20 FSU Students Shine During State Employees Credit Union Partnership

Date: December 08, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.– Twenty Fayetteville State University students excelled in paid internship opportunities through a partnership with the Broadwell College of Business and Economics and State Employees Credit Union (SECU).

FSU Students

The 2023 SECU Public Fellows Internship Program provided students with hands-on experience and mentorship in diverse range of sectors like local government, non-profit, healthcare, technology, education and marketing organizations. The program is dedicated to facilitating a comfortable transition for students from their academic journey to successful careers by focusing on business and education, as well as leadership, wellbeing and societal impact.

“Collaboration with SECU stands as a driving force for progress and success across various domains, said Program Director Rodney McCrowre, Ph.D. “These partnerships enable our students to leverage resources, mitigate risks, stimulate innovation, and collectively address complex challenges. Ultimately, this synergy leads to the creation of a better, more interconnected world.”

McCrowre, an assistant department chair and assistant professor of management in the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, lead the FSU’s 4th cohort of students through internships with partners like the City of Fayetteville, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Action Pathways and Better Health for Cumberland County.


Students completing the 2023 SECU Fellows Internship Program:

  • Bianca Belfon, Senior, Accounting
  • Asher Cain, Sophomore, Entrepreneurship
  • Shakiyah Cromwell, Junior, Social Work
  • Kelani Pittman Junior, Psychology
  • Rajil Vembe Sajila, Junior, Computer Science
  • Carolyn Washington-Maybin, Senior, Healthcare Administration
  • Zyeirah Younger, Junior, Business Administration/Spanish
  • Aaliyah Leslie, Senior, Healthcare Administration/Risk Management
  • Gabby Morales, Garcia, Junior, Accounting/Marketing
  • Sevion Jemison, Junior, Mathematics
  • Atanas Nixon, Junior, Business Administration
  • Justice Rushing, Junior, Criminal Justice
  • Lauren Stewart, Senior, Healthcare Administration
  • Zari Norton, Junior, Communication & Media Studies
  • Richard Chandler, Junior, Banking and Finance
  • Brittany Allen, Senior, Healthcare Administration
  • Cherise Murchison, Junior, Nursing
  • Kiarye Bailey, Senior, Healthcare Administration
  • Niccarra McGilvary, Junior, Nursing
  • Dominae Francis, Senior, Marketing


Students participated during the summer and fall semester, culminating their experience by presenting their internship and accomplishments to the SECU Senior Vice President, Gwenda Combs, and Cumberland County SECU Foundation board.


Fayetteville State University is committed to elevating the prominence of career-focused initiatives at the undergraduate level and providing students with opportunities for paid internships. The Broadwell College of Business and Economics is set to partner with SECU in 2024. The Office of Career Service will announce when students can apply during the spring semester and it’s open to all majors.

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