Randon Hill – Alumna Spotlight
Hometown: Oxford, MS
BA in English and Spanish (2019)
“I fell in love with Spanish in high school due great Spanish-speaking friends and intriguing classes. But I honestly was not sure of my major in college. I discovered a passion for writing then decided to reach for the moon by pursuing a Spanish major as well.”
In April of her freshman year, Randon was inducted into the Tau Eta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and by the first week of May, she was elected as chapter president. She was president of UM’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and served her sorority on a state level. She became a member of many different honor societies, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Campus Outreach Director for the Undergraduate Black Law Student Association. Randon was staff assistant for UM’s Department of Fraternal Leadership and Learning. Hill has led and participated in dozens of service projects, both on campus and in the community. She also has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societyand selected as one of 10 recipients of the UM Hall of Fame.
She is currently attending law school at UM, and hopes to use her Spanish with her current interest in immigration law.
Why study Spanish at UM?
“My Spanish major allows me to explore a different culture and thus, become well-rounded – exemplifying the purpose of a Liberal Arts education. It is a path that has challenged me all the way. However, my determination to learn something I really care about has far outweighed my apprehension. I have even discovered new interests such as the study of linguistics. The benefits of studying Spanish here at UM are far too great to miss out on if one has any amount of interest in the beautiful language that is Spanish.”