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Living On: Basheerah Ahmad (’99, ’01)

Living On: Basheerah Ahmad (’99, ’01)

Basheerah Ahmad (’99, BBA ’01, MHR) is a woman who understands what it takes to impact the lives of others. Her love for performing and working with inner city youth helped her earn the title of Miss Black America in 1996. Basheerah spent her reigning year traveling the country promoting Healthy Living through the Arts. She graduated with honors from OU, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and in 2001, and a master’s degree in Organizational Development. 

In addition to helping youth find their voices through performing arts, Basheerah also has worked for years as a youth mentor, drug and alcohol preventionist, and sex education facilitator in the non-profit arena. In 2001, Basheerah decided to take her love for performing and fitness to another level by moving to Los Angeles, CA.  After years of hard work and preparation, she is considered one of the fastest rising Fitness Experts in the industry.

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Thousands Strong providing strength to fundraising

Thousands Strong providing strength to fundraising