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Interview with the 2020 Homecoming Duchess

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Homecoming is a time to show school spirit and celebrate the people of Augusta University. We had the opportunity to speak with the former Homecoming Duchess and have her tell us a little bit about herself.

Nyhirah Higgenbottom is originally from Savannah, GA. She is a nursing major and aspires to work as a geriatrics nurse.

She has been a volunteer for St. Joseph Hospice since September 2019. “I want to work with the older population. I always new I wanted to be a nurse. I love taking care of people.” Before COVID-19 she was visiting patients and assisting staff with admissions, death packets, and patient check-ins where she made sure they had all of their medication.

Nyhirah is the president of the “She Blossoms Organization” at Augusta University. This groups focus is empowering women. ” We host events, do a lot of community service, focus on mental health, and positive things!”

She is also a member of “Black Student Nurses Society” and “Pre-nurses Society”. “I love being involved on campus.”

Nyhirah was crowned the 2020 Homecoming Duchess. “I applied to be duchess and see what it was about. I made it!”

When she is not studying or volunteering, Nyhirah loves bowling and doing arts and crafts!

Interested in joining the Augusta University campus fun?

You can find events happening on or around campus at augusta.edu/student-life/homecoming. If you’re interested in joining a student organization, see our complete list here.

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