20 College Students Selected for E Pluribus Unum’s Fellowship Program

Organization will support Southern students to locally advance racial equity.


NEW ORLEANS LA, Sept. 8, 2022 – E Pluribus Unum (EPU), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, announced the latest cohort of the Unum Fellowship program consisting of twenty college students from sixteen Southern academic institutions. The Fellowship program equips the young leaders with resources, training, and technical expertise to develop and execute a project addressing racial disparities on their school campuses or within their broader community.

Courageous young leaders, like our latest cohort of Unum Fellows, have the power to shape our future while breaking down barriers that have long divided us by race and class,” said EPU Managing Director Scott Hutcheson. “We are excited to join these passionate and focused students as we work to create a better South, and a better nation for us all.”

The 2022 Unum Fellows Youth Cohort consists of: Emerald Bowen, Jackson State University; Jonathan “Luke” Bowles, University of Georgia; Anamari Thomas Carter, Wake Technical Community College; Carina “Nina” Collard, St. Edward’s University; Odyssey Crowell, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Clark Etzel, University of Mississippi; Sean Fridley, University of Virginia; Ashanta K. Gleason, Southern University and A&M College; Aspen Humes, Mississippi State University; Dezrae Lockett, Wesleyan College; Arianna Mackey, North Carolina A&T State University; Madeline “Maddie” Minkoff, University of Alabama; Christina Mitchell, Southern University Law Center; Reagan Razon, Duke University; Emily Smither, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lane Stefurak, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Malcolm Walker, Tougaloo College; Tommy Wan, University of Texas at Austin; Deme Wharton, University of Louisville; Montae’l Williams, Tougaloo College.

The Youth Cohort of Unum Fellows will continue EPU’s mission to advance racial equity in the South. The selected Fellows were chosen from a large pool of applicants currently attending a college or university located in one of thirteen Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Visit https://www.unumfund.org/fellows/ for more information.


About E Pluribus Unum

Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. Incubated at Emerson Collective, EPU is focused on changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are advancing racial equity, and championing transformative policy change. Learn more at www.unumfund.org.