Thursday, May 4, 2017

College grads reflect on their time in Columbia: Tevin Spruill

BY DWAUN SELLERS
dsellers@thestate.com

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Photo by Sean Rayford online@thestate.com

Tevin Spruill

School: Benedict College

Hometown: Dublin, Georgia

Accolades: Student Government Association president; Benedict College gospel choir; member of the Marching Tiger Band of Distinction; Phi Mu Alpha, a collegiate social fraternity for men with a special interest in music

How did you choose Benedict? "I wouldn't say I chose Benedict; I would say it chose me. When I came to orientation, I met a lot of great individuals. It felt like it was more of a family atmosphere here."

What's the most valuable lesson you learned as an undergrad? "Never give up. Always strive for what you want -- and make sure you obtain it."

What was it like going to college in Columbia? "I'm from a small town, so to me, Columbia is the big city. Transitioning to a bigger town with more opportunities and cultural dynamics took some getting used to."

Where are some of your favorite places around town? "Harbison mall (Columbiana Centre) to shop and Buffalo Wild Wings to eat. My friends and I like to go to the movies, Frankie's Fun Park, and Dave & Buster's."

What's next? "Working in my field as a social worker, grad school at USC in January, and from there, wherever God takes me."

To read the full story go to: http://www.thestate.com/entertainment/local-events/article148263414.html

Source: The State Newspaper.

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