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Maridith Grimsley

Maridith Grimsley
Maridith Grimsley

Area of Study

Entertainment Business

Hometown

Social Circle, GA

Describe your senior year in 3 words.

Busy, Fun, Short

What advice would you give to next year's freshman class?

Go out and explore OKC. Yes, you are here for school and that should be important, but there is so much to do in and around the city. Don't wait until your senior year to find your favorite coffee shop.

For students who are new to the OKC area, what is one place they should visit or restaurant they should try?

Hatch! Best brunch anywhere.

What will you miss most about OCU?

The friends and connections I have made here.

What professor or staff member stands out from your time here, and why?

Professor Suggs has time and again given me the push to accomplish what I needed to. She has listened as I sat in her office and asked a hundred "just one more” questions about projects. She's given valuable life advice when I needed it most. She has checked in with me to see how I'm doing and even told me to go to the doctor when I was too stubborn to admit I needed help. Through everything Professor Suggs has been an amazing model of kindness, professionalism, and shown me the importance of always finding the fun and never taking yourself too seriously while not underestimating everything you bring to the table.

What was your most memorable moment from this school year?

My favorite memory from this year would have to be in my senior capstone class when we took a day to go around the room and talk about what our goals were freshman year and then what our plans for after graduation are. The feeling in the room as we all realized how much we've grown and all the amazing things coming up for our class was so uplifting. I am constantly inspired by the women of Crescent Wrench and in that moment was so proud that I get to walk across the stage with them in just a few short weeks.

What is one thing you'd like to say to your family and/or friends on your graduation day?

To my family: I can never thank you enough for your love and support when I decided to move halfway across the country to pursue my dreams. I wouldn't be walking across this stage today if it weren't for you always having my back.

To my friends: You have made this all so much more fun than I could have imagined. You became my second family when mine was in Georgia, and have been a constant source of laughter and long talks and inspiration every time I needed it. I am sad that after graduation I won't be able to see you everyday anymore, but I know this isn't really goodbye.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to move to Orlando and work for Disney while I study for the LSAT so I can attend law school and become an entertainment lawyer.