Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Christina Kim Davis (2012)

My First Generation Story

Editor's Note: Christina Davis won BET's Lens on Talent dance competition earlier this fall.

When I first came to college, I was very quiet and kept to myself. Once I met and saw other students being leaders, I knew then I wanted to do something different to have a voice and show people I have opinions and talent. I wanted to be noticed.

I’ve been involved in a lot of organizations on campus, which has helped me meet so many great people and gain confidence as a performer. I’ve been dancing since I was 4 years old, but coming from west Philadelphia, I didn’t have the opportunity to be in an actual dance school.

And when I came to Bloomsburg University, I didn’t know they have opportunities for me to continue dancing. When I found out about the Dance Ensemble (student dance group) and Vice Versa (student modeling group), I was able to find my own place to be me and to be noticed. It’s been wonderful.

Being in these organizations, such as the OWLs (Orientation Workshop Leaders), you become a part of a family. It’s an awesome feeling, and it makes it so much easier to be away from home. The support I’ve received, not just from my student groups, but from the campus in general has been overwhelming and great. It has enabled me to build up the confidence needed to win [BET’s Lens on Talent] and showcase my talents on a larger scale.

Overall, having so many opportunities to get involved and be a student leader, Bloomsburg University has really shaped me into a mature, well-spoken woman equipped to make good, informed decisions.

About the Student

Christina Kim Davis - Bloomsburg

Christina Davis has left an indelible footprint on Bloomsburg University as a high-achieving communications student, orientation leader, aspiring model, dance teacher and friend to seemingly every student across campus. In addition to dance, Davis may be best known and recognized as an Orientation Workshop Leader (OWL). It’s a role Davis says allows her to make an immediate impact on new Huskies, which often evolves into a lasting influence. Davis connects with students through several other student leadership roles, including Vice Versa (a student modeling group) and Dance Ensemble (the largest student organization on campus). Davis is a modern Hip-Hop and Urban African Dance teacher for the Dance Ensemble, helping to choreograph routines much like the one that thrust her into BET fame.

Student Stats

Name: Christina Kim Davis (2012)
Age: 20
Year in School: Junior
Major: Communication Studies
Favorite Course: Interpersonal Communications
Dream Job: Own a dance studio academy

About the School

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Building on a rich history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares and inspires students to become dynamic and confident leaders by offering more than 80 programs leading to bachelor's degrees, 19 graduate programs leading to master's degrees and a doctorate in audiology, 390 full-time faculty with 90 percent holding terminal degrees and accredited programs through all four of its colleges. Bloomsburg University serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.


 

 

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