From left Analisia Anderson, Adrianna Bayles, Christen Bryant, and Daija O’Harrow
By Pamela Moore
Florida A&M University’s Business and Auxiliary Services (BAS) announced the winners of its second annual BAS Student Essay Contest.
Analisia Anderson, a biology/pre-med student from Atlanta, won first prize. She received a MacBook Air sponsored by Refreshment Services Pepsi.
Daija O’Harrow, a psychology student from Orlando, won second prize. She received $500 sponsored by Metz Culinary Management.
Adrianna Bayles, a political science student from Birmingham, Ala., won third prize. She received $300 sponsored by Solution Design Group/RevenueVision.
Christen Bryant, an agribusiness student from Starke, Fla., won fourth prize. She received a $150 Gift Card and FAMU Paraphernalia sponsored by Barnes & Noble.
The essay contest theme, “Coping Through COVID on Campus”, challenged students to write a 500-800 word essay describing how the amenities and services provided by Business and Auxiliary Services have assisted in their campus life experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it impacted their success in the classroom. Business and Auxiliary Services include dining, meal plan, laundry, bookstore, drink and snack vending, Rattler Card, the Business Center, and commercial solicitation.
“All of the essays provided great insight into the student perspective of the quality of service that BAS and its partners provide on a daily basis to enhance campus life,” said Rebecca Brown, assistant vice president for Finance and Administration. “It’s really great to hear that the students feel we are doing a great job.”
To be eligible to enter the annual contest, students must be enrolled at FAMU, must reside in on-campus housing and be enrolled in the University Meal Plan program. They must also follow BAS on at least one of its media platforms.