Atlanta, GA - Gammon student representatives are Trustee Board members and have a voice but no vote in all matters that come before the Board in open session. They are elected by the Gammon Student Fellowship and serve one-year terms.
Gammon Student Fellowship has elected Mirissa Tucker as the female representative and Sterling Harris as the male representative 2020-2021. Both representatives are second-year students at Gammon and are pursuing ordination with the United Methodist Church.
Mirissa Tucker is a second-year student from Houston, Texas. In her undergraduate years, she studied at Prairie View A&M University where she was deeply involved in Performing Arts and the Black Lives Matter movement. Her latest body of work can be found highlighted in the NAACP award-winning Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland documentary on HBO. She has a passion for worship arts and developing what worship looks like in this social justice climate. She believes that all parts of ministry are connected and are specifically driven to amplify the voices of black women in the church.
Sterling Harris is a second-year student from Greenville, South Carolina. Sterling attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina for two years. There, he studied Philosophy and Religion with an emphasis in Religion. Later, he transferred to North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. There, he studied Christian Studies and Religion, graduating in the Fall of 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry. Sterling is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated and is active with the Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter, serving as chaplain and social director of the fraternity. He is a member of the NAACP and the Rainbow Push Coalition. Also, he is a member of the Upstate Claflin University Alumni Association.
We pray that these students will use their voice to let the board know what is happening in the life of the students at Gammon. As well they would learn more about board meetings.