Graduate Spotlight: Demone Webb

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Demone Webb. Photo by Prince Syrion

Demone Webb is graduating from Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business with a Master of Business Administration.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend law school.

Who was your favorite professor and why?

Dr. Etienne Musonera and Dr. Juanita Forrester had such a positive impact on my business class experience. Their dedication and teaching methods genuinely help me understand the course and concepts. They both are compassionate and want to ensure you know the material.

What is one of your favorite Mercer memories?

My favorite moment at Mercer was attending the first-generation college student event/dinner. It truly gave me a sense of belonging and allowed me to see that others were in the same situation. It was inspiring to connect with peers who shared similar experiences and to realize that we were all on this journey together.

What was your favorite class and why?

My favorite class, without a doubt, was managing human capital with Heather Markle-Currie. Her teaching approach was transformative. Rather than solely focusing on performance, she emphasized understanding and application. Through her guidance, I gained invaluable insights into the complexities of leadership dilemmas and the paramount importance of treating your workforce with respect and fairness.

How do you plan on changing the world?

After graduation, I plan to pursue a career path toward becoming a lawyer. My passion lies in utilizing the law as a tool for positive change and advocating for those who cannot help themselves. As a lawyer, I aim to champion equality, fairness and justice for all. Additionally, I deeply love policy and its potential to improve society. In the future, I aspire to run for political office, where I can leverage my skills and commitment to public service to enact meaningful policies and initiatives that improve people’s lives and promote equality. Through legal advocacy and political leadership, I am dedicated to making a lasting impact and fostering positive change in our communities.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice for incoming students is to trust the process and truly embrace the journey. It’s easy to get caught up in the countdown to graduation day, but remember to cherish the present moment. The everyday grind of classes and studying may seem mundane sometimes, but it’s all part of the experience. Take the time to enjoy the little moments with the ones you love, make lasting memories, and build meaningful connections with classmates and faculty. Graduation will come sooner than expected, and you’ll look back fondly on these days.

What makes Mercer special to you?

Mercer saw potential in me that I didn’t even see in myself and extended an opportunity I’ll always be grateful for. Their belief in my capabilities and willingness to look beyond conventional standards have been empowering. Mercer’s dedication to recognizing individual worth and fostering growth has significantly impacted my journey. Mercer truly cares about its students’ success.

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