The state Democratic Party announced its selection on November 12. Says Jaime Harrison, chair of the state’s Democratic Party, “The goal of the Clyburn Fellowship is to develop the next generation of leadership and talent in the South Carolina Democratic Party. Our inaugural class of 40 fellows includes veterans, teachers, lawyers, elected officials, and members of the health care and business communities.”
Atchley is an alumna of Charleston Southern Univ., receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2010. Today, and while working on a Master’s in Public Administration, Atchley is employed as a facilitator at South Carolina Continuum of Care, a program that aids rehabilitation of emotionally- and mentally-disabled children.
Active with the Dorchester County Democratic Party for the last four years, she is currently 3rd Vice Chair of DCDP. Atchley is also an officer of the Young Democrats of South Carolina, and earlier this year was elected to be Judicial Council Representative of the Young Democrats of America’s southeast region.
Wilson is a graduate of the College of Charleston and its School of Law, and is an attorney with the Bostic Law Firm in West Ashley.
An active member of Toastmasters International, Wilson also regularly addresses churches, schools, and community organizations on legal topics.
Ethel D. Campbell, chair of the county’s Democratic Party, is proud of this achievement by two Dorchester County residents. “Both our party and our entire state will be relying on the work of younger people in the future. We are very glad that Jeni and Sean will get in-depth training to effectively take leadership roles.”
The newly-created Fellowship is named after James E. “Jim” Clyburn, who represents the state’s 6th Congressional District. First elected to congress in 1992, today Clyburn is the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.