November 5, 2023
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Mecca Making Moves
Montgomery, Ala. – Each semester that goes by Mecca Townsend ’24 makes another move to grow her involvement and leadership in the Huntingdon student body. We get an update on all of her campus activities in this Q and A feature.
Q: Give us your directory information — your name, class year, hometown and major.
A: My name is Mecca Townsend. I am a junior. I am from Montgomery and my major is biology.
Q: You are the newest member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Tell us about your new member experience.
A: As a new member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, my new member experience was beautiful. I learned the true value of sisterhood and what it means to be a “service to all mankind.”
Q:AKA celebrated ‘Skee Week’ last week. What are all the activities your organization did in celebration?
A: Our ‘Skee Week’ was labeled ‘pinkish.’ Monday our theme was ‘richish’ and we discussed the importance of saving, investing, and making goals. Tuesday’s focus was campus cleanup and ‘volunteerish’ and people joined the ladies of our Rho Chi chapter for a campus cleanup. Wednesday was ‘socialish’ and we discussed the importance of exercising the right to vote. Thursday was ‘community-ish’ and we had a sisterly collaboration with our other sisters’ chapters.
Q: Beyond AKA, what else are you involved in on campus?
A: I am involved in BSU, Women of Color, Mental Health Awareness Club, Future Physicians Club, Circle K, and I am President of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Q: What is Kappa Kappa Psi and what does this group do on campus?
A: Kappa Kappa Psi is a co-educational fraternal band organization that cultivates college and university bands for the benefit of the members and society. We support through service, for our band members, encourage musical growth, educational experience, and leadership development. For example, we help set up before games and practices. We make sure the practice field is prepared for practice. We make sure the buses are loaded before heading off. Also, we help one another grow better during practice and performing. We are here for each other at all times.
Q: For how long have you been part of a marching band and what do you like about Huntington’s marching band?
A: I have been a part of a marching band since seventh grade. Ever since then, I’ve been dancing and spinning flags. I like how Huntingdon’s band has grown better as a family. I feel as if that’s what makes the band feel like home.
Q: What are some of the songs performed by the Huntingdon Marching Scarlet and Grey this season, and which is your favorite?
A: Some songs performed by the band are “September,” “Let’s Groove,” “After the Love,” and “Hey Song.” My favorite songs are “Let’s Groove” and “Work Hard Play Hard.”
Q: What are your career aspirations?
A: After I graduate in the Fall of ‘24, I plan on going to nursing school. After going to nursing school, I plan on being a full-time neonatal nurse.
Q: What is your favorite event at the College each year?
A: I would say my favorite event is when they host the Countess Ball.
Q: Want to give a shout-out to a few specific students and why they are awesome?
A: Yes, I have a good group of friends but I’m going to state a few of them. Serinity has been by my side since day one. We do everything together. We have the majority of our classes together. Gibby is like my best friend. I can come to him about anything. He’s my line brother, “Mr. Tall,” and he’s also vice president of Kappa Kappa Psi. Ayanna gives the best advice. She’s funny, and the best tutor ever! She’s also someone that’s been by my side since day one. My lovely sisters of AKA — Ariel, Jenilyn, and Terryn. They helped one my biggest goals in life come true for me. They have been by my side through this wonderful journey. I’ll always cherish this sisterhood and all my sisters forever. I have more close friends but these friends have helped me prosper in ways I can’t explain. Thank you.
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