Q & A with SHC Scholar-Athlete Tempey Hamilton '14
Would you please share your background with us?
I was born and raised in Mobile, AL. I attended Murphy High School. I was actually undecided about my major when I first enrolled at SHC; however, the social psychology portion of my introductory psychology class intrigued me and I decided to declare psychology as my major.
Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?
Currently, I am enrolled in the University of Alabama’s Social Work program. I plan to also obtain my masters in public health, as well, in order to give myself more options in the social work field.
How did you become interested in this topic?
There are people from different racial, economic, and ethnic backgrounds who sat in the same classrooms that I sat in that aren’t in the same position that I am in today. I want to help those people and people like them. That has been my passion even before I stepped foot on a college campus. My passion for helping others influenced my decision to attend a Catholic Jesuit Liberal Arts institution. My passion was reinforced at Spring Hill College.
Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?
I advise all college students to let time management be the first skill that they tackle. Always make leisure time. I think everyone needs a balance.
What is/was your favorite class?
My favorite classes were Social Psychology of Social Justice and African American Literature. I’m going to keep an open mind with my graduate studies, but I doubt I’ll find another class to excite me the way that those two did.
Any advice you would like to give SHC students regarding graduate school?
Give yourself a number of options. Start applying to schools early. Starting this process early alleviated the stress of wondering what I was going to do after I completed my undergraduate studies.
Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends on the beach, listening to music, and food. I really enjoy eating, a lot.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?
I’m SO happy with my Spring Hill college experience. I can’t speak for the other departments, but I honestly feel as though the faculty within the psychology department played a very influential role in making my SHC experience as great as it was.