tune 500 companies, inner-city public
schools and in Washington, DC, at the
White House. In 2006, he spoke to the
National Speaker’s Association Youth
Program in Orlando, Fla. He is co-author of the book Forty Voices: Stories
of Hope from Our Generation.
Josh graduated in 2006 with a degree
in business from the College of William
and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and is
currently pursuing a master’s in communications from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School.
The Nido Qubein Scholarship
The Nido Qubein
awarded to Damon
Waring, a senior at
Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga.,
where he is earning
a bachelor of arts
degree in communications theory.
Born in Charleston, S.C., at age 19
Damon moved to New York City.
Through an arranged meeting he met
and studied under the tutelage of
Dr. Bill Cosby on the sets of Kaufman
Astoria studios where The Cosby Show
Damon is an experienced actor,
model, writer, public speaker, mentor
and tutor. He has made his social concerns and life experiences the core of
his passionate public presentations,
which include topics on mental health,
challenges and ethics, AIDS/HIV awareness, domestic violence, child advocacy
and civil/human rights.
The Bill Gove Scholarship
Cynthia Gardner is
the recipient of the
Bill Gove Scholarship.
A graduate student at
Wichita State University
in Kansas, Cynthia
and perseverance are
the driving forces behind her successes.
Graduating from high school in three
and half years and earning a bachelor of
science in aviation technology from the
University of Central Missouri (formerly
Central Missouri State University) are
two of her greatest accomplishments. She
refused to allow a learning disability and
speech impediment keep her from
achieving her goals.
Two areas of personal interest to
Cynthia are domestic violence and
mental illness. As a survivor of domestic
violence, she is one of the 30 percent
that has successfully broken the cycle
of abuse. As someone with bipolar
disease, she serves as a role model for
individuals living with mental illness
and their families.
Audrey O’Neal, executive assistant, has
been on staff at NSA for the past seven
years. She is responsible
for overseeing the
as well as several other
Contact Audrey at
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