On March 25, Morgan State’s graduating class of 2015 kicked off their “Hollywood Sophomore Week” with a series of four events that united the class.
Monday’s event was a career internship workshop held in the University Student Center Theater. The event was cancelled due to inclement weather.
“It’s unfortunate that it was cancelled because the event would have been effective for people who did not know what career field they wanted to be in,” said Evelia Miller, SGA events coordinator for the sophomore class.
The following day, sophomore week continued with community service. Students of the graduating class of 2015 come together to clean up Morgan’s Rawlings Dining Facility.
Wednesday held the main event, an award ceremony entitled “Sophomore Empowerment Awards” held in the University ballroom C. The sophomore class was able to nominate fellow classmates as candidates for 24 different awards. The awards ranged from “Highest GPA” to “Flyest Shoe Game.”
Audience members also had a chance to win awards like “Best Baltimore 2-Step” and “Most School Spirit”. The event catered food and beverages as well as two sophomore class performances by Maya Milan and Marcus Patterson, also known as Mr. Sophomore.
“It was so much fun, I had a blast,” said Maya Russell, sophomore music major who was voted most likely to be famous. “I was happy to be there. I think we should do this every year so people could be recognized.”
The last event of the week was “Plant A Tree,” where members of the sophomore class planted a tree between Hurts gymnasium and Cummings House. “I had a good time,” said Raven Austin, sophomore public relations major. “We were able to help make the campus beautiful.”
Overall the sophomore week was a success despite the inclement weather. Now the question is, what is in store for the graduating class of 2015 week next year?
“That’s a good question,” said Dania Smith sophomore marketing major and sophomore class president. “We are going to do the superlatives again. We are interested in having speed interviews to help develop interview skills. [Also] the adopt a freshman program. We’re going to take it to the next level by ensuring that each mentor and mentee are compatible and interested in meeting a common goal.”