Daevion Markell Smith has been rewarded for his mime presentation from the National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music (NASPAAM). Since then, he has joined local, state, and national DECA, thus becoming a member of a select group of students actively pursuing careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. He is a senior level executive contributor at Brainz Magazine. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars where he serves as VP, Community Service for American Military University - American Public University System. He is also a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success. Recently, Daevion was initiated into the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.
B.L. Ingram, a Virginia native, is currently a Juris Doctor Candidate at North Carolina Central University School of Law. He recently served as a judicial assistant for a federal administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. With over 11 years in the U.S. Navy, he holds multiple commendation medals and awards, demonstrating his commitment to service and excellence. Additionally, he served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the 3rd Judicial District of Virginia, supporting courts dealing with cases of child neglect and abuse.
Deneka Smith-Shazel is a distinguished individual who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her roles as an ordained minister and licensed preacher of the gospel. With a solid educational background, she holds a degree in business administration, showcasing her commitment to academic excellence. In addition to her spiritual pursuits, Deneka is highly proficient in information technology and graphic design, demonstrating a diverse skill set that spans various domains. Having dedicated over a decade of her professional life to the service of the community, Deneka has been a valuable asset to both the City of Virginia Beach and the City of Chesapeake Public Libraries for the past 13 years.
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