Bryant Wisdom 2008
When asked about the impact that his Scholarship Fund of Alexandria-AFSCME Scholarship had on his life, Bryant Wisdom says, “I felt like the whole city was behind me, and to this day, I refuse to let it down.”
A 2001 graduate of T.C. Williams, Bryant was first in his family to attend college. He credits his mother with instilling the goal of college in him, Project Discovery with giving him the tools to get into college, and the Scholarship Fund for giving him financial support for four years. “The Fund also helped me find other scholarships and grants.”
Bryant demonstrated an early interest in public service. He served in the Alexandria Youth Council and spoke to the Virginia General Assembly on teen-related issues. He ran track and field, participated in Future Business Leaders of America and the Black Student Association. Bryant wrote in his Scholarship Fund application, “My long-term goal is to become Mayor of Alexandria and ride that to a Senate seat in the Virginia State Assembly. I would love to give back as much as possible to this city for helping me grow.”
While earning a B.A. in political science at Christopher Newport University, Bryant continued his interest in public service. He was treasurer of the NAACP, hosted an internet radio show and was on the college Model U.N. team for two years. He returns to Alexandria to volunteer with Project Discovery where he serves as a role model for the next generation of Alexandria students.
Bryant was offered a position as a shipping specialist in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State and was quickly promoted to Special Projects Manager. He manages overseas moves for ambassadors and Foreign Service officers and troubleshoots when there are problems with State Department shipments.
Look for Bryant Wisdom’s future office in City Hall!
T.C. Williams Class of 2001
B.A., Political Science, Christopher Newport University, 2005