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Honoring the Class of 2022!

The Class of 2022 is highlighted in a series of short videos in our #SeniorSpotlight series. Learn about their purpose, advice to incoming students, and what they will miss most about Miami.

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Milana Yarbrough '22

Marketing Major, Entrepreneurship Co-Major

"I chose Miami for two reasons, the opportunity and the people. The advice I would give incoming students is, Do it! Whatever you are even remotely interested in, take advantage of the resources Miami provides for you to make your mark on campus. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, create it."

Marianna Gay '22

Speech Pathology and Audiology Major

"I will miss the community I have built here! The support I have received here has been invaluable and brought me guidance when thinking about the future. I know that I will be more on my own after graduation, but it’s because of the support this community has shown me that I know that I am capable of what comes ahead!"

Jonathon Godby '22

Small Business Management Major (Miami Regionals)

“Use your resources: Miami provides many resources for students to be successful such as office hours with your professor, the Tutoring and Learning Center, and student advisors. Find your motivation: four years is a long time. Find what is going to motivate you to finish your degree and think about that motivation when you don’t feel like completing an assignment or going to class.”

Chase Harris '22

Biology and Public Health Majors, Pre-Medical Studies Co-Major

"I will miss the Miami Community the most. Over the past four years, I have interacted with thousands of students and made many friends. There hasn't been a day where I have walked across campus and not seen a friendly, familiar face."

Brooke Sizemore '22

Kinesiology Major

"From the first time I visited, Miami felt like home. I actually only applied to Miami—I knew it was the perfect place to have the quintessential college experience. It had a picturesque campus, outstanding academics, and plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus. I couldn’t have picked a better place to have spent the last four years."

Vada Stephens '22

English Major, Voice Performance Co-Major

"The advice that I would give to any incoming students would first be to remember that you matter! Remember, you are more than grades, tests, and any other metrics that others may use to evaluate your worth. Do not let anyone take that away from you. Secondly, I would advise students to be unafraid of exploring and trying new things. With exploration comes many valuable lessons and opportunities to develop and grow."

Precious Ayah '22

Master's in Sports Leadership

“What I’ll miss most about Miami is my teammates. They are a big part of who I am, my family here in the United States. I will also miss the campus; Miami is a beautiful place and one of the best campuses in the country.”

Jack Troiano '22

Theatre Major

"The biggest piece of advice I would give incoming students is to meet as many people as you can. You don’t have to be friends with everyone (I promise you, you won’t), but the people I’ve met here have made my college experience what it was. So leave your dorm door open! Say hi to that person in your gen ed class! Every stranger is just a friend you haven’t made yet."

Jaslyn Davis-Johnson '22

Psychology Major

"When I started at Miami, I knew that I would like to attend school again for post-graduate studies to get a doctorate or a Juris doctorate. I am now making final decisions to attend law school in the fall. In the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to join Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first historically Black sorority ever created. I have served as the President of Miami University Gospel Singers and the Co-President of NBLSA. Overall, Miami University has shown me what it means to be a student but also a leader in multiple spaces."

Jasmine Craine '22

Psychology Major

"I could not have gotten where I am today without the guidance and support that Miami has provided for me. I have had experiences that have helped me grow as an individual, but I have also had the opportunity to have mentors to guide me along the way."