Introducing Spelman’s Leadership Alliance Interns

Introducing Spelman’s Leadership Alliance Interns

Introducing Spelman’s Leadership Alliance Interns 500 153 aucwoodruff

Last week we welcomed Spelman’s Leadership Alliance interns, Keighla and Camille. This week we’d like to introduce you to Keighla and Camille in their own words. Stay tuned for updates from our Leadership Alliance interns throughout the summer!

Camille Barnes


Hello! My name is Halee Camille Barnes I am the oldest child out of two younger siblings. I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I am a graduate from Southside High School where I was a member of the varsity basketball and soccer team. I was also a member of the National Beta Club, Student Council, Tiger Mentor, and reigned as Student Body President my senior year. I am currently a rising Sophomore at Claflin University where I am majoring in Criminal Justice, and hoping to obtain a minor in Psychology.

Having the opportunity to be apart of Leadership Alliance has been a wonderful experience so far. With having the opportunity to be apart of something so great I hope to learn many different things while I am here at Spelman. I am hoping to learn about the rich history here at Spelman, and learn more about the AUC. I am also eager to learn more about archival research. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge on other Historical Black Colleges and what they have to offer for their students.

Keighla Pope


My name is Keighla Pope and I am from St. Helena Island, South Carolina. I am a rising sophomore at Claflin University. I enjoy listening to music, singing, and modeling. I am the head captain of the modeling company at Claflin University called En Veux Modeling Company. I hope to one day become the president of En Veux. When I am at home I enjoy going to church and singing on the praise team. I also enjoy spending time with my grandparents and cousins. I love everything natural hair. I learned mostly everything about my hair on YouTube. I also love makeup even though I only wear it on special occasions. I love nature and I love to film it or take pictures. My major is Mass Communications with a concentration of digital media, I grew up loving filmography and photography. I love the idea of being in front of the camera and behind it. A digital media concentration is learning more about cameras, TV production, and TV and Radio announcement. I also plan to study more in the public relations concentration to learn a little more about media advertising and sales. Here at I Spelman I hope to learn when to use different methods of research. Some things are appropriate depending on when they are needed. I think that there is a time when archival research is more beneficial than getting secondary sources. I hope that during my time spent here I learn how to make the things I find useful and how to tell if it is better to use than searching elsewhere. I also hope to learn how to choose what things with be considered more important than others. It can be so much information that seems helpful, so I hope to learn what to use and how to discard things that seem important but will not be.