The 2021 class of HBCU Buzz’s HBCU Top 30 Under 30 features an extraordinary list of trailblazers and history-makers. If you’re looking for inspiration in your industry, then look no further! 

The seventh class of honorees are creating lasting change in a wide variety of industries including politics, sports, education, business, health and music. In fact, this list is the perfect example of just how quickly the HBCU experience can catapult the careers of its students. The youngest person to make this year’s list is 19-year-old Rajauh Caruth, current student at Winston-Salem State University who made NASCAR history. 

“We’re thrilled to spotlight this year’s honorees as it reflects a great diversity of HBCU graduates in our community” said HBCU Buzz Founder & CEO Luke Lawal. “Each year, the Top 30 Under 30 are selected based on their exemplary devotion to their alma mater and impressive achievements to build a better future.” Get inspired by the impressive list of students and alumni from HBCUs all over the nation!
Check out the former classes: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020.

1Randolph Ross Jr.  – North Carolina A&T

Track and field is a family sport for Randolph Ross Jr., who is coached by his Olympian father at North Carolina A&T State University. So, it wasn’t a surprise when Ross, one of the world’s best 400 meter runners, made it to this year’s Olympics! Prior to qualifying for the iconic games, Ross was a trailblazer who helped to shatter records. Along with N.C. A&T’s Akeem Sirleaf, Trevor Stewart, and Daniel Stokes, Ross’s team had the fastest world time in the 4x400m with a time of 3:00.23 to qualify for the big games.