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Get to Know a Retriever

Young man aspires to change the scope of the television industry.

What is your name, major and year?

My name is Hosea Corran Sawyer, a senior who is majoring in media and communication studies and minoring in industrial psychology.

Where are you from?

I am originally from the historical city of Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama. Coincidentally, I relocated to Montgomery County, Maryland, where I currently commute back and forth.

Who do you admire and why?

I admire Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for being a pioneer for race relations and a symbol for equality. Being from the deep south, I have seen and still see glimpses of racial unfairness and disrespect. Therefore being a student at UMBC is a dream because of the cultural harmony and racial diversity this university offers.

What do you like most about UMBC?

I love the campus and the friendliness of the staff and student body. The diversity that it offers is a plus.

Describe something about you that stands out.

Other than my towering height, my southern accent is said to come and go. I guess it has dissipated since having been up in the north for awhile.

What is your career goal?

My career goal is to become a successful producer at a hit television network like Bravo or HBO. I would love to come up with innovative ideas for new television shows, as well as work in front of the camera as a news anchor or correspondent.

What activities do you participate in on campus?

I am not in any organizations, but I do enjoy reading and studying in the library. I always run into classmates who I can ask questions about our classes.

Who is the celebrity you would like to meet; what would you with them?

I would like to meet Donald Trump, hair and all. I would hope to have dinner, go shopping and learn how to earn my first million dollars.

What is your favorite pastime to do outside of UMBC?

I love to write and watch television, in addition to playing cards and video games, shooting pool, and singing and recording music.

Where do you want to spend your next vacation?

I want my next vacation to be in New York City. I have never been as of yet, and dream of experiencing such a fast-paced and iconic city that never sleeps.

What kind of music do you like?

I love all genres of music, but my favorite ones are neo-soul, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues. My favorite artist of all time is Jill Scott.

What is your favorite genre of television and why?

My favorite television show genre is definitely reality, but I also enjoy scripted comedies and competition shows.

If you met Dr. Hrabowski, what would you say to him?

Even though I have met Dr. Hrabowski before, I would talk about his memories and experiences in Alabama since we were both born there. I plan to become successful while still keeping a humble and personable demeanor like our university president.

Photo Credit: Hosea Corran Sawyer