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Brandon Watkins, Secondary Education Major

Brandon WatkinsHometown
Gaffney, SC

Favorite Food

Favorite Book
Native Son, by Richard Wright

Favorite Movie
The Family That Preys (Tyler Perry)

Activities and Organizations

  • Black Student Leaders – President
  • Student Government Association
  • College Democrats
  • NAACP Youth Council of Cherokee County – President
  • Choir Director

Which professors made a difference in your life?
Mrs. Tasha Thomas has made a difference in my life because of her commitment to writing and teaching. Mrs. Thomas helped me to find my niche, writing, and she helped me to develop and understand all of the power that I have from behind a pencil.

Favorite Class
Sociology 101

Dream Career
College Administration

What does USC Upstate mean to you?
To me, USC Upstate means the opportunity to better oneself. At USC Upstate there are many opportunities to become active in organizations, receive scholarships, and to achieve your goals. You just have to become active in your education. This scholarship will help me with the financial struggles of college, but more so it will help Black Student Leaders fund their programs and events while increasing cultural awareness and fostering harmonious interracial relationships.