Lucas is a current business administration major with a double concentration in marketing and management, and an endorsement in Supply Chain Management. His dream job is to one day serve as a Fortune500 CEO, where he can utilize his knack for relationship building, while also tapping into his passion for leading others. “I have always been an extremely extroverted person, and I love working with interesting people… and in the business and corporate worlds, we largely interact with a range of people and develop lasting relationships” Lucas explained.
Lucas was drawn to Longwood for a couple of reasons, but mainly because when he first toured campus, everyone was welcoming and there was a feeling and sense of community. He also cites the mentor-role as a signature Longwood trait, exclaiming “I also love that everyone on campus is a mentor to someone, whether it be an upperclassman helping an underclassman, a peer helping a peer, or a professor or staff member mentoring a student.”
In addition to his classes, Lucas is also involved in a whole host of extracurriculars; he is the former Vice President of the Student Government Association, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and was involved in Ambassadors and Club Tennis. Also on his resume, are Lucas’ job as a Resident Assistant (RA) and as an intern in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs; he currently works in the Lancer Card Center.
“I also love that everyone on campus is a mentor to someone, whether it be an upperclassman helping an underclassman, a peer helping a peer, or a professor or staff member mentoring a student.”Lucas Hobson ‘20 Tweet This
If Lucas could thank one person from his time at Longwood, he would thank Sarah Wright ‘19, an upperclassman, mentor, and friend, because she was always honest with him and she didn't make excuses or sugarcoat the advice she gave him. He also cited her dual dedication to her academic work and extracurricular activities, calling her “a true citizen leader.” And you’re probably wondering what class makes him jump out of bed every morning? “It would have to be MANG474: Business Ethics with Dr. Paul Barrett because it was interactive and Dr. Barrett was able to connect real-life situations with research-based statistics while showing us the ethical implications of our business decisions.”
Quite close to Lucas’ heart is the orphanage where he was adopted from, and he points to being adopted and growing up struggling to fit in, as his main motivation to be successful, saying “I want to grow up and have it all.” Success for Lucas looks like having a family, providing for them, and giving back to the communities, both international and local, that have impacted his life, from the orphanage in China to the Longwood.
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