Hampton University Class of 2015 #GradHU15
The Hampton University Class of 2015 is ready to soar. The graduates will don their caps and gowns on May 10, 2015 and join the ranks of thousands of Hampton University alumni making an impact all over the world. This blog series will feature a different member of Class of 2015 during Commencement week.
Hampton University senior has his eyes on the Supreme Court
Becoming a Supreme Court Justice has been Demarius Newsome’s dream since he stepped foot onto Hampton University’s Campus four years ago. After May 10, 2015 he will be one degree closer to achieving his dream. Newsome, a psychology major and leadership studies minor from Meadville, Pennsylvania, is a member of the HU Class of 2015.
Being involved in numerous campus organizations has shown Newsome how working with peers from different backgrounds can be beneficial.
“Hampton has shown me the importance of depending on others and treating people as equals,” said Newsome. “Hampton has impacted my goals by showing that we as a people can advance and do anything so long as we put our minds to it.”
While at HU, Newsome has been actively involved on campus through the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program and the Marching Force. Being a leader on campus has helped him see the wonders of “Black intelligence.”
“It has truly been an honor to work and study with some of the brightest minds,” Newsome said.
After graduation, Newsome will attend Emory University School of Law. He is interested in specializing in criminal law, constitutional law, trial advocacy and/or litigation. Newsome plans to be just as active at Emory as he has been at HU.
Newsome is ready for the challenges the future holds but he will value highly the education he has received at HU.
“I love how the Hampton community embraces and cherishes the students that come each year. I am grateful for having the opportunity to be here.”
- Sechemelia Lewis '15