KeAira Henderson
Murfreesboro, TN

Hi, I'm KeAira Henderson and I'm one of Tennessee's Best!

I always knew MTSU was the school for me. I grew up in Murfreesboro, TN and I love this city. MTSU was my first pick collegiately because it is nationally known for its academic programs, and it is in my backyard! When I was in high school we did look at out of state colleges but we were blown away by the high tuition and fee rates, which was another reason why I wanted to stay in state and go to MTSU! I wanted to be one of Tennessee's Best!

In high school I had a teacher who was very influential in my life. She inspired me and helped me decide my major of fashion merchandising with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. I hope to one day own a fashion related company and these academic programs will allow me to achieve that goal.

My major is housed in the Textiles, Merchandising, and Design department. The curriculum is designed to give students in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of professional careers in the fashion industry. A major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with an emphasis in fashion merchandising may lead to employment in areas of retailing, visual merchandising, promotion, wholesaling, or consulting. The demand for graduates with such skills continues to grow. According to a recent USDA report there is a large unmet demand for professionals in the fashion related business field in the USA and that this demand will continue to escalate during the coming years.

Throughout my college career I have been very involved in numerous campus activities such as: Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Student Judicial Board, Fashion and Design Student Organization, Student Government Association, Peer Educator, and BOLT.

My two biggest regrets in both high school and college are not being nearly as focused on academics as I should have been in high school and not living on campus my freshman year of college. Despite regrets I have accomplished a lot, I made the Dean's List my first two semesters at MTSU and have made lifelong friendships. Not only did I come to MTSU determined to be a success, but I gained an experience of a lifetime. Come make wonderful memories for yourself at MTSU and become one of our family members. I treasure the opportunities MTSU has allowed for me. I will always be a Blue Raider, I will always be one of Tennessee's Best!