Oxford’s Royster honored at UNC chancellor’s event

May. 01, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

CHAPEL HILL — Sharessa Cherwayne Royster of Oxford, a senior at UNC Chapel Hill, received the George Moses Horton Award for Multicultural Leadership at the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony April 22.

The award is given each year to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative and creativity in multicultural education programs.

Royster was among 66 students who were honored with the university’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership.

Royster is the daughter of Bernice and Wayne Royster of Oxford, and she graduated from J.F. Webb High School of Health and Life Sciences.

Royster majors in psychology and minors in entrepreneurship and social and economic justice. She has served as president of the Pan-Hellenic Council, is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, coordinated Project Uplift, mentored resident advisors and is class representative for the UNC General Alumni Association.

She was also the on-campus coordinator of the minority student recruitment committee for the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs unit.