Brandon Hedgebeth is a professional writing intern with DHC-NC for the Spring 2020 semester. This internship is Brandon’s first foray into the field of digital humanities, and he has spent the first part of the term becoming familiar with digital humanities concepts and projects. As part of his research, he discovered that he has taken classes with several digital humanities practitioners at North Carolina Central University already! Now that we are practicing social distancing, Brandon will be filing some written content for our blog that we hope you will enjoy.
My name is Brandon Hedgebeth. I am a History and English student from High Point, NC. I graduated with honors from Southwest Guilford High School in 2016. I remain heavily involved in service and engagement at the university level where I am a member of eleven organizations: The Collegiate 100 Black Men of NCCU; Eagle Enhancement; New Student & Family programs (SOAR); Eagle Ambassadors; University Honors Program; CA Jones History club; Undergraduate Teaching Fellows (UTF); and a former member of the North Carolina Central football team where I played tight end.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, I served as Mr. for the Collegiate 100 Black Men of NCCU, the President of the CA Jones History club, and a Team Lead Orientation Leader. I am a member of the Alpha Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As Campus Affairs Director Within Student Government Association as (2017-2018), I worked extensively in making the campus experience for the student body better in the aspects of campus events, dining, and student interaction, as well as to connect the student body to the twenty-six departments on campus.
Additionally, I served as the sophomore representative for the University Honors Program, when I developed a program platform: “No Limit: Surpass The Standard.” My goals were to work alongside the SGA President and Senate to increase the amount of funding that can be allocated to students’ organizations, as well as making the process for requesting funding easier. Additionally, I worked to implement more ways Student Government Association can be more intentional and inclusive. I now serve as the Student Government Association President on the platform “Lay The Foundation.” I will be graduating from NCCU in May and plan to attend Law School in the fall semester. Follow me on social media!