Student Spotlight
DeAvalon Holman

by: Caroline Dewberry, PR student intern

DeAvalon HolmanDeAvalon Holman is a senior communication major from Southaven, Miss., majoring in communication with a concentration in communication & media studies. Holman is involved in the Student Honor Code Council, the Student Conduct Board, and the Student Tickets Appeal Board. He served as a 2020 Orientation Leader and is an intern at the MSU Speaking Center. In the future, Holman plans to get a master’s in higher education with a focus in student affairs. 

Holman was nominated by his professor Pete Smith, who said “I am so proud of DeAvalon. Cheryl Chambers recently hired him as one of the interns for the Speaking Center, and I couldn’t agree more with that decision. If the coursework I’ve graded is any indication- and I think it is- he’s going to be an asset for the Center and for any future employer.”

Why communication?
To work interpersonally with other people.

Best memory in the Department?
Dr. Loehwing 

Advice for incoming communication students?
There are so many options and opportunities for the field of communication; make sure to show people how versatile you can be.

Best advice you’ve received from a professor?
Do not be afraid to reach out anytime.

Favorite class?
Communication & Leadership or Rhetorical Theory

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick to sing?
Hey Ya by Outkast

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Spicy Chicken Carbonara, especially from The Camphouse #NotSponsored 

What’s the most interesting thing that you’ve read, watched or listened to lately?
The House of The Dragon on HBO

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with that extra time?
Definitely listen to music!