Senior Profile: Tonae’ Hamilton

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What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)?

Tonae’ Hamilton and Communication major

What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel?

McDaniel Ambassador, Student worker at Physical Plant, (if you meant positions held in clubs/organizations: Treasurer in Hispano-Latino Alliance, Secretary in Asian Community Coalition, Current President in Asian Community Coalition)

What organizations were you part of at McDaniel?

Asian Community Coalition, Hispano-Latino Alliance, APO Service Fraternity, Anime Club, Green Life

How much did you enjoy your time at McDaniel?

Fairly well; the club involvement kept me busy and satisfied

Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?

Dr. Robert Trader (my advisor), Dr. Elena Campero, Dr. Janet Medina, Dr. Paul Muhlhauser (ACC club advisor), Dr. Deborah Vance, and Professor Kathy Mangan.

What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Trying to adjust to the community and surrounding environment of McDaniel was difficult in the beginning. Finding clubs to be involved in and connecting with various people (i.e. mentors and friends) helped me feel more at place.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Securing a career as a Public Relations Specialist (hopefully in DC) and teaching abroad in Korea in the next year or two.

What is your best memory at McDaniel? What is your worst memory at McDaniel?

My best memories are going on a group outing with my ACC members to Iron Age and going to New York with the Comm/Cinema dept. and being featured on the Meredith Vieira show. My worst memory is the unfortunate campus crimes.

What advice can you give to those not graduating?

Try to focus on your work and don’t get caught in unnecessary campus drama. It’s not good for anyone. Be a good friend and be true to yourself.

Anything else you want to share with the world?

Life has many complications and everything isn’t always a smooth ride. You will lose friends and gain friends and you will excel at many things and fail at some. As long as you remain strong, know who is truly there for you, work hard, and stay positive, you will go far in life.