Name: Juwan Andrews
Major: Business Management
Fun Fact: I’m an introvert with extrovert tendencies.
HC: Tell us a little about yourself!
JA: I was born in the small town of Thomaston, GA. I was a small-town guy, with huge aspirations from day 1. I couldn’t wait to graduate high school so I could explore the world. My first year of college was a roller coaster ride. I experienced many high and lows. At the end the year, I contemplated on transferring because I didn’t feel that I had a purpose at VSU. It wasn’t until that summer that Chad Lawson and I created the idea of Media Arts Geniuses (M.A.G.). That simple idea to create a platform for students to showcase their talents changed my life, and continues to impact people’s lives till this day. From that point forward, I made it my mission to continue to impact this campus by serving/chairing various committees (Black History Month, 50 Year of Integration, and Homecoming Step Show). Lastly, my collegiate career wouldn’t have been complete without my summers working with teens. I had the pleasure of working with kids from the Valdosta Community through the Trio Program and kids from all over the world through the Summer Discovery Program at the University of Michigan. Being able to touch kids lives and be a positive role model is the most gratifying experience of my life. Through these program I get to mentor, inspire and motivate these kids to go to college. I look forward to it each summer.
HC: What are your aspirations in life?
JA: To make a positive impact in the world. I want a career that allows me to impact lives each day. It’ll be easy waking up each day if I have a career like that.
HC: What are you involved in on campus?
JA: President of the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Co-Founder of Media Arts Geniuses, and a Member of Enactus
HC: What are you currently doing to influence students on campus?
JA: My primary focus these days is ushering in the newer generation of leaders. I always try to encourage freshmen to get involved and make positive strides to make the world a better place. I love seeing my peers be leaders, and I love assisting them in being the best leader they can be.
HC: Why should you be chosen for Homecoming King?
JA: As a King, I feel that title embodies someone who has made a positive impact on this campus and the lives of others. He’s someone who is a servant leader and model citizen to his peers. I’ve been fortunate enough to be allowed to touch so many people’s lives and to make VSU a better place. The motivation, encouragement, and love of those people I’ve touched is what guides my campaign.
HC: If you were to be crowned Homecoming King, how would you use your title to impact our campus?
JA: I would use my platform to encourage students to get involved on-campus and in the community. Simple, yet very important.
HC: What sets you apart from other candidates? Each candidate is exceptional, and there isn’t much that separates us.
JA: My dedication to servant leadership throughout my time at VSU has been consistent, and will continue. I’m running because my peers see qualities of a king in me, and their belief in me is what ignited my campaign. Regardless of the outcome, my goal to make a positive impact on-campus has been accomplished and I’m proud of myself.
Voting begins Tuesday, November 10th on Campus Connect! HCXO!