CLASS OF 2015: Jasmine

May 21st, 2015 at 2:00am

It has been such a pleasure representing Hampton University as a Style Guru for six consecutive semesters since my sophomore year. I look back on the moment when I had received the news of earning the title as a Style Guru and I recall being immensely ecstatic. Now, I find it hard to believe that my time with CollegeFashionista has come to an end.

I loved being a part of CollegeFashionista and highlighting the many fashions at my university. Interning for CollegeFashionista has developed my insight on fashion as well as my personal style for writing. It has certainly become an ideal platform for exposing my writing and photography. Also during my tenure as a style guru, I’ve earned an amazing opportunity to have a featured article on The Huffington Post Online in the spring of 2014.

As for my time at HU, these have been the fastest four year of my life. My Hampton University tenure has been filled with a lifetime of fun, as well as life lessons. The friends that I’ve gained will certainly be the people that I’ll call on as life unravels itself. I will continuously wear my imaginary badge as a Hamptonian, proudly and fearlessly throughout my life experiences. My family were the individuals who had a hand in raising me, but it was Hampton University who’ve molded me.

I’d be remiss if I did not acknowledge the organizations who’d shaped my Hampton experience. Thank you to the University Choir for making me apart of the soprano section for the first time in my life, The Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program for allowing me to be a co facilitator and coordinator for the Black Heritage Extravaganza and fashion shows, The Hampton Script for pushing me as a journalist, and Q.U.E.E.N for permitting me to shed light in the lives of young girls.

If it weren’t for these opportunities, my undergraduate career would have lacked a sense of family. I can count the amount of times I’ve felt homesick on one hand because of them. A special shout out goes to The Hampton Script for calling me for a position that I hadn’t even applied for, but a position that I grew to appreciate. To be an editor for an award winning HBCU newspaper is an absolute honor and I don’t take it lightly, by any means.

All of these experiences and lessons are bound to play a part in my matriculation at Philadelphia University for their M.S Global Fashion Program beginning, this fall. I plan on gaining the experiences and opportunities that I will need as a fashion journalist and business owner. This is not a farewell, CollegeFashionista. This is just a see you later. Be on the look out for this Style Guru’s name in the near future. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my CollegeFashionista journey. I look forward to your continued support in the rest of my endeavors.