HAMPTON, Va. (September 18, 2020) – A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Whitney Bronson is a 2020 graduate of the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, and now a member of the Inaugural Black Future Creator Program with Beats by Dr. Dre.
“Hampton University continues to produce the best and the brightest students. We look forward to the success of Ms. Bronson as a recent Alum of our ‘Home by the Sea,’” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
In this program, Bronson is working to bring awareness to issues in sports and HBCU athletics. “The inaugural program for creatives I’m doing is with Beats by Dre and it’s for black creators, showing everybody what the future is going to look like in terms of black creators. All of the creatives attend HBCUs and we’re all going to be putting content out on Beats by Dre platforms. I am the sports editorial content creator and the only writer in the program out of 14 of us. I’m really excited to showcase HBCUs,” Bronson said.
Along with the program, Bronson is also obtaining her Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Georgia.
“I really wanted to learn more about the sports industry. I would like to work for a professional sports organization in the office of communications or player development. Doing this program with Beats will help with my goal of doing communications with a professional sports team because you have to learn how to talk to professional athletes. I hope to work with teams, whether the NBA, WNBA or NFL. I want to work my way up to be an inspiration to other Black girls,” Bronson said.
During her tenure at Hampton University, Bronson was a Rhoden Fellow with ESPN’s The Undefeated, a community engagement and communications intern with the National Park Service and an intern for the Virginia Beach with Max Media/ESPN 94.1.
This inaugural program with Beats by Dr. Dre is a three-month, paid program to dive into one of the biggest brands in the world, be mentored by leaders in the industry, and to express creativity with Beats by Dr. Dre. As a dynamic group of creatives from HBCUs across the nation, these students will be flooding Beats’ platforms with gripping content about themselves, their communities and the state of Black America.
“Never give up and always believe in yourself. Sometimes you have to have confidence in yourself to believe you can do this,” Bronson said.