Ameer Bennett is a 21-year old from Richmond, Virginia. Here at Delaware State University, he’s into his junior year and is majoring in accounting. A passionate young man, willing to take the ups and downs throughout this world, Mr. Bennett decided to give an inside splash of his history and current lifestyle.
Hornet: Where were you born and what was your upbringing like?
Ameer–I’m from Richmond Virginia and I had a nice up bringing.
Hornet: Who has been the greatest influence in your life that has impacted the man you are today?
Ameer: I would say my uncle had the biggest influence growing up. I always looked up to him whether it was from sports or just how he carried himself. He taught me how to be a man.
Hornet: What about your family?
Ameer: I have a very supportive family. I know that always have my back and very tight knit and close.
Hornet: Can you tell us of your education history and what your goals or life ambition was when you were a student in High School?
Ameer: Yeah I’ve always took my books very seriously and so one of my goals was always to graduate and go to college and stay on honor roll all the way through.
Hornet: Can you tell us of your education experience prior to attending Delaware State University?
Ameer: Yeah I graduated from private school back in Richmond Virginia and it was pretty challenging and I think it definitely helped prepare me for college.
Hornet: What was the most memorable point at that school?
Ameer: I would say the most memorable moment was my signing day. They had a small ceremony, my family and friends all got to come watch me sign my letter of intent to come to Delaware State.
Hornet: Is this where you thought you’d be 5 or so years ago?
Ameer: Not necessarily here but I’d knew I’d be in college somewhere cause that was always one of my goals.
Hornet: What informed your decision on doing what you’re doing now?
Ameer: I think it was receiving a athletic scholarship to come here. That definitely was a strong influence on my decision.
Hornet: What are your plans for the future?
Ameer: I plan to first, graduate college and hopefully play professional ball or enter the business world.
Hornet: What kind of advice would you offer a student, who is undecided on his or her career path?
Ameer: I would just tell them to follow their dreams and stick to where your passionate about and its fun for you or if you enjoy doing it then just continue in that path.
Hornet: How would you describe the state of higher education in America today?
Ameer: Higher education is a top priority I feel for companies when making their decision to hire new employees.
Hornet: Have you ever travelled outside of the United States? Where, and how does life outside compare to that in the US?
Ameer: Yes, I’ve been to Jamaica and The Dominican Republic. Both of those are considered third world countries so there a lot less fortunate than we are here in America
Hornet: What does the future hold for America?
Ameer: I mean only God knows. Hopefully global warming or nothing doesn’t kill us all.
Hornet: Are you interested in politics? If no, why not? What is your take on the state of politics and the future of the American democracy?
Ameer: No I’m not really into politics for some reason that topic just doesn’t really interest me.
Hornet: What are your hobbies or extracurricular activities?
Ameer: I like to play basketball and watch movies. Just chill, relax.
Hornet: How would you describe your philosophy of life? That is, how do you see this life and what principles get you grounded and moving forward?
Ameer: I believe in hard work pays off and whatever you put in is what your going to get out of it.
Hornet: Let us end this interview with a memorable quote from you. How would you describe yourself to the world?
Complete the sentence:- I am…
Ameer: I am…generous, practical, and empathetic.