Davonte Longmire is a senior public relations major with a bright future. Longmire joined the Illinois State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America after learning that his friends were a part of the organization. He quickly became involved in ISU PRSSA in order to learn more about public relations.
Longmire loves to draw and has taken multiple art courses. He is a visual person and loves designing and creating art, which made him the perfect fit for the graphic design team. Longmire produces graphics for the socials planned by the development committee. This position developed his time management skills and taught him how to effectively target audiences to attend events through visual communication.
Previously, Longmire served as an event coordinating intern for Voice of the City, a theatre company in Chicago. Voice of the City provided him the opportunity to manage a group of young adults who produced performance pieces and organize and promote them by reaching out to organizations in the community.
Longmire also had the opportunity to study abroad last year. The Novancia Program in Paris was an experience Longmire will never forget. He has also studied in South Africa and believes that going abroad has helped him appreciate the importance of global education and communicating openly.
During his time here at ISU, Longmire wishes he would have been a part of Up Late at State or the University Programming Board. He admires these strong organizations because they produce amazing advertising and their events are very organized.
Longmire’s inspiration is his grandmother. She taught him so much; how to sew and knit, and a great deal about fashion. He sees himself and her as the same person in terms of spirit. Longmire loves his family very much and hopes that as he grows older he will not grow apart from his family.
Post-graduation, Longmire hopes to attend graduate school. The inspiration he gets from his family will motivate Longmire to succeed in his graduate school endeavors, the public relations world, and in life.
By Cindy Kirchner
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