As news editor of UM-Dearborn’s student newspaper, Michigan Journal, Veronica Grandison developed top-notch reporting skills. But her experiences in the field haven’t stopped there. While maintaining excellent grades, she honed her skills at a number of other print and online publications, including as an apprentice at the Detroit Free Press.
“She has ambitions of being one of the top news reporters, and with her experience and go-get-them attitude, I am sure nothing will stand in her way,” says Jason Davis, of the alumni relations office.
Veronica was honored at the Black Student Union’s Honoring Our Own Event, which recognized campus leaders. As much as she focuses on her academics and future career, she finds time to give back to the community through student organizations such as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and has volunteered at events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Outside of the university, she has worked with the Detroit chapter of the national organization 100 Black Men. She served as an ACT tutor for a group of high school boys who are part of the organization.
“(She) is a goal-oriented, aspiring college student with the ability to exercise wisdom and utilize experiences to excel both academically and socially,” says Tasha Williams, EMSL. “Her personality resonates with anyone she comes in contact with.”
IN MY OWN WORDS
"I am most proud of the work I have done with UM-Dearborn's student publication The Michigan Journal. Working with the MJ has not only given me the opportunity to develop the professional skills I need as a journalist, but through my editorial position, I have been able to give students a voice. Whether it was through covering an event for an organization or writing about issues relating to the university, I was honored to be able to highlight students who are doing positive things for the campus."