Student of the Week: Alanna Dixon

Name: Alanna Dixon

Year: Junior

Major: Communications

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Photo Courtesy of Alanna Dixon
Photo Courtesy of Alanna Dixon

This student of the month is a hard worker, involved in a variety of clubs and enjoys writing poetry in her free time. When she’s not busy, junior Alanna Dixon, better known by her self-given nickname Neptune, loves to sleep.

Dixon, president of the Black Student Union, is head anchor for the Mount News channel, sings in the gospel choir and is the co-coordinator of Black History Through the Arts, which took place last weekend in Delaplaine. This event is a fundraiser for the Jacmel School of Music in Haiti. The show will have a variety of different acts, including poetry, dance, skits and music. Out of all of those, Dixon enjoys poetry or the spoken word the most.

“If it was the only thing I could do, I would do it,” Dixon said.

Dixon comes from a very musical family and enjoys performing.

The reason Dixon came to the Mount was because she loved how friendly people were, and she had become interested in many clubs on campus.

She is high spirited and has much pride for the Mount.

“Dean (Michael) Taberski once bought me a Mount sweatshirt because I had so much spirit,” she said.

Her favorite professor at the Mount is Dr. Pratibha Kumar, a communications professor.

“Just one of the best professors here!”

Despite majoring in communications, Dixon hopes to either enter the social work field or work in the humanitarian field in the near future. She wants people to have better opportunities than they are provided with, especially children who are interest in the arts. Dixon’s passion is to help others find their dreams.

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