Three African-American Siblings, All of Different Ages, Are Spending Their First Semester as Students at Cornell University

This fall there are three African-American siblings who will be spending their first semester at Cornell University. All of the three students are different ages and will be enrolled in different grades. They all are graduates of Ithaca High School and were raised by their maternal grandmother.

Javail Brown will enter Cornell as a first-year student. She is a 2011 graduate of Ithaca High School. Her brother Xavier Brown is transferring to Cornell after spending his first year at the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in New York City. Their half brother Jeremy March will be a junior at Cornell after graduating from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Javail and Jeremy plan to study sociology. Xavier has enrolled in the School of Hotel Administration.