By Desiree Williams
Tiera Lanham graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2013. Lanham, 22, graduated from Lipscomb University in December 2016 and is pursuing a career in the marketing industry.
Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?
A: Choir, because I just really enjoyed getting to know the people within my choir groups and making those friendships. Also, I love performing and being on stage, so that gave me an excuse to do that as well.
Q: Do you remember your most influential high school class or teacher?
A: It was AP environmental science. His tests were hard, but he was just a great guy overall. He just came in and just really tried to be personal with every student. There were a couple times where I was in his class and I was having a bad day, and he was always very nice and comforting and personable with his students.
Q: Other than choir, were you involved in during high school?
A: Choir was pretty much my life because of the shows and everything.
Q: Why did you choose Lipscomb University?
A: It just felt the right thing for me to do, going to a smaller school, because of the fact that the campus is so safe and I really related to the campus life. It just felt homey to me and I just knew that I would get a really good education there, too.
Q: Did you join any organizations while you were there?
A: I guess my social club counts, so Delta Omega.
Q: What was that experience like for you?
A: It was wonderful, being able to share my faith and share my life in general with a good amount of girls that shared and wanted to be involved in each other’s lives.
Q: What’s your dream job?
A: I really want to go into planning events or planning, hopefully, weddings. I don’t know how realistic that is, so we will see.
Q: What are your plans and goals?
A: I’m currently looking at corporate event planning right now. I’m looking to live in Nashville and I’m also looking to live in North Carolina around the Winston-Salem area.
Q: Do you have any advice for people going into high school or college?
A: Be yourself. That is so important, just being true to yourself and not letting others tell you what to do or what you are expected to do. You just need to focus on you and what you need to do with your life and not focus on what your friends are doing or what society says you should be doing.