August 30, 2014

Top Grads

Class Acts

Among the cream of this year's graduating class are students who have succeeded both academically and outside the classroom.

Diane Sears | 3/1/2006

Darius Graham, 21
Florida A & M University

Major: Political science

Notable: Founder of national philanthropy program Books All Around (booksallaround.org), which creates libraries at community centers and donates books to underprivileged children. Won a grant for funding from mtvU. Volunteered with Boys and Girls Club. Captain of mock trial team, founder and former president of Honor Student Association, former student attorney general and author of the ethics code for campus student government. Hosted campus talk radio news show, interviewing now U.S. Sen. Barack Obama and former presidential candidate John Edwards' daughter Cate. Plays the piano. Took part in Florida's Gubernatorial Fellows Program, working with senior staff doing policy research at the Department of Children & Families in the Office of Homelessness.

Plans: Law school before eventually working as general counsel with a non-profit foundation or as vice president of governmental affairs for a major corporation.

Tags: Around Florida, Education

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Medical Students & Art
Medical Students & Art

Students from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine are combining their love of medicine with their love of the arts. One of the ways they are doing this is by bringing music into the hospital, in hopes of lifting patients' spirits. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

When will you retire?

  • Soon - within a year
  • 2-3 years from now
  • 4-6 years from now
  • 6-10 years from now
  • 10+ years from now
  • I can't envision retiring
  • Already retired!

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe