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CPS HR Consulting Presents $2,500 Scholarship to Dedicated Human Resources Graduate Student

May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2019--CPS HR Consulting has awarded George Washington University student Mykelle Richburg with the Walter Vaughn Excellence in Human Resources Scholarship in partnership with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) for her academic achievements and humanitarian work.

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Mykelle Richburg receiving the Walter Vaughn Excellence in Human Resources Scholarship (Photo: Business Wire)

The $2,500 scholarship was designed to promote and encourage advancement in the practice of human resources management and to develop strategic leaders who are pursuing studies in the field.

“Mykelle demonstrates an exceptionally deep commitment to her education and those around her,” said Jerry Greenwell, CEO, CPS HR Consulting. “Her history of servant leadership, diversity championing and academic success made her the perfect choice for this year’s Walter Vaughn scholarship. We look forward to seeing her change the world.”

Richburg is pursuing a master’s in public administration at George Washington University. She graduated from Howard University where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and administration of justice, magna cum laude. Richburg is the first college graduate on the paternal side of her family and will be the first in her family to receive a master’s degree.

While pursuing her education, she is engaging in George Washington’s Alternative Break program where she participates in the sustainable development of Los Santos, Costa Rica. She is also the head recruiter for the Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference, an event aimed at educating African American, female undergraduates in economics.

In the future, Richburg sees herself as the CEO of a non-profit organization and, eventually, an elected official where she can continue her mission of leading and serving.

Eligible scholarship applicants had to:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, human resources or a related field
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities (excluding athletics)
  • Have excellent interpersonal and leadership abilities, and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Have at least one full-time semester remaining after May 2018 and be enrolled in the upcoming fall semester

The scholarship recognition ceremony took place on April 3rd at NFBPA’s FORUM 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida.

For more information about CPS HR, visit: http://cpshr.us/.

About CPS HR Consulting

CPS HR Consulting, based in Sacramento, California, is a self-supporting public agency providing a full range of integrated HR solutions to government and nonprofit clients across the country. CPS HR consultants have expertise in the areas of organizational strategy, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and training and development. For more information, visit www.cpshr.us or connect with them on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

The mission of the NFBPA is to serve as a catalyst for linking public and private organizations, as well as academic institutions, to support the professional development of African Americans choosing public service careers. NFBPA prepares and grooms these leaders by mentoring, coaching and providing leadership development. For more information, visit: http://www.nfbpa.org/.

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CONTACT: Geralyn Gorshing

CPS HR Consulting

Director of Marketing and Communications





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