Athena Curry '14 Tells WRAL-TV About Her Shaw
2014 - Athena Curry is the first in her family to attend and finish college, but the
freshly-graduated Shaw University alumna sees the milestone as only the
"My family's generational curse has been
making way, just making do," she said. "Just settling for being comfortable.
And I wanted to go above being comfortable and be above average and just do
more than what meets the eye."
Curry, a WRAL broadcast technician, was
very active on campus. A mass communications major from Charlotte, Curry was
also a resident advisor, Miss Freshman, junior class vice-president and was on
the yearbook committee.
As senior class president, Curry wrote and
presented a speech during graduation. Her words called on fellow graduates to
achieve their goals and give back to their school.
"It's up to us to remember where we came
from,” she said in her speech. “It’s up to us to give back to a place that has
given us so much. We must continue to love and support Shaw University just as
she has loved and supported us."
Curry hopes to become an entertainment
attorney and also own a shopping plaza.
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story appeared on wral.com on June 10, 2014