Keisha N. Reynolds
Major: Master of Arts in Media and Communication, with a focus in Public Relations
and Media Management
Class: Graduate Student
HomeTown: Detroit, Mich.
The origins of this university as a historically black college with a rich history make me excited and happy to be here. In addition, the professors are very engaged with the students and that creates a great environment for learning.
During my graduate school research, NSU's programs impressed me the most. I took a leap of faith and only applied to Norfolk State because I knew it was the university for me.
I am aspiring to pursue a career in media relations. I hope to gain knowledge, in and out of the classroom, that will benefit my young career. I have already taken steps that will make for a great start by interning in the NSU Office of Communications and Marketing. This department has challenged me and is helping me gain the skill set I need to be the best I can be. I am grateful to have this opportunity.
My professors have also been supportive. Because I’m a Detroit native and Norfolk State is currently my home away from home, I'd say that Dr. Stanley Tickton has made this a somewhat easier transition for me. He too is a Detroit native, my academic advisor and my professor. Having someone who is familiar with where you are from and who is willing to assist you in where you want to take your career is always comforting. So far, he has been there for me with deciding which focus to choose for my major that best fits my career goals and which classes I should take to get me there. Some say he's a tough professor, but I say he's alright with me.
If you're looking for a place to learn, enjoy campus life and have faculty and staff play a key part in you reaching your goals, then Norfolk State is the place to be. There is plenty of warm weather here and Virginia Beach is right up the road.