Rising Star Award Recipients

LaCriscia Fowlkes is the program director forACE Center for Girls in Miami. She is also a consultant in the areas of strategic planning, event production, and brand management.
Helping youth excel and creating meaningful connections has been at the cornerstone of her community efforts for nearly 20 years. Hailing from Blackstone, Virginia, Ms. Fowlkes began to immerse herself in community activities as a student at Nottoway High School and as a conference coordinator for the Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP), a leadership conference for teens.

As an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Fowlkes was a certified peer educator in the areas of alcohol and drug prevention as well as nutrition and body image. She also tutored and mentored local middle school students in her spare time.
As a Barry graduate student, she volunteered in the Sports Information Department and was an Orange Bowl Ambassador. She worked game-day operations for the Miami Dolphins and was a sponsor service aid for IMG Miami’s tennis tournament. She was also an administrative assistant for the university’s Physician Assistant Program. Ms. Fowlkes remains committed to Barry, serving on the Sports Management Degree Program Advisory Board.

Ms. Fowlkes serves on the Allapattah Community Action Committee as secretary, and is a member of the 305 Consortium Committee, which introduces South Florida youth to robotics and engineering. Ms. Fowlkes was a program manager for Honey Shine Inc., a mentoring program for girls. She also earned the Community Partner Award from Year Up Miami.

Ms. Fowlkes holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising with a minor in marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in sport management degrees from Barry University.


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