Congratulations Tremaine Sails (’16), a graduating senior, on the acceptance of his abstract, “The Birth of African-American Identity: A Discourse of Resistance in 18th Century Philadelphia ,” for presentation at the April meeting of the National Conference on University Research (NCUR) at UNC Asheville. Chosen from more than 4000 submissions, Tremaine’s abstract, said the Selection Committee, demonstrated a unique contribution to his chosen field of study (which, according to Tremaine, is African Studies).
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Nashville, TN, Tremaine describes himself as a child of the Black Church, someone who has had an incessant urge to study as much as he could about biblical history, Black religious protest groups, and Black Church studies. He enrolled at American Baptist College (ABC) in the Fall of 2013 and has maintained a 3.43 GPA, making the Dean’s List or President’s List every semester since enrolling.
Other distinctions Tremaine has earned since enrolling at ABC are: selected as an HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on HBCUs , selected to the McNair Scholars Program, a 2015 Chi Boule scholar, and working as an intern for the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.