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Hampton University’s Student Government Association hosted a virtual Young Alumni Panel on Dec. 1 for students interested in becoming active within the school’s many leadership positions.
Throughout the session, held on Zoom, the panelists discussed the many ins and outs of student government, methods for balancing both leadership responsibilities and academics, as well as detailing ways their experience within student government has benefitted them within their career field.
The panel was made up of four recently graduated Hampton Alumni who served in a wide range of leadership positions throughout their years at Hampton.
The panelists, Jordan Mckinney (‘18-’19 Class President), Kendall James (‘16-’18 SGA Director of Finance), Kendall Yelverton (‘19-’20 Executive Assistant) and Taylor Lee (‘17-’18 Director of Special Projects), shared the many experiences, skills and memories they gained while attending the school.
“The panel was targeted towards current SGA members, prospective SGA members and anybody interested in how SGA works,” said Lanece Carpenter, a third-year pre-law, sports management major, leadership minor.
Carpenter hopes the session helps students learn how to apply what they learn at Hampton into the real world and for students to get a chance to connect with some of the school’s most influential alumni.