Foley Center Leader
Brandon Myers came to Spring Hill College to continue in the tradition of Jesuit education that emphasized community service. While on The Hill, he took on new ways to serve and lead, reinforced his vocational pursuit and found a family along the way.
Coming from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Myers knew that he wanted an education focused on service and giving back. He said service and reflection have always been a part of his education, and he saw the same qualities at Spring Hill.
“I felt like no other school possibly could give that to me, and I have been proven right by being here,” he said. “It’s been all of that and more. It’s been a real journey to not only just find myself but finding others along that journey and helping them.”
Myers values the ways in which he can help others and share his experiences. On campus, he is a Resident Advisor and has held Treasurer and Co-Chairman positions with the Men of Color Council. He has been a SpringHillian Ambassador as well as Social Media Intern for the Spring Hill Admissions and Marketing offices. He said all of his extracurricular activities go together because they allow him to work with different sets of people and be a leader.
“Spring Hill was that place to show me that my service mattered. I’ve worked with people who don’t come from the same situation that I did, and I love those people because I’ve interacted with those people, I’ve connected with those people. And if I could ever give them that piece of what they’re missing, I would do it in a heartbeat.”
“I took on a leadership role, and I had to be held accountable and responsible for all my actions on and off campus because I knew that there were eyes looking at me,” he said. “It made me be my best every day. Even when I didn’t want to be, even when I didn’t have to be, I had to give 110 percent just to hold those positions to the respect and the manner that they deserved.”
He also worked with the Foley Community Service Center as a Site Coordinator and served as a community partner.
“Spring Hill was that place to show me that my service mattered,” Myers said. “I’ve worked with people who don’t come from the same situation that I did, and I love those people because I’ve interacted with those people, I’ve connected with those people. And if I could ever give them that piece of what they’re missing, I would do it in a heartbeat.”
Myers has been a Journalism major throughout his time on The Hill and naturally found his way to the more visual nature of Broadcast Journalism through time working and editing in the Integrated Media Center. He discovered he had a talent for it, and this has been confirmed through teachers, mentors and peers on campus. He is currently pursuing a career in the broadcast field.
“It’s been great because I have my Spring Hill background to go on, and it’s a phenomenal background because a lot of my connections have been through Spring Hill,” he said.
As graduation approaches, Myers said he has been reflecting on all of his time on The Hill. He said there are so many things he will take away from here, but there’s one aspect in particular that’s been the most impactful.
“It’s the people that you’ll remember the most, and that you know you’ll probably never meet a bunch of genuine people that want to see you succeed that will put you in a position that you need to be put into,” Myers said. “I just met a lot of life-changing people here at school – friends for life and people for life and just family for life – that I’m just thankful for.”
Myers was recently awarded the Spirit of Spring Hill Award as well as the 2018 Student Life Achievement Award, which is awarded to the graduating senior who has enhanced the quality of campus life throughout their time on The Hill. As the Student Life Achievement Award winner, he will be carrying the Class of 2018 gonfalon during the commencement ceremony.