field as a 100-meter hurdler on Dillard’s Women’s Track and Field team. In 2014, she set a conference record as the 100-meter hurdle Conference Champion for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. Cummings was also recognized as Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2015.

 

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Although she will begin employment immediately after graduation Cummings’ long-range goals include obtaining a Master of Business Administration as well as a doctorate degree. In addition, Cummings, who completed more than 281 hours of community service while at Dillard, aspires to establish a foundation to help mentor African American teens as they transition from high school to college.

 

Cummings is the daughter of Liddie Jackson Cummings and the late James Bernard Cummings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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