Grace Latimore ‘16
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Future Plans: Work in Media Relations
Grace Latimore has learned being a leader is not always easy and that it often requires time and effort. However, the University of Illinois Springfield English major says she’s up for the challenge. Latimore is president of the UIS Black Student Union, which aims to educate, uplift and empower African American students. She also volunteers as a mentor for high school students in the 4-H program and is the fiction editor for the Alchemist Review, the literary journal on campus. Her passion for advocacy recently led her to create a documentary called Beneath the Surface. The film explores what it means to be a minority in higher education.
Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.
Posted on March 14, 2016